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February 21, 2005

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sudioAlaska: Listen to this story - Alaska's Capitol Plan Sparks Talk of a Move - Alaska is the only state in the nation without a capitol building. A design contest is under way, and four nationally prominent architectural firms are competing for the contract. But the construction proposals are reopening the larger question of whether Juneau should remain Alaska's capital city, or if the state government should be moved to Anchorage. Anne Sutton of member station KTOO reports from Juneau.
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letter Women, War, and the Presidency by Marie C. Wilson and Swanee Hunt - Monday
letter Time to look at cost of politics by Bryan T. Schultz - Monday
letter Ketchikan is changing by Bob Allen - Monday
letter Dupped? by Cheryl Henley - Monday
letter Magazine Sales Scam Concern by Jan Alsup - Monday
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Dale McFeatters: Two presidents and their day - Let's get this straight. The White House Office of Management and Budget, the final arbiter of these matters, says the holiday is Washington's Birthday, not Presidents Day, and it says so right there in section 6103(a) of title 5 of the United States Code.- More...
Monday - February 21, 2005  

Sharon Randall: An apple a day will at least give you something to ponder - At the urging of my children - who are proving, I must say, smarter as adults than they appeared to be as teenagers - I've been trying to make my peace with apples.

This is not as easy as it might seem. I've known my share of bad apples. Eve was not the last woman to run afoul with fruit. - More...
Monday - February 21, 2005 

Dan K. Thomasson: A question of authority - The elephant in the room that was utterly ignored during President Bush's introduction of John Negroponte as his nominee for the new post of director of national intelligence was, of course, the FBI. In assuring reporters and those watching on television that Negroponte would have his ear and his strong support, the president talked only in terms of the CIA. - More...
Monday - February 21, 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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