Raegan Miller, KRBD - Ketchikan

Raegan Miller, KRBD - Ketchikan
The Ketchikan state courthouse

Ketchikan suspect charged with attempted murder after bound man claims he escaped car

Nathan Ta'ala, 33, was indicted by a Ketchikan grand jury after a trooper found the alleged victim running in traffic wounded on July 7.
a canoe

Hōkūle’a finishes Alaska leg of global journey, headed to Prince Rupert

The Alaska leg of the Polynesian voyaging canoe's global journey ended after visits to Metlakatla and Prince of Wales Island earlier this month.
the Hōkūle’a

The Hōkūle’a canoe has a special connection to Hydaburg, its last Alaska stop

The Polynesian Voyaging Society built one of its vessels with trees that grew on Shelikof Island, about six miles from Hydaburg.
the Ketchikan Correctional Center

Man dies in custody at Ketchikan Correctional Center, 1 day after arrest

Troopers say Landon Morgan, who was arrested on a DUI charge, apparently "died from a medical issue" Sunday at the Ketchikan Correctional Center.
The Ketchikan state courthouse

Ketchikan church leader charged with sexual abuse of a minor

Dwight Chris John, 71, of Ketchikan is charged with first, second, and third-degree sexual abuse of a minor and incest.
a canoe

Ketchikan’s tribe holds awakening and launch for X’oots kuye’ik canoe

Dozens of people shouted in the Haida language Friday as they heaved together, carrying the canoe through Ketchikan streets.
red clothes

Garments taken from Ketchikan memorial for missing and murdered Indigenous people

Dozens of red garments, hung in remembrance from trees near Ketchikan's Ward Lake, were taken down and discarded.
Jordan Joplin

Washington man convicted of killing Ketchikan surgeon in 2017

An Anchorage jury has found a Washington man guilty in the 2017 killing of his friend and romantic partner, a Ketchikan surgeon.
a green crab

In Metlakatla, Southeast Alaskans learn how to watch for invasive green crabs

Invasive green crabs are in Alaska. And they are destructive, outcompeting native species and destroying essential eelgrass.
Corey White

Klawock swears in new police chief after months with no police force

Corey White replaces longtime chief Terry Stonecipher, who died in January leaving the Southeast Alaska town without local law enforcement.
Ketchikan Three Bears

Doors open to Three Bears Alaska store in Saxman

It’s not everyday Ketchikan gets a new grocery store — especially not one that draws murmured comparisons to Costco. 
a Southeast tribal values poster

Judge rules traditional tribal values can stay in Ketchikan schools

After a two-day trial, a Ketchikan Superior Court judge ruled that a list of 14 traditional tribal values can keep their place in Ketchikan schools.
Jordan Joplin

Trial underway for Washington man accused of killing Ketchikan surgeon

Jordan Joplin, 38, is accused of killing Dr. Eric Garcia and attempting to ship his valuables to Washington in 2017.
Ketchikan City Hall

Ketchikan City Council looks for ways to boost sales tax revenue from marijuana

At a recent meeting, the Ketchikan City Council took another step toward allowing two more local marijuana shops.
Ketchikan’s state courthouse

Trial about traditional values in Ketchikan schools concludes with cultural testimony

A trial has been ongoing in Ketchikan to determine if displaying 14 traditional tribal values violates the First Amendment.
a Southeast tribal values poster

Trial digs into use of tribal values in Ketchikan schools

A trial will determine if traditional values including “reverence for our creator” posted in Ketchikan schools violates the First Amendment.
Klawock Harbor

Arrival of large cruise ships to Prince of Wales Island pushed back to 2024

Nick Nickerson, Klawock’s mayor, said the planned local tourism port just isn’t ready yet.
Craig, Alaska

Craig water issues continue, but officials say it’s safe to drink

A month after a failure at Craig's water treatment plant, some locals say their water has tasted bad, left stains in their toilets or irritated their skin.
Friends of Whale Pass

Whale Pass timber sale moves forward, leaving residents with questions

Despite an outcry from residents in the small Prince of Wales Island town, a nearly 300-acre timber sale on nearby land is poised to go forward.
a woman with sea otter pelts

Artists fear proposed changes to Southeast Alaska sea otter hunting rules could threaten traditional craft

Only certain Alaska Native people can hunt sea otters. But as otter populations have grown, so have calls to loosen federal laws protecting them.