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March 14, 2005

Front Page Photo by Chris Wilhelm

Experimental aircraft built locally
On board: Laurin Boyer and Ned Hamlin
Front Page Photo by Chris Wilhelm

photosKetchikan: Experimental aircraft built locally by Chris Wilhelm - Anyone visiting Mountain Point Sunday morning could have taken in the summer-like weather, watched the launching of sport boats, or even the launching of an airplane. Owner Laurin Boyer and his friend Ned Hamlin set out for the West Coast and a day of sightseeing and enjoyment in an experimental aircraft.- More...
Monday - March 14, 2005

Ketchikan: Hot Air, Cold Nights - First City Toastmasters Prove Speechmaking Can Be a Breeze! - Part I By Sharon Lint - "Hot Air, Cold Nights" was the theme of this year's Laughathon put on by the First City Toastmasters. If you missed the happy, spirited event, you missed a lot. The two-hour show took place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 26th at Cape Fox Lodge and laughter was in attendance as promised. The show was free, the coffee was hot, the desserts were tempting, and everyone there reported they had a great time.- More...
Monday - March 14, 2005



letter Teacher Certification Proposal Deserves More Than Conjecture by Carl Rose - Monday
letter Show Us Aerial spraying of Long Island Is Safe! by Frances Natkong - Monday
letter Sea Lion Instincts by Robert Fruehan - Monday
letter Revilla's Remarkable Staff by Mike Harpold - Monday
letter Opposed To Aerial Spraying of Pesticide by Donna Hamilton Baptista - Monday
letter Fleecing the America taxpayer to build a bridge to nowhere by Don Hoff Jr. - Monday
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Irwin Gratz: An American freedom threatened - If you have ever scanned a listing of arrests and citations in your local paper, or were part of group to challenge a new subdivision or shopping mall, if you wondered how much a local school superintendent earns, or if you're a business that's looked over a state or federal agency's contract bids, you've relied on a principle of American government called "Freedom of Information." - More...
Monday - March 14, 2005

Paul McMasters: The shadow of secrecy in an open society - In 1995, this nation was churning out 3.6 million government secrets a year. Today, we have reached a stunning pace of 14 million secrets annually - a four-fold increase in a decade's time. - More...
Monday - March 14, 2005

Patrick Leahy: Public's right to know is under assault - As the son of a printer from Montpelier, I come by my interest in press freedom honestly. And as a Vermonter I was lucky enough to grow up in a place where our culture nourishes the love of liberty and freedom of speech, which is why we held out joining the Union until the Bill of Rights was ratified. - More...
Monday - March 14, 2005

Lamar Smith: Opening our government - The open exchange of information between government and citizens is the essence of American democracy. Openness brings accountability to government, promotes honesty in official dealings, and above all, assists citizens in making the informed choices that are necessary to a democracy. - More...
Monday - March 14, 2005

John Cornyn - Ensuring the consent of the governed - The celebration of our nation's first-ever national Sunshine Week is, at its essence, a celebration of our nation's founding principles.

The Declaration of Independence makes clear that our inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness may be secured only where "Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." And James Madison, the father of our Constitution, famously wrote that consent of the governed means informed consent - that "a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives." - More...
Monday - March 14, 2005

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photosIt's Iditarod Race Year 33! a ghost story of the southern route - Excitement has built to a feverish pitch among mushers and fans as they ready for the 33rd running of Alaska's world famous Iditarod dogsled race, scheduled to start March 5.  A "false spring" several weeks ago rained away a little too much of the Wasilla area's snow cover, so the start of the race has been moved about thirty miles up the Parks  highway to the small town of Willow, always just a little colder and more dependably snow-covered. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen....
Friday - March 04, 2005

arrow Ketchikan's 'Rotary Wheel' Still Turning; Hardworking club celebrates a century

arrow Sitka's Pioneer Home Statue; Whose face is cast in bronze?

arrow L. Ron Hubbard's Alaska Adventure; His long winter in Ketchikan

arrow ACS Bids for KPU Telecom: ACS a longtime presence

arrow Betty King the Dog Lady; Ketchikan's one-woman humane society

arrow Ketchikan, Alaska - Let There Be Light! -- Citizens Light & Power and then KPU

arrow The State Capitol and Its Marble and keeping the capital in Juneau

arrow A Legendary Mountain of Jade; Just one of Alaska's Arctic Wonders

arrow John Koel, Baker to Banker; An eccentric philanthropist

arrow Harold Gillam: A Tragic Final Flight; Ketchikan remembers the search

arrow Ketchikan's 'Fish House Tessie'; She was proud of the nickname

arrow Fairbanks: Golden Heart City; A story of its founding

arrow Remembering 'Swede' Risland (1915-1991);The town's most memorable logger

arrow Read more feature stories by June Allen...

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