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No injuries in Thursday rear-end collision

birdAccording to the Alaska State Troopers online dispatch, a report came in about 4:20 p.m. that a southbound Mazda had rear-ended a truck that had stopped to wait for the car ahead to turn.

Equipment bug causes airport screening delays

Ketchikan International Airport on Gravina Island. (KRBD file photo)Friday morning, Transportation Security Administration officials and Alaska Airlines announced that for the next few days, travelers should arrive at the airport three hours before their scheduled departure time to make sure they are able to get through screening in time to catch their flight.

Grants, tamales to help fund school totem project

Schoenbar Middle SchoolTamales will save a long-planned totem pole project at Schoenbar Middle School if grant funding falls short.

Tlingit leader remembered for land claims role

John Borbridge Jr. speaks at a 2011 Native American Heritage Month luncheon in Juneau. (Photo courtesy Tlingit Haida Central Council)Tlingit leader John Borbridge Jr. died Tuesday. He was a significant player in the campaign for Alaska Native land rights.

Five Southeast artists receive Rasmuson grants

birdA Hydaburg weaver is among the artists chosen for this year's awards.

No injuries in Tuesday floatplane accident

The Jordan Lake Cabin. (USFS photo)Nobody was injured when a floatplane flipped over yesterday in Jordan Lake, north of Ketchikan.

UA Lands office gets Gravina timber proposal

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A timber harvest has been proposed on Gravina Island in the Blank Inlet area, on land owned by the University of Alaska.

According to a public notice on the UA lands office website, the university received a letter of interest … more

Body found Tuesday morning

Ketchikan Police DepartmentA body believed to be that of a missing Ketchikan man was found just before 11:00 Tuesday morning under the E.C. Phillips building on Tongass Avenue.

Local man charged with kidnapping, assault

birdA 23-year-old Ketchikan man has been charged with kidnapping and assault following an incident Monday at a home on Pine Street.

Ktn Foundation hands out first grant awards

Foundation advisory board chair Christa Bruce, left, awards $2,500 to Ketchikan’s Special Olympics program. (Photo courtesy Ketchikan Community Foundation)About three years after forming, the Ketchikan Community Foundation handed out its first grants to local nonprofit agencies on Friday.