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January 26, 2005

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'Touring NOAA's High Tech Fairweather'
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Dale McFeatters: Israel's secret land grab - One of President Bush's priorities for his second term is to broker a Mideast peace agreement that will result in an independent Palestinian state - as early as this year, he had hoped. - More...
Wednesday - January 26, 2005

Martin Schram: The Pentagon's non-denial denial - Etymologists study words. Entomologists study bugs. ...But if it bugs you every time Washington officials use deliberately deceptive weasel words, you may need the services of a weasel-sniffing pundit. Reporting for duty! - More...
Wednesday - January 26, 2005


Jason Love: Cats and Dogs - I am getting a pet. Trouble is I can't decide between a cat and a dog.

Having questioned friends, family, and unsuspecting strangers, I find that people have sectored into opposing camps, Dog Lovers and Cat Lovers, and most are willing to jump off a bridge to prove their allegiance.- More...
Wednesday - January 26, 2005

James Derk: Tech questions and answers - Letters are in the box and I can't keep up with them all, but let's get to the most common ones. - More...
Wednesday - January 26, 2005


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Ketchikan: 'Touring NOAA's High Tech Fairweather' - Students from Holy Name school recently toured one of the most technologically advanced survey vessels in the world, NOAA's Fairweather. - More...
Wednesday - January 26, 2005

National: Deficit to hit record level, administration reports - Despite a robust rebound in federal tax revenues, war costs in Iraq and Afghanistan are likely to push the federal deficit beyond last year's record level, the Bush administration reported Tuesday. - More...
Wednesday - January 26, 2005

National: New benefits proposed for kids who lose parents in Iraq - As the number of American children who have lost a parent in the Iraq war edges toward 1,000, a measure now before Congress would boost government benefits for them. - More...
Wednesday - January 26, 2005

National: Senate Democrats speak out against Rice, war - A small group of Senate Democrats said Tuesday they would vote against President Bush's nomination of Condoleezza Rice as secretary of state as a sign of their dissatisfaction with the Iraq war. - More...
Wednesday - January 26, 2005

Alaska: Permanent Change in Medicaid Formula Sought So Health Aid Matches Alaska's Higher Costs - U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski on Tuesday introduced her second piece of legislation for the 109th Congress that seeks to retain an adjustment to Alaska's Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP), a federal Medicaid funding formula for Alaska that would take into account the cost of providing quality health care for the state's poor. - More...
Wednesday - January 26, 2005

Alaska: Governor Seeks Increased Penalties for Certain Illegal Drugs; Proposed legislation supplements current prohibitions on methamphetamines; Targets marijuana possession - Governor Frank H. Murkowski delivered to the legislature Friday two crime bills that would increase the consequences for drug-related crimes, including the manufacture of methamphetamines ("meth"), and the penalties for possession of marijuana.- More...
Wednesday - January 26, 2005

Ketchikan: Creek Street Building Proposal Goes Back to Planning Commission by Joseph Branco - Following several hours of discussion and debate Monday night, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Board of Adjustment, which is made up of Borough Assembly members, voted 5-2 to send a Creek Street building proposal back to the KGB Planning Commission. - More...
Wednesday - January 26, 2005

Ketchikan: Elkins Appointed to Finance Subcommittees - Rep. Jim Elkins of Ketchikan has been appointed to four Finance Subcommittees in his first session as a legislator. He will serve on subcommittees that review the budgets of the Departments of Administration, Natural Resources, Transportation and Public Facilities, as well as the University of Alaska. - More...
Wednesday - January 26, 2005

Ketchikan: Kolund Named Ketchikan-Misty Fiords District Ranger - Lynn Kolund, who has served as the acting ranger of the Tongass National Forest's Ketchikan-Misty Fiords District since October, has been selected to continue as the leader of the district. - More...
Wednesday - January 26, 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

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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

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