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February 19, 2004   

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photoAlaska: Alaska Posts Big Rise in 2003 Export Numbers - Alaska's sales of goods to international markets rose by more than $222 million to $2.7 billion in 2003, up nearly 9 percent over the previous year, Governor Frank Murkowski said Wednesday.

"International exports help build a strong economy in Alaska and bring billions of new dollars into the state," Murkowski told members of the Alaska World Affairs Council at their noon meeting in Anchorage. "Trade is especially important because it creates jobs and hope for thousands of people throughout Alaska. The state is on the right track to increasing our trade." - Read more...
Thursday - February 19, 2004 - 12:45 am

photoAlaska: Governor Supports Challenge to NPR-A Lawsuit - Noting that the State of Alaska has significant interests to protect, Governor Frank Murkowski Wednesday afternoon said he would ask Attorney General Gregg Renkes to look into state intervention in a lawsuit filed this week which challenges Secretary of Interior Gale Norton's decision to open the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska to oil and gas leasing. - Read more...
Thursday - February 19, 2004 - 12:45 am

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly Tuesday night revived its proposal to annex some 3,000 acres of area land. The Borough expansion, widely opposed by many Southeast Alaska communities, would allow the Borough to increase its timber receipt funds and payment in lieu of taxes money from the federal government.
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Ketchikan: Homeport for Fairweather Announced - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced today that it has selected the former Tesora Fuel Terminal on South Tongass Highway as the homeport site for the NOAA ship Fairweather. - Read more...
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photoAlaska Science: Of Wales and Wind Power by Ned Rozell - Diesel generators provide electrical power for more than 180 Alaska villages. With diesel fuel costs rising, more villages may go the way of Wales someday soon. - Read more...
Thursday - February 19, 2004 - 12:45 am


Dick Morris: Why W. Must Bash Kerry Now - The 2004 presidential election may be decided in the next two months.

For three years, George W. Bush has sought to define himself by his accomplishments as president. Legion though they are, he has only achieved a stalemate: His job approval is only a break-even 48 positive and 48 negative in the most recent Fox News poll. - Read more...
Thursday - February 19, 2004 - 12:45 am

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Wrangel Island, which is located off the northern coast of Eastern Siberia and straddles the East Siberian Sea and the Chukchi Sea.
Credit: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, courtesy NASA...

June Allen Column

A Story of an Unfriendly Arctic Island
And the heroine who survived it

There is a desolate island in the Chukchi Sea on the frigid top of the planet. It is 83 miles north of the coast of Siberia and it is named Wrangel Island - Wrangel with one L. It is roughly kidney-shaped and said to be about 80 miles long and 18 to 30 miles across, with a cluster of low mountains at its center. During the warmth of its very brief summer, rivers flow north and south over rolling tundra to the sea. Along the frosty riverbanks are buried the bones of a race of woolly mammoths, evidence of dwarfed survivors of a larger race of Russian Steppe mammoths of perhaps 20,000 or 30,000 years ago. The island today is inhabited by a tiny Russian-Eskimo settlement and is largely visited by polar bears, seals, foxes, ducks and geese and the occasional scientist from around the world. - Read the rest of this story...
Monday - February 02, 2004 - 1:00 am

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