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Governor Parnell talks timber, oil in Ketchikan

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Governor Sean Parnell swung through Ketchikan this week on an annual end-of-summer tour of the state. He spoke with KRBD’s Sean Carlson about a range of issues, from timber production to the controversial oil tax law repeal effort. more

Southeast schools receive new rating system grades

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Computer crash delays Alaska flights

An Alaska Airlines jet waits for boarding at the Juneau Airport last September. Monday's Alaska Flight 69 from Seattle was stuck at Ketchikan's airport for about an hour due to the computer outage. File photo.

Flights to and from Alaska were among those affected by a recent international computer system breakdown. more

Alaska, Canada paddlers link two Metlakatlas

The Gathering Strength Canoe Journey paddlers during their trip from Metlakatla, B.C., and Metlakatla, Alaska. Photo courtesy Canoe Journey Facebook page.

Six traditional canoes have retraced a historic Tsimshian route from British Columbia’s northern coast to southern Southeast Alaska. more

Slugs, pies and beards at Blueberry Festival

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The 38th annual Blueberry Arts Festival took place in Ketchikan this weekend. more

Prince of Wales plane crash victims identified

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Investigators continue to look into the cause of Wednesday’s plane crash on Prince of Wales Island, which injured the four men on board, three seriously. Alaska State Troopers have identified the victims from the crash near Lake Galea. more

Senate considers cruise passenger rights bill

7-23-13 The Diamond Princess cruise ship ties up in Juneau's Gastineau Channel on Tuesday.

Does the cruise industry do enough to keep passengers safe? And how do we know if they don’t? Those were among the questions asked at a U.S. Senate Commerce Committee meeting on Wednesday. more

KIC rejects recall petition

The Ketchikan Indian Community Tribal Council has deemed a recall campaign against most of the Tribal Council members invalid. In an announcement Tuesday, the council president rejected the move. more

Bill would allow road to Prince of Wales mines

An ore sample from Niblack mine exploration. Bills before Congress would speed construction of a road linking it to the Prince of Wales Island system. Courtesy Healtherdale Resources.

A bill making it easier to build a road to Prince of Wales Island mines has gotten some attention in the nation’s Capitol. more

School Board talks donation transparency

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough School Board met in regular session last night. During the lightly attended meeting, the Board addressed financial transparency and other issues in preparation for the upcoming school year. more