Pro-flag petition gains support, but targets wrong audience

More than 650 people have signed an online petition demanding the return of the Mississippi state flag to its post on Egan Drive. However, they may be barking up the wrong tree, or flagpole rather.
Transporation Dept.: Ferry delay 'unusual event' expected to be in ship shape in time to depart today. The precise time has yet to be confirmed. An Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities spokesman said it's "an unusual event" for state ferry passengers to be delayed...
Empire Editorial: Governor's move puts 'The Road' into a parking spot on three Alaska megaprojects to resume. Last year, soon after taking office, he had ordered the Alaska Department of Transportation and the Alaska Energy Authority to stop work on the Juneau Access Project, Knik Arm Crossing and the Susitna-Watana...
Letter: Applause to Fritz Cove Road contractors our appreciation for a job well done. Thank you SECON!Our appreciation also goes to the State of Alaska Department of Transportation crew for their work and help in accommodating Fritz Cove residents when possible. Thank you! Charles and...
Tourist missing on Mount Roberts

...Troopers were not immediately available to confirm Blaisdell's death.Kevin Dilg, a Juneau attorney for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, knew Blaisdell well. Blaisdell, 35, was in Air Force ROTC at the University of...
Ferry sailings take budget hit

...for a month of the coming year, and all of the region's communities will be impacted in some way.The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities recently released its proposed ferry schedule for fiscal year 2016, which began July...
Lack of ferries drastically cuts Tenakee Springs' summer business

Tenakee Springs - In a normal summer, Tenakee Springs gets two roundtrip ferries from Juneau a week, and the town, which does not receive cruise ships, can count on a steady flow of business from visitors and those that own vacation homes along its salmonberry-lined dirt road.This isn't a normal summer, however. Breakdowns and delayed maintenance to Alaska Marine Highway ferries have cut Tenakee business' customer flow in the season they're most likely to receive it by as much as two thirds.
Juneau Assembly has money for Gastineau Apartments demolition if Barretts don't pay

In advance of a November deadline on a demolition order for Gastineau Apartments, the Juneau Assembly has transferred $1.8 million from another project to pay for the building's demise.
DOT wants public comment on ferry schedule

Ferry users, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities wants your input on a proposed Alaska Marine Highway System for the coming fall, winter and spring seasons...
Brotherhood Bridge closure begins Friday

...closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights as part of ongoing construction work, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced Wednesday. Another portion of the project will begin Monday.The work...


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