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January 25, 2005

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jpg ThomassonDan K. Thomasson: The real problem is health costs - The other day the charge for transporting a friend's mother from a nursing home to a hospital only three miles away was $400. Medicare paid the bill. - More...
Tuesday - January 25, 2005

Paul K. McMasters: Getting a grip on our right to be offended - Did you hear the one about the amateur comedians and the lawyer? It goes like this: - More...
Tuesday - January 25, 2005

jpg Howard DeanHoward Dean: From the Ground Up - Over the past 30 years, Republicans have become the majority party in America by building a terrific grassroots organization. If we are to take our country back for ordinary working Americans, Democrats will have to match or exceed the Republicans' ability to motivate voters. - More...
Tuesday - January 25, 2005

jpg Dick MorrisDick Morris: How Second Terms Fail - Presidential second terms usually end in failure. Since 1900, only Teddy Roosevelt could boast of a second term that was as good or better than his first. - More...
Tuesday - January 25, 2005


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International: What to look for in the Iraqi election - Nearly a dozen candidates have been killed. Hundreds of others have been threatened and targeted for assassination, some more than once.

Deadly explosions have rocked political party offices. Eight staffers of Baghdad's elections commission died in a suicide-bomb attack. And leaflets in several cities are warning Iraqis they will face death if they dare to vote. - More...
Tuesday - January 25, 2005

National: Republicans move fast on Social Security legislation - Senate Republican leaders made Social Security reform the first piece of legislation in the new Congress as they introduced a bill Monday that would allow Americans to shift money from the retirement program into private accounts. - More...
Tuesday - January 25, 2005

National: Declining birth rate helps fuel Social Security problems - While Social Security's problems are often blamed on the impending retirement of the baby boomers, the low birth rate in the United States could be just as much at fault. - More...
Tuesday - January 25, 2005

National: Feds raise alarm on airplane icing - Federal crash investigations have made repeated calls for tougher rules and more research on flying in icing conditions because 135 planes have fallen out of the sky since 1993 because of ice. - More...
Tuesday - January 25, 2005

Alaska: Legislature Urged to Fully Implement Constitutional Provisions Regarding Boroughs - The Alaska Local Boundary Commission, created under Alaska's Constitution to address borough formation and other municipal boundary matters, has submitted its annual report to the Alaska Legislature. The report urges legislative attention regarding the issue of borough government. - More...
Tuesday - January 25, 2005

Alaska: Alaskans Encouraged to "Get Smart About Insurance"; When buying insurance - don't get fooled - Each month, without fail, the bills arrive - home mortgage, car payment, student loans. Usually the largest bills cover those items that mean the most to us - the assets we spent the most time contemplating before purchasing. But what about insurance? Strangely enough, insurance is often one of the most costly bills we pay each month - but, the one we think little about. That is why the Alaska Division of Insurance is asking you to take time to learn more during "Get Smart About Insurance Week," January 24­28, 2005. - More...
Tuesday - January 25, 2005

Ketchikan: DEC seeks public comment on Alaska Food Code - The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will hold a workshop in Ketchikan and workshops throughout the state to solicit public comment on the updated Alaska Food Code. - More...
Tuesday - January 25, 2005

Ketchikan: Cold storage land denied in Ketchikan - A refusal by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly to provide land may doom a proposed regional cold storage project. - Read the rest of this ADN story....
Anchorage Daily News - linked Tuesday - January 25, 2005

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photosL. Ron Hubbard's Alaska Adventure; His long winter in Ketchikan - For such a small city in such a remote location, Ketchikan has had its fair share of experience in welcoming the rich and famous. Names that come to mind are Bing Crosby, John Wayne, Cary Grant, as well as Olivia Newton-John, Bill Gates, and Chubby Checker - plus many, many others! Unlike today's notables who arrive by cruise ship for brief visits, earlier celebrity visitors usually came in on their own or someone else's yacht. Most enjoyed Ketchikan's sights, sounds and attractions for at most a few days. But one unexpected visitor found himself stranded for the winter! - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Wednesday - January 19, 2005

arrow ACS Bids for KPU Telecom: ACS a longtime presence

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...

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