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Opinion

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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.

The municipal election has come and gone, but one point on which to comment hasn’t.

We truly appreciate the commitment by Ketchikan's restaurants to push through the past year and a half despite unprecedented challenges.

As Ketchikan drivers, we know how difficult it can be to see pedestrians, especially during the wind and rain of an October storm.

It’s often about the money, and it will be beginning this week for Alaskans eligible for the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend.

Back in the day, it was called “Americanism.”

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On Thursday, we noted the importance of preparing well for winter weather.

Many Ketchikan residents were surprised on Saturday when the clouds parted to show snow on the mountaintops.