Eric Stone, KRBD - Ketchikan
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.
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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.
While concerns over the coronavirus have knocked out Alaska’s cruise industry for the time being, a question remains about where the huge ships will wait out the pandemic.
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.