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Port project ‘done’ in time to plan more renovations

The multi-year renovation to Berths 1 and 2 are pretty ,much done, for the moment. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)The Port of Ketchikan has four cruise ship berths, which will accommodate about 950,000 cruise passengers this season.

Tribal Scholars program finds its stride

Teacher Peter Stanton looks over two Tribal Scholars in their classroom.Ketchikan Indian Community’s Tribal Scholars is in its fourth year. The grant funded alternative school recently held an open house inviting the community into their classroom that feels like home.

Local Democrats brave the rain to caucus

Hillary Clinton supporters caucus in the rain. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)More than 200 Ketchikan Democrats gathered Saturday morning to caucus for their choice for U.S. president. Organizers hadn’t expected that level of interest, and eventually moved the caucus outside – in the pouring rain – because the crowd just didn’t fit inside the IBEW Hall.

Supreme Court Live case decision announced

The Alaska Supreme Court listens to state attorney Mary Lundquist during the Supreme Court live event. (KRBD File Photo)The Alaska Supreme Court issued a decision Friday on State of Alaska vs. Central Council Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, a case that was argued in the Ketchikan High School auditorium in November of 2014.

Sharing culture through food and memories

Kathy Bolling's Greek lemon chicken, with a photo of her mother in the background. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)In celebration of Women’s History Month, the University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan Campus Library hosted a potluck, inviting people to bring a traditional dish, and share a story about their cultural heritage.

WISH funding restored, but probation continues

Ketchikan from the waterQuarterly funding has been restored for Ketchikan’s Women in Safe Homes emergency shelter, but the state Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault has not lifted the probation.

One Poem a Day Schedule and Poems

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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.