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No ID yet on body found in Tongass Narrows

birdA body found floating in the Tongass Narrows over the weekend has not yet been identified, as of Monday afternoon. But, an Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman says the man does not appear to be one of two men reported missing in Ketchikan.

Ortiz discusses legislative session and budget deficit

District 36 Representative Dan OrtizDistrict 36 Representative Dan Ortiz held a constituents’ meeting in Ketchikan Wednesday night. He spoke about the state’s fiscal challenge and what happened during the last legislative session.

Local Rotary group helps vaccinate in India

Block printing on fabric was one of the cottage industries in India that a local Rotary group visited. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)A group of Ketchikan Rotary members traveled to India in February to help administer polio vaccines, and to see the sights that country has to offer.

Walker signs bill to help Southeast timber mills

Gov. Bill Walker signs SB32 into law at Viking Lumber in Klawock, on Prince of Wales Island. (Photo courtesy Jan Trojan)Gov. Bill Walker has signed legislation he said will provide more timber for Alaska’s mills. But it probably won’t be that much of an increase.

City Council hears update on Verizon rollout

Customers sign up for Verizon wireless plans at KPU following a quick grand-opening ceremony Wednesday morning. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)KPU Telecom Manager Ed Cushing told the Council that the Ketchikan store last week outsold all the other Verizon Alaska stores combined.

Metlakatla resident to represent Alaska at DNC

Gavin Hudson stands with a Bernie Sanders cardboard cutout during the Alaska Democratic Convention earlier this year. Hudson is headed to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next week. (Photo courtesy Gavin Hudson)A Metlakatla resident is heading to the City of Brotherly Love next week as an alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

Coffman Cove festival celebrates art and seafood

Heather Hedges from the City of Coffman Cove speaks about the By the Sea Arts and Seafood Festival coming up August 12th and 13th.

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O’Brien resigning from Ketchikan School Board

Ketchikan School Board President Michelle O'Brien is resigning from the board, effective Oct. 12. (KRBD file photo)O’Brien has served as a Ketchikan School Board member for seven years, and has been Board president for the past two.

High-tunnel program accepting applications

High TunnelSoutheast gardeners can apply for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s high- tunnel cost-share program. High tunnels or hoop houses are structures used to extend the growing season.

Young makes campaign stop in Ketchikan

Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, speaks during a Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)During a presentation to the Chamber of Commerce, Rep. Don Young revisited some of his favorite issues: Federal regulations; resource management; and the need to return to an economy based on production. The state’s only representative in the U.S. House also touched on the presidential race, and his own bid for re-election.