Commissioner Mike Hanley’s departure comes at a critical time for Mt. Edgecumbe High School, the state run boarding school in Sitka.
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It’s often called the most important meal of the day but sometimes kids don’t get the chance to eat breakfast before heading to class. Sitka School District wanted to change that this year and started offering breakfast for all students.
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The Forest Service is planning to shift its focus from old-growth to young-growth timber harvests in the Tongass National Forest. The transition to young growth got its start early in the Obama administration, and there could be at least three more presidents before it becomes a full reality.
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City of Ketchikan Mayor Lew Williams III talked pot during his annual State of the City presentation at Wednesday’s Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch.
The Sitka School Board Tuesday night (2-2-16) directed the superintendent to draft a letter in opposition to a proposal from the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program to take over Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka.
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Federal prosecutors are recommending a 20-year prison term followed by a lifetime of supervised release for former Wrangell doctor Greg Salard ahead of his sentencing hearing next week.
A Sitka man has been sentenced to over 40 years in prison for sexual assault.
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On Monday night (02-01-16), the Citizens' Task Force heard from the Sitka School District, which is beginning their budget process this month.
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The old question of ‘Can Sitka afford two hospitals?’ became new again, as the Citizens’ Task Force heard a budget report from Sitka Community Hospital yesterday In his remarks, hospital CEO -- and task force chair -- Rob Allen raised the question of how the hospital could work more efficiently with its neighbor across the bridge.
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Rep. Dan Ortiz says the atmosphere in Juneau is pretty positive, with most lawmakers focused on resolving the state’s $3.5 billion deficit rather than delaying action.
Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott signed the state marijuana regulations into law last month (01-22-16) and the state will begin accepting license applications on February 24th. But there’s a wrench in the works: the original bill fails to properly authorize background checks.
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Within the past week, nearly every flat surface in Sitka National Historical Park has been marked with one or more graffiti tags.
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A fugitive from justice in Sitka was arrested Wednesday evening (1-27-16), after police located him hiding in a tunnel system he had dug under a trailer park.
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Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott sent the second draft of a Statement of Cooperation to British Columbia officials last week as part of an ongoing effort to preserve water quality and fisheries of the Stikine, Taku, Unuk and Alsek rivers.
Two Ketchikan elders are cleaning up and looking for a new place to live after the roof of their rented home was blown off during a big storm earlier this week.
Alaskans in House District 35 were sent a survey by their House representative, Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, regarding options to help resolve the state’s budget deficit. But, according to Kreiss-Tomkins’ office, the survey information included an incorrect link.
A big storm blew through Ketchikan Monday and early Tuesday, taking down trees in some areas and cutting the community’s power link to the Swan Lake hydroelectric dam.
The first ship of the season will be the Crystal Serenity, arriving May 1. That ship carries a little more than 1,000 passengers. Daily visits and multi-ship days start on May 8th. After that, there are no scheduled ship-free days until Sept. 10.
Following about an hour of public comment from a packed Council chambers, the Ketchikan City Council voted 3-2 Thursday to reject an ordinance that would have temporarily banned retail marijuana in city limits.
Wood-stave and steel pipes are a thing of the past, but the aging iron pipes under much of Ketchikan's streets have their own set of problems.
The Council also will talk about a possible ballot measure for voters to decide whether to allow commercial marijuana in Ketchikan city limits.
Organizers of the 750-mile engineless boat race from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan say they had a huge positive response last summer to what Evans calls their “good bad idea.”
Ferry fares went up 5 percent for most routes Jan. 1. The hike comes on the heels of a 4.5 percent increase that began in May.
The Wrangell Fish and Game Advisory Committee met Monday night and discussed its continuing effort to change a moose antler regulation affecting local hunters.
A Catholic priest who served parishes in Wrangell and Petersburg died Sunday night, 10 days after suffering a heart attack.
The Tongass Advisory Committee ended a 16-month series of meetings Thursday, formally completing its effort to advise the Tongass National Forest in a transition from old to young growth logging.
British Columbia's Mount Polley Mine, which became a poster child for environmental disasters, will soon begin discharging wastewater.
The Alaska Marine Highway System wants more input into in its long-term planning. It's announced what it’s calling community engagement meetings in six port cities over the next month.
The U.S. Forest Service recently announced it is changing its proposal for a timber sale on Wrangell Island. The Forest Service is proposing a harvest of about 5,300 acres for 73 million board feet of mostly old growth timber.
A missing Wrangell boater was found dead Wednesday afternoon, according to a dispatch from the Alaska State Troopers.