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Fairbanks: Golden Heart City
A story of its founding
By June Allen
The Alaska Citizen building - Fairbanks, Alaska [between ca. 1900 and 1916] - Photo Courtesy Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division...

photosIn the summer of 1901, bustling, one-year-old Ketchikan was building its first schoolhouse and had set a hefty tax rate of 7.5 mills to pay for it. Juneau was busily producing gold and had just been named the new capital city of Seward's Ice Box, snatching that honor away from beautiful little Sitka, once the Russian capital of Alaska. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Tuesday - July 13, 2004



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audioListen to this KRBD story... A Ketchikan teenager is filming an episode of the ABC-Family Network show "Switched". Deanna Garrison has the story.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Tuesday PM - July 13, 2004

audioListen to this KRBD story... The Ketchikan School Board Wednesday night is slated to ponder dispersing White Cliff Elementary School students between a local church, the Pioneers Home, Point Higgins Elementary and Ketchikan High School next school year. As Deanna Garrison reports, the Board will also consider a three-year contract for school district cooks, custodians and paraprofessionals.
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audioListen to this KRBD story... The Greenpeace Vessel Arctic Sunrise sailed into Ketchikan's Tongass Narrows Monday. As Deanna Garrison reports, the arrival of Greenpeace in Ketchikan for the second time in two summers is drawing mixed reactions from residents.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Tuesday PM - July 13, 2004

Alaska: Governor Praises Alaska Miners Tour of Canadian Diamond Mines - More than two dozen Alaskans visited the diamond mines of Canada's Northwest Territories in the first such tour organized by the Alaska Miners Association, prompting Governor Frank Murkowski to congratulate the organization for its work in furthering cross-border cooperation. - Read more...
Tuesday - July 13, 2004

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photosKetchikan: Greenpeace Vessle Arctic Sunrise Arrives In Ketchikan - The Greenpeace ship the Arctic Sunrise arrived for a two-day stop in Ketchikan on Monday beginning a one month tour of Southeast Alaska. During the Arctic Sunrise's Southeast Alaska tour, the Greenpeace Forest Campaign will be calling for a moratorium on commercial logging and road construction in the Tongass National Forest.- Read more & view the photograph by Carl Thompson....
Tuesday - July 13, 2004

Alaska: Oil Tax Loopholes Gave More to Oil Corporations In Profits Than Alaska Received in ANS Oil Revenue - With the close of the State of Alaska's 2004 fiscal year this month, the state announced oil averaged $31.71/barrel for the past 12 months. According to a recent Department of Revenue Estimate, oil companies received over $1 billion more in pure profits from ANS clued oil than the state received in total ANS oil revenue. That imbalance has caused Former Governors Jay Hammond and Wally Hickel, former Deputy Commissioner of Revenue Deborah Vogt, and 7 Democrats who proposed oil revenue reform legislation this year, to call for a revisitation of the tax loopholes in Alaska's outdated oil tax structure. - Read more...
Tuesday - July 13, 2004

Alaska: Spider-Man, The Hulk, And Captain America Headline Innovative, Multi-Tiered Campaign To Promote Internet Safety And Stop Online Piracy - United States Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) and Marvel Enterprises Inc.'s world-famous Super Heroes including Spider-Man, The Hulk, Spider-Girl and Captain America have teamed up with Wired Safety a recognized global leader in Internet law, privacy and policy, to fight a new breed of villains - Internet predators, cyber-stalkers and online identity thieves. - Read more...
Tuesday - July 13, 2004

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photosRemembering 'Swede' Risland (1915-1991);The town's most memorable logger - People still remember Swede Risland and chuckle when telling stories about him or about his incredible generosity. In his prime he made big money in the woods and all his life he gave it away as easily as he made it! The old logger was no fashion plate and in his later years he had to coax his battered old smoking and coughing yellow pickup all the way up Main Street until it gratefully reached the summit and rolled down Grant Street toward the tunnel - its cargo of salvaged miscellany rattling as it slid forward to clatter against the cab. Swede loved to clean out and organize long-neglected old warehouses and storage sheds and found many a rusty but still-good treasure waiting to be shared and recycled. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Saturday - June 19, 2004

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arrow Ketchikan's American Legionnaires; Here's to 'the boys' of Post #3 -

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

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

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