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SitNews - Stories in the News - Ketchikan, Alaska

April 29, 2005

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National: Bush open to Social Security indexing, defends private accounts By BILL STRAUB - President Bush expressed support for a means-based Social Security system Thursday night, a move that would provide additional funds to retirees in the lower economic strata while cutting into payments for the wealthy.- More...
Friday - April 29, 2005

National: Taxpayers given chance to sound off on system - Now that April 15 has come and gone, taxpayers face another deadline: Friday is the last day to tell President Bush's advisory commission on tax reform what you'd do to make the code simpler, fairer and more pro-growth.- More...
Friday - April 29, 2005

National: Storm over weather service initiatives By MAEVE RESTON - Sen. Rick Santorum has introduced legislation that would limit the information that the National Weather Service can provide to the public, in what the Pennsylvania Republican's aides describe as an effort to make sure that private weather companies - particularly those in his home state - can compete in the marketplace and retain jobs. - More...
Friday - April 29, 2005

National: Coalition fights federalized driver's licenses By LANCE GAY - A coalition of 600 organizations reflecting views across the political spectrum on Thursday launched a last-minute lobbying blitz urging Congress to scuttle a proposal to federalize driver's licenses. - More...
Friday - April 29, 2005

National: A Q&A look at the immigration debate By BILL STRAUB - The controversy over immigration is raging, with Congress primed to pass a law that would make crossing into the United States illegally a bit less inviting. Here is a Q&A look at the debate. - More...
Friday - April 29, 2005

National: Welfare-reform provision helping pull people out of poverty By MARY DEIBEL - Dorothy Beale was tired of having "tore-up credit that was below poor" when she signed up for a budget-and-savings program that promised to match her nest egg once she saved the $2,000 down payment for a house.- More...
Friday - April 29, 2005

National: Looking for a cure in a kernel By JOY POWELL - Corn has evolved beyond its use as a simple food and livestock feed to become the key ingredient in ethanol fuel and some plastics. And soon, the kernels could become far more valuable as grist for a new generation of medicines and health-promoting specialty foods. - More...
Friday - April 29, 2005



letter Good News to Report on the Bypass by Lynne Miller - Friday
letter PERS-TRS fix needed now by Ray Matiashowski - Friday
letter Postpone retirement changes by Bill Bjork - Friday
letter Another Trashy Story by Jerry Cegelske - Friday
letter Snapper's Mural by Mary Cozens - Friday
letter Covenants prioritizing domestic processing of wood logged from public to private ownership needed... by Mike Sallee - Friday
letter Depleted uranium in the battlefield by Mike Sallee - Friday
letter Dry weather conditions create risk of fire by David Hull and Mark Malone - Friday
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Ketchikan: White Cliff School A Potential Site For Multigenerational Community Center - Ketchikan Senior Center Services and Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council announced Thursday that they have reached an agreement to jointly study White Cliff School as the potential site to develop a multigenerational community center. The groups say such a center would bring together senior activities and arts programming in a model of community revitalization.

Umbrella organizations for senior interests and arts interests respectively, Ketchikan Senior Center Services and Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council previously identified White Cliff School as their preferred site and recognized the many benefits that would come from collaborating on a joint facility.

This agreement is a milestone in the process that was begun in December 2004, when Historic Ketchikan undertook community wide efforts to identify an adaptive reuse of White Cliff School that would preserve the building as a vibrant community presence. Community wide efforts by Historic Ketchikan recognized the pressing facilities needs of both senior and arts programs and fostered the collaboration between Ketchikan Senior Center Services and Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council. - More...
Friday - April 29, 2005

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... The Ketchikan School Board Wednesday night approved the school district budget for next fiscal year, as Deanna Garrison reports, the $22.7 million budget now goes to the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly for its approval.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Friday - April 29, 2005

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... Assistant Campus Director Cathy LeCompt will take the helm of the University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan Campus this summer. As Deanna Garrison reports, she is replacing Karen Polley, who is retiring at the end of June.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Friday - April 29, 2005

audioCraig - Ketchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... The Craig Medical Clinic and Ketchikan General Hospital are considering entering into an affiliation agreement. As Jay Marble reports,t he agreement would formalize what both providers already consider a good relationship and give the Craig Clinic access to big hospital resources.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Friday - April 29, 2005

Alaska: Bullying Bill Passes Education Committee - In a bipartisan vote to protect the safety of Alaska's schoolchildren, the House Special Committee on Education on Thursday passed House Bill 233, the "bullying bill," out of committee. Rep. Woodie Salmon, D-Beaver, sponsored the bill.
"I introduced this bill because I was asked by several parents to address bullying in Alaska's schools and because I am concerned about the safety of our children," Representative Salmon said. "This bill requires school districts to have a policy on bullying and demonstrates that the Legislature supports schools' efforts to tackle intimidation and harassment among Alaska's children." - More...
Friday - April 29, 2005

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photosAlaskan Chris Leding: 1886-1975; A Norwegian adventurer - By June Allen - Today's Ketchikan phone book includes a fair share of Scandinavian surnames. There are, however, relatively few Norse names among the records of the town's earliest settlers. Most of Ketchikan's Norwegian population originated later, during the early 1920s when the halibut fleet, its skippers, crewmen and families moved north from the Seattle area. An exception was the late Chris Leding, who wasn't yet a fisherman  when he settled down in Ketchikan the mid-1920s and who discovered commercial fishing much later in life. - More...
Thursday - April 07, 2005

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