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October 25, 2004

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letter Build the school now! by Diana Chaudhary - Monday
letter Landis Supporter by Eliasica Timmerman - Monday
letter Senator Kerry's lies are scary! by Mark Neckameyer - Monday
letter Ludicrous items that need to be argued by Robert Fruehan - Monday
letter Vote Dawn Allen-Herron by Judy Jenkinson - Monday
letter Support Dawn Allen-Herron For State House by Marty West - Monday
letter Guard Democracy at Home by Mike Boyer - Monday
letter Profoundly divided by Sterling Barlow - Monday
letter RE: Fight should not be against innocent civilians, ever... by Lilian Filanis - Monday
letter What I did say about Islam... by Lily Katz - Monday
letter Bypass Litter Bugs by Thomas Ferry - Monday
letterWhy Landis, Why Now by Samuel Bergeron - Monday
letter Seafood Producers Cooperative Endorses Lisa Murkowski by Tom McLaughlin - Monday
letter Support taking Fawn Mt. project off back burner... by Kathy Paulson - Monday
letter Fight should not be against innocent civilians, ever... by Jamal Kheiry - Monday
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Ketchikan: Unemployment Follows Trends - Alaska's unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point in September to 6.7 percent and nonfarm payroll employment fell by 6,000, according to Dan Robinson, an economist at the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

The comparable national unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) fell three-tenths of a percentage point to 5.1 percent. The unadjusted national rate typically falls in September as Alaska's rate rises because of different seasonal patterns according to Robinson. - More...
Monday - October 25, 2004

Alaska: Murkowski and Knowles Faceoff In Final Debate Oct. 28th; Debate Will be broadcast on Statewide TV and Radio - U.S. Senate candidates Senator Lisa Murkowski and former Governor Tony Knowles will face off in the final televised debate of the campaign on Thursday, October 28. The debate, sponsored by the Anchorage Daily News and Alaska Public Television will air statewide at 8 p.m.

By the People U.S. Senate Debate 2004 will originate live before a studio audience at KAKM's television studios in Anchorage. It will be carried in Anchorage on KAKM and statewide on Alaska One, ARCS, Gavel to Gavel, and the 26 Alaska Public Radio Network stations. The debate will be webcast on the Internet at www.ktoo.org/gavel. The national cable channel C-Span will air the debate live and rebroadcast it before the Nov. 2 general election. - More...
Monday - October 25, 2004

Alaska: Implementation of Informed Consent Legislation Underway - The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is moving ahead with implementation of CCS Senate Bill 30 passed by the 23rd Alaska State Legislature, which outlines requirements for DHSS to create a web site providing scientific and resource information regarding pregnancy and pregnancy alternatives.

"The Department of Health and Social Services has been drafting the required information for the web site, which will be proposed to the State Medical Board for review and approval for medical accuracy" said DHSS Public Health Director Richard Mandsager. At the State Medical Board meeting on October 21, Mandsager requested that the State Medical Board establish an advisory committee of obstetrical and gynecological specialists to review and approve the information prepared by the department for the Web site. The statute requires the State Medical Board designate such a committee to review and approve the information for medical accuracy on the Web site to ensure that the information is objective, nonjudgemental, scientific and medically accurate. - More...
Monday - October 25, 2004

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Alaska: Board of Game to Meet in Juneau - The Alaska Board of Game will meet November 2 -5, 2004 in Juneau at the Westmark Baranof Hotel. The board will consider over 70 proposals on Southeast Region hunting and trapping regulations, among other topics. - More...
Monday - October 25, 2004


jpg Jason LoveJason Love - So It Goes: What Is Halloween? - At the risk of sucking the fun out of things, what the hell is Halloween?

Everywhere I look, it's a screwball parade of blood and guts. If you have ever attended a funeral, you know that death isn't the most amusing stage of life, yet every year we get Halloween, a time to raise the dead and hang bodies from the ceiling and smear blood all over our faces. To me, it's like doing shots with O. J. - More..
Monday - October 25, 2004

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photosThe State Capitol and Its Marble and keeping the capital in Juneau - A recent news item in the Anchorage daily paper mentioned that a group of Juneau boosters, chaired by Mayor Bruce Botelho, hope to build a new Alaska Capitol building to be leased to the state at completion. They call themselves the Capitol Planning Commission and expect to announce a nationwide design competition in November. A new Capitol building would replace Juneau's present six-story Art Deco treasure. The old six-story building, its imposing façade featuring four gracious marble columns quarried in Southeastern Alaska, is a stately structure matching the grandeur of the setting that is home to picturesque downtown Juneau. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Wednesday - October 20, 2004

arrow A Legendary Mountain of Jade; Just one of Alaska's Arctic Wonders

arrow John Koel, Baker to Banker; An eccentric philanthropist

arrow Harold Gillam: A Tragic Final Flight; Ketchikan remembers the search

arrow Ketchikan's 'Fish House Tessie'; She was proud of the nickname

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

arrow Remembering 'Swede' Risland (1915-1991);The town's most memorable logger

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