Juneau road construction roundup

...Blueberry Hills Road - are coming to a close, too.Three of the five major street construction projects the Alaska Department of Transportation spent this summer working on in Juneau are already completed. The final two, one of which is Brotherhood...
Thanks to Brotherhood Bridge builders

...Brotherhood Bridge nears completion, I want the thank the employees of Orion Marine, subcontractors and the Alaska Department of Transportation for their consideration of Juneau's drivers during the lengthy work of rebuilding the bridge.Despite...
Fairbanks politicians warned for violating 'billboard law'

...period of time to allow someone to express their interest one way or another for different candidates."An Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities spokeswoman says they are sending letters to political camps throughout the state...
Budget cuts show in ferry system's winter schedule

...time."Really, the significant one that is a primary ship is the Taku," explained ferry system and Alaska Department of Transportation spokesman Jeremy Woodrow. "The Taku has been scheduled for layup for the entire fiscal year."Thanks...
Chenega sailing canceled due to high seas

...scheduled sailing Thursday was canceled due to high seas forecast for Chatham Strait and Lynn Canal, the Alaska Department of Transportation announced.The Chenega was scheduled to sail from Juneau to Angoon, then Sitka, before heading back to...
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More problems plague ferry Columbia

Another mechanical issue, this time to the ship's propeller, will keep the Alaska Marine Highway ferry Columbia from leaving Ketchikan until Aug. 31.
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M/V Columbia breaks down in Bellingham, travel delayed

...Washington, through Southeast Alaska, is out of commission for at least 24 hours, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation. The delay has not yet affected other ferries.The MV Columbia will not be able to leave its port in Bellingham...
Child care boost passes Assembly

Without discussion or objection, the Juneau Assembly put the city's child-care crisis to bed Monday - for the time being at least.
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.
Vandals spray paint racial slurs in valley

Residents on Mendenhall Loop Road awakened to an unsettling discovery Wednesday morning: Vandals spray painted racial and ethnic slurs all over the neighborhood.


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