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KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan Public Health officials charted 18 new cases between Friday and Monday evenings, according to an update of the community's virus information dashboard on Monday.

JUNEAU (AP) — The cost to the state for docking an Alaska ferry that has been idled for nearly two years is close to $900,000 a year, with much of that representing insurance costs that were not previously publicly disclosed, CoastAlaska reported on Monday.

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With all ballots reviewed and accounted for, Ketchikan’s 2021 municipal elections are over. More than just deciding the winners, though, the results illuminate which candidates, propositions and issues most animated voters this year.

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KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan Public Health officials charted 13 new cases in the community second consecutive day.

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The Ketchikan City Council held a special meeting Thursday to discuss the local issues surrounding opioid and other substance abuse, and also to hear solutions that have been implemented by local entities, as well as ideas to improve services and save lives.

A special meeting to share information with community members and to hear public comment will be held on Wednesday concerning the application by the City of Ketchikan to secure approval for a Limited Alternative to Filtration for its raw water supply.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan Public Health reported 13 new positive test results for Covid-19 on Thursday, while the community’s count of active cases declined by one to 48.

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KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan Public Health officials on Wednesday logged five new cases in the community, while two individuals were in the COVID-19 unit at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center.

The Ketchikan School Board on Wednesday approved the acceptance of $1.45 million in federal COVID-19 relief money but voted down one of three proposed revisions to its policies.

By the time they are done touring the state on Nov. 1, the Alaska Redistricting Board will have visited 24 communities to gather public comments on six proposed maps for redrawing boundaries of every legislative district in the state.

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KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan Public Health officials reported four new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the lowest single-day case count since Sept. 23, when three cases were reported.

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Three threes and a two are on the Ketchikan School Board's meeting agenda on Wednesday night: three proposed policy revisions, three contracts, three discussion items and two items of new business.

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The Ketchikan City Council has scheduled a special meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday to discuss the local issues surrounding opioid and other substance abuse and overdose incidences.

Jaimie Palmer and Grant EchoHawk will be the newest members of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly after the borough canvassing board tallied a remaining 421 absentee, special needs and questioned ballots on Monday morning.

Stephen Bradford and Keenan Sanderson will join Nicole Anderson on the Ketchikan School Board on Oct. 27, after the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Canvass Board on Monday counted 421 additional ballots cast in the Oct. 5 borough election.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan Public Health officials charted 11 new COVID-19 cases between Saturday and Monday evenings, according to the community data dashboard late Monday afternoon.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Randy Williams has been appointed tribal administrator of the Ketchikan Indian Community, according to an announcement from the KIC Tribal Council.

Members of the Alaska Redistricting Board visited Ketchikan on Wednesday to hear feedback from the community on six final map proposals that the board is using to decide how to redraw Alaska's legislative districts for the next 10 years.

Early talks toward the potential of building a new grocery store in Saxman are underway.

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KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Fifteen new COVID-19 cases were counted in Ketchikan on Friday by local Public Health officials, according to the community's virus information dashboard.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan independent Rep. Dan Ortiz will seek a fifth term in Alaska’s House of Representatives next year, he confirmed to the Daily News on Friday.

The final unofficial vote counts were in by Thursday afternoon for the City of Ketchikan’s regular municipal election, which included a race between four candidates for two 3-year Ketchikan City Council seats, in addition to an uncontested race for the city mayor position.

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KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan Public Health officials reported nine new COVID-19 cases on Thursday evening, according to an update of the community's virus information dashboard.

The Ketchikan City Council in its regular meeting Thursday approved each of the motions on its agenda unanimously, including motions to defer a joint resolution to oppose a proposed state sales tax bill, to hire a local construction company to complete a $6.6 million water line project, and …

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KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Twelve new COVID-19 cases were added to the Ketchikan Public Health online virus data dashboard on Wednesday, while one person was in the COVID-19 unit at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center.

The Ketchikan City Council in its regular meeting Thursday is set to consider accepting a bid by BAM construction to replace the Schoenbar Road raw water transmission main for a total of $6.6 million, including a 10% contingency cost.

Ketchikan Gateway Borough voters elected former Ketchikan School Board Member Stephen Bradford to another three-year term on the board, with incumbent Nicole Anderson and newcomer Keenan Sanderson coming in second and third place, respectively, for the ballots counted on Tuesday.

Votes from the Ketchikan Gateway Borough election counted on Tuesday favored Jaimie Palmer and Grant EchoHawk to join the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly. But until the more than 400 absentee, special needs and questioned ballots are tallied by the borough canvass board next week, those s…

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KETCHIKAN (KDN) — A multi-million-dollar project to renovate three fields in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough will move forward after voters approved Proposition 2 in Tuesday's borough election.

Tuesday’s City of Ketchikan election shows lone mayoral candidate Dave Kiffer making an effortless play for that seat and two leaders pulling ahead in a field of four contenders for the two available council seats in unofficial vote tallies.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan Public Health officials charted eight new cases in the community on Tuesday, according to the online virus data dashboard.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — It's election day, with the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, City of Ketchikan and City of Saxman regular municipal elections to be decided.  

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan Public Health officials tallied a combined 24 cases between Saturday and Monday, according to the community's virus data dashboard.

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday unanimously voted down a proposed joint resolution opposing a statewide sales tax, citing disagreements about the relevance and necessity of such a resolution. The cities of Saxman and Ketchikan are set to discuss the joint resolution at upcom…

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Editor’s note: The 2021 City of Ketchikan municipal election scheduled for Oct. 5 includes two 3-year seats available on the Ketchikan City Council. There are four candidates in the council race. The names of three candidates — Jai Mahtani, Janalee Gage and Lallette Kistler — will appear on …

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday will meet to discuss a proposed joint resolution with the cities of Ketchikan and Saxman opposing the introduction of a statewide sales tax.

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KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan Public health officials logged 16 new local cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bumping the community’s total of active cases up to 67 as of that evening.

The Alaska Redistricting Board will visit Ketchikan on Wednesday to present its final roster of redistricting maps to the community and solicit feedback as it works to redraw Alaska's political boundaries.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) —Ketchikan High School still is on pace to host the Region V cross country meet at Ward Lake on Saturday — although start times will be a little later than originally scheduled.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan Public Health officials reported eight new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, and three people were hospitalized locally in the PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center COVID-19 unit.

Ketchikan Gateway Borough voters will see two propositions on the borough ballot in Tuesday's local election ballot. Here's an overview of what they would do.

Editor’s note: The 2021 City of Ketchikan municipal election is scheduled for Oct. 5. The election includes the Ketchikan city mayor position, for which one candidate, Dave Kiffer, is on the ballot. Kiffer participated in a written forum with the Ketchikan Daily News, and his response is inc…

On Sept. 23, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski introduced a bill to amend the Passenger Vessel Services Act to prevent a total shutdown of Southeast Alaska's cruise ship season in the future.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Five new COVID-19 cases were identified in Ketchikan on Wednesday, according to a late afternoon update of the Ketchikan Public Health virus data dashboard.

Editor’s note: The 2021 election for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly is scheduled for Oct. 5. There are five candidates for the two 3-year seats open in the Assembly election. These candidates are Darlene d-Svenson, Jason Button, Grant EchoHawk, Carlow Weimer and Jaimie Palmer. The ca…

Alaska Legal Services Corp., which provides free civil legal services for low income Alaskans, has reported an uptick in its case load that has continued since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.