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March 26, 2004


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Ketchikan Charter Commission - Ketchikan, Alaska

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...
Published Tuesday - March 23, 2004 - 1:15 am


letter What does Ketchikan get out of the Kanayama Exchange Program? by Tony Hatano-Worrell - Kanayama, Japan - 03/26/04
letter Good Questions by Samuel Bergeron - Ketchikan - 03/26/04
letter RE: Revilla Students by Diana Chaudhary - Ketchikan - 03/26/04
letter Insist action be taken this session by Governor Frank Murkowski - 03/26/04
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Ketchikan: As economy struggles, Ketchikan residents hunger for jobs - Former loggers Ed Weaver and Don Girdley, both 65, sat at the dimly lit, smoke-filled Totem Bar at 10:30 on a Monday morning in downtown Ketchikan sipping Budweisers and mixed drinks and listening to blues guitar on the jukebox. - Read this story....
Juneau Empire - Friday - March 26, 2004

Ketchikan: Two cities touched by AMHS move ; Capital city faces loss of 44 high-paying ferry positions - The dozens of Juneau jobs headed for Ketchikan with the Alaska Marine Highway System's administrative offices will take substantial salaries with them. They'll also leave their mark on the capital city's schools and real estate market. - Read this story...
Juneau Empire - Friday - March 26, 2004

National: Policy Review Calls for Bush Administration To Protect Wild Salmon - Authors of the Policy Forum in the March 26th issue of the international journal Science call for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to protect wild salmon stocks whose status under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is now in jeopardy as a result of legal and political pressures from landowners and timber interests. A substantial fraction of the salmon populations currently listed under the Endangered Species Act in the Northwest are in immediate danger of being delisted ­ not because they are recovering - but because their status and presence potentially blocks development. - Read more...
Friday - March 26, 2004 - 1:30 am

National: Many Consumers Still Uncomfortable Filing Taxes Online - Although more Americans are filing their taxes online, more than half of online consumers can't seem to bring themselves to trade their pencils and paper returns for online filing. A big reason is security: many consumers still don't want their personal information on the Internet, according to the latest Consumer Internet Barometer. This quarterly measure of who's doing what on the Internet is produced by TNS NFO and The Conference Board. - Read more...
Friday - March 26, 2004 - 1:30 am

National: Report shows 'unequivocal evidence' that media violence has significant negative impact on children - Research report provides 'A scientific assessment of research on the influence of violent television and films, video games, and music "reveals unequivocal evidence that media violence increases the likelihood of aggressive and violent behavior" in children and youth, according to a report published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, a journal of the American Psychological Society.- Read more...
Friday - March 26, 2004 - 1:30 am

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'Spring is for the birds... & bunnies'
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mp3Ketchikan: Listen to this story... The Ketchikan School Board Wednesday night voted to add a second kindergarten class at White Cliff Elementary School. The action was opposed by Houghtaling Elementary teachers, who feared it would result in Houghtaling losing one of its three kindergarten classes. Deanna Garrison has this report.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Friday - March 26, 2004

mp3Ketchikan: Listen to this story... Millions of dollars for Southeast Alaska Transportation projects are included in a federal bill that passed the House of Transportation Committee Wednesday. As Deanna Garrison reports, the Inter-Island Ferry Authority, Bradfield Road and Gravina Access Project were just some of the items that made it into the massive spending bill.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Friday - March 26, 2004

Alaska: Conference on Volunteerism Set for April 15-16 - The Alaska State Community Service Commission will host its third annual state wide Alaska Conference on Volunteerism on April 15-16, 2004 at the Hilton Anchorage, featuring workshops, award programs, and a well-known author as the keynote speaker.- Read more...
Friday - March 26, 2004 - 1:30 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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