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National: Bush hitting road to sell Social Security plan - President Bush will begin selling his Social Security reform plan in earnest this week, providing details during Wednesday's State of the Union address before heading out on a whirlwind tour to rally public support.

Bush will visit five states on Thursday and Friday - North Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Arkansas and Florida _ to try to convince voters that the national pension system is in economic peril and that the only way to fix it is to permit individuals to channel a portion of their payroll taxes into private investment accounts.

The proposal has received a cool reception thus far, even from some congressional Republicans, and Democrats aren't waiting for the official unveiling to weigh-in against it. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California said Monday that the problem could be resolved without dismantling Social Security. - More...
Tuesday - February 01, 2005

Analysis: Q-and-A on the future of U.S. troops in Iraq - U.S. troops loaded full ballot boxes into aircraft for delivery to Iraqi election officials Monday, their last duty in a remarkable security operation that kept the polls safe enough for millions of Iraqis to vote. - More...
Tuesday - February 01, 2005

Health: More good reasons to add chocolate to Valentine's mix - Have a whole bite. And don't feel guilty about indulging in chocolate: The sweet stuff just might be good for us. Cautioning that moderation is key, researchers say chocolate can protect our hearts, help prevent cancer and even help us live longer. And speaking of hearts, these are just extra reasons to add chocolate to the Valentine's Day mix. - More...
Tuesday - February 01, 2005

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Chamber's Annual Awards Event
Pictured: Gov. Frank Murkowski, Little Brother Nick of BBBS and his mother. Nick accepted the President's Award for Bill Elberson who was unable to attend the Ketchikan Greater Chamber of Commerce's awards event at the Ted Ferry Civic Center Saturday. - More...
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Alaska: New Measure to Boost Rural Economies; Governor backs new initiative to create visitor industry jobs in rural communities - To further his commitment to spreading Alaska's growing tourism wealth to regions off the beaten path, Governor Murkowski backed an initiative known as the Alaska Rural Visitor Industry Product Development project, which kicked off this month. - More...
Tuesday - February 01, 2005

Alaska: Subsistence Halibut Fishery Mail Survey - The Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G), Division of Subsistence, will soon mail a one-page survey form to everyone who has registered and received a Subsistence Halibut Registration Certificate (SHARC) from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).  Survey recipients will be asked to indicate if they subsistence fished for halibut in 2004, how many halibut they harvested, and to return the form to ADF&G. - More...
Tuesday - February 01, 2005 

Ketchikan: Schools Face Cuts; New report lists six districts in trouble - Many of Alaska's school districts will have to cut teachers and staff under Gov. Frank Murkowski's proposed education budget, according to a new report by the Alaska Legislative Research Service. - More...
Tuesday - February 01, 2005

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... The state cost estimate for a proposed bridge between Ketchikan and its airport has shot up by $85 million. As Deanna Garrison reports, the revised cost estimate was made public just one day after ABC's 20/20 aired a story Friday criticizing the scope and need of the project.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked February 01, 2005

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... The Ketchikan Greater Chamber of Commerce Saturday night tapped Roy and Tina McPherson as Ketchikan's Citizens of the Year. Deanna Garrison reports.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked February 01, 2005

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a weekend grounding of the hand-troller La Misty on Pennock Island. Deanna Garrison has this report.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked February 01, 2005

audioCraig: Listen to this story... The City of Craig is home to some of the newest earthquake detection equipment in the State of Alaska. As Jay Marble reports, the gear was installed in December as part of a project to improve the state's tsunami preparedness.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked February 01, 2005

Ketchikan: Ketchikan joins digital TV business - Ketchikan's local phone company is getting into the pay TV business, making it the latest in a fast-growing roster of rural telecom outfits using their high-speed Internet networks to compete against cable and satellite TV providers. - More...
Anchorage Daily News - Tuesday - February 01, 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

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