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March 12, 2004

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Ketchikan: Murkowski explains plan to move jobs ; Governor says he's committed to Juneau - Gov. Frank Murkowski told Juneau Chamber of Commerce members Thursday that he has always supported Juneau and he'll continue to do so, despite his decision to move the Alaska Marine Highway System headquarters to Ketchikan. - Read this story...
Juneau Empire - linked Friday - March 12, 2004

PhotosAlaska: Taiwan Power, Steel Consider Alaska Coal - Governor Frank Murkowski's efforts to improve trade opportunities with Pacific Rim nations paid off this week, as a delegation from Taiwan's power and steel industries visited to examine technical issues surrounding the potential development of Southcentral Alaska's vast coal reserves. - Read more...
Friday - March 12, 2004 - 12:45 am

PhotosAlaska: Administration, PSEA Reach Agreement on New 2-year Contract - The Murkowski administration has signed two more new bargaining agreements, with the Public Safety Employees Association (PSEA), representing the Public Safety Officers and the Correctional Officers Bargaining Units. The first new contract, with Public Employees Local 71, was announced last week. - Read more...
Friday - March 12, 2004 - 12:45 am

Alaska: Committee to Consider Conference of Alaskans Recommendations; Senate Finance Sets Hearing Schedule - The Senate Finance Committee begins work next week on legislation encompassing recommendations forwarded by the 55-member Conference of Alaskans that met in Fairbanks last month. - Read more...
Friday - March 12, 2004 - 12:45 am

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... A proposed land exchange that would have given the State Mental Health Trust land near Thorne Bay and the Department of Natural Resources land at Leask Lake near Ketchikan is no longer being pursued. Jay Marble has this report.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Friday - March 12, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... White Cliff teachers asked the Ketchikan School Board Wednesday night to reinstate a second kindergarten class at the elementary school.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Friday - March 12, 2004

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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

arrow Ketchikan's Creek Street Dance Hall; echoes of music from the past...

arrow A Story of an Unfriendly Arctic Island And the heroine who survived it...

arrow Ketchikan's Volunteer Legacy; Buckets to hydrants to hi-tech...

arrow Thanks, Ladies, for the Library - From Bookcase to Building(s)...

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

arrow KETCHIKAN'S NEW YORK HOTEL: Rich history in a small package...

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