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Local man sentenced for pot grow operation

A Ketchikan man was sentenced in court today for a marijuana grow operation discovered in January.

SEAK local election results

Municipal elections were held throughout Southeast Alaska earlier this week. Here’s a rundown on the unofficial results from communities on Prince of Wales Island.

Walker touts nonpartisan choice for governor

Bill WalkerGubernatorial candidate Bill Walker was in Ketchikan recently for the governors debate hosted by the Ketchikan Daily News. While here, he also attended a meet-and-greet with his running mate, Byron Mallot, including a town-hall style meeting.

Man allegedly pulls knife at soup kitchen

A 41-year-old California resident faces felony assault charges after allegedly brandishing a knife at a soup kitchen earlier this week.

Sullivan wants to roll back ‘Obama agenda’

SullivanU.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan stopped in Ketchikan this week as part of his continuing campaign tour around the state.

Community speaks out on Kayhi football coach firing

Former Kayhi football coach Les Silva talks to the Ketchikan School Board with football players standing behind him.There has been tension between the Kayhi football team and school administration since the beginning of the season, over the game schedule, over funding. Last Thursday, the tension came to head.

Absentee votes boost Coose back onto Council

The City of Ketchikan is seen from the water on a cloudy day.The local elections Canvass Board met Wednesday to count about 350 absentee and questioned ballots from Tuesday’s elections. Those ballots changed the results of a key race in Ketchikan.

Kiffer leads Council race, others too close to call

From left are Ketchikan City Council candidates Dave Kiffer, KJ Harris, Amanda Mitchell, Ed Plute and Kevin Staples. (Photo by Megan Petersen)The overall voter turnout on Tuesday was 23 percent. The precinct with the highest turnout was Ketchikan 2 at The Plaza, which saw a 27 percent turnout. The lightest voter turnout was at Ketchikan 1 at Schoenbar Middle School, which saw 19 percent.

Landis clear leader in borough mayor race

Ketchikan from the waterThe unofficial results, before absentee and questioned ballots are counted Wednesday afternoon, show David Landis leading with 1,259 votes.

In uncontested race, O’Brien and Brown win School Board seats

Candidates Michelle O'Brien and Glenn Brown in the KRBD studio.Michelle O’Brien and Glenn Brown were elected to the Ketchikan School Board Tuesday.