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February 10, 2005

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David Waters: Save us from the axis of unfair taxes - I pay Social Security taxes on all of my income. So does my mother the teacher. So does my friend the police officer. I'll bet most of you do, too. - More...
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letter Economic Limit Factor Decision Explained by Gov. Frank H. Murkowski - Wednesday
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National: Bush political skills tested by budget, Social Security - Speaking to thousands of enthusiastic supporters in Omaha, Neb., President Bush acknowledged last week that reforming Social Security is "a hard issue" that many lawmakers - including members of his own Republican Party - are reluctant to embrace. - More...
Wednesday - February 09, 2005

International: Earth Gets a Warm Feeling All Over - Last year was the fourth warmest year on average for our planet since the late 1800s, according to NASA scientists. - More...
Wednesday - February 09, 2005

audio newsKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly put off action on transferring four acres of borough property in Ward Cove to the Ketchikan Cold Storage Association Monday night. As Deanna Garrison reports, the Assembly heard a number of concerns about the proposal to construct an eight million pound public cold storage in Ketchikan.
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audio newsPOW: Listen to this KRBD story... The Craig Ranger District is proposing to build a new recreation cabin. The funding for the cabin comes from mitigation funds stemming from Alaska Power and Telephone's construction of the Black Bear power plant. At one time, the district was thinking of using those funds to build a trail across Baker Island. However, public comments were against that plan and the district eventually decided to purse a new cabin. This would be the district's eighth cabin and the only one accessible from the road system. Jay Marble recently spoke with Angela Gatto, a resource specials with the Craig Ranger District.
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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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