Ketchikan student among 6 Alaskan semifinalists for presidential awards

Six Alaskan seniors are among the 550 semifinalists in the 2012 Presidential Scholars Program. They are: Rowan Kraft of West Anchorage High School; Anna Miller of Steller Secondary School in Anchorage; Brigit Noon of West Valley High School in Fairbanks; Alec Pankow of Ketchikan High School; Thomas Troxel of West Anchorage High School; and Jonathan Walther of Dimond High School in Anchorage.

Up to 121 academic students and 20 arts students will be chosen as U.S. Presidential Scholars. They are selected for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, leadership, and school and community involvement. See 1.usa.gov/HTm6ON and www.youngarts.org.

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Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:26

Around Town for Thursday, Jan. 19

Today, Jan. 19

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Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:21

This Day in Juneau History: Jan. 19, 1987

On Jan. 19, 1987, with revenues half of what they were the year before and an estimated budget deficit ranging from $700-$900 million, the 15th Alaska Legislature began working on the state’s enormous budget deficit. Everyone was present for the Legislature’s first day except for Sen. Frank Ferguson, D-Kotzebue, who resigned shortly after his election because of health problems. Taking his place was Kotzebue businessman and Native leader Willie Hensley, whom Gov. Steve Cowper appointed for the position until the 1988 elections.

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Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:21

Police & Fire for Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Anyone with information about a crime can report a tip anonymously to juneaucrimeline.com.

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