Southeast

Skagway character Barbara Kalen dies at age 86

One of Southeast Alaska’s lifelong art enthusiasts has passed away. Barbara Kalen suffered a heart attack at her Skagway home Tuesday night. She was 86 years old. Kalen was born in Skagway and spent all of her life there, save for one year of high school in California, vacations to the lower 48, and international…

State rejects Johansen recall application

The Alaska Division of Elections has rejected a recall application for Ketchikan state Representative Kyle Johansen. District One Republicans, who launched the recall effort in May, plan to meet to decide whether to appeal. KRBD’s Deanna Garrison has the story.

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