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  1. Ketchikan-area lawmakers push for island-wide tobacco taxRead the original story

    14 min ago | KFQD-AM Anchorage

    Ketchikan government officials are pushing for an island-wide tobacco tax that would include e-cigarettes. The Ketchikan Daily News reports that the Cooperative Relations Committee, a joint group of the Ketchikan City Council and the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly, unanimously voted Friday to work toward an excise tax on all cigarettes and tobacco products.


  2. Bullet prompts partial evacuation, delays at Juneau airportRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 31 | KFQD-AM Anchorage

    The Juneau, Alaska, airport was partially evacuated after a bullet was found on a passenger ramp before a flight. The unfired, .22-caliber bullet was found Tuesday morning, prompting the removal of passengers on two Alaska Airlines planes, one of which was bound for Seattle.


  3. Ketchikan authorities release name of man killed in fireRead the original story

    Friday Mar 27 | KFQD-AM Anchorage

    Ketchikan fire authorities have identified a man killed in a residential fire as 60-year-old George Mather Jr. Ketchikan radio station KRBD reports Mather died of smoke inhalation in the Monday morning fire. Mather lived at the home.


  4. Faulty wiring blamed for fatal Ketchikan fireRead the original story

    Mar 25, 2015 | KFQD-AM Anchorage

    Ketchikan authorities are blaming faulty wiring for a residential fire that left one man dead. Ketchikan radio station KRBD reports the cause of the Monday morning fire in the 2100 block of First Avenue was determined to be an electrical wiring problem.


  5. Ketchikan responders say 1 person dead in house fireRead the original story

    Mar 24, 2015 | KFQD-AM Anchorage

    Ketchikan authorities say one person has died in a residential fire. The Ketchikan Daily News newspaper says the fire was reported just after 7 a.m. Monday.


  6. Ketchikan borough assembly denies Saxman rezoning requestRead the original story

    Mar 17, 2015 | KFQD-AM Anchorage

    Saxman has lost its request for a zoning change that would have allowed it to bring in mobile buildings that proponents said would benefit tourists to the southeast Alaska community. Ketchikan radio station KRBD reports the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly denied the rezoning request Monday.


  7. Ketchikan assembly approves creation of advisory pot panelRead the original story

    Mar 3, 2015 | KFQD-AM Anchorage

    The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly has approved creation of a local marijuana advisory committee to deal impacts from the recent legalization of marijuana in the state. Ketchikan radio station KRBD reports the original proposal for the local panel called for eight members.


  8. Court of Appeals rejects Rachelle Waterman appealRead the original story

    Feb 9, 2015 | KFQD-AM Anchorage

    The Alaska Court of Appeals has denied the appeal of a southeast Alaska woman convicted as a teenager of criminal negligent homicide in the death of her mother. The Ketchikan Daily News reports the Appeals Court confirmed that Rachelle Waterman of Craig was properly prosecuted as an adult in the 2004 death of Lauri Waterman.


  9. Public show support for commercial pot in KetchikanRead the original story

    Feb 9, 2015 | KFQD-AM Anchorage

    An informational meeting on marijuana in Ketchikan drew public support for the upcoming regulation of commercial pot. The Ketchikan Daily News reports members of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly and Ketchikan City Council wanted to give locals an opportunity to express opinions on how marijuana should be regulated on the island.


  10. State to appeal court decision in school funding caseRead the original story

    Jan 28, 2015 | KFQD-AM Anchorage

    The state plans to appeal a court ruling that invalidated a requirement that local school districts help pay for education. The Department of Law, in a release, also said the state will request a stay of the ruling.


  11. University of Alaska Southeast closes bookstoreRead the original story

    Jan 15, 2015 | KFQD-AM Anchorage

    The University of Alaska Southeast has closed its money draining student bookstore. KTOO reports the store closed at the end of 2014.


  12. Trial begins for Ketchikan fisherman charged in diver deathRead the original story

    Jan 14, 2015 | KFQD-AM Anchorage

    The trial of a 33-year-old Ketchikan commercial fisherman charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide has begun in Ketchikan. Joshua Wodyga is charged in the death on Oct. 8, 2013, of 32-year-old Levi Adams, of Leawood, Kansas, a diver attempting to harvest sea cucumbers.


  13. Tongass National Forest supervisor to retire in AprilRead the original story

    Jan 8, 2015 | KFQD-AM Anchorage

    The Ketchikan Daily News reports Forrest Cole has set his retirement for April. Cole has been forest supervisor since 2003.


  14. Alaska historian dies of cancerRead the original story

    Jan 8, 2015 | KFQD-AM Anchorage

    A woman who wrote 13 books and more than 100 articles, many about the history of Southeast Alaska, has died. Patricia Roppel of Wrangell was 76. Her daughter, Cindy Baird, tells The Associated Press that Roppel died of cancer Jan. 6, 2015, in Bellevue, Washington.


  15. Canadian mine near Alaska border wins approvalRead the original story

    Dec 22, 2014 | KFQD-AM Anchorage

    The Canadian government is allowing a proposed open-pit mine near the southeast Alaska border to advance. Canada's Ministry of the Environment on Friday found the Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects when mitigation measures are taken into account.


  16. Ceremony planned for start of ferry constructionRead the original story

    Dec 8, 2014 | KFQD-AM Anchorage

    The company building two new Alaska ferries will conduct a ceremonial laying of the keels next weekend. The Ketchikan Daily News reports Vigor Alaska has scheduled the event for Saturday afternoon at the Ketchikan Shipyard.


  17. Ketchikan assembly rejects meeting prayer proposalRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2014 | KFQD-AM Anchorage

    The Ketchikan Daily News reports the proposal failed 5 to 2 Monday following public testimony from both sides of the issue. Some of those speaking in favor of meeting prayers talked about the long-standing practice of legislative prayers in the nation.


  18. Small southeast community becomes new Alaska cityRead the original story

    Oct 17, 2014 | KFQD-AM Anchorage

    The Juneau Empire reports that a state commissioner signed incorporation documents this week for Edna Bay, which has a population of 49. The community is located on Kosciusko Island 90 miles northwest of Ketchikan. State officials say Edna Bay is the first community to incorporate since 2004.


  19. Harbormasters set to attend Ketchikan conferenceRead the original story

    Oct 13, 2014 | KFQD-AM Anchorage

    Ketchikan Port and Harbors director Steve Corporon says about 90 participants are expected from communities in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.


  20. Ketchikan installs tsunami warning sirensRead the original story

    Oct 6, 2014 | KFQD-AM Anchorage

    A pair of sirens has been installed in Ketchikan to warn of tsunamis. The Ketchikan Daily News reports the city fire department used an $80,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association for the warning system.


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