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November 30, 2004

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'Pictorial Art'
Ricardo Burquez paints scenes from the Holy Land on OceanView's windows.
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Alaska: New Public Health Legislation Would Offer Alaskans Greater Protection - In his opening remarks at the Alaska Health Summit Monday in Anchorage, Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Joel Gilbertson announced that Governor Frank H. Murkowski will introduce new public health legislation to the legislature in January. Officials say the new legislation will ensure public health experts have more clearly defined legal authorities to identify and control newly emerging and existing health threats while continuing to protect Alaskans' individual rights. - More...
Tuesday - November 30, 2004

Alaska: Governor will propose child protection package to Legislature - Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Joel Gilbertson announced Monday a package of fiscal year 2006 budget proposals to expand protections to Alaska's children who enter state custody.

In addition, Gilbertson announced that legislation regarding child protection confidentiality statutes will be proposed to the state Legislature in January. DHSS will be working with interested legislators to complete the draft of the proposed legislation.

"Our kids are the future of Alaska," said Gilbertson. "I am taking the opportunity during National Adoption Awareness Month to discuss proposals that address key areas of opportunity to ensure Alaska's children are safe - to get children the services they need for a healthy and productive future." - More...
Tuesday - November 30, 2004

Alaska: Mixed results on Healthy Families Alaska study; Johns Hopkins' Healthy Families Alaska study reflects positive and negative findings in Office of Children's Services programs - The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Office of Children's Services, on Monday released the Healthy Families Alaska study conducted by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. - More...
Tuesday - November 30, 2004

jpg Coast Guard Spouse's Association

Pictured are members of the Coast Guard Spouse's Association of Ketchikan who donated their time and effort to set up the WISH tree on November 27th.
The WISH tree is pictured in the background.

Ketchikan: Wal-Mart and Coast Guard Spouse's Association of Ketchikan Team Up to Fulfill Wishes - The Coast Guard Spouse's Association of Ketchikan is again teaming up with Wal-Mart and WISH to ensure a merry Christmas for many needy Ketchikan families. The Coast Guard Spouse's Association has placed a decorated tree in Wal-Mart where people can select families or individuals for whom to buy gifts. WISH (Women In Safe Homes) has provided the information for families in need.

Saturday the Coast Guard Spouse's Association of Ketchikan set up the WISH treet at Wal-Mart and decorated the cart where donated items can be dropped off. Donated items will be accepted starting November 27th through Dec 23rd. - More...
Tuesday - November 30, 2004

Ketchikan: Construction of Second IFA Ferry Authorized - The Inter-Island Ferry Authority board of directors on Monday served notice of an intent to award a $16,940,984 contract to Dakota Creek Industries in Annacortes, Washington for the construction of a second vessel to serve the IFA's northern route, linking Coffman Cove, Wrangell and Petersburg. - More...
Tuesday - November 30, 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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