Apart from celebrating Filipino American History Month, the festival was a time for building community and connecting Filipinos in Ketchikan with health care resources they need.
A magnitude 2.5 earthquake struck Carroll Inlet, about 15 miles northeast of Ketchikan. Researchers have recorded more than 38,000 earthquakes in Alaska this year, but a state seismologist says they’re far less common in Southeast.
First on the list is adding to and improving the FAA’s network of weather stations to offer real-time data to pilots.
Ketchikan’s fire department says overdose calls more than quadrupled in the first seven months of this year compared to the same time last year.
Authorities say they haven’t determined the cause, manner or approximate date of death. Perez would have turned 52 this past April.
Troopers said Tshibaka faces a $270 fine that she can either pay or challenge in court.
It’s the third prominent incident of hateful and racist vandalism near a Ketchikan school in the past six months.
Winds estimated at 60-80 m.p.h. were widespread across the island.
The storm could bring potentially damaging winds with gusts up to 70 mph to Southeast Alaska.
The departure comes weeks after a former nurse filed complaints alleging she’d been retaliated against and fired for blowing the whistle on workplace safety and patient care.