Eric Stone, KRBD - Ketchikan
State regulators say a private sewer system polluted a Ketchikan creek. Nearby residents say they’ve been complaining about their tap water for years.
Ketchikan resident Eileen Casey is one of three Pioneer Home residents taking the state to court to prevent it from hiking monthly rates by as much as 140 percent.
Places like Ketchikan, Wrangell and as far north as Juneau are still in “moderate drought.”
Private developers want to build a cruise ship dock in Ketchikan’s Ward Cove — one of the clearest examples yet of Ketchikan’s economic transformation from timber to tourism.
A view of Ketchikan from the top of the Edmonds Street stairs. (Photo courtesy of the state) Ketchikan’s source of drinking water might have too much bacteria, and...
The Nova Scotia-based mining company Ucore says rare earth elements are buried deep below Bokan Mountain on the southern end of Prince of Wales Island. But now environmentalists worry that a proposed mine won’t get a thorough enough review.
The blast happened around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and closed the road for nearly seven hours.
Developers want to put in a two-berth floating dock at Ward Cove, a narrow bay seven miles north of downtown Ketchikan — but local residents have expressed concerns about traffic and pollution.
In a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers, which is reviewing a permit to build a two-berth dock for megaships, the city’s elected leaders questioned whether the project was in the community’s best interest.
Ketchikan school administration officials have walked back a proposed cell phone policy that had explicitly warned students they could expect no privacy on their devices while on school grounds.
Payments in lieu of taxes from the federal government help support communities around Alaska. But the payments are discretionary, which makes it hard for cities and boroughs to plan — and local leaders are now asking Congress take a longer-term approach.
The two communities have been linked by state ferry since 1963, and the end of the service will mean big changes for people trying to get from Southeast Alaska to the North American road system.