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Taking care of your mental health

Emily Chapel of the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition and Katie Parrot of Residential Youth Care speak about the importance of taking care of your well-being and mental health, no matter who you are. They also discuss the stigmas and the importance … more

MAC hears about proposed state pot regs

(Creative Commons photo by Brett Levin)The first set of regulations will cover local control options, and should be available for public review by the end of the week. A second set later on will deal with products, and the last set will cover licensing requirements. The state needs to have regulations in place by Nov. 24.

Ortiz says he’s ready to negotiate ASAP

ortizHouse District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz is headed back to Juneau on Monday to complete work on the state budget, but there probably won’t be much work taking place.

Gardening tips – bulb care, planting and more

Lee Skidmore speaks about caring for bulbs – both those you may have received as a gift and those planted outside – planting nursery plant, and slug patrol. She also answers listeners’ questions. Gardening051115more

Sealaska earnings up, but losses continue

Sealaska CEO Anthony Mallott, right, discusses the regional Native corporation's earnings and losses during a Friday press conference as Chief Financial Officer Doug Morris looks on. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)Sealaska, the regional Native corporation for Southeast, upped its income by $50 million in 2014. But it’s still losing money.

TAC OKs timber transition recommendations

Tongass Advisory Committee3On the last day of a three-day meeting in Ketchikan, the Tongass Advisory Committee on Friday unanimously approved a document detailing its recommendations to the U.S. Forest Service for how best to move forward with a transition to second-growth timber.

Council OKs October 3 sales tax holiday

FrontStreet2The Ketchikan City Council voted unanimously Thursday in favor of establishing a sales tax holiday on October 3rd, contingent upon the Ketchikan Gateway Borough agreeing to waive sales taxes on that day, too. The problem is, the Borough Assembly on Monday rejected the idea.

Everyone says no; maybe that’s a good sign?

(USDA photo)The Tongass Advisory Committee kicked off day 2 of its three-day meeting in Ketchikan Thursday with more than an hour of public comment. That input was consistently negative. But some committee members took that as a good sign.

State education cuts impact Southeast schools

800px-Alaska_State_CapitolFunds for Medicaid expansion, ferry service and education could increase when the Legislature reconvenes next week. It’s unclear how much-- if any --funding will be restored to education, so districts are assuming the worst, while hoping for something better.

Council to look at water costs, Fight Club request

The Ted Ferry Civic Center is owned and operated by the City of Ketchikan.The Ketchikan City Council will hold a public hearing Thursday on a resolution that would amend the Ketchikan Public Utilities Water Division budget, appropriating $618,000 to pay for work on the city’s water system.