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September 16, 2003


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Ketchikan: Forest Service Approves Two Records of Decision - The Forest Service recently approved the harvest of timber at two sites within the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska.

The Madan Record of Decision will permit the harvest of 26.5 million board feet of timber from 2,118 acres of National Forest on the mainland near Wrangell Island and the Licking Creek ROD will allow for the harvest of 17 million board feet of timber from 799 acres on Revillagigedo Island near Ketchikan. - Read more...
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Alaska: State Terminates $100 Million ACS Telecom Contract - Citing a material breach of contract due to ACS's failure to perform, the State of Alaska has terminated a $100 million telecommunications agreement with Alaska Communications Systems. Commissioner of Administration Mike Miller notified ACS Chairman and CEO Chuck Robinson in a letter dated September 10 of the state's intent to proceed with disentanglement as provided by the contract. - Read more...
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Alaska: Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman - The Coast Guard suspended its search Sunday for a missing fisherman last seen in the water after his skiff capsized Saturday sending him and three relatives into the water in Hoonah Sound, killing one.- Read more...
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Ketchikan: Making Mariners; Shippers and union help Alaskans work toward careers at sea - If Eileen Lammers of Ketchikan was exhausted after working all night in the engine room and talking all morning to the media, it didn't show. - Read more...
Anchorage Daily News - Tuesday - September 16, 2003

Alaska: Eagle, Alaska Airlines jet collide near Petersburg - A collision between Alaska Airlines Flight 65 and a bald eagle Sunday killed the bird and delayed about 50 passengers traveling between Southeast Alaska, Anchorage and Seattle, Alaska Airlines officials said. - Read more...
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Ketchikan's Night Lights
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Ketchikan: Ketchikan's Night Lights - This photo of Ketchikan's night lights was recently taken by Elwin M. Klein. View a larger photo...
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Alaska: Murkowski Pushes Alaskan Energy at Western Governors' Association Meeting; Also Meets with Alberta Premier Ralph Klein to Discuss Nat. Gas Pipeline - Governor Frank H. Murkowski addressed his colleagues at the Western Governors' Association on Sunday to push ANWR and the Alaska natural gas pipeline. Murkowski also met with Alberta Premier Ralph Klein to discuss his support for an Alaska natural gas pipeline that follows the Alaska-Canada Highway. Attending the annual Western Governors' Association meeting were the governors of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming, and the premiers of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. - Read more...
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Alaska: Natural Gas Pipeline: Jobs and Economic Growth; Democratic Legislators call for special session vote - Citing Alaska statute (AS 24.05.100), House and Senate Democrats today formally petitioned Senate President Gene Therriault (R-North Pole) and Speaker of the House Pete Kott (R-Eagle River) to poll all members of the Alaska State Legislature "on whether to return to Juneau for a special session to address developments regarding Alaska's natural gas." - Read more...
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