Southeast News

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.

Headlights on, all the time

HeadlightsStarting now, sections of state highways throughout Southeast Alaska will require drivers to turn their headlights on at all times, even during the day.

Assembly approves funding for OceansAlaska

WhiteCliffIn a split vote Monday, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly approved an ordinance providing $144,000 now to OceansAlaska, and directing the borough manager to start negotiating a loan of $600,000 to the struggling shellfish seed producer.

Pink building pilots federal biomass boiler study

Federal Building cropThe Federal Building in Ketchikan, referred to by locals as “the pink building,” has been involved in an energy pilot project for the past couple of years.