Ketchikan City Council declines to cancel drag queen reading at library

Ketchikan’s city attorney canceling the event could violate the state’s civil rights law and the First Amendment in addition to the city’s antidiscrimination ordinance.

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Metlakatla takes fishing rights dispute to federal appeals court

The Metlakatla Indian Community tribal government argues that a 1891 law gives its modern-day members unfettered rights to commercially fish around Ketchikan and Prince of Wales Island.

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Subsistence council calls for tighter hunting rules in rural Southeast Alaska

The regional subsistence advisory council says its proposals are responding to food security concerns from villages. 

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Rep. Young requests a few earmarks — 15 years after his ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ made earmarking taboo

What’s not on Young’s list? One very large bridge from Ketchikan to Gravina Island, where the city’s airport is.

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Southeast Alaska small businesses, local officials worry they’ll be left out of cruise industry bubble

Business owners and local officials say they’re worried that keeping guests in a bubble would squeeze out most of Southeast Alaska’s small tour companies, retailers and restaurants.

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