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It was there, then it wasn’t.

Ketchikan, like many places in the U.S. and around the world, has seen its regular routines evaporate during the past few weeks.

The loss of a child hit the Ketchikan community hard this weekend.

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.

Ketchikan has been quiet in recent days.

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

Ketchikan has its champions.

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.

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 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.

A bit of international cooperation was on display Wednesday when U.S. and Canadian coast guard officials signed an update of an agreement for planning for and organizing responses to transboundary pollution in the maritime area of Dixon Entrance.

On Wednesday, Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced the membership of his new Alaska Marine Highway Reshaping Work Group.

Public comment on the state’s 2021 operating budget is being sought this week.

The way in which Alaska selects its judges is exemplary.

More than 200 youth swimmers are in Ketchikan this weekend for the Alaska Swimming Age Group Championships at the Gateway Recreation Center.

We’re surprised by the number of lists and rankings that continue to arrive in Daily News’ email inbox.

When Elizabeth Peratrovich spoke before the Alaska Territorial Legislature in 1945, little did she know that 75 years later her image would be imposed on a coin.

A cruise ship now under quarantine in Yokohama, Japan, represents a serious test for the industry.

Political affiliations aside, it’s greatly dismaying to watch and listen to President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this past week.

Ketchikan, the headquarters for the Alaska Marine Highway System, is in dire need of state leadership.

On a lighter note, we’ve appreciated the lengthening of daytime in Ketchikan.

The Alaska Department of Transportation on Tuesday released the draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program for federal fiscal years 2020-2023, and is requesting public comment through March 20.

There are health and safety issues, and then there are health and safety issues.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy had been set to launch his “Conversations with Alaskans” tour on Monday evening in Petersburg, but had to cancel the event because of inclement weather.