The Key To Increasing Educational Engagement
The Key To Increasing Educational Engagement
The Key To Increasing Educational Engagement

Eric Stone, KRBD - Ketchikan

An Alaska state ferry waiting at a dock

After nearly 3 years, Alaska Marine Highway resumes service to Prince Rupert, B.C.

Ferry officials put the route on hold in September 2019 over a dispute over whether U.S. Customs officials could carry guns.
A sailboat passing between shore and a cruise ship

Seattle crew wins 2022 Race to Alaska, reaching Ketchikan ‘days in front of anyone else’

The three-man crew aboard a 44-foot Riptide monohull sailed into Ketchikan’s Thomas Basin harbor Monday afternoon.
two people smile and wave in dresses

Ketchikan’s assembly to consider asking voters to cut library funding in response to drag queen event

Former Assembly member John Harrington cites the library’s decision to host a drag queen for a children’s storytime in a letter requesting the cut.
A man gesticulating behind a desk

Alaska Senate approves budget that includes $5,500 payments to residents

Sen. Mike Shower, R-Wasilla, said the proposal would give the Senate room to negotiate the final figure with the House.
white pills in a plastic bag

Ketchikan advocates call for local, state and federal action to address opioid crisis

Deborah Asper, with the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition, says one part of the issue is the rise of strong, synthetic opioids.
Logs stacked near a road

The Roadless Rule is supposed to protect wild places. What went wrong in the Tongass National Forest?

The Tongass has been the heart of the logging industry in Alaska for decades, starting in the 1950s with the arrival of pulp mills.
A cruise ship with a mountain in the background.

Cruise ships visiting Alaska this summer will require most passengers to be vaccinated

Under a proposal from Royal Caribbean, 95% of crew and all eligible passengers 12 and older are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
A view from a plane of steep slopes, with poor visibility

Federal investigators outline circumstances of fatal August 2021 Misty Fjords crash

Investigators have not yet pointed to a cause for the crash.
A ship on the water

The Malaspina ferry could be reborn as a museum for the Alaska Marine Highway

State transportation authorities announced Monday that they’d entered negotiations to sell the Malaspina to the owners of a private cruise ship dock in Ketchikan’s Ward Cove.
A ferry at dock

Alaska Marine Highway to resume Prince Rupert ferry link after 2-year hiatus

A dispute over whether U.S. border guards would be allowed to carry guns on Canadian soil led authorities to pause sailings in 2019. Then the pandemic hit.
A ship in the water

US and Russian scientists are still working together to solve salmon mysteries

Tensions continue to simmer in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. But the United States and Russia are still working together on at least one issue: salmon.
Don Young seated and looking to his left, at the camera

Don Young floats bill that would seize Russian yachts and merchant ships

Young’s proposal wouldn’t just require the seizure of pleasure yachts — it includes Russian commercial vessels as targets for seizure.
The front entrance of a high school

Ketchikan school district apologizes for racist remarks by students at basketball game

Some Ketchikan students hurled “racist remarks and sounds” at players from Metlakatla during a high school basketball game, according to the investigation.
A baby in a tu-tu

Two, two-two, two-two… tutu? Ketchikan residents celebrate a very special Tuesday.

"The girls were all like, did you you know it's two two-two two-two?" Romanda Simpson said. "And so they laughed and said, 'Let's do a tutu event!' And it was born."
A postal service truck goes up in flames

Friday night in Ketchikan, a mail truck went up in flames

“It started in the front, it blew out the windshield, it popped the tires. The fire was so intense that it actually burned holes in the sides of the door,” said Jeff Fitzwater, the photographer who captured spectacular images of the fire.
A building.

Students speak out about allegations of racism at Ketchikan-Metlakatla basketball game

Students spoke out Wednesday about allegations of racism in the stands at a recent Ketchikan High School basketball game. The school district has launched an investigation into what it described as “racial insensitivity” after photos circulated...
The front entrance of a high school

Ketchikan’s school district is investigating allegations of racism at a basketball game against Alaska’s only Native reservation

Some Ketchikan High School students dressed up as cowboys during a basketball game against its rivals from Alaska’s only Native reservation. The Ketchikan school district is investigating.
A white and blue sign outside of a multi-story white and blue medical building.

Former PeaceHealth nurses accuse hospital system of culture of retaliation against employees

It’s not the first time PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center has been scrutinized by federal labor officials for allegedly retaliating against its workforce. The hospital was accused of violating federal labor laws on retaliation four times in 2015.