Eric Stone, KRBD - Ketchikan

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Ketchikan Gateway Borough mayor fights for local funding from feds

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.

Prince Rupert ferry cancellation shocks Ketchikan community

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.

Ketchikan City Council to consider port fee hike

The current dockage rate was set in 1991, and the base rate hasn’t been adjusted for inflation since.