The Alaska Department of Transportation has announced plans to install new LED street lights along a 5-mile section of North Tongass Highway.
Nominations are open for the 2017 Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities, a program that recognizes contributions to the arts and humanities in Alaska.
Ken Tonjes, chief administrative officer for PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center, announced he’ll be leaving his position at the end of the year in order to be closer to his children and grandchildren.
The Ketchikan School Board talked briefly Wednesday about transgender policies for student athletes, and how such policies need to be uniform for state competitions.
A Stedman Street building burned Wednesday afternoon, sparked by a van that caught on fire while parked next to the building.
More than a week after 27-year-old Judylee Guthrie was found dead next to a trail near Klawock on Prince of Wales Island, her boyfriend, Albert Peter Macasaet III, also 27, was arrested following a standoff Tuesday afternoon.
An independent candidate running for U.S. Senate against incumbent Lisa Murkowski was in Ketchikan last week for the Blueberry Arts Festival. Margaret Stock is an Anchorage attorney specializing in immigration issues, and she’s a veteran of the U.S. Army.
In its last meeting before the start of the 2016-2017 school year, the Ketchikan School Board will discuss goals on Wednesday, and will vote on Board President Michelle O’Brien’s resignation.
U.S. State Department officials are in Southeast Alaska this week to talk about transboundary mines. The Environmental Protection Agency has also sent representatives.
District 36 Republican Chairman Trevor Shaw was one of 28 Alaska delegates to the Republican National Convention. Shaw spoke recently about his experience at the convention, and opinion of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.