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October 06, 2016

Front Page Feature Photo By SUSAN HOYT

Clover Pass: Humpback
Humpback whales have been observed in the Clover Pass area over the last several days breaching and bubble net feeding. This whale was photographed breaching on October 2nd. When a humpback whale breaches, it essentially jumps out of the water and whirls around -often numerous times in a row, but sometimes merely once. The precise motives behind humpback whale's breaching behavior are uncertain. One such theory is the transmission of messages; some say breaching could be a territorial action, others say it could be a standard cleanliness routine. Whatever the motives, a Humpback whale breaching is a joy to behold.
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October 04, 2016
Ketchikan Borough Election

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Voter Turnout: 27%
10,288 Registered Voters:
2,762 Voter Turnout at Polls;
231 questioned ballots; 268 absentee ballots; and 4 special needs ballots.

The Canvas Board met on October 05, 2016 to count questioned, absentee & special needs ballots. The certified Canvan Board's results become official with certified by the Borough Assembly.

KTN Borough Assembly
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Rodney Dial
903 (1,057 final)
Filed 08/01/16
Statement Published 08/30/16
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Keith Smith
660 (801 final)
Filed 08/15/16
Published 09/20/16

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794 (939 final)
Filed 08/24/16
Statement Published 09/14/16
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958 (1,143 final)
Filed 08/25/16
Statement Published 09/08/16
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David Timmerman
779 (931 final)
Filed 08/25/16
Published 09/22/16

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1 Seat Open
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David Landis
1,803 (2,152 final)
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Published 09/28/16

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Conan Matthew Steele
685 (818 final)
Published 09/21/16

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931 (1,078 final)
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765 (892 final)
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Julie Isom
672 (783 final)
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Spencer S. Strassburg
486 (565 final)
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KGB PROP 1 - Tobacco Excise Tax

Yes 1,158
1,400 final
No 1,115
1,327 final

KGB PROP 2 - Extension of School CIP Sales Tax of 1/2%

Yes 1,491
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No 774
913 final

Ketchikan: Ketchikan Named Southeast Alaska Community of the Year; Alaska Airlines Named Business of the Year - Petersburg laid out the red carpet for over 200 members of Southeast Conference participating in the organization’s 2016 Annual Meeting held September 20th-22nd.

2016 Southeast Community of the Year - Ketchikan
Pictured are Glen Thompson, Chelsea Goucher, Stephen Bradford, & Bob Sivertsen all of Ketchikan & Shelly Wright the Executive Director of Southeast Conference.
Photo courtesy Southeast Conference

Highlights of the meeting included the release of the annual Southeast by the Numbers report prepared by Rain Coast Data, along with the new regional 2020 Economic Plan, a Maritime Works panel discussion, the roll out of new community energy planning concepts, energy efficiency and project highlights from around the region, along with numerous presentations on a variety of topics ranging from mariculture to education to mining.

Particular focus was given to the group discussion on the conference’s Alaska Marine Highway Reform Project. The Annual Meeting doubled as a working meeting of the AMHS Reform Project Steering Committee to review a ferry governance analysis. A special thank you is extended to Lt. Governor Byron Mallott for his inspiration and leadership to bring real change and sustainability to the ferry system as well as his recognition of our work on the statewide Marine Highway System Reform Project during his keynote remarks.

Ketchikan was awarded the Community of the Year award in honor of their enthusiastic and meaningful support of the Alaska Marine Highway Reform Project both through individual participation and financial support. “On behalf of the Assembly as well as all the citizens in Ketchikan, I would like to say that we’re both thrilled and proud of this exceptional honor,” said Mayor David Landis. “Ketchikan is a vibrant and charming community within the region, and we welcome visitors and new neighbors alike."

The award of Business of the Year was given to Alaska Airlines for their exemplary service to the people and communities of our region, and leading our region to a record number of air passenger arrivals in 2015. Alaska Airlines is honored to have received the Business of the Year Award from Southeast Conference," said Marilyn Romano, regional vice-president. "Like many places in Alaska, we realize the important role air transportation plays in keeping our Southeast communities economically vibrant. We take our commitment seriously and appreciate the recognition of so many that mean so much to us. Thank you on behalf of all of our employees that call Alaska home."

