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All incoming citizens and noncitizens should be tested for COVID-19 at points of U.S. entry.

It’s encouraging to see the Ketchikan community moving to  address the subject of opiate abuse and overdose.

The Ketchikan City Council has begun the gargantuan task of the 2022 City of Ketchikan budget.

Thanksgiving day has passed, but the recent appearance of ice and snow on local roads is reason to give thanks in advance to the Ketchikan folks who’ll be working to keep our roads open for operations this winter.

For those who like to shop, this is your day.

The Daily News thanks you for being its customers.

The winner is Anchorage.

Ketchikan has made strides since the last go-around of holidays.

The Settlers Cove State Recreation Site has long been a favorite spot for Ketchikan residents and visitors alike — and the recent upgrades make it even nicer.

This past week, Alaska received a $10.48 million federal grant to support the state’s tourism, travel and outdoor recreation sectors.

The Ketchikan Pioneer Home is a blessing in the lives of Ketchikan residents and other Alaskans.

The Alaska Municipal League’s 71st annual local governance conference got underway Monday in Anchorage, opening three days of presentations and conversations about aspects of municipal government here in the Last Frontier.

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As Alaskans move indoors with the arrival of winter snows, we reflect on the grief and opportunities of the past year and wonder if we are ready for the long winter. We think about Alaskan bounty of fish and berries and wild game, and we think about sharing our abundance with those we love. …

Slowly, but surely, Alaska Native Vietnam-era veterans are able to apply for and receive public land.

Alaskans applauded when the late Ted Stevens secured billions of dollars for Alaska over his 40 years in the U.S. Senate.

Given the opportunity to create a fair legislative map for Alaska, the chair and a majority of the Alaska Redistricting Board instead chose a radical direction in the last two days that silenced the Alaska Native voices on the Board and threw a carefully developed plan — and quite possibly t…

An email arrived at the Ketchikan Daily News this week with a subject line that went straight to the point.

Ketchikan has great respect for its veterans, and for their peers throughout Southeast, the state and the nation.

It’s great to see that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration has submitted it plans for renovating the dock area at its Stedman Street site to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The Ted Stevens Arctic Center for Security Studies should be in Alaska.

If you’re looking for some positive economic news, check out the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s recently released preliminary data on the commercial catches and values of salmon in 2021.

The Alaska Legislature’s fourth special session for 2021 ended this week after essentially no activity.

For the past few years there has been a concentrated effort to develop a long-term solution to the many problems of our ferry system. The effort has been led by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. DOT/PF has hired several consulting firms over the years, including …

The past 20 months have been challenging for the budgets of many individuals and businesses in Ketchikan, in addition to the budgets of our local governments.

Southeast Alaska Tribes, fishermen, and local governments, have called for a pause in British Columbia’s mine development in the B.C./AK transboundary region until a plan can be created to ensure B.C.’s aggressive mining program protects our values downstream. The Southeast Alaska Indigenous…

Coming soon — it is hoped — is daylight saving time year round.

With the last cruise ship of the season leaving Alaska waters, the Department of Environmental Conservation would like to reflect on our oversight of these vessels and solicit your feedback. Our goal is to give Alaskan residents the confidence that our environment will continue to be protect…

One of the joys of air travel over Southeast Alaska is looking out of the window and, weather permitting, seeing the broad expanse of open land and sea below.

It might be against the premise of Halloween, but Ketchikan makes it less scary.

With Halloween approaching quickly, it’s a good time for a reminder to motorists to keep a sharp eye out for trick-or-treaters this weekend.

Ketchikan — without a doubt — appreciates its first responders.

Alaska’s senators introduced a bill Tuesday that would give the state equitable revenue sharing from energy development in its outer continental shelf.

The names of two potential candidates for the vacant Ketchikan City Council seat resonate in the community.

Ketchikan’s leadership is renewing its attention on illegal opioid and other drugs in the community.

The Senate Appropriations Committee this week posted its final fiscal 2022 budget bills that, if passed, would fund about $1.7 million in specific Ketchikan projects.

Ketchikan’s 2021 cruise ship season concluded on Thursday with the Norwegian Encore’s departure from Ward Cove, the ship’s size and sparkle serving as a reminder of what might have been — and what many hope will be.

“Shake, Rattle and Roll,” was the title of a popular 1950s tune recorded by the likes of Big Joe Turner and Bill Haley & the Comets.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t note the three municipalities considering joint resolutions opposing the HB3006 State Sales and Use Tax last week before any public discussion was held and everyone understood its consequences.

 Alaska has an extraordinary number of vulnerable people, particularly women who are homeless or victims of domestic abuse and sexual abuse, but we do not have enough resources to care for them. As October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, it’s important to understand how Sen. Lisa Murko…

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Telephone numbers used to be two digits.

Everyone who partakes of water delivered by Ketchikan Public Utilities’s municipal water system can appreciate the effort taken by KPU and the City of Ketchikan to deliver safe water that meets state and federal standards.