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Tourists in search of weed

purple plantsA few downtown Ketchikan shops are taking advantage of marijuana legalization in Alaska. Some are selling pipes and one is an indoor grow shop, but visiting tourists often are looking for more than lights.

Slippery steps lead to award for damages

0728151043A civil trial this week in Ketchikan ended with a warning to Southeast Alaska homeowners: Make sure your outdoor walkways have a non-slip surface, or you could end up paying thousands of dollars.

Fatal plane crash wreckage awaits removal

Plane wreckage from the fatal June 25th crash near Ketchikan is still up in the mountains. KRBD looks into how it's getting down and who's going to do it.

Barefoot pastor raising awareness, $ for shoes

Peter Epler, a pastor at Ketchikan Church of the Nazarene, is going barefoot for a month to raise awareness of the need for shoes in third-world countries. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)A Ketchikan minister is going barefoot for a month, in hopes of raising awareness of the need for shoes among the world’s poor.

Yoga studio finds its flow

cornerFor the first time in about eight years there is a space in Ketchikan dedicated to yoga.

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July 29th, 2015

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Metlakatla’s growing tourism industry

topdeckMetlakatla, the Annette Island town of about 1,400 has recently seen more visitors through the community’s tourism department. This year may be the first that tourism pumps some noteworthy money into the Tsimshian community, in Alaska’s only Native reserve.

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.

Tobacco tax back in front of Borough Assembly

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough will vote Monday on reconsideration of a proposed $3-per-pack tobacco tax. The Assembly rejected the proposal during its last meeting in a 3-2 vote, with two members absent.

Welcome, Madelyn!

KRBD's 2015 summer news intern, Madelyn Beck, is already hard at work.KRBD welcomes this year's summer news intern, Madelyn Beck! She officially started work on Wednesday, and you probably already heard her voice on the air.