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February 24, 2005

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jpg Dale McFeattersDale McFeatters: Balking at No Child - The states have spoken on President Bush's prized No Child Left Behind act and given it a failing grade. - More...
Thursday - February 24, 2005


jpg Joann FloraJoann Flora: Weight Management In the 21st Century: Part 3 - Shake It Up, Baby! - Happy Chinese New Year to all and good riddance to the feeding frenzy we call "The Holidays"... More...
Thursday - February 24, 2005

jpg Preston MacDougallPreston MacDougall: Chemical Eye on Golden Pond - Henry Fonda was 76 years old when he took home the Best Actor Oscar for the role of Norman Thayer, a retired and distinctly prickly professor, in the 1981 movie On Golden Pond. He was the oldest actor to be so-honored, and would be still, if he hadn't died a year after making the movie. - More...
Thursday - February 24, 2005


letter Change - but is it progress? by Mike Sallee- Thursday
letter Blessed, Again by Bob Ciminel - Thursday
letter Cost of Politics Redeux by Bryan Schulz - Thursday
letter Wolf Control by Mark Cowley - Thursday

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National: Medicare faces financial crisis by 2014, report finds By Lawrence M. O'Rourke - While President Bush and Congress focus on fixing Social Security this year, Medicare faces unsustainable increases as it takes responsibility for paying the largest single share of prescription drug costs, federal officials said Wednesday. The new Medicare prescription drug benefit that becomes available next year could quickly threaten the solvency of the federal health insurance system that now serves 41 million Americans, according to a new report from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. - More...
Thursday - February 24, 2005

Alaska: Alaska's hot summer a sign of warming planet, expert says By Doug O'Harra - For proof of climate change in the Arctic, look no further than Alaska's long, hot summer, according to one of the country's top climate scientists.

Last year Alaskans sweated through the warmest May, June, July and August of the century, with average temperatures almost 5 degrees Fahrenheit above normal. Such heat was largely driven by the warmest ocean temperatures ever measured in the Northern Hemisphere, matched globally by the fourth-warmest year on record. - More...
Thursday - February 24, 2005

audioAlaska: Governor's Jobs Message For Alaskans -The Governor talks about his administration's priority to create jobs in Alaska. Described by the Governor as "Good-paying jobs, like those created by the gas pipeline and other resource development jobs, give hope to young Alaskans that they can find work and support a family, here at home." - More....
Thursday - February 24, 2005

Alaska: Governor Rejects New NOAA Mandates; Asserts state's rights to manage coastal resources - Citing the need for the state to manage its coastal resources without excessive federal intervention, Governor Frank H. Murkowski sent a letter to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Wednesday asking NOAA to abandon new requirements for the Alaska Coastal Management Program. If NOAA does not reject the new requirements, the ACMP will expire in the summer of 2005. - More...
Thursday - February 24, 2005

Alaska: Workers' Compensation Bill Offers Needed Reform; Legislation Addresses Skyrocketing Costs of Employee Insurance - Reforms aimed at streamlining the delivery of workers' compensation benefits to injured workers, and easing the cost burden on Alaska businesses, will be sent to the Legislature this week by Governor Frank H. Murkowski. - More...
Thursday - February 24, 2005

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photosKetchikan's 'Rotary Wheel' Still Turning; Hardworking club celebrates a century By June Allen - Ketchikan's Rotary clubs celebrated at a Centennial gala held Saturday at the Ted Ferry Civic Center to observe the century mark of the founding of the Rotary movement, as well as the 80th anniversary of the first Rotary club in all of Alaska ­ Ketchikan's Rotary 2000. Every Ketchikan Rotarian of the past 80 years was honored, with singular  recognition extended to Judge Henry Clay Keene for his 42 years of dedicated service to the club and its goals. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Wednesday - February 23, 2005

arrow Sitka's Pioneer Home Statue; Whose face is cast in bronze?

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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