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November 09, 2004

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'Deer Mountain'
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jpg Howard DeanHoward Dean: Democrats Cannot Give Up - The Democrats took a beating last week, at least at the federal level. But while the re-election of the president may be a setback on many levels, especially from the point of view of fiscal conservatives like myself; the Democratic Party is not in the middle of a catastrophe. - More...
Tuesday - November 09, 2004


letter Our Community needs a CHOICE in middle schools by Jackie Williams - Tuesday
letter I thank you with all my heart... by Tony Knowles - Tuesday
letter RE: Roundlog exports by Jim Tuttle - Tuesday
letter Installation of Officers Ceremony by Cecelia Johnson - Tuesday
letter Support our troops by Gigi Pilcher - Tuesday
letter RE: Responsible Hunters by Jessica Mathews - Tuesday
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Alaska: EPA signs bacteria rule for water quality standards - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) put into effect Monday new bacteria criteria for Alaska's marine waters. Alaska is one of 22 coastal and Great Lakes states that have not yet adopted EPA's recommended bacteria criteria for its water quality standards by April 10, 2004, as required by the federal Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) Act of 2000. EPA's action will have minimal impact in Alaska. - More...
Tuesday - November 09, 2004

Alaska: Corporation to Conduct Rocket Launches in Alaska; NOAA Seeks Comment On Proposed Incidental Marine Mammal Harassment - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service is seeking comments now through Dec. 13 on the Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation's proposal to conduct rocket launches from the Kodiak Island Complex on Kodiak Island, Alaska. - More...
Tuesday - November 09, 2004

photosAlaska: Barrow High School Music Teacher Named 2005 Teacher of the Year - Alaska's 2005 Teacher of the Year is Ronnie Stanford, a music teacher at Barrow High School with 20 years of teaching experience. Commissioner of Education & Early Development Roger Sampson announced the appointment of Stanford in Anchorage Monday at the annual conference of the Association of Alaska School Boards.

"Ronnie exemplifies what is great about teachers in Alaska, and he is going to be an outstanding Teacher of the Year," Sampson said. "He focuses on the unique qualities of each student and builds on their strengths so that each child can maximize their potential. His outstanding reputation among his students, peers and the community shows he has the ability to represent the entire Alaskan education community at a national level."

Rita Davis, a special education primary teacher at Swanson Elementary School in Palmer, with 30 years of teaching experience, was appointed 2005 Alternate Alaska Teacher of the Year. - More...
Tuesday - November 09, 2004

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'Harriet Hunt Lake'
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Alaska: Commissioner Sampson Announces Outstanding Educator; Anchorage Teacher Jean Ward Wins $25,000 Milken Award - Jean Ward, a kindergarten teacher at Chugach Optional School in Anchorage, Alaska has won a 2004 Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award, Education & Early Development Commissioner Sampson announced Monday.

Dubbed the "Oscars of Teaching" by Teacher Magazine, the Milken National Educator Awards were created by Lowell Milken in 1985 to celebrate, elevate and activate the highest caliber professionals in our nation's schools.

Recipients of the Milken National Educator Awards are selected on the basis of numerous criteria, including...- More...
Tuesday - November 09, 2004

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Bowhead whales - Balaena mysticetus
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photosAlaska: New Scientific Consensus: Arctic Is Warming Rapidly; Much larger changes are projected, affecting global climate - The Arctic is warming much more rapidly than previously known, at nearly twice the rate of the rest of the globe, and increasing greenhouse gases from human activities are projected to make it warmer still, according to an unprecedented four-year scientific study of the region conducted by an international team of 300 scientists released Monday. - More...
Tuesday - November 09, 2004

Alaska: Global warming's impact on US plants, animals determined from review of dozens of studies - Global warming has forced U.S. plants and animals to change their behavior in recent decades in ways that can be harmful, according to a new report prepared for the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. - More...
Tuesday - November 09, 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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