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January 22, 2003

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Alaska: State Could Receive Big Boost In Highway Funding - Alaska will receive a big boost in highway funding if a bill currently under consideration is enacted by the U.S. Senate, said Sen. Lisa Murkowski. - Read more...
Thursday - January 22, 2004 - 12:50 am

Alaska: U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Alaska in Red Dog Mine Case - In a 5-4 decision Wednesday the United States Supreme Court ruled against the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) in the Red Dog Mine case. The majority opinion, authored by Justice Ginsburg and joined by Justices Stevens, Souter, Breyer, and O'Conner, holds that the Clean Air Act provides the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the authority to disapprove a state agency's discretionary choice of the "best available [pollution] control technology" for permits subject to that Clean Air Act requirement. - Read more...
Thursday - January 22, 2004 - 12:50 am

Alaska: U.S. Supreme Court Decision In Red Dog Case Disappointing Says Sen. Murkowski - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Wednesday that she was very disappointed by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to overrule the state concerning air quality at the Red Dog mine in Northwest Alaska. - Read more...
Thursday - January 22, 2004 - 12:50 am

Alaska: Sen. Bunde To Give Presentation on High School Graduation Qualifying Exam - Wednesday Senator Con Bunde gave a preview of a presentation he will offer to Alaska legislators, legislative staffers, and the public on January 26th regarding the "exit exam." - Read more...
Thursday - January 22, 2004 - 12:50 am

Alaska: State study says private prisons prove cheaper; State-run prisons cost $16.79 more per person per day than private firms - The state could save money by having a private company, rather than the state, operate a prison in Alaska, according to a state Office of Management and Budget study. But the cheapest option is continuing to send inmates to a private prison in Arizona. - Read this story...
Juneau Empire - Thursday - January 22, 2004

Alaska: Prison report sheds little light on costs...PRIVATE VS. PUBLIC: State distances itself from numbers - The battle over rival bills to build an Alaska mega-prison is back in the Legislature, with a new dispute over whether a private prison would be cheaper for the state than a public one. - Read this story...
Anchorage Daily News - Thursday - January 22, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... The British Columbia government has announced that it will review the Bradfield Road Project. As Deanna Garrison reports, the State of Alaska is already conducting economic and engineering studies on the proposed road.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Thursday - January 22, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... Earlier this month, the U.S. Forest Service announced it would give the purchasers of certain timber sales on the Tongass National Forest the opportunity to cancel their sales. The Forest Service also says seeking legal remedies against the purchasers of the sales would cost more than simply terminating the contracts. Jay Marble brings us this survey of eligible local timber sales.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Thursday - January 22, 2004


Dick Morris: Death By Negatives - The negative ads of Howard Dean and Dick Gephardt succeeded brilliantly: They both lost Monday in Iowa. The winners - John Kerry and John Edwards - both abstained from negatives and won. - Read more...
Thusday - January 22, 2004 - 12:50 am

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Ketchikan Volunteer Fire Department
circa 1905 - Photographer: Harriet Hunt
Donor: Bertha Hunt Wells,
Courtesy Tongass Historical Society

June Allen Column

Ketchikan's Volunteer Legacy; Buckets to hydrants to hi-tech

photosA fire department in any community, large or small, commands citizen respect. When fire sirens blare, traffic obediently tries to pull over and people hold their breaths - hoping it's not their house, their business, their school or anyone they know. Fire has been a frightening scourge in history from Nero in Rome to Chicago's Mrs. O'Leary to Ketchikan's Bill Mitchell. As new American communities sprang up in the "Go west, young man" spirit of the nineteenth century, one of the first things responsible pioneers did was establish fire departments. When the westward-ho movement reached the Pacific coast and the settlement-surge angled north, fire departments were among the very first organizations founded in Alaska. - Read the rest of this story...
Thursday - January 15, 2004 - 12:50 am

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