The membership passed one resolution in support of and urging passing of the Alaska Mental Health Land Exchange Act of 2016, and the membership were also encouraged to explore changes to the State of Alaska Mariculture Loan Fund program. Haines has been selected to host Southeast Conference’s Annual Meeting in 2017. - More...
Thursday PM - October 06, 2016

Southeast Alaska: Statement of Cooperation on the Protection of Transboundary Waters Signed Today - Building on the cooperative relationship between Alaska and British Columbia, Alaska Lt. Governor Byron Mallott, along with British Columbia Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett, and British Columbia Minister of Environment Mary Polak today signed a Statement of Cooperation on the Protection of Transboundary Waters (SoC).

The Statement of Cooperation implements Section 2 of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), originally signed between British Columbia and Alaska in November 2015, which recognized and formalized the mutual commitment of Alaska and British Columbia to protect and enhance the shared environment, including trans-boundary rivers, watersheds and fisheries, for the benefit of both jurisdictions. Alaska Tribes, Southeast Alaska municipalities, citizens and environmental groups were able to review the drafts and make suggestions over the course of the past year. The SoC seeks to strengthen collaboration and communication among tribes, BC First Nations and the full range of stakeholders.

“I am pleased that we were able to move forward with this measure,” said Lt. Gov. Mallott. “It is another step in Alaska’s commitment to open and transparent collaboration with our Canadian neighbors on the vital issue of safeguarding our precious transboundary watersheds that feed our people and nourish our cultures.”

“Signing the Statement of Cooperation reiterates the commitment of both governments to protect transboundary waters and fisheries. It builds on the Memorandum of Understanding signed nearly a year ago,” said Rep. Dan Ortiz (I-Ketchikan). “This is an important step in addressing the concerns of Southern Southeast residents concerned about proposed Canadian mining projects that could threaten our water quality, the health of our fish and other aquatic resources.”

Implementation of the Statement of Cooperation will be overseen by a bilateral working group, consisting of the commissioners of the Alaska Departments of Environmental Conservation, Fish and Game and Natural Resources and the deputy ministers of the British Columbia Ministries of Energy and Mines and Environment.

The working group will establish and oversee a Technical Working Group on water monitoring. The working group will identify a reliable and accurate process for the collection, summary and distribution of baseline, regional and project-specific water quality data; look for opportunities to build on and enhance participation in environmental assessments and permitting relating to mines and development; and, identify and share reports on mine discharges, operations and closure.

In addition, the bilateral working group will build on collaboration between Alaska and British Columbia that is already taking place in the transboundary region, and continue to facilitate constructive dialog and the cooperative and mutually beneficial relations it engenders.

“British Columbia and Alaska have a long history of working together and supporting each other, as good neighbors do,” said Minster Bill Bennett today. “This Statement of Cooperation between British Columbia and Alaska ensures we are working together effectively on trans-boundary water quality, environmental assessments and permitting for mine projects, and reporting on mine discharges, operations and closure.” - More...
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Bill to Restore 2016 PFD Checks Announced; Superior Court will expedite lawsuit By MARY KAUFFMAN - Sen. Mike Dunleavy (R) announced a bill Wednesday to restore the Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) amount to $2,052, as originally calculated by the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC).

"This bill will be pre-filed as soon as possible and I will ask for an expedited hearing when the Legislature convenes on January 17, 2017," said Sen. Dunleavy. "My hope is that members of the House will file a companion bill and that an expedited hearing will lead to its passage early enough in the session to allow the remainder of the PFD to be mailed to each Alaskan in early 2017."

"Glad to see a bill being proposed to restore the full PFD," wrote Senator Bill Wielechowski (D) on his FaceBook page on Tuesday in response to Sen. Dunleavy's announcement. "But why did the Majority all vote against my motion to go into joint session months ago to do exactly this?"

Alaska residents have received a dividend since 1982, when the first check was cut for $1,000. This past session, however, Governor Bill Walker vetoed the Legislature's appropriation for the payment, reducing the dividend amount from approximately $2,052 to $1,022.

"With the dramatic drop in oil prices, Alaska is experiencing budget deficits of approximately $3.5 billion annually," said Sen. Dunleavy. "While additional revenue in the form of taxes and use of the Permanent Fund may be inevitable in the future, Alaska's private economy is currently suffering. Thousands have lost their jobs, representing billions in lost income. In addition, individual Alaskans – some of whom were laid off as a result of the crash in oil prices – have struggled to makes ends meet."

