Southeast News

No evidence in reported Kasaan shooting

A reported shooting early Wednesday morning in Kasaan on Prince of Wales Island apparently didn’t happen.

Republican House District 36 candidates talk issues

Chere Klein, Agnes Moran and Patti Mackey prepare to go live on air for a candidate forum on KRBD.The Republican candidates for House District 36 sat down for a live call-in forum at KRBD Tuesday. Chere Klein, Patti Mackey and Agnes Moran talked about various topics relevant to the region, as well as statewide issues.

State issues Alaska Class ferry RFP to Vigor

(Image courtesy ADOT)The Alaska Department of Transportation has released a Request for Proposals to the Ketchikan shipyard for construction of the Alaska Class dayboat.

Gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker visits First City

Gubernatorial hopeful Bill Walker stopped by KRBD to talk about various issues, from oil taxes, Medicaid expansion and marijuana to Hobo Jim.

Saxman files lawsuit over nonrural status

The Saxman Clan House.The Organized Village of Saxman has filed a lawsuit in federal court over the Federal Subsistence Board’s 2007 decision to designate the Tlingit Native village as non-rural.

Sea lion necropsy reveals no clear answers

The dead sea lion is seen prior to the necropsy.A dead sea lion that washed up on the beach at Refuge Cove was dissected Thursday in hopes of finding out what caused the death. The necropsy took several hours, and attracted many observers. But it didn’t provide any clear answers.

1st meeting for Tongass Advisory Committee

(USDA photo)The newly formed Tongass Advisory Committee will have its first meeting next week in Ketchikan.

Plea agreement reached in June standoff incident

The Alaska and American flags fly at the State Office Building downtown.A 30-year-old Ketchikan man who was charged in mid-June with felony assault, terrorist threatening, weapons misconduct and violating his conditions of release pleaded guilty Tuesday to the assault and weapons charges.

Council OKs bond props for voter approval

FrontStreetThe Ketchikan City Council agreed during a special meeting last week to place a couple of $5 million bond packages on the October ballot, to pay for water and sewer pipe replacement projects.

Southeast daycare ‘crisis’

Daycare1Daycare in the region has always been problematic, but it’s hit a breaking point.