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Alaska Editorial: Southeast lawmakers have chance to create working relationships with new governor

The following editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News:Ketchikan has seen better days when it comes to the state Legislature.Sitka Sen. Bert Stedman, who represents Ketchikan and...
Ketchikan assembly rejects meeting prayer proposal

...meetings with prayer, following public testimony from both sides of the issue.The proposal failed 5 to 2 Monday, the Ketchikan Daily News reported.Some of those speaking in favor of meeting prayers talked about the long-standing practice of legislative...
Ketchikan students to use earthquake sensors

KETCHIKAN - Ketchikan students will be using earthquake sensors for class work, beginning next year.The Ketchikan Daily News reported that the Ketchikan School Board on Wednesday unanimously approved a request to spend $31,000 to purchase...
Kayhi fires football coach and the Kayhi activities director.Ketchikan High School Principal Sam Nelson fired Les Silva on Friday, the Ketchikan Daily News reported."Some of the football players came up to the school and confronted our activities director about trying...
Harsh ad gives Begich re-election bid a hiccup

...release of the suspect in the attacks and deemed the ad inaccurate, rating it "pants on fire." The editors of the Ketchikan Daily News wrote that the commercial never should have been created or broadcast. "Most anything seems to go in politics...
Alaska Editorial: The start of a shipbuilding partnership in Alaska

The following editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News: Gov. Sean Parnell told the community over the weekend he plans to build two ferries in the Ketchikan Shipyard and signed a notice...
Police seize meth from couple exiting Alaska ferry

...KETCHIKAN - A California man and his fiancee have been charged with trying to smuggle methamphetamine into Alaska.The Ketchikan Daily News ( ) reports 52-year-old William Riggs and 55-year-old Lisa Soares were searched...
Faulty oil pump delays Alaska ferry's return

...of service since last fall for an overhaul of its engines had its return voyage interrupted by oil pump issue.The Ketchikan Daily News reported the ferry Columbia was to have returned to service this week.But the ferry remains sidelined in Bellingham...
Ketchikan students vote to keep current logo

...logo.Students voted 295 to 53 Thursday in favor of the current logo, which was designed by artist Ray Troll, the Ketchikan Daily News reported.A proposed logo to replace the current one was based on Alaska Native art. That logo was designed...
Ketchikan proposes increases on airport fees

...fees for airplanes and charging motorcycle and scooters the same rate as passenger cars on the Gravina side.The Ketchikan Daily News says the airport operates with a year deficit that runs anywhere from $380,000 to $435,000. That's even...


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