"Many Alaskans believe the dividend is a 'royalty' they are paid because they do not have subsurface property rights," Sen. Dunleavy added.

A lawsuit has been filed to determine if the governor had the legal right to veto a portion of the dividend. While it is unclear if the courts will restore the vetoed amount, Alaska residents will shortly be issued a check for half the amount calculated by the APFC under state law and approved by the Legislature.

"Alaska families and businesses are teetering on the brink," said Sen. Dunleavy. "We must come up with a fiscal plan this session to pay the state's bills, but it's the wrong time to take an additional $666 million out of an already struggling private economy and an additional $1030 out of the pockets of Alaskans."

On September 17, 2016, Senator Wielechowski and former Senators Clem Tillion, Rick Halford filed a lawsuit seeking to compel the Permanent Fund Corporation to transfer the amount necessary to pay all Alaskans a full PFD. The lawsuit challenged Alaska Governor's Walker's veto of half the money appropriated to permanent fund dividends reducing the dividend payout from $2,052 to $1,022.

On October 3, 2016, Senator Wielechowski announced on his FaceBook page that he and his co-counsel Andy Erickson had met with the Alaska Attorney General to discuss the PFD lawsuit. "We have jointly submitted a request that the Superior Court expedite this matter. We are asking that legal briefs be filed October 28, 2016, responses to those briefs be filed November 10, 2016 and we have oral argument before the Court during the week of November 14-18. We are requesting the Court issue a decision by December 2, 2016."

In response to Wielechowski's request that the lawsuit be expedited, Governor Bill Walker said in a prepared statement on Tuesday, “I have asked Senator Wielechowski to join the State in requesting an expedited review of his lawsuit challenging my veto of half the amount of money allotted to permanent fund dividend disbursements."

The Governor said, " Alaskans deserve a definitive answer as we gear up for a legislative session in which bold action is required to finally fix our fiscal deficit. The State’s budget has shrunk 44 percent in the past four years, while we have drawn $12.6 billion from our savings accounts since 2013. Much as a family would after losing nearly 90 percent of its household income, Alaska must continue to make cuts, find new sources of revenue and use the interest from the wealth that we have accumulated." - More...
Thursday PM - October 06, 2016

New north Slope Oil Discovery Could Be Biggest Found in Alaska; New find could deliver significant oil production, jobs and state revenue By MARY KAUFFMAN - Caelus Energy may have discovered an oil field that could be among the biggest ever found in Alaska in shallow waters in Smith Bay, near the northern tip of Alaska.

Caelus Energy Alaska, LLC announced Tuesday that its subsidiary, Caelus Energy Alaska Smith Bay LLC, has made a significant light oil discovery on its Smith Bay state leases on the North Slope of Alaska.

Caelus CEO Jim Musselman said: “This discovery could be really exciting for the State of Alaska. It has the size and scale to play a meaningful role in sustaining the Alaskan oil business over the next three or four decades. Fiscal stability going forward is critical for a project of this magnitude. Without the state tax credit programs, none of this would’ve happened, and I’m not sure Caelus would’ve come to explore in Alaska. We’re proof that the credit programs work.”

Alaska Governor Bill Walker (I) said in a prepared statement, “With an oil pipeline that is three-quarters empty, this is good news for the state of Alaska. I applaud Caelus for this major discovery, and for the company’s commitment to do business in our state. My administration will continue to work with the industry to identify new development opportunities in Alaska’s oil and gas sector, and provide appropriate investment incentives given our current fiscal climate.”

"This is fantastic news," said Sen. Cathy Giessel (R-Anchorage) in response to Caelus' major oil discovery on the North Slope. "Between the Smith Bay and Pika discoveries, Alaska potentially stands to put over 300,000 barrels of new oil through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System. Coupled with the fact that 2015 saw the first increase in oil production for almost 20 years, the work of independent legacy companies is increasing the lifespan of one of Alaska's main economic drivers."

The Smith Bay fan complex may contain upwards of 10 billion barrels of oil and development could increase Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) throughput by an additional 200,000 barrels of oil per day, according to Caelus.

