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The 2020 U.S. Census is about money and power.

It’s been a long road — and there’s a long way to go — but the wheels are still turning and that’s good news indeed.

Alaska wouldn’t be Alaska without wild salmon.

Ketchikan has seen no election season more important than the one at hand.

The University of Alaska Board of Regents made the right decision Wednesday in voting unanimously not to proceed with drafting a conceptual plan for merging the University of Alaska Southeast and University of Alaska Fairbanks.

There were high hopes on Saturday when the Wilderness Adventurer sailed from Juneau on the first Alaska cruise ship sailing in 2020.

Many Ketchikan residents have taken road trips in and through Canada, enjoying a quick trip to, say, Smithers, British Columbia, or traveling to and from the Lower 48.

Saturday started the 2020 municipal election filing period. But with City of Ketchikan and Ketchikan Gateway Borough offices closed over the weekend, the opportunity to file as a candidate for local public office begins when the government opens for business today.

This week was all about Ketchikan schools.

On Saturday, a small cruise ship is expected to depart Juneau on a seven-night voyage of great interest to everyone with a stake in the future of cruising in Southeast Alaska.

Ketchikan and many other port communities have a keen interest in when — and how — large cruise ships could resume sailing in U.S. waters.

A kickflip is nifty skateboard trick.

Absentee voting will be popular this year.

Alaskans will celebrate the life and legacy of the late Sen. Ted Stevens this weekend.

Alaska’s 46,600 miles of shoreline make it keenly interested in law pertaining to oceans.

The magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck offshore south of the Alaska Peninsula at 10:12 p.m.Tuesday is a stark reminder that we reside in a seismically active part of the world — and should prepare accordingly.

The debate over to mask or not to mask has taken a turn toward the former.

Ketchikan is home to many extraordinary people and entities who have contributed much to their community, region and state over time.

The leash law in Ketchikan is about to change.

The path to the future is walked one step at a time, and the City of Ketchikan continues along its way, particularly as it affects the tourism industry.

On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control extended its “no sail order” for large cruise ships in U.S. waters from July 24 until Sept. 30.

We’re pleased that the Ketchikan Beach Program is now in its fourth season of monitoring local recreation beaches for fecal coliform and enterococci bacteria.

This might be Ketchikan’s most critical municipal election in decades.

While most Ketchikan residents would prefer more blue-sky days this summer, the grey clouds definitely have a silver lining.

Alaska will have two ballot measures on the November general election ballot.

Despite the state’s financial challenges, some things can’t wait.

City of Ketchikan staff have been prudent in making a realistic assessment of future city revenues available to the Ketchikan City Council and general public as work to develop a city municipal budget for 2021 begins.

A quick note of appreciation goes to Abner Hoage, Kacie Paxton and other members of the Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center.

Have you ever watched a construction project as it develops over time?

The ability of citizens to stand and speak to their elected representatives is cherished in these United States.

Voters will decide Ketchikan’s fate. And Alaska’s. As well as that of the United States.

A CBC News story on Monday asked this question: “Should Yukon consider closing the Alaska Highway to Americans?”

The Ketchikan School District proved itself again this week as it continues to work through its response to the novel coronavirus.

The Ketchikan School District proved itself again this week as it continues to work through its response to the novel coronavirus.

While the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects have been felt throughout the United States, few areas have experienced the sort of immediate, deep and potentially far-reaching economic impact that Southeast Alaska has witnessed during the past three months.

Commercial troll boats have been active in local waters of late, and it’s been good to see commercial purse seine and gillnet fishing boats heading out for salmon harvest openings in the region.

Some years ago, Don Mitchel of Ketchikan completed his goal of walking every road street, highway and byway of the Ketchikan road system.

Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski and more than a third of the U.S. Senate see the success of telehealth during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

This is their day — Father’s Day.

Recent changes at Ucore Rare Metals Inc. have renewed curiosity about the future of its potential Bokan-Dotson Ridge Rare Earth Project on the southeast coast of Prince of Wales Island.

Congressman Don Young has a point, and it is applicable beyond the House Natural Resources Committee.

It’s now clear that there’s no quick fix to counter the sudden and severe damage inflicted upon Alaska’s visitor industry by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alaska’s star has been on the U.S. flag for 60 years.

At the end of his press conference regarding COVID-19 on Wednesday evening, Gov. Mike Dunleavy changed the subject.