Latest Ketchikan News

Alaska city approves draft of wide-ranging equal rights law

Jul. 8, 2020 9:25 AM EDT

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska city council approved a draft ordinance to protect equal rights for residents covering a range of personal, cultural and social circumstances. The first reading of an equal rights ordinance that passed last Thursday would prohibit discrimination based on factors including...

Ketchikan warns virus spread possible after quarantine break

Jun. 18, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A person who didn’t follow quarantine procedures after arriving in Alaska has created the possibility of broad community spread of the coronavirus after going to social gatherings and public places in Ketchikan while awaiting results of a COVID-19 test that turned out...

Alaska rally supports gay couple denied service by florist

Jun. 10, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Residents rallied in a small Alaska city to support LGBTQ rights after a florist declined to sell flowers for a same-sex wedding. Tommy Varela said Heavenly Creations in Ketchikan told his mother the business would not provide flowers for his wedding ceremony after learning there...

State to help with ferry service to Ketchikan, Hollis

May. 27, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state plans to use one of its ferries to provide service between two southeast Alaska communities while repairs are done on an Inter-Island Ferry Authority vessel. The authority halted service between Ketchikan and Hollis on Prince of Wales Island on Friday after what it described...