Alaska’s Sen. Lisa Murkowski is on a campaign trip around the state during a month-long Senate recess. During a brief layover in Ketchikan on her way to Sitka Wednesday, she stopped by KRBD and talked about the state’s Republican primary campaign, and about the presidential election.
The Ketchikan Wellness Coalition received funding through the federal Drug-Free Communities grant program to hire high school students as peer counselors and leaders. The students work with KWC staff to develop programs and activities promoting a drug-free life and supportive relationships.
The Ketchikan School Board quickly approved a policy establishing programs to help reduce child abuse and sexual assault. Members also heard an update on summer school, and talked about a new early-graduation program.
Ketchikan is a primary beneficiary of Alaska Marine Highway-related spending, but a McDowell Group study shows the whole state benefits economically from the ferry system.
Bill Swift is the new executive director of the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce. He took over the position on July 15th, replacing outgoing director Julie Isom. Swift speaks about background and goals for chamber.
During its regular Wednesday meeting, the Ketchikan School Board will hold a public hearing on a new board policy establishing programs focused on reducing child abuse and sexual assault.
A body found floating in the Tongass Narrows over the weekend has been positively identified by the State Medical Examiner's Office as Harris Hunter Wood II, 63 of Ketchikan.
District 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.
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.
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.