KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday will revisit discussions of the borough budget and the Ketchikan School District’s spending authority, and will consider introducing an ordinance to set tax rates for the borough fiscal year 2022.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) - The Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center did not announce new coronavirus cases tallied on Saturday or Sunday, but is expected resume regular updates on Monday evening.

In Alaska, West Virginia and other mostly rural states, census takers relied more on the word of neighbors, landlords and others for information about a home's residents. In New Jersey, New York and other more densely populated states in the Mid-Atlantic region, they were more likely to come…

KETCHIKAN (KDN) – The Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center recorded 11 new virus cases on Friday as the community’s test positivity rate rose to an all-time high of 6.20%.

JUNEAU — Alaska will stop participating next month in a federal program that provides an extra $300 a week in unemployment aid, the state labor commissioner announced Friday, saying it's "time to help people get back to work."

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has published the regional schedule of time periods during which the at-sea filleting and de-heading of sport-caught king salmon, coho salmon, lingcod and slope rockfish is prohibited in Southeast Alaska.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Anchorage Assembly voted Friday to immediately revoke the city's mask mandate, shortly after Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson's office announced the mandate would lift next week.

The recently installed gate and matching handrails outside the Tongass Historical Museum on Dock Street not only add a splash of color and local artistry to the building, but represent Ketchikan’s past and present.

There’s an interesting line from the Easter story that has always intrigued me. It comes from John’s Gospel, chapter 20, when Mary is at the empty tomb. She no doubt is confused, frightened, but also hopeful that Jesus did what he said he would do, that is, come back to life. So picture the …

ANCHORAGE — An ice jam has caused widespread flooding in the community of Buckland, in northwest Alaska, officials said Thursday.

JUNEAU (AP) — A bill introduced in the waning days of this year's legislative session in Alaska would require schools to designate school-sponsored athletic teams or sports as male, female or co-ed and require participation in a female sport to be based on the participant's sex assigned at birth.

The state Senate is considering House legislation that would restructure the 18-year-old ferry system advisory board, taking away the governor’s authority to appoint all of the members.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously passed the Alaska Tourism Restoration Act legislation sponsored by Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, which brings the possibility of large cruise ships visiting Alaska in 2021 one step closer.

Ketchikan’s first cruise ship of 2021 canceled its visit due to the recent rise of COVID-19 infections in the community, UnCruise Adventures Director of Marketing and Communications Liz Galloway said in a Thursday morning phone call.

JUNEAU (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Thursday called a special session that would begin next week, after the current regular session ends, and would focus on the budget and his proposals for the annual check residents receive from the state's oil-wealth fund.

Ketchikan High School senior Autumn Yoder has won the state-level portion of the national Doodle for Google competition, and is advancing through the competition for a potential prize of landing her doodle on the Google homepage.

Legislation to bring back a state tax on individual Alaskans to help pay for schools — which was abolished in 1980 as the state got rich with oil — looks destined for more homework and returning to class in committee next year.

JUNEAU — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy proposed Wednesday what he called a step toward a broader fiscal plan that includes placing in the state constitution a new formula for the annual check residents receive from Alaska's oil-wealth fund.

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A team of Ketchikan Public Health nurses, state public health officials and emergency response officials are working to respond to contact tracing needs in Ketchikan during the community’s largest outbreak of COVID-19 to date.

The Ketchikan School Board on Wednesday unanimously approved all items on its agenda, including a lease agreement for office space in the White Cliff Building, acceptance of federal COVID-19 relief funds, a schedule for three future board meetings and a slew of teaching contracts.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) – With 14 new virus cases recorded by the local Emergency Operations Center on Wednesday, Ketchikan's total of active cases rose to a record-high of 91.

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be awarding $723,000 in grants to monitor beach water quality and set up public notification programs in Washington, Oregon and Alaska, officials announced Monday.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Following Tuesday’s federal announcement that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for use in individuals aged 12-15, the EOC release announced that a Pfizer vaccination clinic was scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — For the second straight week, Ketchikan Little League is calling off its baseball and softball game schedule. Although this time, practices aren’t allowed either.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The local Emergency Operations Center tallied 15 new positive coronavirus test results on Tuesday, bumping the total number of active virus cases in Ketchikan to 77 as of that evening.

JUNEAU — The Alaska Legislature on Tuesday confirmed Attorney General Treg Taylor and other members of Gov. Mike Dunleavy's Cabinet.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan School District tightened mitigation procedures for all district schools on Tuesday evening, moving to the medium risk level of the district's Smart Start coronavirus mitigation plan due to virus cases within the district and a rising Community Risk Level.

In the “Fast Track Fliers” club, students of all ages and ability levels can have fun and stay active by learning how to jump rope or practice their skills with friends.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) – The Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center recorded 11 new coronavirus cases between its Friday and Monday evening updates, and one individual was hospitalized in the COVID-19 unit at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center on Monday.

The Ketchikan School Board is set to meet on Wednesday evening to hear the latest information from the acting superintendent about the Ketchikan School District's COVID-19 risk level assignments.

JUNEAU — The Alaska House passed a version of the state operating budget Monday that leaves for later debate over how much to pay residents from the state's oil-wealth fund for this year's dividend.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) —  Ketchikan Public Utilities Telecommunications recently has released a video documenting the history and effects of the new undersea fiber optic cable connecting Ketchikan to the mainland in Prince Rupert, B.C.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Officials in Anchorage have reported that the city's sewer system is clogging up because people are flushing wipes and other items — a problem worsened by the pandemic as people continue to spend more time at home.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) —  For the first time since 2017, Ketchikan will have a king salmon derby.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Before Ketchikan Little League called off this weekend’s schedule of baseball and softball games, due to the novel coronavirus, KLL games were played on Tuesday, May 4.

Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan said Alaska faces “challenging” prospects for a 2021 cruise ship season, but said he is doing what he can to help bring trips to the Last Frontier this year.

At a Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meeting many years ago, Len Laurance began by saying that he had many hats. Then he proceeded to don three different hats as he spoke to the Assembly on different topics each relating to a different interest of his. One was as a member of the Ketchikan…

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Friday marked five consecutive days of double-digit COVID-19 case counts in Ketchikan, as the local Emergency Operations Center recorded 12 new cases by that evening.

Ketchikan is experiencing “arguably the largest outbreak” since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and soon could move to its highest virus risk level, the head of the local Emergency Operations Center warned on Friday.

JUNEAU — A Utah man awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the beating death of his wife on an Alaska cruise had brain abnormalities a defense expert deemed consistent with injuries caused by playing contact sports, according to a court filing in the case.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The state has announced the king salmon bag and possession limits for all sport anglers in three designated hatchery sport harvest areas in Ketchikan — Thomas Basin, the Mountain Point Area and Neets Bay.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Starting June 1, the sport king salmon bag and possession limit for all anglers in the terminal waters of Herring Bay is increased to three king salmon of any size, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Sport Fish Division. The Herring Bay Terminal Harvest A…

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The local Emergency Operations Center recorded 11 new positive COVID-19 test results on Thursday, marking the third consecutive day of double-digit case counts in Ketchikan.