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November 18, 2004

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'Beaver In Flight'
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jpg Dick MorrisDick Morris: Thoughts On A Second Term - Some second-term ideas for the triumphant Bush administration: Filibusters and judicial nominations. Beware of what happened to FDR in 1937 when, fresh from the most resounding reelection victory since the early days of the republic, he became filled with hubris and proposed to pack the Supreme Court. - More...
Thursday - November 18, 2004

Dear Crabby: ELISSA - It is a good possibility that our family might be moving to Ketchikan, Alaska in the next year. I have been trying to find out more about the town and the social atmosphere. - More...
Thursday - November 18, 2004


letter Why Should Sex Offenders Teach Sex Education to Our Children? by James C. Dobson - Thursday
letter Forgotten! by Mark Neckameyer - Thursday
letter A Piece of History by Al Berry - Thursday
letter Fight fire with fire! by Jared Fields - Thursday
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 Alaska: Governor wants Legislature to approve $7.1 million increase for prevention efforts - Alaska Governor Frank H. Murkowski will ask the Legislature to approve $7.1 million in new funds for state substance abuse and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome prevention efforts.

"Substance abuse and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome are major problems in Alaska and my administration is committed to building healthier communities," Governor Murkowski said Wednesday. "These funds will be used to strengthen our current prevention efforts and will ultimately improve the quality of life for all Alaskans."

The governor's Fiscal 2006 budget request, which will be unveiled Dec. 15, will include increases of $6 million for substance abuse prevention and $1.1 million for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome prevention efforts. The initiatives were announced during a speech at the Alaska Prevention and Treatment Symposium in Anchorage. - More...
Thursday - November 18, 2004

mp3Ketchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... The Ketchikan Gateway Borough's plans to expand its boundaries by more than 5,000 square miles is receiving a cool reception from other communities in Southeast Alaska. The Borough estimates it would reap more than $1 million in additional revenue if it annexes surrounding territory, but communities in the region's unorganized borough say that money would come directly out of their pockets. Deanna Garrison has the story.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Thursday - November 18, 2004

Alaska: Permanent Fund reaches $29 billion for first time in its history - The Alaska Permanent Fund market value stood at just over $29 billion for the first time in its history on Friday, November 12, and remains above $29 billion into this week. - More...
Thursday - November 18, 2004

Alaska: Stevens Re-elected President Pro Tempore of the U.S. Senate - At a meeting Wednesday of the U.S. Senate Republican Conference, U.S. Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) was nominated by the Republican Leader, U.S. Senator Bill Frist (R-Tenn), to be re-elected as President Pro Tempore of the U.S. Senate when the Senate convenes for the 109th Congress in January.  Senator Stevens was then unanimously elected President Pro Tempore by the members of the Senate Republican Conference.  - More...
Thursday - November 18, 2004

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Governor Frank H. Murkowski announced a grant initiative to support social service programs serving needy Alaskans. Also pictured is Commissioner Joel Gilbertson and Food Bank of Alaska Executive Director Susannah Morgan.

Alaska: Governor Announces Social Services Funding "BASIC" grants; Grants to address needs such as food, shelter, dental and health care - Alaska Governor Frank H. Murkowski Wednesday announced a $1 million grant initiative to support vital social service programs that now directly serve needy Alaskans across the state from Barrow to Ketchikan.

The BASIC Grant (Building Alaska through Successful Initiatives in Communities) under the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services will be part of the governor's FY06 budget request to the Legislature, the governor said. - More...
Thursday - November 18, 2004

Ketchikan: Property Tax Exemption Application Forms Mailing Announced - The Ketchikan Gateway Borough has announced that Senior Citizen and Disabled Veteran property tax exemption application forms are scheduled to be mailed Friday, November 19th. - More...
Thursday - November 18, 2004

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photosKetchikan, Alaska - Let There Be Light! -- Citizens Light & Power and then KPU - At the Incorporation of the City of Ketchikan back in the summer of 1900, the little town on Tongass Narrows was powered largely by optimism and resolve. The Alaska Gold Rush of '98 had focused the eyes of the world on the nation's Last Frontier. The courageous and confident were among those who "rushed" north to participate not just in the search for gold but in the founding of a great new American territory. Ketchikan's pioneer founders moved quickly to develop such modern amenities as electric lights and indoor plumbing. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen....
Tuesday - November 16, 2004

arrow The State Capitol and Its Marble and keeping the capital in Juneau

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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