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We understand what a challenging and unprecedented time this is for Alaskans. The COVID-19 virus has been an evolving pandemic, spreading worldwide and severely disrupting life across America and our state. Alaskans are worried not only about their personal health and the impacts that Alaska…

The deadline to apply for an Alaska Permanent Fund dividend is in three days.

When “E.F. Hutton talks, people listen.”

With its isolated location, long winters and inclination toward nonstop rainfall, Ketchikan can be challenging for folks who might prefer a sunny metropolis with all the amenities — say, San Diego or Miami.

Whether it’s summer break from school or the ill-timed time-out due to the coronavirus, it bears noting that students aren’t in class.

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Ketchikan has been quiet in recent days.

Ketchikan’s business community has been here for us year after year.

Ketchikan has its champions.

As reports of an illness began spreading across the United States, reactions were mixed. One city took it seriously, closing the schools, isolating the ill, advising citizens to “socially distance” themselves and wash their hands frequently. Another city, against the advice of health officia…

It looks like and is spring in Ketchikan.

The past few days have been extraordinary for Ketchikan, with circumstances ranging from Canada’s closure on Friday of its cruise ports through July 2 to Tuesday’s announcement of the positive result of a COVID-19 test in Ketchikan.

Options give us opportunity when times get tough.

Several days of clear skies and sunshine helped to get many Ketchikan residents outside this weekend.

Sunshine is good in two ways.

As our nation and the world experiences the life-altering impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic, I wanted to take a moment to speak to you directly. If you’ve followed our many press conferences this week, you know that Alaska is rapidly preparing for an outbreak, and that an emergency w…

Ketchikan honored one of its greats this week.

On Wednesday, a few minutes before President Donald Trump addressed the nation regarding the coronavirus, former Alaska governor and U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was appearing on the Fox television show The Masked Singer.

Southeast Alaska teams assembled Tuesday in Juneau for the region’s high school basketball tournament.

It’s a shame how history is rewritten or altogether forgotten.

From the perspective of the community where the state ferries’ headquarters is located and the region severely affected by the ferry system’s decline, confidence in state leaders has waned.

On Thursday, Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced that he would be participating in town hall events next week in Kenai, Seward and Homer as part of a “Conversations with Alaskans” tour.

Amidst all of conversation about COVID-19 lately, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services on Wednesday afternoon issued an Alaska Public Health Alert that described the situation regarding the current, actual ability of the state’s public health laboratories to test for Coronavir…

A big Ketchikan welcome goes to all of the basketball players, coaches and fans who will be in town this week for the Region V 1A tournament set to run Wednesday through Saturday at the Clarke Cochrane Gymnasium.

The idea of a choice between cash or land is worth review.

The Tatsuda family is familiar with challenges when it comes to staying open for business.

Encouraging ferry news comes from the Inter-Island Ferry Authority that operates daily between Ketchikan and the port of Hollis on Prince of Wales Island.

Ketchikan residents, like many people worldwide, are concerned about the potential spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Ketchikan is expected to recertify as a Coast Guard city.

On Tuesday, the Alaska House Transportation Committee has scheduled a hearing on proposed legislation that would give the Legislature a say before the governor could sell, transfer or otherwise get rid of a state ferry.

The governor says he “has been actively seeking new revenue sources to diversify our economy.” He has been on the job almost 15 months and was a senator for five years before that, four of which as a member of the Senate Finance Committee.

The Ketchikan Daily News debuted its new website in the past week.

If it’s not one thing, it’s another, and it has implications for Ketchikan.