Based on two wells drilled in early 2016, as well as 126 square miles of existing 3D seismic, Caelus estimates the oil in place under the current leasehold to be 6 billion barrels. Furthermore, the Smith Bay fan complex may contain upwards of 10 billion barrels of oil in place when the adjoining acreage is included. Due to the favorable fluids contained in the reservoir, Caelus expects to achieve recovery factors in the range of 30-40%. Additional drilling and seismic should improve estimates of oil in place via delineation of undrilled fan lobes and channel complexes imaged on the original 3D seismic.

The Smith Bay development has the potential to provide 200,000 barrels per day of light, highly mobile oil, which would both increase Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) throughput volumes and reduce the average viscosity of oil in the pipeline, extending its long term viability. - More...
Thursday PM - October 06, 2016


Ketchikan: First recipient of the THS Patricia Roppel Scholarship Announced - The Tongass Historical Society announced the selection of the first recipient of the THS Patricia Roppel Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2016 with the Alaska Community Foundation thanks to generous donations from the Roppel Family, the Eichner family, the Tongass Historical Society, and other generous donors.

First recipient of the THS Patricia Roppel Scholarship Announced

Patricia Ann Roppel

The scholarship was established to honor the memory of Pat Roppel; author, historian, researcher, and two-time recipient of the Alaska Historian of the Year award. Roppel served the public for over thirty years on boards and commissions of state and nonprofit organizations. She also served on the THS Board of Directors, and made significant donations of objects, information, time and money. Roppel was a supportive member and friend for over 50 years.

2016’s scholarship recipient is Anne Rittgers, a graduate student at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Anne is in the interdisciplinary Arctic and Northern Studies Program and is specializing in Northern History.

The THS Patricia Roppel Scholarship gives a $5,000 award annually to an undergraduate or graduate student attending an accredited college and majoring in history, especially pursuing the study of Alaska and the North. Special consideration is given to an applicant specializing in Southeast Alaska History, or the history of mining, fisheries, or timber in Alaska. - More...
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JOSEPH COTTO: Clinton's Bad Character on Display With Miss Universe - Character matters. Or does it?

First off, what is character? The term is used so often that, like other loaded words, it has come to reflect the argument of its user rather than denote an objective meaning.

My perspective on character can be summed up in an old saying. Its origins are in 1850s England, and it drifted around for over 150 years, changing slightly with the times. The adage found worldwide recognition with 2011's 'The Iron Lady', in which screenwriter Abi Morgan lent it to Margaret Thatcher.

Here is my favored version, which was printed in an Indiana newspaper during 1885: "Plant a thought and reap a word; plant a word and reap an action; plant an action and reap a habit; plant a habit and reap a character; plant a character and reap a destiny."

Hillary Clinton has made numerous attempts to impugn Donald Trump's character. One of her most recent machinations was publicizing claims made by Venezuela's Alicia Machado, the 1996 Miss Universe.

Machado alleged that Trump reacted negatively to her rapid weight gain. Specifically, the once-beauty star claimed Trump -- who owned the Miss Universe pageant until last year -- labeled her "Miss Piggy" and "Miss Housekeeping"; the latter on account of her Latin American background.

Machado's claims have yet to be confirmed. This has not stopped Clinton's campaign from parroting them, though. Listening to Hillary's crew, one would imagine Machado a paragon of virtue; the hardworking immigrant who just gained citizenship and pledged to do her civic duty by voting against Trump.

You can practically smell the apple pie and see the Statue of Liberty. Or not. - More...
Thursday PM - October 06, 2016

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letter Transboundary Hearing By Rep. Dan Ortiz - The Alaska State Legislature's Special Committee on Fisheries will hold a hearing on transboundary mining and fishing concerns on October 12th in the Beltz Room at the Alaska Capitol Building in Juneau. We will be collecting comments and information from Alaskans concerned about the health of our watersheds, which begin in Canada and flow out into Southeast Alaska. - More...
Thursday PM - October -6, 2016

letter Public Radio By Rep. Dan Ortiz - Public radio is a lifeline for rural communities. It connects our community of islands here in Southeast, and our neighbors scattered across the far and wide villages of Northern Alaska. In many areas of Alaska public radio is the only means of issuing emergency alerts, public safety announcements, and relaying important community information. - More...
Thursday PM - October 06, 2016

