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November 04, 2004

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New Trooper Headquarter's Key Handed Over
Senator Bert Stedman (left) and Ketchikan Borough Mayor Mike Salazar (right) present the Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety Bill Tandeske (middle) the "key" to the new Headquarter's building of the Alaska State Troopers Detachment A...
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Ketchikan: New Trooper Headquarter's Key Handed Over - Borough Mayor Mike Salazar handed over the keys to the new headquarter's building of the Alaska State Troopers Detachment A to State Commissioner of Public Safety Bill Tandeske during a brief ceremony Monday. Mayor Salazar thanked Governor Murkowski, Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety Bill Tandeske, the Borough Assembly and former Ketchikan Assembly member and former State Commissioner of Public Safety Dick Burton for their help and support in seeing this project through to fruition. - More...
Thursday - November 04, 2004

Alaska: Murkowski Declares Victory - Following a congratulatory phone call from former Governor Tony Knowles, Senator Lisa Murkowski declared victory Wednesday in her race for the U.S. Senate.

"It has been a long hard-fought race and a tough contest for all Alaskans and now it is time to move forward with a unified Alaska," Senator Murkowski said.  

"I want to thank all of the volunteers the friends and the family who have stuck with us through this long campaign. They gave us the energy, the desire and the motivation we needed. I am proud of the campaign we have run. It was a campaign about a positive vision for Alaska and about all that we can achieve as a state. And it is a campaign that spoke to Alaskans." - More...
Thursday - November 04, 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...
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