Flag gif

Sitnews - Stories In The News - Ketchikan, Alaska - News, Features, Opinions banner

Flag gif

January 13, 2005

Front Page Photo Gov. Murkowski

Governor Frank H. Murkowski delivers his third State of the State speech before a joint session of the Alaska State Legislature on Wednesday evening, as Senate President Ben Stevens (R-Anchorage, center) and House Speaker John Harris (R-Valdez) listen.
Photo courtesy Office of the Governor



jpg Clifford MayClifford D. May: Moderate Mahmoud? - Americans, Europeans, Israelis, diplomats, reporters, editorialists - just about everybody wants Mahmoud Abbas, the newly elected president of the Palestinian Authority, to be a moderate. So they keep saying that he is a moderate as if, by wizardry, repeating the word will make it true. - More...
Thursday - January 13, 2005

jpg Steve BrewerSteve Brewer: Resolved: To not do what I don't like - This time of year, many folks feel bad because they're "falling off the wagon" of their New Year's resolutions. - More...
Thursday - January 13, 2005


letter FREEDOM OF CHOICE by Morgan Effenberger - Thursday
letter Coaches should be commended by Kenny Pearson - Thursday
letter Thrown out? by Mary Hemli - Thursday
letter RE: Ecotopia and Peaceland by Karen Pitcher - Thursday
letter More Viewpoints/ Letters
letter Publish A Letter

January 2005
Click on the date for stories and photos published on that day...
26 27 28 29 30 31 01
02 03 04 05 06 07 08
09 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31           

arrow Today's Front Page
arrow Front Page Archives


Alaska: Governor Proclaims Good reason for renewed optimism - Alaska Governor Frank H. Murkowski delivered his third State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature on Wednesday, saying that Alaska is strong and growing stronger.

An anticipated state budget surplus, national elections that brought brighter prospects for opening ANWR to development and significant progress by the administration toward gas pipeline agreement, there is renewed optimism across the state, Murkowski said.

"I have never been more excited about what the future holds for Alaska or more firm in my resolve to create an atmosphere in which Alaskans can fulfill their tremendous potential and achieve their dreams," Murkowski said. - More...
Thursday - January 13, 2005

National: White House says Iraq weapons search abandoned - The United States has formally abandoned the physical search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, a tacit acknowledgement that the prime justification provided by the Bush administration for going to war was incorrect. - More...
Thursday - January 13, 2005

National: Protesters make plans for inaugural, too - Love him or hate him, protesters are marching on Washington for the second inauguration of President Bush on Jan. 20. - More...
Thursday - January 13, 2005

Alaska: Attorney General Announces Multistate Agreement with State Farm
Will Result in $40 Million to Consumers Nationwide
- Attorney General Gregg Renkes said Tuesday that Alaska and 48 other states plus the District of Columbia have reached an agreement with State Farm Mutual Insurance Company which will result in $40 million in compensation to thousands of car, SUV, and truck owners nationwide. - More...
Thursday - January 13, 2005

Alaska: Legislators scratching their heads over jet - As the legislative session gets underway, Alaska Democrats say the surprise return of the executive jet for Governor Frank Murkowski has legislators scratching their heads. - More...
Thursday - January 13, 2005

jpg Mountain Point

'Mountain Point'
Front Page Photo by Allen Mayo

Alaska: The questionable future of oil by Ned Rozell - "Civilization as we know it will come to an end sometime in this century unless we can find a way to live without fossil fuels," urged one reputable scientist.

"Relax, the end is not near," said another. - More...
Thursday - January 13, 2005

Alaska: Capitol Cost Disclosure Act Introduced - Representative Bill Stoltze (R-Chugiak/Mat-Su) and Representative Carl Gatto (R-Palmer) have introduced legislation that would broaden and strengthen state laws under the FRANK Initiative.

Established by voters, the FRANK Initiative requires a statewide election to approve any costs associated with moving the state capital out of Juneau. House Bill 48 would require voter approval of the costs for construction of a new building or legislative hall in the current capitol city. - More...
Thursday - January 13, 2005

Alaska: M/V Prince of Wales Scheduled for Maintenance - The Inter-Island Ferry Authority is taking the M/V Prince of Wales out of service for scheduled maintenance on its second generator from January 24 through 27, 2005, advises IFA operations manager Stu Vincent. - More...
Thursday - January 13, 2005

June Allen Column Sponsors

The June Allen Column
is made possible in part by these sponsors. Cick on each name to visit each web site.

June Allen Column

photosACS Bids for KPU Telecom: ACS a longtime presence - It was big news in little Ketchikan recently when giant Alaska Communications System (ACS) expressed interest in buying the citizen-owned KPU Telecom division. Because the Ketchikan's utility systems are owned by the municipality, such a sale would require a vote of the residents of the isolated island town of 8,000 located on the shores of Southeastern Alaska's Inside Passage. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Wednesday - January 05, 2005

arrow Betty King the Dog Lady; Ketchikan's one-woman humane society

arrow Ketchikan, Alaska - Let There Be Light! -- Citizens Light & Power and then KPU

arrow The State Capitol and Its Marble and keeping the capital in Juneau

arrow A Legendary Mountain of Jade; Just one of Alaska's Arctic Wonders

arrow John Koel, Baker to Banker; An eccentric philanthropist

arrow Harold Gillam: A Tragic Final Flight; Ketchikan remembers the search

arrow Ketchikan's 'Fish House Tessie'; She was proud of the nickname

arrow Fairbanks: Golden Heart City; A story of its founding

arrow Remembering 'Swede' Risland (1915-1991);The town's most memorable logger

arrow Read more feature stories by June Allen...

Copyright Applies - Please obtain written permission before reproducing photographs, features, columns, etc. that are published on SitNews.

 E-mail your news tips, news releases & photos to:

Edited by Dick Kauffman:

Stories in the News
©1999 - 2004
Ketchikan, Alaska

Published online since 1999

Tongass Business Center - Ketchikan, AKKetchikan Indian Community

Spruce Shadows Club House - Ketchikan, Alaska

Schallerer's Photo Services - Ketchikan, Alaska

My Sisters' Place - Ketchikan, Alaska

Sunflower Medical Clinic - Ketchikan, Alaska

Hometown Furnishings Ketchikan, Alaska

Lighthouse Services - Ketchikan, Alaska

Lewis Motors - Ketchikan, Alaska

Joann Flora, Acupressure... Ketchikan, Alaska


Support Our Troops
'Our Troops' 

Faces of the Fallen



Ketchikan Consolidation

LBC - Ketchikan

KCC Web Site