A boroughwide tobacco tax was approved in a split vote Monday by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly, and will go in front of borough voters this fall for ratification.
A cruise industry official told a recent Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch crowd that his company continues to invest in Alaska, but some proposed state taxes could hurt the bottom line of the industry, which could limit plans for growth.
Zombies are real. They’re walking around on the bottom of Alaska’s ocean, mindlessly incubating the next generation of creatures that will, in turn, create even more zombies.
More than 200 Ketchikan Democrats gathered Saturday morning to caucus for their choice for U.S. president. Organizers hadn’t expected that level of interest, and eventually moved the caucus outside – in the pouring rain – because the crowd just didn’t fit inside the IBEW Hall.
About 33 law enforcement officers and first responders from 10 different federal, state and local agencies in Ketchikan recently came together for a two-day anti-terrorism training event.
House District 36 Republicans met on Saturday for the group’s local convention.
Acting on tips from local residents, Ketchikan Police Department investigators on Sunday arrested three Southcentral residents who had allegedly set up a drug operation at a local hotel.
Two brothers from California landed in Ketchikan this week, the starting point of their months-long paddleboard expedition from Alaska to Mexico.
About a million cruise visitors flood Ketchikan’s downtown every summer, and the competition to sell souvenirs and other goods to those tourists can be fierce.
The Inter-Island Ferry Authority is planning a monthly summertime run between Coffman Cove on northern Prince of Wales Island and South Mitkof near Petersburg.