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The steps ahead might not be few, but another step in the direction of Alaska realizing its liquid natural gas project is a welcome one, particularly in the midst of an economic crisis created by the novel coronavirus response.

Irvin Thompson, Malta Steppe, Ragnar Myking, Archie VanWinkle and David Douthit.

The numbers are encouraging for Alaska — and Ketchikan in particular.

On Wednesday morning, the Alaska Senate voted final approval of legislation that gives the green light to Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed disbursement of more than $1 billion in federal CARES Act coronavirus relief funding.

It comes down to what we want for our kids.

The City of Ketchikan — and the Ketchikan community at large — have a decision to make.

The not-so-official start of summer is coming up.

The deadline to file for state and federal public office is June 1.

The trillion-dollar question is how to hold off COVID-19 while reviving the economy.

Dare we say that Ketchikan has done a wonderful job in keeping the number of novel coronavirus cases low.

As COVID-19 continues to create global economic hardship, it is reassuring to see steady progress on a project offering immediate and long-term benefits to Alaska’s economy. The Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Project, or Ambler road, would help bring jobs and new revenues for the N…

While many things have changed in recent weeks, it’s been reassuring to see the mail carriers of the U.S. Postal Service continuing on their appointed rounds in Ketchikan.

A self-reliant nation can sustain itself and its allies.

This is a new one — Mother’s Day in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic.

I have owned and operated multiple small Alaska businesses over the past 15 years, and like many Alaska entrepreneurs, this pandemic has caused major financial uncertainty for the future of my companies. Gov. Dunleavy lacks a plan that puts money where his mouth is — if small businesses were…

Nurses don’t often see us on our best days.

Before the Legislature recessed on March 29, we passed both a substantive relief bill for the medical and economic needs of Alaskans and one of the earliest budgets in the state’s history. It was good work that was accomplished through bipartisan efforts in the House and Senate for a necessa…

First-time candidates for local elective office are often surprised about how different the actual job can be, compared to what they’d anticipated.

We’ve all said it before: “We need to get out of the house!”

Our congratulations go to the Anchorage Daily News, which has earned the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in collaboration with ProPublica.

Alaska’s congressional delegation is being helpful in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy is the captain of the ship.

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy, like most other governors across the United States, has asked state citizens to conduct themselves in ways that will help Alaska avoid an exponential increase of COVID-19.

Late on a cold Tuesday in January, a plane evacuating 201 Americans from Wuhan, China landed in Anchorage. Each passenger was screened for COVID-19 and sent on their way to California.

Back in March, an entity called the Wild Fish Conservancy filed a lawsuit alleging that the federal government is violating the Endangered Species Act by allowing the commercial troll fishery in Southeast Alaska to harvest king salmon.

Ketchikan might have heard that sigh of relief this week.

Let’s take a look at the magnitude of the amount of oil wealth we have spent — not invested — since the advent of oil production. Gov. Hammond frequently stated that ”it was easy to be governor at that time because there was enough money to give everybody everything they wanted!” Unfortunate…

Remember how terrible last summer's wildfires were — the smoky skies, the traffic jams, the evacuations, the damaged homes and property? Now, imagine having to battle such fires while fighting the coronavirus at the same time!

Lights twinkled in the trees in front of Ketchikan High School on Saturday evening.

Round two.

Those were the days — January 2019.

If something seems different about Ketchikan on Friday, it could be from the “open” signs on some stores, salons and restaurants around town.

As the state begins to relax health mandates intended to slow the spread of COVID-19, a moment of reflection is in order.

This is an unprecedented time that calls for extraordinary measures.

Ketchikan is beginning a new way of life.

The University of Alaska has demonstrated resilience and resolve over many years and across many challenging issues. Alaskans support the university in helping our students, employing our graduates, providing generous contributions, and offering their time and expertise on advisory and gover…