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March 17, 2004


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Ketchikan: Local Professionals Increase Knowledge of FASD - "WOW! BAM! POW! Did we learn a lot at the 8th Annual Alaska Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Summit!," stated Patty Fay Hickox a Ketchikan health care professional.

The summit, held in Anchorage March 9 and March 10, is an annual training event which provides participants from across Alaska an opportunity to increase their knowledge and understanding of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. According to Hickox, six of Ketchikan's local school teachers, one local youth advocate, one local parent navigator and one local case manager attended the statewide summit along with over 700 people from around the state. - Read more...
Wednesday - March 17, 2004 - 1:10 am

Alaska: Governor Says 9th Circuit Decision Good for 6 Million Fry - Governor Frank Murkowski hailed Tuesday's decision by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to allow the district court in Alaska discretion in what to do with six million sockeye salmon fry as, "appropriate, and providing a glimmer of hope for the case." The district court can allow the fry to be released in Tustumena Lake, on the Kenai Peninsula, this spring. - Read more...
Wednesday - March 17, 2004 - 1:10 am

Alaska: Governor Testifies to Senate Finance Committee - In an extremely unusual move, Governor Frank Murkowski testified Tuesday before a meeting of the Senate Finance committee, asking members to take action on a long-term solution to the state's fiscal problem. More..
Wednesday - March 17, 2004 - 1:10 am

Alaska: Knowles Calls For Hike In CDQ Allocation; Calls for Alaskans to Get Fair Share from Offshore Fishery Resource - To ensure Alaskans get their fair share from our offshore fish resource, and to boost jobs and training opportunities for residents of Western Alaska, U.S. Senate Candidate Tony Knowles has called for an increase in the CDQ fishery allocation to 12.5 percent, the same royalty percentage the state receives for a barrel of oil. - Read more...
Wednesday - March 17, 2004 - 1:10 am

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Lituya on her way to Ketchikan & Metlakatla
The M/V Lituya departed Morgan City, Louisiana at 10:43 am March 12, 2004 enroute to Ketchikan, Alaska via the Panama Canal. - More...
Wednesday - March 17, 2004 - 1:10 am

Alaska: Commissioners to Monitor Area M Fishery - Governor Frank Murkowski has directed Commissioner of Fish and Game Kevin Duffy, and Commissioner of Public Safety Bill Tandeske to closely monitor the effects of a recent Board of Fisheries decision allowing additional fishing time in the Area M June salmon fishery. Murkowski asked Duffy to make sure that the increase in fishing time in the Area M June fisheries does not threaten the sustained yield of salmon returning to Bristol Bay and Western Alaska rivers. The Governor asked Tandeske and Duffy to monitor compliance in the fishery with regulations that require the retention and reporting of all salmon caught. - Read more...
Wednesday - March 17, 2004 - 1:10 am

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Alaska: Disabled Alaska Students Sue Over Exam - Disabled children and their parents filed a federal class-action lawsuit yesterday against the Alaska Board of Education, the latest in a string of challenges to laws of various states requiring students to pass an exit exam to earn a high school diploma. - Read this story...
New York Times - linked March 17, 2004

Alaska: Experience Works Searches for Alaska's 2004 Outstanding Older Worker - Experience Works, the country's largest provider of mature-worker training and employment, is searching for Alaska's outstanding older worker. For the seventh year, outstanding older workers from every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico; America's Oldest Worker; and outstanding employers of older workers, will be honored in Washington, D.C., and in their home states. The Experience Works SM Prime Time Awards Program was created to highlight the valuable contributions that older workers are making in their communities and places of work. - Read more...
Wednesday - March 17, 2004 - 1:10 am

Ketchikan: Kayhi Drama Department Presents: "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" - Kayhi Drama Department Presents: "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten," conceived and adapted by Ernest Zulia, based on the books by Robert Fulghum. - Read more...
Wednesday - March 17, 2004 - 1:10 am

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A biography of Alaska's herring: A little fish of huge importance

PhotosIn general, not many people are interested in herring. It's not exactly a glamour fish. You won't see a snapshot of a grinning fishermen posing for the camera while holding up a trophy eight-inch goggle-eyed herring by the tail. And when was the last time you had baked, fried, roasted, grilled or pickled herring? The only time most people come in contact with herring is when they skewer a chunk of it onto a hook for bait when salmon fishing. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Sunday - March 14, 2004 - 12:40 am

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