Eric Stone, KRBD - Ketchikan
Metlakatla avoided the coronavirus for nearly eight months. But that streak ended Thursday when an unnamed resident tested positive, prompting a 72-hour lockdown.
The World War II-vintage tugboat has been a fixture on Gastineau Channel and became a jurisdictional tug-of-war between city, state and Coast Guard officials after it broke its anchor line on state tidelands more than two years ago.
Proponents of the change say that the industry is at risk of disappearing, while environmentalists and Indigenous tribes say that logging threatens the ecosystem.
Heavy rains toppled trees and buried roads on Prince of Wales Island Monday. Local and state transportation crews are responding to at least seven landslides blocking roads on the Southeast Alaska island.
The mayor cross-examined public testifiers in the unusual hearing on the resolution at the Ketchikan Borough Assembly.
In a nonbinding resolution, the borough assembly asked for state protections for sexual orientation and gender identity, as the city's resolution doesn't necessarily apply to outlying areas.
Bring home troops, sell federal lands: Libertarian presidential candidate pitches vision to Alaskans
Jorgensen pitched unorthodox ideas for dealing with pollution and managing federal lands.
Ketchikan recorded 47 inches of rain from June to August.
Carnival and Royal Caribbean already announced that they wouldn't be sailing to Alaska.
Ketchikan officials warn of potential ‘wide community spread’ of COVID-19 after traveler broke quarantine
A COVID-infected visitor did not follow quarantine requirements after arriving in the community.
Crowds turn out to protest outside Ketchikan shop that reportedly refused service for same-sex wedding
More than 100 people showed up to the "demonstration of love" outside of the flower shop. The owners of the shop declined to comment on the advice of their lawyer.
The state health mandate that requires a 14-day quarantine for people who arrive from out-of-state is set to expire Friday. After that, visitors and Alaskans returning to the state will be asked to take a test within 72 hours of boarding an Alaska-bound flight.
Chris Cumings isn't a traditional candidate, but he says that's why he's running.
The Alaska Municipal League is asking for a moratorium on cruise ship arrivals until mutually agreed-upon protocols can be established.
The new bill would slow rate increases to match inflation instead of instituting a one-time price hike.
The news brings the estimated loss of 2020 passengers to about 70% of what was expected.
Ketchikan’s distance learning program was ready to scale up. So why did the state go with Florida’s?
Education officials in Alaska were surprised when the Dunleavy administration announced a one-year, $525,000 contract with an out-of-state digital school offering similar services to the Alaska Digital Academy.
Ketchikan’s rec center was supposed to house homeless during pandemic. An early re-opening has critics worried.
Ketchikan officials want to reopen the rec center as soon as possible in order to provide physical wellness opportunities for residents, but homelessness advocates worry that closing the shelter early could risk spreading the coronavirus.
Local leaders say that the state is collecting personal information on travelers entering the community, but isn't sharing it with local officials who need it in order to enforce quarantine.
Even after being cleared by health officials, Russell Wodehouse says people treat him differently because he had the disease.