The Alaska Legislature is about two weeks into the current session. KRBD’s Leila Kheiry talked with House District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz to get a sense of how the session is going, so far.
Rep. Ortiz says the atmosphere in Juneau is pretty positive, with most lawmakers focused on resolving the state’s $3.5 billion deficit rather than delaying action.
The Race to Alaska is coming back, and this year will include a team from Alaska.
The Alaska Marine Highway System released its summer 2016 ferry schedule Tuesday, and as expected, it includes trimmed-down service.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly opted on Saturday to not ask the Alaska Supreme Court to reconsider its decision regarding the borough’s education funding lawsuit.
The Alaska Supreme Court announced Friday morning that it has ruled in favor of the state of Alaska in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s lawsuit challenging the state’s required local contribution for education.
Despite nearly an hour of strong public comment in opposition, the Ketchikan City Council voted Thursday to move forward with a temporary ban on retail marijuana within city limits.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly adopted three ordinances Monday that put local regulations in place for any future marijuana business in the borough.
The contentious wolf hunting and trapping season on Prince of Wales Island will close on Sunday. Conservation groups previously filed an ESA petition for the POW wolf population which is currently being reviewed.
Pot was the main topic of conversation during Monday’s meeting of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly, as it considered an ordinance to establish regulations for a commercial marijuana industry.
This year’s National Christmas Tree is a 74-foot spruce from Alaska’s Chugach National Forest. The tree is traveling across the U.S. on its way to Washington, D.C., and as of Sunday, was in Indiana.
Rescue crews and family members of 22-year-old Justin Nathan continued searching for him on Sunday, the fifth day that he has been missing on Deer Mountain, but found no clues.
A 22-year-old Ketchikan man remains missing on Deer Mountain as the search stretched into a third day.
A Southeast Alaska commercial fishing couple is headed to Oman, on the southern Arabian Peninsula. They’re taking about a hundred pounds of frozen wild Alaska salmon with them on a diplomatic trip to share American culture, Alaska seafood and small business management techniques.
Ketchikan’s animal shelter has gotten some relief in recent weeks after rescuing more than 40 animals from one home in early October.
The U.S. Departments of the Interior and Agriculture announced Friday that they have updated subsistence management regulations defining which parts of Alaska are rural or non-rural, marking a likely end to the City of Saxman’s struggle to regain its rural subsistence status.
The Gravina Island Access Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement process has moved forward now that the State of Alaska has chosen its preferred alternative, but Ketchikan officials were not excited about the choice.
A petition asking for emergency Endangered Species Act listing for Prince of Wales Island wolves was essentially denied by the U.S. Department of the Interior office in Anchorage.
PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center announced this week that it has been awarded a $3.6 million grant for the entire PeaceHealth system from the federal Department of Health and Human Services to help improve community health through changing clinical practices.
After several years of growth, Southeast Alaska’s economy is shrinking again. It’s not by much, but the numbers show few reasons for optimism.
Change was the theme of the Alaska Marine Highway System presentation during Day 1 of Southeast Conference’s annual fall meeting in Prince Rupert, British Columbia.