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August 05, 2004

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audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story .... A 37-year old Ketchikan man is in custody after Troopers say he assaulted his brother then proceeded to attack a responding police officer and two troopers with a spear. Deanna Garrison reports.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Thursday pm - August 05, 2004 (Listen to KRBD's latest local news stories on the web - click here.)

Ketchikan - Statewide: Education Department Releases Statewide School Performance Status; More Ketchikan Schools Make Adequate Yearly Progress - Education Commissioner Roger Sampson on Wednesday released a preliminary list of schools in Ketchikan and statewide that did not meet all the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) targets of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, the most sweeping school reform legislation in our nation's history. - Read more...
Thursday - August 05, 2004

Alaska: Governor Pleased With Student Progress in Reading, Writing and Math; Annual AYP results show progress - Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski commended the state Department of Education and Early Development Wednesday, along with educators, school boards and parents throughout Alaska, for their success in improving student proficiency in reading, writing and math last year.- Read more...
Thursday - August 05, 2004

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Tongass National Forest, Kupreanof Island, AK on August 03, 2004 "Ancient Forest Protections Starts Here", activists suspend a specially engineered structure high over logging roads in a forest that is slated to be cut.
Photo courtesy Les Stone/Greenpeace ©2004

Southeast Alaska: Governor Reacts to Protest by Greenpeace Activists; 14 Greenpeace activists removed but Tongass protest continues -Governor Frank Murkowski reacted strongly Wednesday to the protest staged near Petersburg by Greenpeace - a group described in a release by the Governor as an extreme outside environmental group. The organization is protesting timber harvesting and road building activity on Kupreanof Island in Southeast Alaska. Members have chained themselves to heavy equipment and barricaded a road in a way that has endangered their well-being and prevented local Alaskan companies from working.

"The actions of this outside environmental group do nothing to resolve issues on the Tongass," said the Governor. "Alaskans have a long history of disagreeing with each other and using the public process and the courts to resolve their disputes. We may not always agree, but up to now, opponents of logging have not resorted to scare tactics or illegal actions to get their way," said Governor Murkowski. - Read more...
Thursday - August 05, 2004


photo Michael ReaganMichael Reagan - The Implosion of the Kerry Campaign - You wouldn't know it from the reaction of the Kerry-worshipping media, which is bent on sending the Massachusetts senator to the White House, but his much-vaunted campaign is headed for the rocks. - Read more...
Thursday - August 05, 2004

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photosKetchikan's 'Fish House Tessie'; She was proud of the nickname - Not everyone in town knew "Fish House" Tessie, but those who met her never forgot her! During her many years working in Ketchikan's waterfront cold storages, Tessie learned every bit as much about North Pacific fish - from dock to distributor to dinner plate - as any captain of the fisheries industry! She could pitch in at the slime line or stand in for the boss on occasion. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Wednesday - August 04, 2004

arrow Fairbanks: Golden Heart City; A story of its founding

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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