Eric Stone, KRBD - Ketchikan
This transmission electron microscope image shows the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The virus was isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab....
Officials reiterated the importance of staying home given the exponential growth in coronavirus cases in Ketchikan.
Two healthcare workers are among Ketchikan’s six confirmed coronavirus cases. That’s according to a Sunday afternoon news release from PeaceHealth, the Washington state-based nonprofit that runs Ketchikan’s hospital.
The case adds to additional two that were reported by the state this week.
An early-morning rock slide Thursday may put a Ketchikan grocery out of business. No one was hurt in the rockfall.
Southeast Alaska is hosting increasingly bigger cruise ships. But the region’s fleet of tugs remains the same size. What happens if a megaship loses power? Right now, there might not be the tug resources they need.
Pioneer Home residents saw huge rate increases last year. A new senate bill could help reduce those costs.
Last September, residents at the six Pioneer Homes across Alaska saw their rates jump between 40 and 140 percent.
Fairbanks investor John Binkley of the Ward Cove Dock Group says the hope is to get the berths in place for this season.
(Creative Commons) City officials in Saxman are asking the community’s 400 residents to limit water use as temperatures remain well below freezing. That’s because the small city’s primary...
State marijuana regulators are scheduled to consider the permit later this month. If approved, Cannabis Corner could be among the first marijuana cafes in Alaska.
Meteorologists say the snowfall was fairly normal for Ketchikan this time of year.
Three Pioneer Home residents had filed suit after monthly rates more than doubled: with top tier residents liable to owe $15,000 a month for state-run assisted living.
After serving a search warrant at a logging camp near Keete Inlet, Alaska State Troopers say they found small amounts of meth and evidence that the drugs were being distributed.
The agreement gives tribal leaders or their designees 20 percent of the seats on district hiring committees. In exchange, KIC will provide higher education funding for Alaska Native teachers, who will then be eligible to be hired by the school district.
A Sitka jury in May convicted 30-year-old Hydaburg resident Albert Peter Macasaet III of first-degree murder for strangling his then-girlfriend, 27-year-old Judylee Guthrie.
Advocates say adding tribal voices to the hiring process would give Native students positive role models, and encourage them to stay in school and graduate.
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.”
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