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It's time to think capital projects. Ketchikan, with its economic development attitude, thinks about projects most of the time.

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New industry Ketchikan needs industry. The Ketchikan Gateway Borough is appropriately assisting the Alaska mariculture industry, an industry with considerable potential here.

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David Lee Pitcher, 66, died peacefully July 18, 2014, in Ketchikan following a heart attack and complications of multiple system atrophy.
Phyllis Marlene Edenso, 65, died June 26, 2014, in Saxman.
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5/7/2013
Good enough

Congress can act when it wants to.

Case in point: the FAA furloughs that slowed commercial flight travel in the United States.

Not all elected officials in Washington, D.C., can get on a private jet; some fly commercial.

With the furlough of air traffic controllers here recently, travel slowed down.

Not only did constituents complain to both Democrats and Republicans in Congress, but members of Congress experienced the delays as well.

Presto! Congress convened and found enough dollars to end the air-traffic-controller furloughs and in a matter of a day or two travel speed picked up.

This shows how much Congress can accomplish, given the right circumstances — when it affects its members.

Every law and expenditure should affect members of Congress in a personal way. Whatever law they make for the public, they should have to abide by, whether it's health care, retirement benefits, tax breaks or whatever else they might come up with.

If it's good enough for the public, then it's good enough for Congress.