Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, the state's lone member of the United States House of Representatives, will be spending much of his Easter workweek recess in Southeast Alaska, according to his public schedule.
This editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News: It seemed like smooth sailing toward updating the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry fleet until early December.
KETCHIKAN - An aggressive timeline for mineral exploration, planning and permitting work at a Prince of Wales mineral prospect could lead to the beginning of mine construction by 2015, according to its owner.
It didn't rain on Ketchikan's parade this year. Rain on Thursday morning let up just before the island's annual Independence Day festivities began. People lined the streets along Tongass Avenue to watch the 2002 Kids Parade and the Fourth of July parade, which kicked off the day's events that included a timber carnival and a rubber duck race in Ketchikan Creek.
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When a Greenpeace contingent arrived in Ketchikan on their 237-foot yacht, complete with helicopter and speedboats, their reception was cool except among a few local environmentalists. Greenpeace's representative in Alaska, Melanie Duchin of Anchorage, said: "As an Alaskan and an American, I'm shocked at the way Ketchikan has reacted to our visit. The city's attempts to silence us are not typical of Alaskans, and they will not prevent us from continuing on with this tour or our efforts to protect the nation's endangered forests."
Plans for a multimillion dollar bridge that became a symbol of misdirected federal largesse may have to be tweaked because the state cannot fund the current design, officials said.
Maybe we should secede," was a comment at the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce meeting the Wednesday after the Aug. 22 primary election. The comment was in jest. Seceding had been tried and failed. Sound...
Candidates seeking to replace state Sen. Robin Taylor.
A Ketchikan High School student has received a commendation from President George W. Bush, thanking her for a patriotic essay she wrote about the American flag. Shasta Ann Miller, A Ketchikan High School sophomore, wrote the essay last year for the annual Reflections program. The theme for the contest was "I Hold In My Hand," she said Tuesday, and her essay begins, "I hold in my hand a thread that binds nations.
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