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March 22, 2005

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'Harley Riders Donation Ride'
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Ketchikan: Dana Barr Fundraising Events Bring In Over $6,000 by M.C. Kauffman - The kindness and caring of Ketchikan citizens once again brightened the life of another as the community came out in support of one of its energetic, kind and fun loving citizens - Dana Barr - during her time of need. - More...
Tuesday - March 22, 2005

National: Case renews debate about right to die By David Whitney - As the country stood in rapt attention Monday over what will become of Terri Schiavo, the American medical community reacted with uncertainty and some criticism of Congress for injecting itself into the family battle over her fate.- More...
Tuesday March 22, 2005

National: Sandia labs make energy discovery By Sue Vorenberg - Sunlight and tiny technology might hold the cure to global energy addiction, Sandia National Laboratories scientists say.- More...
Tuesday March 22, 2005

National: Red Lake Reservation: A troubled history By Sharon Schmickle - The secluded Red Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota has been plagued over the decades by more than its share of the seeds of violence: troubled schools, poverty, unemployment and bitter intertribal battles over basic rights.- More...
Tuesday March 22, 2005

National: New test designed to help asthmatics By Lee Bowman - With perhaps half of the 20 million Americans who have chronic asthma not getting the best treatment to control their condition, the American Lung Association is trying to make it easier to do a self-checkup.- More...
Tuesday March 22, 2005

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360-foot processor Independence
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videoSoutheast Alaska: Coast Guard cutter Storis, crew take Independence in tow - The Coast Guard cutter Storis took the 360-foot processor Independence in tow at about 7:45 this morning. They are transiting toward Cape Spencer and Juneau, Alaska.

The cutters Morgenthau and Storis arrived on scene today between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. Weather delayed the cutters' arrival.

The Kodiak-based C-130 crew departed the scene upon arrival of the first cutter, the Morgenthau.

Weather conditions changed significantly since last night. Winds are southerly at 14-knots. Seas are at 10-feet with swells to 12-feet. Visibility increased from one-and-one half miles to eight miles. - More...
Monday - March 22, 2005



letter Revilla Road- Lake Harriet Hunt Cleanup by Jerry Cegelske - Tuesday
letter Alaskans Will Reap Benefits if Prepared by John Cowdery - Tuesday
letter Legislative Hall Competition by Norman Rokeberg - Tuesday
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Alaska: Governor Supports Increased Access; Murkowski Thanks Legislature for Supporting Access House and Senate Takes Strong Stand for Juneau Access - House and Senate leaders took a strong stand today in favor of improving access to the state's capital by passing resolutions in each body in support of a road between Juneau and Skagway, Governor Frank H. Murkowski said.

The House passed House Resolution 7 and the Senate passed Senate Resolution 2, both of which support the Juneau Access Preferred Alternative 2 on the final day of public comment for the Environmental Impact Statement on this issue. - More...
Tuesday March 22, 2005

Alaska: Biological Opinion Concerning the Kensington Gold Project Released - NOAA Fisheries' Alaska Regional Office on Monday released a final biological opinion on the revised plan of operations for the Kensington Gold Project. NOAA Fisheries (National Marine Fisheries Service) is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are lead agencies with permitting responsibility for the proposed Kensington Gold Project. NOAA Fisheries has been consulted on the project's possible effects on species listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. - More...
Tuesday March 22, 2005

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story.... A 22-year-old Ketchikan man is facing felony assault charges after police say he robbed and brutally beat 45-year-old Ketchikan resident Peter Usher in the Tongass Towers parking garage early Sunday morning. As Deanna Garrison reports, the suspect Derick Skultka is alo a person of interest in an assault Friday night.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - Tuesday - March 22, 2005

audioCraig: Listen to this KRBD story.... No one was injured in a Craig house fire on Monday afternoon. As Jay Marble reports, the renter of the home was able to keep the fire from spreading until a fire crew and truck arrived.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - Tuesday - March 22, 2005

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story.... Fewer students are leaving the Ketchikan School District before graduating than in years past. As Deanna Garrison reports, the District has gone from having a double-digit dropout rate to around three percent last year.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - Tuesday - March 22, 2005

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photosKetchikan: A Personal Tribute to Tom Coyne on St. Patrick's Day - St. Patrick's Day makes me think of Ketchikan's city councilman Tom Coyne and of famous author Frank McCourt. They even look a lot alike -- faces like maps of Ireland! Of course I've never met Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes, but his book lays bare the bittersweet memories of his childhood. And I've interviewed Tom Coyne on several occasions and I see some of the similarities in their impoverished early years.  And they both, like everyone in the Irish land of their bloodlines, are poets at heart. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen....
Thursday - March 17, 2005

arrow It's Iditarod Race Year 33! a ghost story of the southern route

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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