<![CDATA[Town hall meeting looks at budget deficit]]> By SCOTT BOWLEN
Daily News Staff Writer

Proposed methods to close the State of Alaska’s $2.7 billion budget deficit were the topic at a town hall meeting organized by Rep. Dan Ortiz, I-Ketchikan, on Thursday evening at Ketchikan High School.

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<![CDATA[Local marijuana business reports]]> By MATT ARMSTRONG
Daily News Staff Writer

Since opening almost two weeks ago, The Stoney Moose has experienced a high level of business.

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<![CDATA[Algal toxins could have killed whales in 2015]]> KODIAK (AP) — National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers say 44 whales that died two years ago in the Gulf of Alaska could have been killed by algal toxins but are not ruling out other possibilities.

Research has shown that toxic algal blooms could be linked to warming surface water temperatures, and a mass of warm water known as “the blob” was present in the northern Pacific Ocean at that time, The Daily Kodiak reported Thursday.

Around the same time as the Alaska whale die-off, a similar event happened in waters near the Canadian province of British Columbia.

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<![CDATA[Kings shutout Vikings]]> By JOE JUDD
Daily News Sports Editor

Ketchikan High School’s baseball team took down Petersburg High School 11-0 on Friday night at Norman Walker Field.

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<![CDATA[Lady Kings fall to Falcons]]> KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Thunder Mountain High School softball team defeated Ketchikan High School 11-4 at the Lady Kings’ season-opening conference homestand Friday night against the Lady Falcons at Dudley Field.

“You know, first game of the season, the girls were probably pretty amped up, and I don’t think we were mentally ready,” Kayhi head coach Wendell Pahang said after the game.

Kayhi will face Thunder Mountain again at noon Saturday at Dudley Field for a second conference matchup, before a third nonconference game scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at home.

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