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As an island community in an island region, Ketchikan knows the importance of air and sea transportation.

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May 19 will be a remarkable day in Ketchikan. Seven cruise ships are expected to bring 13,226 passengers to the First City, beginning at 6 a.m. and ending at 8 p.m. That's more than 2,000 above the highest cruise passenger day a year ago.

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Margaret Mae Bolton, 83, died April 15, 2017, in Ketchikan.
Courtney Marie Marshall, 36, died April 11, 2017, in Seattle.
Marcario Rado, 58, died April 10, 2017, in Ketchikan.
Ralph Lloyd Grooms, 91, died April 13, 2017, in Ketchikan.
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4/22/2017
By JOHN LEE McLAUGHLIN Daily News Staff Writer If Roy McPherson ever felt it was time to quit conducting the Ketchikan Community Concert Band — and that’s not his plan — the mogul of First City music would just pick up a trombone or tuba and join the brass section. Read more...

4/22/2017
By DALE BAKKELA Since just celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ this past week, two Bible verses really stood out to me. First, Luke 22:42: “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will but yours be done.” Read more...

4/22/2017
By BILL SWIFT As Lemonade Day Alaska gears up for its seventh year, we might reflect on the amazing accomplishments participants have achieved in past years. We hear about Jocelyn, who is growing up in Mountain View, the most diverse — and economically challenged — community in all of Anchorage. Lemonade Day Alaska helped Jocelyn to feel empowered, and she was able to give half her stand earnings to her family to help cover basic living expenses. She saved the rest for future business ventures.  Read more...

4/22/2017
May 19 will be a remarkable day in Ketchikan. Seven cruise ships are expected to bring 13,226 passengers to the First City, beginning at 6 a.m. and ending at 8 p.m. That's more than 2,000 above the highest cruise passenger day a year ago. Read more...

4/22/2017
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Emergency responders have placed containment and absorbent booms near a tugboat that sank in southeast Alaska. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation says the Powhatan, owned by Samson Tug and Barge, sank Wednesday night while docked at Staffigavan Bay about 7 miles north of Sitka. Read more...

4/22/2017
By JOHN LEE McLAUGHLIN Daily News Staff Writer Mariculture crews landed a disappointing first haul of planted seaweed Thursday and Friday near Ketchikan as part of an experiment on commercial kelp farming in the state. Read more...

4/22/2017
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. Read more...

4/22/2017
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. It was Kayhi’s first game of the season to be played at home, which helped fuel Kayhi’s victory. Read more...

4/22/2017
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. Read more...

4/22/2017
Margaret Mae Bolton, 83, died April 15, 2017, in Ketchikan. She was born Margaret Mae Usher on Feb. 18, 1934, in Metlakatla. She attended Metlakatla High School. She took time away from school to get married and start a family, then earned her high school diploma in 1973. Read more...

4/22/2017
By MATT ARMSTRONG Daily News Staff Writer Since opening almost two weeks ago, The Stoney Moose has experienced a high level of business. Ketchikan’s first retail marijuana store opened April 10 on Stedman Street and, through about 40 hours of business as of Thursday night, the store has brought in about $5,000 in local tax revenue, according to co-owner Mark Woodward, who spoke to the Ketchikan City Council at its Thursday night meeting. Read more...

4/22/2017
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. Read more...

4/21/2017
Courtney Marie Marshall, 36, died April 11, 2017, in Seattle. She was born May 12, 1980, in Bremerton, Washington. She resided in Oregon, Mexico, and, for 14 years, in Ketchikan. She was married on July 6, 2005. Read more...

4/21/2017
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Here are the results from Ketchikan High School’s most recent meet in Washington.   2B Meet Onalaska, Washington Thursday, April 13 High Schools: Ketchikan, Morton White Pass, Mossyrock, Napavine, Onalaska, Pe Ell and Toledo. Read more...

4/21/2017
By JOE JUDD Daily News Sports Editor The Ketchikan High School girls soccer team lost to Thunder Mountain High School 4-0 on Thursday evening at Esther Shea Field. Facing one another for the second time in as many nights, the Lady Kings and Falcons played another physical contest. Read more...

4/21/2017
As an island community in an island region, Ketchikan knows the importance of air and sea transportation. Airplanes and vessels such as ferries carry both us and all manner of goods to and from our home communities. Reliable air and sea transportation is the reason our communities exist in the forms that they do. Read more...

4/21/2017
JUNEAU (AP) — Alaska’s lone U.S. House member has made it official: he wants a 24th term. Rep. Don Young filed his declaration of candidacy on Wednesday, just five months since his most recent win. The primary he signed up to compete in won’t be held until August 2018. Read more...

4/21/2017
By DAN JOLING Associated Press ANCHORAGE  — A national environmental group is suing the federal government, claiming that a rule created to protect wolves and bears within Alaska wildlife refuges was illegally revoked this year through a seldom-used law. Read more...

4/21/2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has hosted former Alaska governor Sarah Palin at a White House dinner with musicians Ted Nugent and Kid Rock. Palin posted photos on social media and her website. They showed the group with Trump, and also posing in front of a painting of Hillary Clinton in the White House. In a post on her website, the former vice presidential candidate said she brought the musicians because Trump told her to bring some friends. Read more...

4/21/2017
By MATT ARMSTRONG Daily News Staff Writer The Ketchikan City Council gave its final approval Thursday night for more than doubling water rates for the First City’s seafood processors over the next three years. Read more...

4/20/2017
By JOE JUDD Daily News Sports Editor Thunder Mountain High School’s girls soccer team shut out the Ketchikan High School girls soccer team 4-0 on a rain-soaked Wednesday evening at Esther Shea Field. Read more...

4/20/2017
By DAN ORTIZ For those following the issues facing our state, it’s no surprise that Alaska’s $2.7 billion budget deficit is the biggest issue. For the last five years, Alaska has had a budget deficit. Those deficits have caused the state to burn through at least $12 billion in savings, and we are quickly running out of savings. Read more...

4/20/2017
EDITOR, Daily News: I am writing this because yesterday my day started off with one of the biggest and worst shocks in recent memory. The headlines read: “AK House OKs income tax.” Read more...

4/20/2017
No effort is too big for Alaska's veterans. Alaska's congressional delegation proposes amending the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act for about 2,800 Natives who served during the Vietnam conflict to apply for a land allotment. Read more...

4/20/2017
The first surgeries in the new addition at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center occurred Wednesday. "Ketchikan now has operating rooms as fine as any I've worked in or seen," Dr. Steven Becker, who was the first surgeon to perform in the new addition, said. Becker specializes in orthopedics. Read more...

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