Mary Jones, who spent her lifetime working to improve education and health care for Southeast Alaska Natives, has died at the age of 89. Mrs. Jones passed away on July 21.

JUNEAU (AP) — The University of Alaska Board of Regents are no longer considering a proposed merger of the University of Alaska Southeast and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, officials said.

In the third hour of Thursday’s regular Ketchikan City Council meeting, members voted to send a resolution to Gov. Dunleavy requesting that he enact a mandatory 14-day quarantine health mandate for all inter- and intra-state travel with appropriate testing upon arrival as a means to reduce t…

JUNEAU (AP) — A construction barge carrying a crane hit the underside of the Douglas Bridge in Juneau on Wednesday. A bystander recorded the incident from shore and posted it onto social media, where it was widely shared.

As I listen to the news day after day, I find it easy to get discouraged as many of the current problems of our time seem too overwhelming. I won’t begin to make a list here because we all have our own. Counter to this, I was surprisingly encouraged at a meeting this last week when the facil…

KETCHIKAN (KDN) —COVID-19 cases are expected to continue rising in Alaska as the state this past week recorded a 30% spike in resident cases and 755 new positive results, according to a weekly summary from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services released on Wednesday.

There was an abundance of discussion at Thursday’s regular Ketchikan City Council meeting about ways to keep the COVID-19 infection rates low in Ketchikan.

  • Updated

ANCHORAGE (AP) — An attorney has said the city of Anchorage will take legal action against a local business for violating an order prohibiting indoor dining at restaurants and breweries during the coronavirus pandemic.

JUNEAU — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would "listen to both sides" after his eldest son and a campaign adviser urged him to intervene to block a proposed copper and gold mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay region.

JUNEAU (AP) — A vote to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy will not be on the state's general election ballot in November.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Bears are a fixture of life in Ketchikan, and many residents aren't surprised to see a bear on their porch, in their yard or wandering the neighborhood during the summer months.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Alaska announced 59 new cases of COVID-19 and one new hospitalization on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Health and Social Services.

ANCHORAGE — The first cruise in an already decimated southeast Alaska cruise season came to a devastating end Wednesday when a small ship carrying 36 passengers returned to Juneau because one of the guests had tested positive for COVID-19.

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday postponed action on a resolution to ask Gov. Mike Dunleavy to place stricter safety measures on travelers within Alaska in an attempt to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Conservation groups filed a lawsuit challenging a right-of-way permit through the Northwest Alaska wilderness for an industrial road to the Ambler mining district that was approved by the federal government.

  • Updated

State officials provided more detail Tuesday about how the new testing rules for nonresident visitors to Alaska will function beginning next Tuesday.

  • Updated

The Ketchikan City Council on Thursday will consider the final approval of a formal grant to renovate the former Ketchikan Regional Youth Facility building at 623 Gateway Court to serve as a new home for the Women In Safe Homes shelter.

JUNEAU (AP) — The late-Rep. Gary Knopp's name will appear on the Aug. 18 primary ballot, and should he win, the Alaska Republican Party will be able to petition for a replacement candidate, a Department of Law spokesperson said.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will require masks or face coverings for all staff and students between third and 12th grade, District Superintendent John O'Brien announced.

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday postponed action on a resolution requesting that Gov. Mike Dunleavy enact a new health mandate requiring travelers within the state to get tested and quarantine to reduce transmission of the novel coronavirus.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Two new local positive COVID-19 test results were announced Monday afternoon by the Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — An Alaska telecommunications company has completed a deal to sell its Anchorage TV station to a Georgia company that already owns an Anchorage channel and will now control the state's two leading broadcast news stations.

JUNEAU — A 71-year-old Kodiak man said he was mauled by a bear while running on a mountain trail over the weekend, Alaska State Troopers said.

School principals will meet with district administrators on Wednesday — the principals' first day back to work — to decide what safety measures to use when schools reopen in the fall, Superintendent Beth Lougee announced in a community update released on Sunday afternoon.

JUNEAU (AP) — A marijuana business in Juneau could start allowing onsite cannabis consumption — making it the first business in the city to do so — if given permit approval later this month.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — New cases of COVID-19 continued to rise in Alaska during the two-day period of Friday and Saturday.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A new emergency order in Anchorage will stop indoor service at restaurants and breweries, restrict gathering sizes and require people to work from home if possible to limit the spread of COVID-19.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — On what would’ve been the 45th Anniversary of the Blueberry Arts Festival on Saturday, several running enthusiasts got a jump start on the Virtual Blueberry Race.

  • Updated

Ward Cove is transforming into a cruise ship tourist hub, even as the empty 2020 cruise ship season wears on in Ketchikan.

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly will consider a slew of new proposals at its regular meeting on Monday, including approval of a lease agreement with the Ketchikan School District for office space in the White Cliff Building and a resolution requesting a state health mandate on in-stat…

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Alaska on Friday announced a total of 114 new positive results for COVID-19, with one new death and five new hospitalizations on Thursday.

Residents in the areas of Old Dairy Road, Powerhouse Road and Milky Way Road, south of Ketchikan, recently received notices from the U.S. Postal Service that, as of July 28, mail would no longer be delivered to addresses on those streets “due to road conditions.”

ANCHORAGE — Seven people, including an Alaska state lawmaker, died Friday when two small airplanes collided in midair near the airport in Soldotna, a small community on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula.

BETHEL (AP) — Construction of a new Alaska village by residents trying to escape an encroaching river was slowed by the coronavirus, but an injection of federal relief funds has revived the project.

Even the pickiest of eaters might be able to find a new favorite dish in "Plating up the Tongass," a new culinary project from the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition.

Daniel Hanson had grown up hearing — and later, recounting – the tales of the vessel McKinley, which had been in his family for three generations, but he had never seen the pictures that had been collected by the Tongass Historical Museum.

The Mobile Mammography van that usually visits Prince of Wales Island in the summer will not be making its usual trip this year, due to COVID-19.

The Ketchikan School Board on Wednesday voted to reopen schools in the fall at full capacity, adopting a revised reopening plan as a backup should the district see a surge in cases.

JUNEAU — A man who was clearing a trail behind his property in south-central Alaska was found dead with wounds consistent with a bear attack, Alaska State Troopers said Thursday.