letter Do our votes matter? By Ken Holmes - So as we vote today on local elections in Ketchikan, do they really matter? The propositions put on the ballets, we vote them down the they find away to do it anyway. Berth 4, ( built it anyway, we pay rent on it now)sales tax that was to be sunset tax for public safety (never went away), fix up the old library (built new one we can't afford). Now they are spending money on the museum ( the old library ). - More...
Tuesday - October 04, 2016

letter Vote for the fiscally responsible; No tax increases By Hannah Ramiskey - There should be a concern that a former Ketchikan school board member on the Ketchikan Borough Assembly, and one attempting to be on the Assembly, have an agenda that involves funneling more funds to the school district regardless of perilous financial times. - More...
Monday PM - October 03, 2016

letter DEER MOUNTAIN ALTERNATIVES and COMPROMISES By Rob Holston - Deer Mountain, dear to our hearts and our pocketbooks is now in threat of being logged? I don’t mean to sound like Bill Clinton but what do you mean by logged? Every year I tell thousands of tourists here about our timber industry or lack there-of as we cruise through Ward Cove and past Mud Bight. “Democrats like to save trees and Republicans like to cut them down and we can’t seem to find a sustainable compromise.” is what I tell them in a nut shell. May I suggest that for the purpose of “saving” Deer Mountain that we set aside our differences politically and focus on alternatives and compromises that are available. - More...
Monday PM - October 03, 2016

letter Activities Funding By Agnes Moran - In FY 2013 the Borough gave the Ketchikan School District a supplemental grant for $200,000 dedicated for Activities. The Borough gave the money as a grant because they wanted to ensure the funds were spent for Activities and did not disappear into the labyrinth known as the District's budget. The School District took umbrage at the grant because it was dedicated to Avtivities, but ultimately accepted it. The funds made their way into the Activities budget and under the watchful eyes of the Assembly were distributed equitably across the programs. - More...
Sunday PM - October 02, 2016

letter Vote, October 4th! By Amy T. Thompson - Wake up people! Do you want higher sales taxes and property taxes as high as 18% in the city? If our local taxes continue to rise people will leave, which will eventually result in a reduction of tax revenue. Consider the people living on a fixed or low income, barely able to pay their property tax bill now. Foreclosure will be their only option. For some, any increase in sales tax can result in less food on the table and it will certainly cause people to spend less in general. Increased taxes also produce the adverse effect of less money going into the donation coffers. Many of the social programs that certain candidates champion should be getting their funding from donations, not off the backs of the very people they are purporting to help. There is also the mantra being sung to the rooftops to buy local. Increased sales tax will just push more people to shop online. - More...
Sunday PM - October 02, 2016

letter Vote Keith Smith for Assembly By Deborah Hayden - We have a fine slate of candidates for Borough Assembly in this coming Tuesday's election. Keith Smith is one I recommend highly for your vote. Keith will bring to the Assembly his amazingly broad and deep experience in many aspects of our community. He has been Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce. He has been a teacher, a counselor and a radio broadcaster. He has first-hand experience in Ketchikan's natural resource economy from having worked as a commercial fisherman, as a fisheries researcher and as a forestry contractor. - More...
Sunday PM - October 02, 2016

letter Write-In Candidate Kevin Johnson Can Vote on Budgetary Items By Kevin Johnson - There was some incorrect information printed in 9/30/16 edition of the Ketchikan Daily News about my ability to vote on budgetary issues if elected to the school board. I have contacted the Ketchikan Daily News and provided them with the same information found in the KGBSD School Board By-laws under the section of "Conflict of Interest". I am only not able to vote on matters that pertain to my wife and her individual teaching contract. I also may not vote on financial matters in which I would directly profit. - More...
Sunday PM - October 02, 2016

letter You Get the Government You Don’t Vote For By Amy T. Thompson - When you consider that a measly 20% registered voter turnout is on the high end these days you really have to wonder if people even want to have any control over their lives. Folks constantly complain about the things that government is doing to their lives yet they sit at home on election day or say they don’t have time to vote. There are no real valid excuses for not voting! If you don’t have transportation then call a friend, ask a neighbor or take the FREE bus ride that the Borough offers. You can vote on your way to or from work or on your lunch break. If you don’t like lines or are leaving town you can cast your vote at the Borough Clerks office or even vote online. - More... Sunday PM - October 02, 2016

