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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.

Familiar faces elected to Borough Assembly

Ketchikan Gateway Borough offices are in the White Cliff building.Three familiar faces were elected to the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly Tuesday. Incumbents Mike Painter and Glen Thompson will return to their seats, and former Borough Assembly Member John Harrington will take the seat that Agnes Moran is vacating.

Update: KSM mine project wins more key permits

A glacier reflects in a naturally occurring pool of rusty, acidic water at the site of one of the KSM Prospect's planned open-pit mines. The British Columbia mine project, northeast of Ketchikan, was just granted permits for roads and construction camps.A controversial British Columbia mine northeast of Ketchikan has gained some key permits needed for construction.

‘Satanists & atheists’ comment recanted

Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly Member Glen Thompson has recanted some of the statements he made during Monday night’s discussion of adding a prayer to the regular meeting agenda.

Assembly introduces prayer ordinance

IMG_1696An ordinance that would add a prayer to the regular Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meeting agenda passed in first reading Monday.

Mayoral candidate Armey has felony record

A candidate for local office has a felony conviction on record. KRBD searched Alaska court records for all local candidates and found that borough mayor candidate Lewis Armey Jr. was convicted of felony coercion last year.

Clift offers a different voice in governor race

Carolyn "Care" CliftCarolyn “Care” Clift is the Libertarian Party’s candidate for Alaska governor. She was in Ketchikan last week for a debate with other governor candidates, and to learn more about a region she’s not visited very often.

Kayhi adapts to increased student enrollment

Myra Zelensky teaches a 35-student French 1 class.Enrollment went a little up in some schools and a little down in others. Ketchikan High School had the biggest influx, with a 37-student increase.