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9 killed when float plane crashes in Misty Fjords

...The cruise ship had been scheduled to leave the city at 1 p.m., but it remained in port Thursday evening, The Ketchikan Daily News reported.The airline's website advertises tours of the more than 3,000-square-mile Misty Fjord National...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-26/9-killed-when-plane-crashes-sightseeing
State
Border crossing between Hyder, Canada open again

...closing from midnight until 8 a.m. as part of a Canada Border Services Agency cost-cutting measure, reported the Ketchikan Daily News.The change had restricted Alaskans' access to emergency medical care and officials in both countries say it...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-24/border-crossing-between-hyder-canada-op
State
Three Washington men win inaugural sailing contest from Port Townsend to Ketchikan

...The finish was first reported by KRBD-FM and the Ketchikan Daily News.Al Hughes, Graeme Escarey and Matt Severson...contest's announcement video last year.Hughes told the Ketchikan Daily News that the Elsie Piddock hit Johnstone Strait along...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-15/three-washington-man-win-inaugural-sail
State
State calls for appeals against Vallenar Bay timber sale

...to sell timber from the Vallenar Bay unit of the Southeast State Forest on Gravina Island are due by May 27.The Ketchikan Daily News reported that the state decided May 4 that the sale was in the best interest of Alaska. The amount of available...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-20/state-calls-appeals-against-vallenar-ba
State
Ketchikan lawmakers push for island-wide tobacco tax

...Borough Assembly, unanimously voted Friday to work toward an excise tax on all cigarettes and tobacco products, the Ketchikan Daily News reported.The committee includes City Council Members Dick Coose, Bob Sivertsen and DeAnn Karlson along with...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-28/ketchikan-lawmakers-push-island-wide-to
State
US Senator wants to change federal 'rural' label process

...Murkowski, a Republican, would reinstate the list of rural Alaska communities as it stood prior to 2007, reports the Ketchikan Daily News.In that year, the Federal Subsistence Board's rural determination criteria put Saxman within Ketchikan's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-14/us-senator-wants-change-federal-rural-l
State
Alaska Editorial: A virtuous cycle

The following editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News: Statistics suggest that running a small business isn't easy.Jennifer Clark, a regional advocate with the U.S. Small Business...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-12/alaska-editorial-virtuous-cycle
Opinion
Alaska Editorial: The little cog

The following editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News: A piece of equipment at the Klawock Airport serves as a small reminder of an important function of government.A National Weather...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-21/alaska-editorial-little-cog
Opinion
Alaska Editorial: Washington state should focus on its own plate

The following editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News:Having solved virtually every issue in their home jurisdictions, the Seattle City Council and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee are...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-05/alaska-editorial-washington-state-sho
Opinion
Veterans housing goes up for Ketchikan tribal members

...Three single-bedroom apartments may soon be available to veterans living in the Ketchikan Indian Community.The Ketchikan Daily News reported that a triplex building for veterans is under construction near the Ketchikan Creek.KIC Development...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-24/veterans-housing-goes-ketchikan-tribal-
State

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