Supreme Court appeal schedule set

The Alaska Supreme Court has set a schedule for the appeal in the ongoing Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s education funding lawsuit. Oral arguments are Sept. 14.

Murkowski intervenes in Hyder border closure

Hyder signThe Canadian Border Services Agency wants to close the border crossing between Stewart, British Columbia, and Hyder, Alaska, during nighttime hours starting this spring.

Delta airport space lease on Assembly agenda

This borough diagram of Ketchikan International Airport's main floor shows where Delta Airlines plans to set up shop.A lease agreement for Delta Airlines to set up shop at the Ketchikan International Airport is in front of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday.

House committee briefed on schools funding suit

LegScreenShotThe Legislature’s House Education Committee got an update Friday from the Alaska Attorney General’s office on the status of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s ongoing education funding lawsuit.

“Scrubbers” to cut cruise ship air pollution

A Celebrity Cruise Line ship sails into Juneau in 2012 with emissions coming out of its stack. New pollution-control equipment being installed on Alaska-bound and other ships will reduce the emissions plume. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)Cruise lines that sail Alaska waters are installing new pollution-control equipment. Scrubbers are aimed at clearing the air — and meeting new regulations. But it’s also dodging some stronger, more expensive measures.

SE testimony favors pesticide/herbicide bill

A bill that seeks to restore some public comment opportunity for herbicide spraying along state highways had its first hearing this week.

Ketchikan hospital ‘tops out’ expansion project

FlagsWPeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center threw a somewhat rainy party yesterday to celebrate the placement of the final I-beam for the steel skeleton of the new four-story addition to the local hospital.

Irish band BOWI comes to Ketchikan

Tony Schuler of the Seattle-based BOWI Band speaks about the group, their performances March 14th and 15th in Ketchikan and the St. Patrick’s Parade. BOWImore

School Board takes no action on bus policy

Ketchikan School Board meets on March 11th, 2015 in Borough Assembly ChambersThe Ketchikan School Board took no action Wednesday on a second reading of a policy that would have recommended a minimum age for students to be dropped off from the school bus alone.

Alaska Supreme Court grants stay in boro lawsuit

gavelThe Alaska Supreme Court has granted the state’s motion for a stay pending appeal in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s lawsuit regarding education funding.