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February 15, 2005

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jpg Daniel PattonKanayama Korner by Daniel Patton: Ohayo Gozaimasu Ketchikan - As I write, fat snowflakes are gently wafting past the large windows of the Kanayama Middle School teacher's office. Outside on a gravel field the P.E. class is laughing and shouting as they practice soccer and plod through the occasional muck hole. In all directions steep, densely forested mountains rise quickly, their concealed peaks presumably accumulating quality snow while down here we must be content with the soggy dregs. Remind you of anywhere in particular?... More...
Tuesday - February 15, 2005


letter Protect the Social and Economic Benefits of S.S.R.A.A. Salmon Enhancement For Southeast Alaska by Mike Round - Tuesday
letter The chance and opportunity for success by David Martin - Tuesday
letter Moving the Capitol to Wasilla? by Rick McDonald - Tuesday
letter Speed bumps by Judee Mettler - Tuesday
letter Cold Storage & Sustainable Fisheries by Robert Fruehan - Tuesday

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Ketchikan: KGH earns excellent marks in re-accreditation survey - The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) surveyed Ketchikan General Hospital (KGH) for re-accreditation on January 19-21, 2005. The survey encompassed all KGH programs including the hospital, home health care, long-term care and clinics. - More...
Tuesday - February 15, 2005

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... Facing new regulations and a dwindling food supply, a Ketchikan soup kitchen might be forced to scale back the number of meals it provides to the needy. As Deanna Garrison reports, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing changes to its food safety regulations that could make it more expensive to operate the soup kitchen.
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Tuesday - February 15, 2005

audioPOW: Listen to this story.... A bill reintroduced by Senator Lisa Murkowski that would extend the federal energy regulatory permit for the Reynolds Creek Hydroelectric Project near Hydaburg has cleared committees and is headed for a vote on the Senate floor. The bill would five the Haida Corporation another six years to begin work on the project. But as Jay Marble reports, there is not much interest on Prince of Wales Island in building it.
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Tuesday - February 15, 2005

National: Oil drilling debate in Alaska, Gulf likely to heat up again - The windswept tundra of far northeast Alaska is home, at least part of the year, to animals such as the caribou, polar bear, musk ox and 135 species of migratory birds.- More...
Tuesday - February 15, 2005

National: New armor for Humvees must be in place by Tuesday - As the deadline for "hardened" Humvees arrives Tuesday in Iraq, the U.S. death toll tied to the workhorse vehicles is nearing 400. - More...
Tuesday - February 15, 2005

National: U.S.-North Korea standoff: A Q&A - The United States is butting heads with North Korea again over its development of nuclear weapons. Here's a review of the situation. - More...
Tuesday - February 15, 2005

National: 90 million-year-old tree growing at U.S. Botanic Garden - In the west wing of the U.S. Botanic Garden, most plants share a garden, intermingling and exposed to the greenhouse air. The Wollemi Pine is special. It lives in its own cushy, private glass case. - More...
Tuesday - February 15, 2005

International: 2004 deadliest in nearly 500 years for earthquakes - According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 2004 was the deadliest year for earthquakes since the Renaissance Age, making it the second most fatal in recorded history, with more than 275,950 deaths reported from the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit the Indian Ocean on Dec. 26. The total death toll for earthquakes in 2004 was 276,856; less than 1,000 casualties were reported around the world prior to the Indian Ocean event. - More...
Tuesday - February 15, 2005

Technology: As spyware grows, efforts to defeat it also increase - It's the computer era's version of an earlier generation's spy vs. spy intrigue. - More...
Tuesday - February 15, 2005

Alaska: Juneau to pay $36,793 for air and water violations - The City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska will spend $36,793 to settle two complaints by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency alleging the City violated the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act at its Douglas and Mendenhall Wastewater Treatment Plants. - More...
Tuesday - February 15, 2005

Alaska: Activists, zoo fight over fate of Maggie the elephant - The Alaskan now attracting the most national media attention is Maggie, the African elephant who lives at the Alaska Zoo. - More...
Tuesday - February 15, 2005

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photosSitka's Pioneer Home Statue; Whose face is cast in bronze? By June Allen - The little town of Sitka, the capital of Russian Alaska until the U.S. Purchase in 1867, is home to the first of Alaska's modern Pioneer Homes. Built in 1934, it is situated on the old Russian parade grounds. The earlier and comparatively ramshackle "pioneer homes" quarters in the gentler climate of Sitka were founded especially for down-on-their-luck Gold Rush veterans who decided to remain in Alaska after the glory days were over. They were largely a tough and grizzled lot, tobacco-chewing and fond of a good stiff drink or two. - Read the rest of this feature story by June Allen...
Thursday - February 10, 2005

arrow L. Ron Hubbard's Alaska Adventure; His long winter in Ketchikan

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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