Leila Kheiry, KRBD - Ketchikan


Problems with voting machines in Southeast mean final election results for House districts 35 and 36 won’t be known for a while. Machines in Craig, Klawock, Thorne Bay, Sitka, Kake, Haines, Hydaburg and Metlakatla experienced issues.

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services report shows that for 2017, suicide was the fifth-leading cause of death in the state. Nationally, it’s the 10th-leading cause.

The second half of October brought enough rain for Ketchikan’s electric utility to switch off its diesel generators.

Democratic candidate for Alaska Governor Mark Begich said, like many Alaskans, he was surprised by Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott’s abrupt resignation and withdrawal from the campaign. Listen now

Monday marked the second year for Alaskans to commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day rather than the federal Columbus Day holiday. In Ketchikan, the local UAS Campus Library hosted a celebration of Indigenous culture. Listen now

Bigger and bigger cruise ships bring more and more passengers to the Inside Passage. Southeast Alaska communities are investing more into the tourism industry hoping for a return of that investment. Listen now

A preliminary report by National Transportation Safety Board says the pilot in a non-fatal plane crash likely become disoriented after weather conditions worsened during a trip to Ketchikan. Listen now

Eleven people have survived an airplane crash Tuesday morning on Prince of Wales Island, and were back in Ketchikan early Tuesday afternoon. Listen now

There are no tumbleweeds blowing through the streets of Southeast Alaska towns, but, the region has received less precipitation than usual over the past nine months. Listen now

Recently retired Ketchikan High School teacher and local pastor Doug Edwards has been arrested and charged with three counts of sexual abuse of a minor. Listen now

Floating a new ferry for the first time is a painstakingly long process that involves bursts of activity followed by a lot of waiting around and listening to the hum of machinery. Listen now

A crowd of determined well-wishers braved a wind-driven downpour to cheer the Ketchikan High School team’s return from Texas, where they took top honors at the national competition. Listen now

Ketchikan was warned Tuesday morning to expect a big storm that afternoon, and they weren’t kidding. Weather spotters clocked sustained winds around 70 mph and gusts exceeding 100. Listen now

The body of Marvin Scott, 39, has been recovered. Scott of Ketchikan was caught Sunday in an avalanche on Dude Mountain. Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad teams concluded their recovery efforts Thursday. Listen now

The main theme of Friday’s discussion at the Ketchikan Public Library was “Access.” Listen now

A 39-year-old Ketchikan man was buried in an avalanche while snowboarding on Dude Mountain Sunday afternoon. A search began on Monday, but has been temporarily suspended because of bad weather. Listen now

Ketchikan High School’s Academic Decathlon team won the state championship Saturday in Anchorage. They will be headed to the national competition in April. Listen now

The Alaska Marine Highway System fleet was reduced by one ship as of Friday morning. Ferry officials signed over the Taku to its new owners during a brief ceremony at ferry system headquarters in Ketchikan. Listen now

In Ketchikan, people can come up to the landfill and take what they want, which saves the city time, space and money. Listen now

Every three years, always on a rainy day it seems, Ketchikan practices for a plane crash. The drill involves pretty much every emergency response agency, and a whole lot of volunteers. Listen now