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Ketchikan overnight warming center set to close for the season

Evelyn Erbele of First City Homeless Services told the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly earlier this week that since October, the night shelter has provided a safe place to sleep for an average of 16 people every night.

Ketchikan’s Spring Clean-Up set for April 21-28

Every year during Clean-Up Week, community groups collect litter and larger trash other people discarded inappropriately. The city also picks up larger quantities of residential trash left curbside.

KRBD seeking summer intern!

KRBD-FM in Ketchikan, Alaska, is offering a 10-week summertime news intern position, starting in late June or early July.

Spring Quiet Drive

Last fall at KRBD we took some risks and tried some new things. And what did we learn? We learned that your involvement with the station is more important than ever. We have a special drawing for those who make Quiet Drive gifts by 5 PM on March 25th.

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Arts Council Report

Sense and Sensibility opens this week, there are art classes for youth with Evon Zerbetz, live...


Matt Eisenhower and Joe Williams talk about the Peace Health Ketchikan Medical Foundation....

Ketchikan Public Library Report

Spring is here, and the Ketchikan Public Library has upcoming gardening and canning activities....

Bail set at $1 million for alleged shooter in weekend hit

Seven suspects were led from the city jail upstairs to the courthouse for the 3 p.m. arraignment. Proceedings took almost three hours. (KCAW file photo) Bail has been set at $1-million for the alleged shooter in a weekend...

City of Sitka faces tough choices, cuts in FY19 budget

Mayor Matthew Hunter, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer Jay Sweeney, and City Administrator Keith Brady came on Raven Radio to talk about the FY19 budget. (Katherine Rose/KCAW photo) Springtime in Sitka has telltale...

State budget largely unchanged after 3 days of amendments

The Alaska House of Representatives entrance in the Capitol in 2015. The House is debating dozens of amendments to the proposed state budget this week. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North) The state budget is largely unchanged after...

Congress poised to approve $15M for village relocation in Alaska

Newtok welcomes guests before their trip over to the new village site, Mertarvik, in August 2017. (Photo by Christine Trudeau/KYUK) Congress is set to approve a major increase in funding for Alaska villages threatened by climate...



Illinois Town Tries Hard To Wean Off Of Steel

Residents of Granite City, Ill., are celebrating the new tariffs on imported steel, which are jump starting the local economy. But they also worry about being too dependent on that steel mill.

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