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August 03, 2004

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letter Prioritize repairing tax base by John Stewart - 08/03/04
letter The peace and sanctity of home by Patrick Jirschele - 08/03/04
letter Re: Gambling and Land by Rick Grams - 08/03/04
letter Crossing guards, sanitation engineers & floatplanes by M.J. Cadle - 08/03/04
letter RE: Wal-Mart and an Equal Playing Field by Brandi Conway - 08/03/04
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photosKetchikan: Gravina Access Project's Final EIS Released - The long awaited for Gravina Access Project's Final Environmental Impact Statement has been completed by the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities and approved for release by the Federal Highway Administration. The purpose of the Final EIS is to disclose the Gravina Access Project's impacts, respond to comments made about the Draft EIS, identify a preferred alternative, and propose measures to mitigate impacts. - Read more and download the Final EIS documents....
Tuesday - August 03, 2004

Alaska: Disabilities Assessment Lawsuit Settled; Class Action Settlement In Best Interst of Students & State, Say Officials - Monday the parties in the Noon v. State class action lawsuit filed on behalf of students with disabilities who take the Alaska High School Graduation qualifying Examination announced they have reached a comprehensive settlement.

Under the settlement, 1) disabled students will be offered alternative ways to demonstrate they have achieved proficiency in math, reading, and writing, as measured against the same standards that apply to other students; 2) the exit exam will be a high stakes requirement for graduation for students with disabilities in the spring of 2005, but in certain cases it will be phased-in; and 3) the range of accommodations available to students with disabilities will be broadened. - Read more...
Tuesday - August 08, 2004

Alaska: Retreating glaciers spur Alaskan earthquakes - In a new study, NASA and United States Geological Survey (USGS) scientists found that retreating glaciers in southern Alaska may be opening the way for future earthquakes. - Read more...
Tuesday - August 08, 2004


 photo Howard Dean  Howard Dean: Vieques: Paradise Lost - For most Americans, the issue of the U.S. Naval bombing range on the island of Vieques, off the coast of Puerto Rico, is one that was resolved a few years ago when the United States Navy closed its base there after six decades of bombing and other military operations. For the people who live there, the bombing has stopped but, the dying and disease have continued. - Read more...
Tuesday - August 03, 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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