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October 29, 2004

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photosAlaska: Governor Announces "Bring the Kids Home" Initiative; Proposal will allow Alaskan children in out-of-state residential care to receive care in-state - Governor Frank H. Murkowski announced a proposed initiative to "Bring the Kids Home" during a speech on Thursday before the Alaska Federation of Natives.

The new initiative to return children from behavioral health care in out-of-state residential facilities to in-state or community-based care facilities will be part of the Fiscal 2006 budget request made to the Legislature, Governor Murkowski said. It is expected to cost $5 million but result in better service for the children, bringing them closer to home to keep their families more involved in their care. It will also allow the state to reinvest funds with in-state facilities and allow for more effective transitions and discharges. - More...
Friday - October 29, 2004

Ketchikan: Borough to hand over keys to new Trooper building - The Ketchikan Gateway Borough has completed the sale of the former Gateway Club building to the State of Alaska for use as the new Headquarters of the Alaska State Troopers Detachment A, which serves all of Southeast Alaska. - More...
Friday - October 29, 2004

Alaska: Governor Proposes State Help for Rural Communities To Address Rising Cost of Fuel - In a speech before the Alaska Federation of Natives, Governor Frank H. Murkowski on Thursday unveiled a plan to help rural communities that have been hit disproportionately hard by rising fuel prices. - More...
Friday - October 29, 2004

Alaska: Division of Insurance Investigates Allegations of Illegal Activities - The Alaska Division of Insurance Director Linda Hall announced Thursday that the Division will investigate allegations of bid rigging and other sales-related insurance activities on both local and national levels. The allegations arose from a probe into illegal insurance sales practices in the state of New York. - More...
Friday - October 29, 2004

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Alaska: Stocks dampen first quarter return - The Alaska Permanent Fund returned 0.61% for the first quarter of fiscal 2005, an approximately 2.5% annualized return. "This quarter's performance continues the trend that began in the final quarter of the last fiscal year," said Michael J. Burns, Executive Director/CEO of APFC. "While last year's 14.2% return was very strong, performance had definitely slowed by the end of the fiscal year. We knew when the rally in the stock market began at the end of fiscal 2003 that it would probably level out eventually as the market corrected." - More...
Friday - October 29, 2004


Bob Ciminel - Fish or Cut Bait: Boo Daddies: Low Country Ghostbusters - I cannot think of a better way to celebrate Halloween than an article about ghosts, goblins, and witches. These creatures live In the South Carolina Low Country too, but we call them haints, plat-eyes, and hags. - More...
Friday - October 29, 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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