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March 11, 2004

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letter Nice to see Ketchikan so passionate about causes by Shauna Lee - Ketchikan - 03/11/04
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Alaska: Cape Fox Land Bill Amended To Meet Juneau Concern;; Continues To Support Mine Development - In an effort to meet the concerns of Juneau residents with a proposed land trade north of Berners Bay, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced Wednesday she will amend her bill to protect the viewshed from the waters of Berners Bay and to allow for limited public access along the shoreline of the western portion of the Bay and along Slate Cove.

Murkowski, during a formal subcommittee hearing regarding the proposed Cape Fox Land Entitlement Adjustment Act of 2003 (S. 1354) and another Southeast bill, said she has decided to make the changes as a result of public testimony in Juneau during a town meeting on the land exchange held last September. - Read more...
Thursday - March 11, 2004 - 12:50 am

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... The City of Ketchikan is meeting with cruise line representatives later this month to discuss design options for the City's $58 million dollar Port Expansion Project. As Deanna Garrison reports, the City went back to the drawing board after cruise lines and community members questioned the number, configuration, cost and location of cruise ship berths proposed under the project.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Thursday - March 11, 2004

audioPOW: Listen to this story... The Craig School District is planning for a reduced enrollment next year in its correspondence program, known as PACE. This comes as the State Board of Education prepares to act on proposed regulation changes that would restrict the ways that correspondence students could use school funding and require that correspondence students take at least half of their classes in core subjects, such as Math and Language. The Craig School District estimates is will lose $1.3 million in state funding when the enrollment is cut. But as Jay Marble reports, when the enrollment drops, the City of Craig will also lose funding from the federal government.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Thursday - March 11, 2004

Ketchikan: AMHS Relocation Information Available - The Alaska Department of Transportation has made documents available regarding the Alaska Marine Highway System relocation. - More...
Wednesday - March 10, 2004 - 4:00 pm

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Dick Morris: How 'Flip-Flop' Kills Kerry - It is increasingly clear that President Bush's line of attack against Kerry will be to describe him as a flip-flopping politician, changing his positions constantly to suit the political needs of the moment. One negative ad, previewed on "Meet the Press," showed an animation of two John Kerry boxers battling one another. The winner? George W. Bush.

The obvious goal of the Bush attack is to discredit Kerry and make it hard for anyone to believe in him or anything he says. But this round of flip-flop attacks is just the precursor of the main Bush offensive. Attacking Kerry for reversing himself on many key issues will weaken the Democrat, but the real point is to soften him up for two more deadly attacks likely to follow. - Read more...
Thursday - March 11, 2004 - 12:50 am

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PhotosNulato AK: a small village but big in history - Nulato, Alaska 99765 is little known beyond the state's Interior except perhaps during the running of the world famous Iditarod dogsled races. In even number years the race follows a northern route to Nome and mushers pass through Nulato. The name of the Athabaskan Indian village on the Yukon River means "dog salmon camp," modified to express "in the shelter of the bluff." It is home today to a population of about 340, almost wholly Athabaskan. For such a small town, Nulato has some fascinating stories to tell!- Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Wednesday - March 03, 2004 - 1:00 am

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arrow KETCHIKAN COLD STORAGE and colorful Mgr. Jim Pinkerton...

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