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September 03, 2003


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Ketchikan: Front Page Photo - This photograph of the row of cruise ships lined up at the downtown dock was taken Tuesday. ....
Wednesday - September 03, 2003 - 12:20 am

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Alaska: Alaska's Child Protection Program Improvement Plan Approved; Agreement with federal government a major milestone in improving services for abused and neglected children - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), has approved the Program Improvement Plan (PIP) submitted by the Office of Children's Services to strengthen Alaska's system to protect abused and neglected children. The PIP addresses deficiencies identified in the Alaska Child and Family Services Review conducted by ACF last year. The agreement is effective September 1, 2003 and will run through August 2005.

The PIP contains numerous specific program improvements with clearly stated benchmarks that will allow both the state and the federal government to measure progress toward a more effective child protection system. The plan is designed to improve specific outcomes for children including protecting children from abuse and neglect, maintaining children in their own homes whenever possible, and assuring that children have permanency and stability in their living situations. - Read more...
Wednesday - September 03, 2003 - 12:20 am

Alaska: Former commissioner, racketeer dies in Portland - Lewis M. "Lew" Dischner, who served as Alaska's first state commissioner of labor and was convicted of racketeering after leaving office, died Tuesday in Portland, Ore. He was 85. - Read more...
Fairbanks Daily News Miner - Wednesday - September 03, 2003

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White Cliff Elementary
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June Allen Column: ANOTHER SCHOOL YEAR IS HERE; Readin' and writin' and 'rithmetic again - Why is it that kids who whoop and holler with joy at the end of the school year in June are so eager to go back again in September? Maybe it's the brand new tablets and computer paper, new text books, the smell of freshly sharpened pencils (yet to show bite marks), and the boxes of pristine crayons. Or is it all those summer-acquired skills plus good intentions about study and behavior and tests; maybe it's just judging new faces and high-fiving old ones. It may also be the squeak of corduroy trousers, the brand new shirts and shoes, backpacks, jackets with the sleeves a little too long and the fresh haircuts even if they're a little too short? - Read the rest of this story...
Monday - September 01, 2003 - 12:30 am

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