letter Evolving mariculture industry By Rep. Dan Ortiz - I recently attended Southeast Conference, where Julie Decker of Wrangell gave an insightful presentation on the Alaska Mariculture Task Force, and our evolving mariculture industry. This task force, funded by a NOAA grant, envisions a booming billion dollar mariculture industry in Southeast Alaska. - More...
Thursday PM - September 29, 2016

letter Stop Clinton and Trump By Donald Moskowitz - Recently, the New Hampshire Union Leader ran a front page editorial endorsing the Libertarian ticket of Johnson/Weld. Thank you for the foresight and intelligence to realize this is the only way a Fiscal Conservative can be elected President. - More...
Thursday PM - September 29, 2016

letter Have you read the amendments? By A. M. Johnson - You will recall recently a letter to Joe Miller was published in your good online news. In it it was alluded to that a follow up letter to Senator Murkowski would be sent to Mr. Miller via your services. - More...
Thursday PM - September 29, 2016

letter PFD Cuts Hurt But Changes Will Avoid Economic Disaster By Gov. Bill Walker - Alaskans will soon receive our annual dividend checks. This year's $1,022 check for every qualified resident will help Alaska families with things like winter fuel, food and clothes, holiday gifts and saving for college. These checks will boost local businesses and increase local tax revenues. - More...
Monday PM - September 26, 2016

letter Open Letter to Governor Walker: Transboundary mining concerns By Chris Chris Zimmer - The Statement of Cooperation (SOC) between the State of Alaska and Province of British Columbia is clearly not a comprehensive solution to transboundary mining concerns, nor was it intended to be. It must go hand in hand with federal engagement that can bring in the authority of the Boundary Waters Treaty, funds and expertise. The SOC is narrowly focused on notification and information sharing, is non-binding and unfunded, and therefore insufficient to address the issue comprehensively. - More...
Monday PM - September 26, 2016

letter Rodney Dial for Borough Assembly By Robert Luse - I have known Rodney Dial for several years. You couldn't ask for a more honest and caring person. - More...
Monday PM - September 26, 2016

letter Permanent Fund By Lance Clark - The Governor is keeping a little more than half our permanent fund! It's quite telling that he decided that he could spend our money better than we can, after all, we're merely servants and should be thankful for anything we get. - More...
Monday PM - September 26, 2016

letter Things are not “fine” as some would have you believe By Rodney Dial - So I thought I would give an update on how my attempt to become your next borough assembly member is going. - More...
Friday AM - September 23, 2016

letter Why I believe in Sheila Finkenbinder By Paula Spreter - After working for four governors and two legislators with the State of Alaska, I was privileged to retire and enjoy the life of travel in a truck and 5th wheel trailer. - More...
Friday AM - September 23, 2016

letter Rodney Dial for Assembly By Michelle Sanchez - I've lived in Ketchikan over 25 years. I've seen the bad and the good in our community, but I have to say the increasing costs of water, sewage, city taxes, and property taxes are UNACCEPTABLE. - More...
Friday AM - September 23, 2016

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Torch Night Concert -SambaDa  - Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council - Ketchikan, Alaska

C&D Storage - Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan H2O - Bulk Water Hauling

Ketchikan H20 Bottled Water Service - Ketchikan, Alaska

PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center - Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan Title Agency - Ketchikan, Alaska

Alaska Travelers Accommodations, LLC - Ketchikan, Alaska

Schmolck Mechanical Contractors - Ketchiikan, Alaska

AAA Moving & Storage - Ketchikan, Alaska

Sourdough Tactical - Ward Creek Industrial - Ketchikan, Alaska

Great Western Service - Bear Valley Apartments - Ketchikan, Alaska

Alaska Airlines - Travel Now Discount

Rendezvous Senior Day Services, Inc. - Ketchikan, Alaska

Otter Creek Partners, Registered Investment Advisor - Ketchikan, Alaska

Lighthouse Services - Ketchikan, Alaska

Alaskan & Proud

Groomingdales Pet Resort - BARK, a no-kill animal shelter - Ketchikan, Alaska

The Home Office - The Local Paper; Ketchikan, Alaska

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“Hundreds of Alaskans have reached out to my administration saying health care costs are increasingly unaffordable,” Governor Walker said. “This law will provide relief from large premium hikes for

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