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AMHS to close ferry bar service this winter

The ferry Taku sails into the Wrangell Narrows on its way south in 2013. It's part of an aging fleet needing repair or replacement. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)The Alaska Marine Highway is closing bars on state ferries, a move that state Department of Transportation officials say will save about $750,000 a year.

Walker says Prince Rupert terminal will be rebuilt

Prince Rupert Ferry Terminal July 2014 1 croppedGov. Bill Walker says he’ll continue pushing for construction of a new ferry terminal in Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Ketchikan nurse contract talks enter mediation

Barbara Lander sent us this shot from Sunday morning's informational picket. She says about 50 people picketed Saturday, 60 showed up on Sunday, and about 30 demonstrated Monday morning.Ketchikan nurses were picketing over the weekend as contract negotiations with PeaceHealth enter mediation this week.

Public meetings set on TLMP amendment

The Tongass National Forest makes up most of Southeast Alaska (Courtesy U.S. Forest Service)The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled three public meetings in Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan to update the public on the proposed Tongass Land and Resource Management Plan Amendment.

Scientific societies oppose old-growth logging

DominickDellaSala_0More scientists have joined a campaign to stop old-growth logging in Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest.

Family worried about missing Ketchikan man

10924776_663160590460453_5110478167486218101_nA Ketchikan man has been missing for nearly a month, with no evidence that he left the island.

Rain+wind+high tide = flooding, evacuations

The Yeltatzie Salmon, a sculpture by Terry Pyles, is almost swimming upstream as Ketchikan Creek rises at high tide Tuesday.

The pedestrian bridge leading to Creek Street was closed because of flooding at high tide Tuesday.

Buckets of rain blew into Ketchikan Tuesday and Wednesday, leading to power outages, overflowing creeks, flooded streets and evacuations.

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Will DOT changes help or hurt the ferry system?

The ferry Taku sails into the Wrangell Narrows on its way south in 2013. It's part of an aging fleet needing repair or replacement. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)Could the firing of three top state transportation officials put the Alaska Marine Highway at risk? That’s what some ferry supporters are asking.

Inmate dies after hanging himself at Ketchikan jail

An inmate at the Ketchikan Correctional Center who was facing felony sex abuse charges died Saturday at Alaska Regional Hospital after apparently hanging himself with his bed sheet late Thursday morning.

Klawock couple plans halftime wedding

ak-akkhs2-letter-150A couple in Klawock has been engaged since 2001, but they couldn’t quite come to agreement about what kind of wedding ceremony to have. They finally settled on a unique venue: Center court at halftime during Friday’s home basketball game.