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May is an extraordinary month in Ketchikan. We transform overnight from a quiet town in April to become host to thousands of visitors each day by mid-May. Local waters see commercial troll fishermen take advantage of spring fishery opportunities while the commercial net fleets begin preparing for their season. Sport anglers are readying their gear for the May 28 start of the Ketchikan CHARR Educational Fund King Salmon Derby.

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State agencies and the University of Alaska spent $343 million outside of Alaska for goods and services for government operations in 2015.

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Ginny Gisse, 69, died April 5, 2016, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
11/9/2012
Good royalty news
Thank you very much.
That sums it up when Alaska receives $255 million in royalties and fines as a result of an arbitrated settlement.
Alaska lost the royalties because of production shutdowns after two North Slope oil spills in 2006 and a pipeline replacement project, according to an Associated Press report Thursday.
An arbitrtation panel ordered BP (Exploration) Alaska Inc. to pay $245 million in royalties and $10 million in fines by Dec. 3.
BP, which operates on behalf of other oil companies, and those companies will share the cost of paying the royalties.
While state officials sounded elated and Alaskans clearly will be, the oil companies expressed a desire to move forward, despite its original contention that production was only delayed, not lost, and it shouldn't be required to pay.
Clearly, this is welcome news to Alaskans. Thanks to officials responsible for seeing to it.