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Is this the world's worst commercial?
This week's most popular viral videos include a thirsty moose, a day in the life of a pizza handling tool, a stunning killer whale attack, sleepy cats with watermelons, what's being called the world's worst commercial and a tortoise chasing a remote control truck.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Maritime industry plans to become more local
Alaska wants to help residents take control of the maritime industry, and now there's a plan to prove it.
Video: Sea lion flipped 20 feet into air by killer whale
Folks on a charter fishing boat saw exactly how the killer whale earned its name during an excursion off Ketchikan, Alaska last week.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Capital City Weekly
Ketchikan man wins Emmy Award
Ketchikan-born Nathan Nance has earned a Creative Arts Emmy for his work on the hit Netflix show "House of Cards."
HD36 primary numbers
House District 36 had a reasonably good turnout for Tuesday's primary election, with about 24 percent of registered voters showing up at the polls.
Ketchikan Daily News
Ketchikan has more than 2,000 school-age children who need capable leadership, people who will set policy and oversee that it is followed.
Klein is the apparent HD36 Republican nominee
Chere Klein, a Ketchikan resident who has worked for the past couple of years in the Legislature for now-retiring Rep. Peggy Wilson apparently won the Republican nomination Tuesday for her boss's seat.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Local man charged with vehicle theft, DUI, drugs
A 24-year-old Ketchikan man faces two felony charges and a misdemeanor after police found him unresponsive behind the wheel of a running vehicle Monday.
Sea lion is tossed 20 feet in the air by killer whale in Ketchikan, Alaska
Two shot and 31 arrested as violence descends on Ferguson for a NINTH night: State trooper hits out at 'violent agitators' using demonstrations to commit crimes as town resembles a war zone 'I only have two to three years left to live': Pope Francis speaks about his death as he hints at 'nerve problems' and early retirement 'Do not be fooled into ... (more)
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Assembly approves increased airport fees
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly adopted an ordinance Monday that will raise various airport fees, including the cost to ride the airport ferry.
Anchorage Daily News
Alaska's Anti-Discrimination Act: An achievement and a necessity
OPINION: Ernest Gruening took pride in Alaska's Anti-Discrimination Act, but racism didn't vanish with the stroke of a pen.
Three more file for local elected office
Three more candidates have filed for local office. Ketchikan City Council Member Dick Coose seeks to keep his seat while Kevin Staples, a political newcomer filed to run for Council; and former Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly Member David Landis is running for borough mayor.
Job Service Report
A public hearing and second reading for an ordinance that would increase a number of fees at the airport, including the cost to ride the ferry, is on Monday's Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly agenda.
Ketchikan Daily News
Get out and vote
Gubernatorial, congressional and legislative races will be on the primary ballot, along with Ballot Measure 1. While the measure will be decided, the candidates who acquire the most votes will proceed to the November general election.
USCG Crew Tows Disabled Vessel Near Ketchikan, Alaska
A Coast Guard boatcrew from Station Ketchikan assisted two boaters after their 15-foot vessel became disabled near Ketchikan, Sunday.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Watch killer whale throw sea lion 20ft in the air with flick of its tail
Video captures moment huge whale flips the sea lion out of the water, sending it spinning a dozen times though the air The awesome power of a killer whale was laid bare when this unfortunate sea lion was sent into a spectacular airborne spin after a tail flick from the aquatic beast.
Ketchikan ballet director raises 'the barre'
We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
New Power for AlaskanTug
It has been said that, "There is no reason to design or build an ugly boat." This is clearly a dictum that those who designed and built the Noman O adhered to.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Area teachers learn to use art in the classroom
How do you incorporate visual art into a history class? Or theater into a math class? Ketchikan public school teachers had the chance to answer questions like these in a two-week arts program called the Basic Arts Institute.
The Miami Herald
Mat-Su officials face deadline on ferry grant
This May 2013 photo from the Alaska Journal of Commerce shows the ferry Susitna in Ketchikan, Alaska.