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March 02, 2005

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Design for the new Alaska Capitol
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Alaska: Team chosen to design state capitol; Capitol design to be created through dialog with Alaskans - During a press conference in Juneau Tuesday, members of the Capitol Planning Commission and the Alaska Capitol Design Competition Jury announced that Thom Mayne, FAIA, of Morphosis (Santa Monica) and Mike Mense, FAIA, of mmenseArchitects (Anchorage) have been selected to lead a team to begin designing a Capitol for Alaska.

"This competition has always been about selecting the best team to design Alaska's new Capitol. We had 4 teams full of extremely capable professionals, yet all the jurors felt very strongly that this is the team for Alaska and Alaskans at this time," said juror Meg Nordale of Fairbanks. "The team brings to the table not only extraordinary talent but also a deep commitment to working with Alaskans to create a remarkable capitol for all Alaska."

Thom Mayne, clearly thrilled at the thought of undertaking this assignment, said "I couldn't wait to get here yesterday to talk about this project. We worked for 3 weeks on some ideas, without benefit of a conversation with a client and we think we've got some good ideas to offer. Now we say to Alaskans, 'these are the things we propose: speak to us.'" - More..
Wednesday - March 02, 2005

National: Supreme Court bars death penalty for juvenile murderers by Lawrence M. O'Rourke - In a landmark capital punishment ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday abolished the death penalty for convicted killers under 18 years of age at the time they committed their crimes. - More...
Wednesday - March 02, 2004

An Evening of Dance Photo Gallery

'An Evening of Dance'
A Photo Gallery by Carl Thompson

National: Ag secretary defends opening U.S. to Canadian beef By Margaret Talev - The nation's agriculture secretary on Tuesday defended the Bush administration's plans to lift major trade restrictions on Canadian beef and cattle starting next week, two months after two new cases of mad cow disease were confirmed there, saying the move poses no health risks, should stem U.S job losses to the Canadian meatpacking industry and is key to re-establishing American beef exports to Asia. - More...
Wednesday - March 02, 2004

International: 'Hopeful moment in the Middle East' by Lance Gay - The State Department is already labeling Lebanon's peaceful street demonstrations the "Cedar Revolution," a new display of people power that can force teetering autocratic regimes to change and persuade foreign troops to withdraw. - More...
Wednesday - March 02, 2004

'Eagles Feeding'
Front Page Photo by Bruce Robinson

Alaska: Elkins Wants More Federal Lands in Alaskan Hands - Representative Jim Elkins (R- Ketchikan) on Monday introduced House Joint Resolution 14 urging the United States Congress to pass legislation to convey land to the University of Alaska. - More...
Wednesday - March 02, 2004

Ketchikan: FS Seeks Public Input for Project Near Ward Lake - The Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District is seeking public input for a project that would establish a temporary landing area to support a timber harvest operation near Old Ward Lake Road. After the operation is complete, the gate that restricts vehicular access to the road would be opened. - More...
Wednesday - March 02, 2004

Wrangell: Forest Service Opens Doors to the Public - The U.S. Forest Service's Alaska Regional Leadership Team will meet in Wrangell, Alaska, at the Nolen Center the week of March 7 to discuss ways to support and assist in the year-round economic vitality and social well being of the communities in Southcentral and Southeast Alaska. - More...
Wednesday - March 02, 2004

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photosKetchikan's 'Rotary Wheel' Still Turning; Hardworking club celebrates a century By June Allen - Ketchikan's Rotary clubs celebrated at a Centennial gala held Saturday at the Ted Ferry Civic Center to observe the century mark of the founding of the Rotary movement, as well as the 80th anniversary of the first Rotary club in all of Alaska ­ Ketchikan's Rotary 2000. Every Ketchikan Rotarian of the past 80 years was honored, with singular  recognition extended to Judge Henry Clay Keene for his 42 years of dedicated service to the club and its goals. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
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