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January 13, 2004

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View from Deer Mountain looking toward Gravina Island
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Unofficial Election Results
Tuesday - Jan. 13, 2004 - 9:44 pm
Voter Turnout: 15%

Commission Members

 Borough (3)
Brad Finney 733
John Harrington 610
Jerry Kiffer 582 

City (3)
Mike Painter 539
Deborah Otte 491
Dennis McCarty 476

At Large (1)
Glen Thompson 771

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audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... Ketchikan Police Chief Grant Sirevog is retiring at the end of this month. As Deanna Garrison reports, the City Manager has proposed having the Ketchikan Fire Chief take over both the City Fire and Police Departments.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Tuesday - January 13, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... Crime inside the City of Ketchikan dropped nearly twenty-five percent last year. And as Deanna Garrison reports, Alaska State Troopers are also reporting a marked decline in arrests outside of city limits in 2003.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Tuesday - January 13, 2004

Alaska: Governor Welcomes Legislature To Juneau; Will Speak in Joint Session Tuesday at 7 pm - Governor Frank Murkowski on Monday welcomed members of the second session of the 23rd Alaska Legislature to Juneau, which convened this morning. Murkowski received delegations from the House of Representatives and the State Senate, who traditionally report to the Governor when they have begun their sessions. - Read more...
Tuesday - January 13, 2004 - 12:45 am

Alaska: Democratic Legislators' priorities for Alaska's second session of the 23rd Legislature - House & Senate Democratic legislators on Monday welcomed the beginning of a new legislative session. The legislators renewed a positive platform of "Putting Alaskans First · Moving Alaska Forward." The group pointed to top priorities of jobs for Alaskans, a strong public education system, sound fiscal policy, a natural gas pipeline, and healthy and safe communities. - Read more...
Tuesday - January 13, 2004 - 12:45 am

Alaska: House Majority Outlines Priorities for Upcoming Session - "A sustainable, balanced budget; quality education; and resource development are three of our top goals as we begin this session," said House Speaker Pete Kott (R-Eagle River). - Read more...
Tuesday - January 13, 2004 - 12:45 am

Alaska: Fence at governor's House toppled by man suspected of drunken driving - It wasn't the sort of excitement state officials expected Monday morning. - Read this story...
Juneau Empire - linked Tuesday - January 13, 2004

Alaska: Fiscal dilemmas hang over session - Even on a mostly perfunctory first day back to work for the Alaska Legislature on Monday, the issue of money loomed large. - Read this story...
Juneau Empire - linked Tuesday - January 13, 2004

Natonal: Transition to Adulthood Delayed, Marriage and Family Postponed, Study Finds - Becoming an adult takes longer today than in previous decades, with many not achieving all the traditional markers -- starting a career, forming a new household, starting a family -- until after age 30, according to a study by the Network on Transitions to Adulthood. - Read more...
Tuesday - January 13, 2004 - 12:45 am

World: 2003 Marked Deadly Year for Earthquakes; Worst Since 1990 - 2003 closed as the deadliest year for earthquakes since 1990, and almost 20 times more fatal than 2002; As of January 7th 32,819 earthquake deaths worldwide have been confirmed by the American Red Cross, but many more have been reported in December's Bam earthquake in Iran. In 2002, 1711 people died in quakes around the world. In 1990, 51,916 people were killed in various seismic events. - Read more...
Tuesday - January 13, 2004 - 12:45 am

Internet: Warning: Privacy Does Matter - Consumers need explicit warnings about the threats of identity theft, spam, and credit card fraud to deter them from innocently surrendering personal information online. This is the conclusion of a new study of online privacy practices conducted by Nora Rifon and Robert LaRose of Michigan State University. - Read more...
Tuesday - January 13, 2004 - 12:45 am

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Courthouse Hill, 1912
Photographer: Harriet Elizabeth Hunt; Donor: Ketchikan Public Library;
Courtesy Tongass Historical Society

June Allen Column

photosThanks, Ladies, for the Library; From Bookcase to Building(s) - One thing Ketchikan's founding fathers didn't think of was a library. In their 1900 petition for Incorporation of the city - and thereby for the ability to qualify for outside assistance as well as the right to raise local taxes to pay for community needs - one of the first things those men had been thinking of was the need for a school. In fact, there were those fellows who were certain their down-south sweethearts or wives would refuse to join them in the wilds of Revilla Island if there were no school for their children! And so the first schoolhouse was promptly built. As mothers arrived with their children and newcomer families also began to arrive, Ketchikan promised to grow. And it was the women of Ketchikan who thought immediately of the need for a library. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Thursday - January 01, 2004 - 1:00 am

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