Southeast News

USCG commandant visits Ketchikan base

The newly appointed Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Admiral Paul Zukunft, toured the Ketchikan base Wednesday with Sen. Lisa Murkowski. (Megan Petersen photo.)The newly appointed Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Admiral Paul Zukunft, was in Ketchikan Wednesday to meet with personnel and tour the local facility.

HD36 primary race income and expenses reported

l25721-dollar-sign-22336As the House District 36 Republican primary race comes to a close, we took a look at finance reports filed by each of the candidates.

Democrat Forrest Dunbar running for U.S. House

DunbarCropA conversation with Forrest Dunbar ranged from oil tax reform, marijuana legalization and his chances of winning against incumbent Republican Don Young to his love of ‘80s rock.

Murkowski talks mining, oil taxes, Begich ads

MurkowskiSen. Lisa Murkowski visited Ketchikan on Friday, part of her summer recess tour around the state.

HD36 Republican candidates address issues

House District 36 MapThe three House District 36 Republicans are philosophically very similar. We asked what makes them unique.

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.