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2013-06-19 23:23:27

Embarking from Seattle on August 30, 2013, photo enthusiasts can improve their skills while visiting Ketchikan, Juneau, Sawyer Glacier and Skagway in Alaska, and Victoria, BC, in Canada (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 Seattle, WA: Arthur Bleich is a professional photographer, teacher and writer who has captured thousands of images in the polar regions of the Arctic and Antarctic. His clients sometimes kid him about being “bi-polar.” On August 30, 2013, his popular Digital Photography...

Alaskan Teens Hack Into School System
2013-05-03 10:28:01

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online At least 18 Alaskan students are accused of using a phishing scam to gain control over the computers at their middle school. According to the Anchorage Daily News, these students hacked into the school-owned laptops after tricking a teacher into giving them an administrative password. Once inside, the unnamed students accessed their classmate´s laptops remotely using a feature built for teachers to monitor their students....

2008-10-15 15:00:07

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Communication, Inc. (GCI) announced it has significantly increased Internet speeds in Ketchikan. The increased speeds are available through a service called Xtreme, and will be available following the recent $33 million fiber optic cable investment that connected Ketchikan to the United West cable line stretching from Seattle to Southcentral Alaska. According to Miguel Torres, Ketchikan System Manager, the improvements will...

2005-11-16 15:05:08

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mandatory funding for two controversial bridge projects in Alaska -- including the ridiculed "bridge to nowhere" -- has been stripped from a federal spending bill, a congressional committee said on Wednesday. In an unusual move to change "pork" spending, House-Senate negotiators removed the $432 million in required spending during final talks on a yearly bill to fund programs for the Transportation and Treasury departments, the House Appropriations Committee...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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