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Ketchikan: Front Page Photo - Ward Creek - This photograph of Ward Creek was taken Monday afternoon.....
Published: Wednesday - September 24, 2003 - 1:15 am

Southeast sagas: Chief Johnson remembered; Native leader was a keen trader and wise in the ways of Western property rights - One of the lesser-known Tlingit leaders who resided in Juneau during its early years was George Johnson. This leader is also known as Skookum Johnson, Chief Johnson, and Gut Wain or Geet Wain. Johnson had links to Tongass, Metlakatla and Ketchikan as well as Juneau. - Read more...
Juneau Empire - Wednesday - September 24, 2003

Our Troops- Spc. Michael Moniak: Juneau homecoming - Like many teenagers, Spc. Michael Moniak couldn't wait to bust out of his hometown after graduating from high school. Juneau was small and stifling, and he wanted to see the world. - Read more...
Juneau Empire - Wednesday - September 24, 2003 - 1:15 am

Alaska: State of Alaska, Department of Defense, and Industry Launch Land Mobile Radio System - The Alaska Land Mobile Radio (ALMR) Executive Council announced completion of the concept demonstration phase of a new statewide shared public-safety communications system. The ALMR system is the first shared Federal, State and local public safety, digital wireless communications system in the United States. - Read more...
Wednesday - September 24, 2003 - 1:15 am

Alaska: Office of Children's Services foster care programs pass federal eligibility review - About 40 Office of Children's Services (OCS) staff, assembled last Thursday in the Juneau Office conference room and via teleconference, greeted results of a recent federal review with applause. OCS had just concluded a 4-day Title IV-E Foster Care Eligibility Review which focuses on whether a child meets statutory eligibility requirements for foster care maintenance payments. "We read 80 cases and found one error, and these are wonderful, remarkable results,"said Carol Overbeck, Foster Care Specialist with the Administration for Children & Families in the US Dept. of Health & Human Services. In the Title IV-E review protocols, a state can have up to 8 cases fail to meet standards before secondary reviews are required. - Read more...
Wednesday - September 24, 2003 - 1:15 am

Ketchikan: Nine UAS Ketchikan Students Accepted to UAA Nursing Program - Nine students have been accepted to the Ketchikan cohort for the first Associate of Applied Science in Nursing being offered by the University of Alaska Anchorage Nursing Program. The nursing program will offer two-year associate of applied science degrees in nursing to sites outside of Anchorage via distance delivery every two years beginning January 2004. - Read more...
Wednesday - September 24, 2003 - 1:15 am

Alaska: Alaska to compile & contribute data to National Violent Death Reporting System; Making sense of homicide data is a first step to preventing violent deaths - The Alaska Dept. of Health & Social Services received a grant of $170,747 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta (CDC) to develop a National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS), Commissioner Joel Gilbertson announced Monday. The NVDRS will allow states and communities to develop a system to collect timely, complete, and accurate information about violent deaths. Alaska is one of seven states to receive this funding this year. Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and Wisconsin are also being funded and are in the process of developing the NVDRS for their communities. - Read more...
Wednesday - September 24, 2003 - 1:15 am

Alaska: Governor Appoints 12 to Boards and Commissions ; Former Legislator Dick Shultz Appointed to Teachers' Retirement Board - Tuesday Governor Frank Murkowski announced the recent appointments of 12 people to fill state boards and commissions including the Teachers' Retirement Board, Western Interstate/Higher Education Commission, Workforce Investment Board, Independent Living Council, Midwives Board, Humanities Forum, and the Broadcasting Commission. - Read more...
Wednesday - September 24, 2003 - 1:15 am

Ketchikan & Statewide: Delegation Announces Grants To Alaska Programs - The Alaska Congressional Delegation announced a series of federal grants to local communities, groups, and agencies in the State of Alaska. - Read more...
Wednesday - September 24, 2003 - 1:15 am

Science: Collapsing Populations of Marine Mammals: the North Pacific's Whaling Legacy? - The rapid depletion of at least a half million great whales from the North Pacific Ocean by intensive industrial whaling over 50 years ago may have unleashed a complex ecological chain reaction that has since rippled resoundingly from ocean to coastal ecosystems, according to a team of eight scientists, including Dr. Jim Estes, a U.S. Geological Survey research ecologist and adjunct professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The article appeared Tuesday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences online Early Edition. - Read more...
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