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The steps ahead might not be few, but another step in the direction of Alaska realizing its liquid natural gas project is a welcome one, particularly in the midst of an economic crisis created by the novel coronavirus response.

Irvin Thompson, Malta Steppe, Ragnar Myking, Archie VanWinkle and David Douthit.

The numbers are encouraging for Alaska — and Ketchikan in particular.

On Wednesday morning, the Alaska Senate voted final approval of legislation that gives the green light to Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed disbursement of more than $1 billion in federal CARES Act coronavirus relief funding.

It comes down to what we want for our kids.

The City of Ketchikan — and the Ketchikan community at large — have a decision to make.

The not-so-official start of summer is coming up.

The deadline to file for state and federal public office is June 1.

The trillion-dollar question is how to hold off COVID-19 while reviving the economy.

Dare we say that Ketchikan has done a wonderful job in keeping the number of novel coronavirus cases low.

While many things have changed in recent weeks, it’s been reassuring to see the mail carriers of the U.S. Postal Service continuing on their appointed rounds in Ketchikan.

A self-reliant nation can sustain itself and its allies.

This is a new one — Mother’s Day in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic.

Nurses don’t often see us on our best days.

First-time candidates for local elective office are often surprised about how different the actual job can be, compared to what they’d anticipated.

We’ve all said it before: “We need to get out of the house!”

Our congratulations go to the Anchorage Daily News, which has earned the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in collaboration with ProPublica.

Alaska’s congressional delegation is being helpful in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy is the captain of the ship.

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy, like most other governors across the United States, has asked state citizens to conduct themselves in ways that will help Alaska avoid an exponential increase of COVID-19.

Back in March, an entity called the Wild Fish Conservancy filed a lawsuit alleging that the federal government is violating the Endangered Species Act by allowing the commercial troll fishery in Southeast Alaska to harvest king salmon.

Ketchikan might have heard that sigh of relief this week.

Lights twinkled in the trees in front of Ketchikan High School on Saturday evening.

Round two.

Those were the days — January 2019.

If something seems different about Ketchikan on Friday, it could be from the “open” signs on some stores, salons and restaurants around town.

As the state begins to relax health mandates intended to slow the spread of COVID-19, a moment of reflection is in order.

This is an unprecedented time that calls for extraordinary measures.

Ketchikan is beginning a new way of life.

Drivers who use GPS navigation are likely familiar with the term “recalculating.”

A reminder of kindness and grace arrived at the Daily News on Friday.

In seeking to provide fast economic relief to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress rushed the $2.2 trillion ''Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act'' through so fast that it neglected to provide clear direction about how some key types of funding are to be used.

Christians throughout Ketchikan, southern Southeast Alaska, throughout the state and nation, and around the world will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Sunday.

Even in the best of times, it’s difficult to operate an enterprise successfully if it continues to actually disrupt its customers.

Alaskans will pray on Friday.

Counting one’s blessings is a good thing to do anytime.

Never let an opportunity to improve the town pass by.

Ketchikan is moving forward creatively since the advent of the novel coronavirus pandemic and resulting physical distancing in the community.

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.