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Knowles creates anti-terrorism task force

Gov. Tony Knowles created a 25-member state Task Force on Homeland Security on Monday that includes mayors of several cities and members of key industries. The governor also proclaimed Sept. 11 as Patriot Day and asked Alaskans to observe a moment of silence on Wednesday, the one-year anniversary of terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. Knowles joined with President Bush in ordering state and national flags to be flown at half-staff and the governor asked for a moment of silence and prayer at 8:46 a.m. Alaska Time to commemorate the first attack on New York City.

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One month later

...hijacked plane crashed in his state, killing all 44 on board. On Tuesday, he went to work as director of the new Office of Homeland Security responsible for coordinating civil defense and terror response among a host of agencies. And in Bloomington...

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State takes stock of antibiotic supplies

...noting he will ask legislative leaders for extra money to fund anti-terrorism measures, including a new office of homeland security to oversee state efforts. "As we take a look at the whole bio-chemical aspect of terrorism, that's not...

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Around the State

...in Knowles' $100 million homeland defense plan. The governor's initiative calls for creating an Alaska Office of Homeland Security to coordinate state efforts with federal and local agencies. When Knowles announced the plan this month, he...

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My Turn: Are there enough brave lawmakers?

...budget to restore service to the 1999- 2000 level, plus money for fast ferries. He plans a $100 million Office of Homeland Security, requiring an additional $54 million in state funds. He needs an $115 million boost in the state operating...

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Opinion
Feds give state $455,000 to fight terrorism

...Corps and $50,000 to the Alaska Emergency Operations Center. Drew Dix, deputy commissioner of the Alaska Office of Homeland Security, said the amount of the grant, while small, can be used to boost volunteer efforts to respond to terrorism...

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My Turn: Alaska's homeland security efforts in focus

For the past 240 years America has been blessed with protection from hostile aggression by our unique geography of having two major oceans distance us from Europe and Asia. For the most part, with the exception of Pearl Harbor and the Aleutians during World War II, America was secure from foreign attack. However, the acts of Sept. 11, 2001, clearly demonstrated an ability of our enemies to strike at the heartland of America and showed us the changing nature of international conflicts, where an enemy of our nation no longer is necessarily another nation. Protecting the United States of America from terrorist activities changed the way we must organize to secure our state.

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Opinion
Juneau to host homeland security conference

...director of the state Office of Homeland Security. The conference is scheduled...hackers, Burgess said. The Office of Homeland Security, a division of the state...Burgess said. He said the Office of Homeland Security also is pushing grant money...

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Homeland Security official ponders cost

ANCHORAGE - The head of Alaska's new Office of Homeland Security says one big question remains when it comes to protecting the state's infrastructure against terrorists: Who's going to pay...

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Little state money approved for anti-terrorism initiatives

...said among items left unfunded were: A state office of homeland security within the Department of Military and Veterans...said. He said other requests, such as a state Office of Homeland Security, seemed redundant. "We already had the emergency...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061202/sta_terrorism.shtml
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