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4/1/2014
April Fools!

The Ketchikan Daily News will switch its news focus, beginning this week.

Starting Wednesday, the front page of the Daily News will be featuring comics. The day's local and world leading news stories, which traditionally are featured on page one, will be moved to the back page.

Lew Williams III, publisher, who just returned from a holiday in the sunshine, said he came up with the idea while relaxing at the beach.

Williams says that while a vacation is a vacation, nevertheless he often thinks of work while away from the office and city.

The public periodically comments about all of the bad news it reads. With the comics on the front page, the newspaper will start readers' day with a few laughs right off the bat.

In tandem with the switch, the Daily News will be conducting a survey to ask readers which comics they like and which they might like to replace and with what other ones.

Readers might ask whether this is a new trend in the newspaper industry.

No, it isn't.

It's April Fools Day!