A coalition of Alaska groups and businesses have come together to form a statewide organization focused on encouraging lawmakers to use a portion of the Alaska Permanent Fund earnings to ease the state’s deficit.
WISH officials say there was no warning from the state Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault that there were any problems. In fact, just a few months prior, the shelter had received notice of compliance, praising the program for following regulations.
City of Ketchikan Mayor Lew Williams III talked pot during his annual State of the City presentation at Wednesday’s Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch.
Rep. Dan Ortiz says the atmosphere in Juneau is pretty positive, with most lawmakers focused on resolving the state’s $3.5 billion deficit rather than delaying action.
Two Ketchikan elders are cleaning up and looking for a new place to live after the roof of their rented home was blown off during a big storm earlier this week.
Alaskans in House District 35 were sent a survey by their House representative, Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, regarding options to help resolve the state’s budget deficit. But, according to Kreiss-Tomkins’ office, the survey information included an incorrect link.
A big storm blew through Ketchikan Monday and early Tuesday, taking down trees in some areas and cutting the community’s power link to the Swan Lake hydroelectric dam.
The first ship of the season will be the Crystal Serenity, arriving May 1. That ship carries a little more than 1,000 passengers. Daily visits and multi-ship days start on May 8th. After that, there are no scheduled ship-free days until Sept. 10.
Following about an hour of public comment from a packed Council chambers, the Ketchikan City Council voted 3-2 Thursday to reject an ordinance that would have temporarily banned retail marijuana in city limits.
Wood-stave and steel pipes are a thing of the past, but the aging iron pipes under much of Ketchikan's streets have their own set of problems.