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September 09, 2003


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Firefighter-2 Certification Training
"Live" fire training took place Friday, September 5th...
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UpdatedKetchikan: Front Page Photo - The Ketchikan Fire Department recently completed firefighter-2 certification training for 15 career personnel. The week-long training was highlighted with hands-on propane firefighting, vehicle extrication, and live firefighting simulations at the Ketchikan Fire Department training facility located at 3352 Tongass. - View the photo gallery...
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Alaska: International FAS Awareness Day Sept. 9; Communities across state host activities for fifth year of awareness event - Today Alaskan's across the state will join advocates from around the world to increase public awareness and education about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and all other birth defects that result from a woman's consumption of alcohol during pregnancy. Governor Frank Murkowski has issued an FAS Awareness Day proclamation calling for all Alaskans "to promote awareness of the effects of prenatal exposure to alcohol, to enhance our statewide prevention efforts, to increase compassion for those individuals so affected, to minimize further effects, and to ensure healthier communities across Alaska in the future."

Ketchikan City Mayor Bob Weinstein and Ketchikan Borough Mayor Mike Salazar have both issued proclamations recognizing the day. - Read more...
Tuesday - September 09, 2003 - 12:15 am

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Anne and Kyle Somers
Photo by Rick Grams

People of Ketchikan: 'Newcomers' - Ketchikan newcomers Anne and Kyle Somers enjoy the company of Ketchikan Indian Community's Hatchery and Eagle Center's Great Horned Owl. Presentations at the Center are given by Jerry Thompson. - View a larger photograph...
Tuesday - September 09, 2003 - 12:15 am

Alaska: Stevens tallies Alaska projects; $425 MILLION: Senator adds 22-page wish list to 3 spending bills ... There are $1 million for the Anchorage museum expansion, $1 million for the Tongass Coast Aquarium in Ketchikan, $600,000 for the Challenger Learning Center in ... Read more...
Anchorage Daily News - Tuesday - September 09, 2003

Alaska: Lobbyists earn $8 million last session for efforts to influence state legislators - More than 200 lobbyists were paid a total of more than $8 million to influence state lawmakers last legislative session, according to new state reports. - Read more...
Juneau Empire - Tuesday - September 09, 2003

Alaska: Governor proclaims September Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month in Alaska - Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski has issued an Executive Proclamation designating September 2003 as Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month and encouraging all citizens to support men, women and youths who are in substance abuse recovery and treatment, and their families. "Substance abuse and co-occurring mental disorders and physical illnesses affect thousands of Alaskans of all ages, races and ethnic backgrounds in all communities," Governor Murkowski said. "This month, I urge you to take the time to encourage family and friends, one by one, who have taken steps to recovery. Your support makes a tremendous difference." - Read more...
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