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March 23, 2004


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Ketchikan: DOT Announces AMHS Positions to be Relocated to Ketchikan; Approximately 42 positions scheduled for relocation - In a staff meeting this morning, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) Commissioner Mike Barton provided employees with the best estimate of which Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) positions will be relocated to State facilities in Ketchikan. Approximately 42 positions under vessel operations management, marine engineering and marine vessel operations are scheduled for relocation. - Read more...
Tuesday - March 23, 2004 - 1:20 pm

Ketchikan: Ketchikan Charter Commission Conducts Survey - In an effort to reduce the cost and size of government in a fair and equitable manner, the Ketchikan Charter Commission is asking you to fill out a questionnaire. For your convenience you may fill out the questionnaire online. This is a chance to help mold the future of Ketchikan. - Fill out the survey...
Tuesday - March 23, 2004 - 1:15 am

Ketchikan: Juneau Assembly calls for postponing AMHS move - The Juneau Assembly wants the state to delay a plan to move the Alaska Marine Highway System headquarters to Ketchikan until economic and other studies are done. - Read this story...
Juneau Empire- Tuesday - March 23, 2004

National/World: Growth Rate Slowing; Global Population in 2002 Tops 6.2 Billion - The world's population increased by 1.2 percent in 2002 to total more than 6.2 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau said Monday in a report on global population trends. The rate of increase translated into a net addition of about 200,000 people per day and 74 million per year, roughly equivalent to the population of Egypt in 2002. - Read more...
Tuesday - March 23, 2004 - 1:15 am

National: FDA Issues Public Health Advisory on Cautions for Use of Antidepressants in Adults and Children - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Public Health Advisory Monday that provides further cautions to physicians, their patients, and families and caregivers of patients about the need to closely monitor both adults and children with depression, especially at the beginning of treatment, or when the doses are changed with either an increaseor decrease in the dose. - Read more...
Tuesday - March 23, 2004 - 1:15 am

Alaska: DHSS Public Health Director to change - The Department of Health and Social Services public health leadership will soon undergo change. In early March, Public Health Director Doug Bruce announced plans to leave the Department in April for family and personal reasons. Dr. Richard Mandsager will take over as Director of Public Health effective June 1, according to Joel Gilbertson, Commissioner of Health and Social Services. - Read more...
Tuesday - March 23, 2004 - 1:15 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

arrow Nulato AK: a small village but big in history...

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...

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