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Trial under way in case of runaway POW boys

John Mathis Jr. listens to court proceedings in his trial Tuesday. (Photo by Madelyn Beck)After seating a jury Monday, the trial of a man accused of helping his brothers run away from their Prince of Wales Island home continued Tuesday in Ketchikan Superior Court.

Assembly moves ahead with tobacco tax

tobacco smokeThe suggested tax is $3 per pack of cigarettes, or 75 percent of the wholesale price on other tobacco products. Tobacco substitutes, including e-cigarettes, also would be taxed at a similar rate.

4th of July in Ketchikan

DSC_0443Click here for an audio postcard of the Ketchikan 4th of July celebration.

Hydaburg mayor wins conservation award

Hydaburg Mayor Tony Christianson goes seine fishing for salmon in Eek Inlet off Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska. (Photo courtesy The Nature Conservancy)The Alaska chapter of The Nature Conservancy is recognizing Hydaburg's mayor for his efforts to maintain a healthy environment and community on Prince of Wales Island.

Last R2AK team squeaks in just shy of deadline

The 15th boat finished the Race to Alaska on Thursday, just shy of the July 4th deadline. Team Barefoot Wooden Boats was the last to complete the first-ever 750 mile, engineless trek from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan, Alaska.

Historic Tsimshian pole donated to Heritage Center

A detail from the historic pole donated to the Totem Heritage Center by its carver, Tsimpshian artist David Boxley. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Alaska State Museum conservators from Juneau came to town to help clean and preserve the pole, and find out what kind of stories might be hidden in the wood.

Man arrested on warrant from Ferguson riots

Ketchikan's state courthouse in downtown.Ketchikan Police arrested a man Wednesday in connection with a felony, related to property damage in Ferguson, Missouri. The alleged crime occurred during the Ferguson trials of a policeman after an incident that left one man dead and many questioning police-race relations.

Six kittens rescued from POW roadside have died

Henry cuddles with six tiny rescued kittens in May. All the kittens succumbed to kitten fading syndrome. (File photo by Leila Kheiry)The six kittens were found in May in a cardboard box on the side of a road on Prince of Wales Island. They were a little more than a week old at the time.

Sealaska board unchanged by election

Sealaska Plaza is the location of the regional Native corporation's Juneau headquarters.  Shareholders are casting ballots to fill five board of directors seats.  (File photo/KTOO)Sealaska shareholders have returned five incumbents to the regional Native corporation’s 13-member board of directors.

Nine victims recovered from fatal plane crash

Ella Lake, seen from the U.S. Forest Service cabin at the site. (USFS photo)The nine people killed Thursday when a floatplane crashed into the side of a steep mountain in Misty Fiords National Monument outside of Ketchikan have been identified.