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July 22, 2004

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Arctic Sunrise
Ketchikan - July 13th
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gif breaking newsKetchikan: State charges Greenpeace for violating Alaska environmental laws - State prosecutors filed charges against Greenpeace, Inc., Capt. Arne J. Sorensen and ship's agent Willem Jan Beekman in Ketchikan today alleging violations of two state environmental laws. The information charges that the defendants were criminally negligent for operating in state waters without an oil discharge prevention and contingency plan and for failing to file proof of financial responsibility for oil discharge damages.

On July 14, the Department of Environmental Conservation's Environmental Crimes Unit learned that the Greenpeace vessel, Arctic Sunrise, had entered Alaska waters without the required oil spill prevention plan and proof of financial responsibility. The vessel can carry 128,000 gallons of fuel and lubricants. - Read more...
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Ketchikan /Statewide: June Unemployment Holds Steady - Ketchikan saw a decrease in unemployment rates from 7.1 percent in May to 6.4 percent in June. Anchorage and Juneau saw no change in unemployment rates in June, while Fairbanks saw a small increase from 5.6 percent to 5.8 percent. - Read more...
Thursday - July 22, 2004

Ketchikan: University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan Fall Course Schedule Available - The University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan Fall 2004 course schedule is available on campus, in several locations in the community... Read more...
Thursday - July 22, 2004

Alaska: TAA Payment Checks Issued to Alaska Fishermen; Some Cases Still Pending - Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced Friday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has started issuing checks to Alaska salmon fishermen who qualified for Trade Adjustment Assistance aid because of the lower prices for salmon in 2002 caused by competition from pen-reared fish. - Read more...
Thursday - July 22, 2004


photo Dick MorrisDick Morris: Kennedy vs. Clinton: The Dem Divide - Just as the Democratic Party in the later 1960s was dominated by the schism between President Lyndon B. Johnson and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, so the party in this decade is likely to be mired in a split between the Clintons on the one hand and Ted Kennedy and John Kerry on the other. - Read more...
Thursday - July 22, 2004

photo Micheal ReaganMichael Reagan: Berger Fries And Wilson Stews - What a quandary the Democrats and their media allies are facing. Both have to explain the inexplicable - how in just a matter of a week or two, top Kerry advisers Sandy Berger and Joseph C. Wilson IV have been immersed in muck and driven off the Kerry reservation. - Read more...
Thursday - July 22, 2004

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photosFairbanks: Golden Heart City; A story of its founding - In 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

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

arrow Alaska's Deepwater Highway; A part of Alaska history

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?

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

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