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November 27, 2004

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jpg Michael ReaganMichael Reagan: Let's Just Be Correct - A handful of courageous House members have taken on the powers-that-be in Washington, including their own president and the GOP House leadership, in a valiant effort to protect Americans from the dangers posed by wide-open borders now serving as an open door for illegal immigrants or al Qaeda terrorists to enter the United States. - More...
Friday - November 26, 2004

jpg Jacqueline MarcellJacqueline Marcell: How to Get Elderly Loved Ones to Move to Assisted Living - Convincing elderly loved ones to move from the comfort of the home they've known for many years into an assisted living situation can be one of the toughest hurdles for families to accomplish. - More...
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letterCITY COUNCIL, "JUST SAY NO" by Flo Long - Friday
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Alaska: Alaska high court closes soft money spigot - The Alaska Supreme Court Friday upheld a state requirement that political parties disclose the sources of so-called soft money contributions.

Enacted by the Alaska Public Offices Commission after the 2002 gubernatorial race, the regulation was intended to prevent political parties from collecting unlimited amounts of money from undisclosed sources as long as it was not used to campaign directly for or against a particular candidate.

Soft money can be used in numerous ways to evade hard money restrictions, the court said, adding campaign finance disclosure is intended to inform the electorate, deter actual corruption and avoid the appearance of corruption, and aid in the detection of violations of contribution and expenditure limits. The court also cited the similar federal requirement mandating the disclosure of soft money contributors.

Soft money - money not directly given to a candidate or political committee inside a regime limiting specific and total contributions - has been used in the past to pay for issue ads that indirectly attack candidates and allows parties a source of funds besides hard money that would otherwise have to be spent for non-political purposes.
Friday - November 26, 2004

jpg Ray WoodardKetchikan: Woodard Named KGH Employee of the Month - Ray Woodard, Network Support Specialist at Ketchikan General Hospital (KGH), has been named Employee of the Month by a committee of his peers.

Woodard has been an employee of KGH for over nine years and has been a key player in the computerization of the hospital's workflow. He offers desktop, network and wireless expertise; he equips new employees with computers, troubleshoots problems, and upgrades systems according to the organization's plan. When new technologies are launched he is integral in providing the computer equipment necessary for the processes to take place. He is one of a small team of employees who share the responsibility of being on call 24 hours per day to deal with urgent computer issues. - More...
Friday - November 26, 2005

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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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