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HD36 primary numbers

House District 36 MapHouse District 36 had a reasonably good turnout for Tuesday’s primary election, with about 25 percent of registered voters showing up at the polls.

Klein is the apparent HD36 Republican nominee

Chere Klein, Agnes Moran and Patti Mackey prepare to go live on air for a candidate forum on KRBD.Chere Klein, a Ketchikan resident who has worked for the past couple of years in the Legislature for now-retiring Rep. Peggy Wilson apparently won the Republican nomination Tuesday for her boss’s seat.

Assembly approves increased airport fees

The covered ramp for walk-on airport ferry passengers. (Photo by Emily Files)The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly adopted an ordinance Monday that will raise various airport fees, including the cost to ride the airport ferry.

From Calif. to Gustavus, by foot and kayak

Zachary Brown stopped in Ketchikan during his walk/kayak trip from California to Gustavus.If you’re boating through the Inside Passage between Ketchikan and Gustavus in the next few weeks, keep an eye out for Zachary Brown.

Committee sets goals for Tongass timber transition

(USDA photo)The Tongass Advisory Committee, also known as TAC, held its first meeting last week in Ketchikan.

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.