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February 18, 2005

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Reflecting on the efforts made by all for the cause of civil rights...
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Ketchikan: Elizabeth Peratrovich Day Celebration Continues Focus on Native Civil Rights By Sharon Lint - Forty-seven years after her death, Elizabeth Peratrovich can still pack assembly halls with citizens concerned about Native Civil Rights.


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Star Parker: Dean, Dems frozen in time warp - It didn't take long for Howard Dean, the new Democratic National Committee chairman, to show his credentials as a graduate of the Trent Lott school of racial sensitivity training. - More...
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jpg Jay AmbroseJay Ambrose: Phase out federal funds for PBS - Even if PBS had never planned to distribute a cartoon episode in which a bunny named Buster gives his youthful audience a lesson in lesbian appreciation, the federal government ought to decide to gradually quit supplying the TV network with 15 percent of its revenues. - More...
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This time the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center was filled to overflowing Wednesday night as throngs of residents from Ketchikan and the surrounding areas crowded into the small theatre area to celebrate "Elizabeth Peratrovich Day."

Master of Ceremonies Tom Skultka opened the celebrations by encouraging leadership, education and continued cooperation between tribes. "Time does not stand still," he said. "We need to again become our people's leaders in a changing world. Our children and grandchildren depend on us to adjust to the changing world and still remain who we are, a proud people, proud of our country, proud of our past."

And the past was what was being celebrated, and rightly so. Elizabeth Peratrovich Day was established as a state holiday by the Alaska Legislature on February 6, 1988, in order to memorialize the contributions of Elizabeth Peratrovich "for her courageous, unceasing efforts to eliminate discrimination and bring about equal rights in Alaska." (AS 44.12.065). - More...
Friday - February 18, 2005

National: Washington Calling - George who?... farm subsidies ... more by Lance Gay - In the three decades since President Richard Nixon transformed George Washington's birthday into today's federal holiday, the first president's standing among Americans is fading.

Washington College in Chestertown, Md., which the first president patronized during his life, commissioned a poll that concluded George Washington today ranks seventh among the presidents Americans think of as the greatest - behind Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, Franklin Roosevelt, John Kennedy, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Only 46 percent of the adults recognized Washington as the general who led the Continental Army, and barely 4 percent of young people identified New York as the place where the first inauguration was held. - More...
Friday - February 18, 2005

Alaska: Pacific Salmon Commission Strikes Deal to Hold Directed Fisheries on Stikine and Taku Rivers - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) today announced that for the first time in almost 20 years, directed fisheries will be held on the Stikine and Taku Rivers for Chinook salmon. With healthy returns to both rivers in recent years, representatives of the Pacific Salmon Commission, meeting this week in Portland, Oregon, agreed to allow the fisheries to commence as soon as this year. - More...
Friday - February 18, 2005

Alaska: Governor seeks primacy for regulating state waters - Governor Frank H. Murkowski has introduced legislation to begin the process of giving state regulators control over National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits and give Alaska more control to regulate its own waters under the Clean Water Act. - More...
Friday - February 18, 2005

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... Chicken of the Sea is in the process of rolling out a new pouched Alaska smoked salmon product in grocery stores throughout the country. As Deanna Garrison reports, about half of the pink salmon pouches are being produced at Norquest Seafood's Ketchikan plant.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - Friday - February 18, 2005

Ketchikan: March 2005 Women's Conference Focuses On Success - Women constantly balance work, home, family and personal success. At this year's Women's Conference at the Ketchikan Campus, participants will attend workshops to learn how to achieve success and balance in their lives. - More...
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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

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arrow Ketchikan, Alaska - Let There Be Light! -- Citizens Light & Power and then KPU

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