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I am a Baha’i. I believe in the oneness of humankind. As a mother who taught her children to celebrate their Alaska Native and Filipino heritage, I am in a lot of pain right now. And now our community is dealing with hate symbols painted on our roads.

Ketchikan is back on schedule with Spring Clean-Up Week.

American life is filled with situations that prompt citizens to turn to their elected representatives for solutions.

On Monday, Alaska Rep. Don Young was among the legislators who met with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House to discuss the president’s proposed infrastructure legislation.

Working its way through the state Senate this session is a bill related to alcoholic beverage overseers and related law.

It’s sad that someone with a couple cans of spray paint likes to get their kicks trying to shock and offend.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy figures it would be a $3.3 billion loss over two years for Alaska as a result of the federal government shutting down the cruise ship industry.

The Legislature is involved in a much-needed examination of options for the creation of a more effective ferry management body. An important consideration is creating such an entity that is removed from the governor’s control. Unfortunately, some past governors and our present one have demon…

Gov. Mike Dunleavy came to Ketchikan on April 8, 2019.

The snow, rain and sunshine of this past Easter weekend provided fresh evidence of how quickly our weather can change.

Christians throughout Ketchikan, southern Southeast Alaska, throughout the state and nation, and around the world will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Sunday.

The names of William “Bill” Arthur Thompson and Arthur Joseph “Joey” Whitney Jr. come to mind.

Alaska’s Legislature is close to final approval of a resolution urging the federal government to take actions that would allow for large ship cruising in Alaska during the 2021 season.

Uh oh, it’s the final day to file for the 2021 Alaska Permanent Fund dividend.

Alaska Airlines Flight Attendant Cathy Caraway was working aboard Flight 64 en route from Anchorage to Juneau on Sunday when a passenger began experiencing physical difficulties.

Ketchikan will cater to the independent traveler during its tourist season this year.

Sixty-two years ago, Alaska traded its status as a territory for full statehood and a promise — the promise of a prosperous future grounded in the freedom to access and develop our common natural resources.

W. E. Sande won two tickets to “Comedy of Terrors” at the Revilla Theater; Ketchikan Spruce Mill sold red cedar roof shingles; Pan Am flew between Annette Island and Seattle; and a 1957 Ford station wagon with a stick shift could be had for $250.

We’ve been around a long time, but this week’s “Alaska considers sinking laid-up ferry to save money for ailing Marine Highway” story in the Anchorage Daily News reminds us that we haven’t seen everything just yet.

In the Ketchikan Daily News Weekend Edition of March 20-21, there was a column written by Finis Dunaway, listed as Special to the Washington Post. The “How the Gwich’in transformed the fight over oil” column was lengthy and well written, and described in great detail how the Gwich’in people …

Cruise industry watchers will be paying close attention to how consumer demand will develop for the Caribbean-based cruises recently scheduled for June through August by Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and Celebrity Cruises.

Alaskans know that we’re blessed by our surroundings.

This past year has been one warning after another — weather and viruses come quickly to mind.

The regular appearance of drug-related arrests in Ketchikan Police Department and Alaska State Troopers reports reminds us that the demand for illicit substances such as heroin and methamphetamine continues in the Ketchikan and Prince of Wales Island areas.

Alaska's lone congressman has a heart for children — not only his own and their's but for everyone's.

The international challenges faced by our commercial fishing industry are immense. That’s why I wrote to Secretary of State John Blinken this week, urging him to address Chinese seafood tariffs during his summit with Chinese officials in Alaska.

On March 7, the Canadian government released its revised regulations on travel between Alaska and the Lower 48 through Canada. The release states that the government of Canada continues to strongly advise foreign nationals to postpone or cancel travel plans through Canada. A statement by Pat…

The bouncing back and forth between daylight saving time and standard time is an annoyance.

Given the occasion, Ketchikan — like communities elsewhere — likes to celebrate.

Southeast Conference recently surveyed its membership as to strategies for recovering from the COVID-19 economic crisis during a gathering timed to occur during the legislative session.

The arrival of spring break this weekend — and of daylight saving time on Sunday — reminds us that a change of seasons is not far way.