This isn’t the time to tear down.
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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…
Tasked with providing services across the vast wilderness and vibrant communities of the nation’s largest state, Alaska’s battalion of state workers keep our state running.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.