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Velma June Cox, 91, died peacefully on May 6, 2017, in Port Angeles, Washington.
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5/22/2017
By JOE JUDD Daily News Sports Editor KETCHIKAN —  The Ketchikan High School varsity softball team lost to Sitka High School by a final score of 11-5 on a cold and rainy Saturday at Dudley Field. Read more...

5/22/2017
By JOE JUDD Daily News Sports Editor KETCHIKAN — The season ended on a positive note for the Ketchikan High School boys soccer team, as the Kings defeated Thunder Mountain High School 3-1 on Saturday afternoon at Esther Shea Field. Read more...

5/22/2017
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan High School varsity baseball team began its weekend with a 9-8 victory against Juneau-Douglas Field on Saturday at Adair Kennedy Field in Juneau. Read more...

5/22/2017
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan High School girls soccer team failed to find the net in its final weekend of competition on Friday and Saturday in Juneau against Thunder Mountain High School. Read more...

5/22/2017
Common sense is a prerequisite for serving in Alaska law enforcement. Alaska likes to see it, and in most cases does. But, apparently, not in all cases. Or potentially not in all cases. Read more...

5/22/2017
FAIRBANKS (AP) — Fairbanks’ new housing and homelessness coordinator is focusing on bringing in more housing complexes that provide services to people who need help overcoming mental illness or drug addiction. Read more...

5/22/2017
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan Fire Department and its counterparts in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough responded to a reported fire late Saturday night in the Safeway deli. The KFD received the call at 11:04 p.m. Saturday for a fire on the deli’s commercial stove, according to both a Facebook post from the department and Assistant Chief Scott Brainard. Read more...

5/22/2017
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The U.S. Coast Guard has launched an investigation into a “three-vessel fire” that occurred early Sunday morning in Craig’s North Cove Harbor. Read more...

5/22/2017
By JAMES BROOKS Juneau Empire JUNEAU (AP) — Two months out from their home port of Pearl Harbor, the crew of the destroyer USS O’Kane has a top priority as they visit Juneau for five days. Read more...

5/22/2017
FAIRBANKS (AP) — An Alaska man was sentenced to 64 months in federal prison for illegal possession of 32 guns. Floyd Julius Stuck, 49, was also sentenced to three years of probation Friday, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. Read more...

5/20/2017
By JOHN LEE McLAUGHLIN Daily News Staff Writer Having already clinched the first-ever “Ms. Wheelchair Alaska” title, Ketchikan’s Jennifer Jackson has secured yet another dream come true. Read more...

5/20/2017
By DOUG EDWARDS Mark 8:34-37 says: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?” (NIV) Read more...

5/20/2017
Ketchikan broke a record Friday. With this new accomplishment, it sets up the opportunity to break it again and do even better. The First City welcomed more cruise ship passengers in a single day than it had previously. Read more...

5/20/2017
By SCOTT BOWLEN Daily News Staff Writer Unselfish play, some precision passing and a willingness to attack the goal paid big dividends for the Ketchikan High School Kings soccer team Friday evening in the form of a 5-1 win over the Thunder Mountain High School Falcons in a physical game at Esther Shea Field. Read more...

5/20/2017
By JOE JUDD Daily News Sports Editor KETCHIKAN — The Ketchikan High School varsity softball team began its final weekend of the regular season with a 9-8 loss to Sitka High School on Friday night at Dudley Field. Read more...

5/20/2017
ANCHORAGE (AP) — A group of students in Alaska has become the first class to complete a Russian language immersion program. The group of 17 students started the program in kindergarten and stuck with it through their senior year at Western Anchorage High School, Alaska Public Media reported Thursday. Read more...

5/20/2017
By DAN JOLING Associated Press ANCHORAGE — A pregnant polar bear seeking to dig her maternity den chose an unlikely spot: a snow drift along a bridge leading to an artificial production island off the north coast of Alaska. Read more...

5/20/2017
Velma June Cox, 91, died peacefully on May 6, 2017, in Port Angeles, Washington. She was born to Clarence and Lucy King on Feb. 28, 1926, in Ridge, Montana. After moving about the states, she came to Alaska, where two of her five children were born. Read more...

5/20/2017
By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press JUNEAU — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker says he’s no longer worried about the Legislature’s ability to make hard decisions about the state’s fiscal future. Read more...

5/20/2017
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The U.S. Forest Service is seeking comments on a proposed young-growth project on Gravina Island. The Vallenar Young-growth Project is located on a mix of state and federal lands in the Vallenar Creek watershed, located northwest of the Ketchikan International Airport. The project’s objective is to “develop young-growth opportunities that provide industry operators with the opportunity to acquire and work with this emerging forest product; to develop new markets; or to refine skills and equipment needed to economically harvest and process young-growth timber,” according to a letter to project stakeholders from Earl Stewart forest supervisor for the Tongass National Forest. Read more...

5/20/2017
By MATT ARMSTRONG Daily News Staff Writer A state grant will be used by two local agencies to help recently released inmates reenter the community in an effort to reduce recidivism rates. Read more...

5/19/2017
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The varsity boys soccer team from Ketchikan High School will finish its season this weekend on home turf against Thunder Mountain High School. Starting on Friday evening at Esther Shea Field, Kayhi will send its six seniors out to compete for the final couple of times in their respective high school careers. Read more...

5/19/2017
By JOE JUDD Daily News Sports Editor KETCHIKAN — After a long season of competition, Ketchikan High School’s girls varsity soccer team will wrap up its season this weekend. Read more...

5/19/2017
By JOE JUDD Daily News Sports Editor KETCHIKAN — The Ketchikan High School varsity softball team will finish the regular season portion of its schedule this weekend at home against Sitka High School at Dudley Field. Read more...

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