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Assembly to discuss new tobacco tax proposal

tobacco smokeThe hotly debated tobacco tax has been resurrected, and will be discussed during Tuesday’s Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meeting.

WISH on probation, but questions arise

Ketchikan from the waterWISH officials say there was no warning from the state Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault that there were any problems. In fact, just a few months prior, the shelter had received notice of compliance, praising the program for following regulations.

Tsimshian Language 2016

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Shm’algyack Tsimshian Language

UNIT 1: BODY PARTS

Question:  What hurts?                      Guudack: Goadu sheepgn?

  1. My head hurts.   1. Sheepga dmggawshu.  Shm_1_Head
  2. My hand hurts.   2. Sheepga onanu.  Shm_1_Hand
  3. My nose hurts.    
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Haida Language 2016

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Xaad kíl Haida Language

UNIT 1: BODY PARTS

Question:  What is aching?                 Gύus uu Gwaagáng?

Unit’s sentence: ______ Gwaagánggang. (My ___ aches.)

  1. My head (díi kaj)  Haida_1_head
  2. My
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Ketchikan recognized as a Coast Guard City

Commander Jack Jackson, Council Member Bob Sivertsen, Mayor Dave Landis and Admiral Daniel Abel officially mark Ketchikan as a Coast Guard City.The clatter of high heels and camera flashes welcomed guests to the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce’s Celebration of the Stars.

Student safety a concern on Baranof Avenue

DSC_3081[1]Ketchikan’s largest elementary school has about 350 students. It is also the only school in the district without a designated pick-up and drop-off driveway loop. But, that may change.

New Year’s resolutions

800px-New-Year_Resolutions_listIt is natural at the close of each year that we look back and think of how we want to improve ourselves and our world. KRBD’s Ruth Eddy went to The Plaza mall to hear some Ketchikanites’ 2016 New Year’s resolutions.

From shed to ed

DSC_2004A small grey building on Baranof Avenue, next to Revilla Alternative School, has been transformed. The building, which was once a storage shed, has a fresh coat of paint and is now an educational center for at-risk kids who need a little extra help.

School Board considers snow and security

A city snow plow tries to keep up with the heavy snowfall Tuesday morning.The Ketchikan School Board will vote on the purchase of a snowplow and security system Wednesday during its last meeting of 2015.

Boat Parade set for Sunday

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Ketchikan’s Christmas Boat Parade starts at 4 pm Sunday the 20th. Dave Owings gives some details and encourages boat owners to participate.BoatParademore