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December 01, 2004

Photo by Carl Thompson

Photo by Carl Thompson 2004

Betty King the Dog Lady
Ketchikan's one-woman humane society

By June Allen

photosThere is an alley in downtown Ketchikan named Betty King Alley. It's a very narrow little mid-block lane that begins on Dock Street and cuts through to Mission and then to Mill Street. Mill is a comparatively new (1972) street named for the sprawling and now-gone Ketchikan Spruce Mill that buzzed and rumbled with activity at the site for some eighty years. A few years back, the previously anonymous alley was finally named. The name chosen was Daly Alley, chosen to honor one of the Spruce Mills pioneer families. It was a dubious honor, actually. And at least one member of that family may not have been delighted with the tribute. - Read the rest of this feature story by June Allen...
Wednesday - December 01, 2004



jpg Dick MorrisDick Morris: What's Not W's Mandate - The Christian right has sought to portray the president's re-election as a victory for their moral agenda, claiming that it was a mandate to legislate further curbs on abortion and to approve draconian Supreme Court nominees. - More...
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jpg Sharon RandallSharon Randall: There's still time ... to sit down and relax - The day after Thanksgiving the mail brought a stack of catalogues, including one that - so help me Santa - proclaimed: "There's still time to place an order and guarantee arrival by Christmas!" - More...
Wednesday - December 01, 2004


letter Time to raise the bar by Yeda Hicks - Wednesday
letter Re: Crabby by Dawna Vigil - Wednesday
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Alaska: Congress, President reauthorize tax credits to encourage jobs for Alaskans - Two federally funded tax credit programs intended to encourage job opportunities for the unemployed have been renewed through December 31, 2005 with congressional passage and a signature by President George W. Bush authorizing the Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2004. - More...
Wednesday - December 01, 2004

Alaska: First wolves killed in largest effort since Alaska statehood - Private airplane pilots have gunned down the first four wolves from the air in what could be the biggest government-sponsored killing of the animals since Alaska statehood. - More...
Wednesday - December 01, 2004

Alaska: NOAA Issues $3.44 Million Penalty for Violations of the American Fisheries Act - Icicle Seafoods, Inc. and two associated seafood-processing companies in Adak, Alaska have been assessed a $3.44-million penalty for allegedly violating the American Fisheries Act for exceeding the company's crab-processing cap. The Notice of Violation and Assessment (NOVA) was issued Monday by NOAA, the Commerce Department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. - More..
Wednesday - December 01, 2004

photosAlaska: State labor, transportation departments sign partnership work safety agreement - The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities have agreed to establish a comprehensive inspection program that will improve workplace safety and health at transportation department worksites throughout the state. - More...
Wednesday - December 01, 2004

Alaska: Preparations begin for the International Polar Year - The University of Alaska Fairbanks held a workshop Monday on the International Polar Year (IPY) at the Geophysical Institute. At the workshop faculty pooled ideas for possible roles UAF would take in IPY, designated from 2007-2008. During this year, scientists from around the world will conduct research to better understand all aspects of the Earth's polar
regions. - More...
Wednesday - December 01, 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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