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June 17, 2004


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Alaska: Governor Signs Permanent Fund Bills - Governor Frank H. Murkowski has signed into law two bills related to governance of the Permanent Fund Corporation Board of Trustees, and the investment policy of the corporation. Murkowski signed the bills during an early morning meeting of the Permanent Fund board on Wednesday. - Read more...
Thursday - June 17, 2004

Alaska: Public Input on Pesticide Regulations Urged by Senator Ellis - There are millions of acres of clear-cut private and state land around Alaska that could be subjected to aerial spraying of pesticides. And today there are plans by private business to spray approximately 800 gallons of pesticide concentrates by helicopter over 2,000 acres on Long Island to kill salmonberry and red alder. - Read more...
Thursday - June 17, 2004

Alaska: From Nuisance Moose to Anatomical Gifts, Governor Signs Twelve Bills - Governor Frank Murkowski has signed into law 12 recently-passed bills, which address issues ranging from skiing violations to controlling nuisance moose. - Read more...
Thursday - June 17, 2004

Alaska: Governor's Signature on Sport Fish Guide Bill Welcomed by Commissioner - Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) Commissioner Kevin C. Duffy Wednesday welcomed the prompt action taken by Governor Frank Murkowski to sign H.B. 452 into law. - Read more...
Thursday - June 17, 2004

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The Tiglax, a research ship for the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, anchored off Attu island, the westernmost place in Alaska.
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Alaska: Aleutian voyage for science on the Tiglax by Ned Rozell - Off Ulak Island, Alaska - I sit here in the belly of the Tiglax, the 120-foot research ship of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge based in Homer. As I type this, four rain-soaked biologists are clinging to a misty hillside on Ulak Island a few hundred yards away, reaching into the burrows of storm-petrels to see if anyone is home.

A few days ago, we were building a small shelter cabin for biologists on Buldir Island where they are studying the millions of seabirds that nest on that relative speck in a giant ocean. The day before that, we counted nests of the once-endangered Aleutian Canada goose on Nizki island. - Read more...
Thursday - June 17, 2004


photo Joann FloraJoann Flora: Fatitudes - Much controversy exists today about food, eating behavior, and our western, sedentary life style. The health risks associated with these things have created a whole set of health and medical considerations not known in in 1900. In 1900, the top ten causes of death were principally infectious disease. Today, the top ten are primarily life style disorders related to poor nutrition habits, lack of exercise, and stress. We all get tired of the doom lectures presented by health experts concerning our eating and exercise behavior. Here's a lighter view of the situation that makes the point just as well if not better than most of the lectures you'll hear. (Note: Any brand references are solely to illustrate the point, not to demonize a manufacturer.) - Read more...
Thursday - June 17, 2004

photo Michael ReaganMichael Reagan: Thank You, America - The outpouring of love and respect for my dad the American people showed last week was astonishing. It was what really kept us going all week long.

Just to see the huge numbers of people who came out to join us in mourning dad, whether it was at the funeral home in Santa Monica where they broke out singing "God Bless America", or at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley where over 100,000 people came to pay their respects, or in Washington while dad lay in state at the Capitol and another 100,000 passed silently by his flag-draped coffin, it all left us breathless and filled with gratitude. - Read more...
Thursday - June 17, 2004

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photosAlaska's Deepwater Highway; A part of Alaska history - When the first Alaska state ferry sailed northbound through the Inside Passage of Alaska on its maiden voyage in January of 1963, there was rejoicing along the entire route from Ketchikan to Haines at the head of Lynn Canal! At last! Cars and even trucks and vans could now travel to and from isolated island-bound towns all along the 450-mile length of Southeastern Alaska's Panhandle. At either end they could roll off the ferry's ramp onto terra firma, connected to road systems north or south! The roadless towns of the famed Inside Passage finally had a "highway" from Prince Rupert B.C. to Haines, Alaska - even if it happened to be paved with salt water and used marine charts instead of road maps. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Friday - May 28, 2004

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arrow Ketchikan's Cruise Ship Industry; A light-hearted look at its origins

arrow Ketchikan's First City Players; Did you hear that applause?

arrow A biography of Alaska's herring: A little fish of huge importance...

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