The Canadian Border Services Agency wants to close the border crossing between Stewart, British Columbia, and Hyder, Alaska, during nighttime hours starting this spring.
The Legislature’s House Education Committee got an update Friday from the Alaska Attorney General’s office on the status of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s ongoing education funding lawsuit.
PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center threw a somewhat rainy party yesterday to celebrate the placement of the final I-beam for the steel skeleton of the new four-story addition to the local hospital.
The Alaska Supreme Court has granted the state’s motion for a stay pending appeal in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s lawsuit regarding education funding.
House District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz started his political career during an interesting time in Alaska. In addition to massive budget cuts due to reduced oil tax revenue, the state also is figuring out how to deal with legal marijuana, and whether to get rid of Daylight Saving Time.
Alaska’s new governor, Bill Walker, and lieutenant governor, Byron Mallott, were in Ketchikan last weekend for a series of inaugural events.
Gov. Bill Walker is in Ketchikan this weekend for a series of inaugural events planned by a local committee. During his visit, he stopped by KRBD to talk with local media about issues that he and the Legislature are grappling with this legislative session.
House District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz is worried about the repercussions of some proposed state budget cuts, especially cuts that could lead to reduced revenue for the state, such as those to the state timber program and the Alaska Marine Highway System.
About two years ago, a group of First Nations and Alaska Native canoeists paddled from Canada’s northwest coast, across the U.S. border to Alaska’s only Indian reservation, on Annette Island. Now, a group is planning a return journey, paddling the same route back toward the Tsimshian Native community’s roots in British Columbia.
Alaska’s House Finance Committee heard public testimony Tuesday on proposed budget cuts, and got an earful from Alaskans calling in from all over the state, including 15 from Ketchikan.