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Ferry breakdown strands many Haines brewfest visitors

...attending the annual Great Alaska Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival in Haines were stranded Sunday after the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Taku suffered a mechanical problem.According to an email sent late Sunday by the ferry system, the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-24/ferry-breakdown-strands-many-haines-bre
Local
Gov. threatens layoffs without budget deal

...Transportation and Public Facilities spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said it's not yet clear what will happen to Alaska Marine Highway System operations after July 1 if a budget does not pass.The House majority announced in an email Monday that both...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-18/gov-threatens-layoffs-without-budget-de
Local
Empire Editorial: AMHS makes the best of a bad situation

...every other state department, DOT is experiencing budget cuts. The House axed about $8 million from the Alaska Marine Highway System (the Senate cut $1.75 million more, but that was added back). After the House cuts, Gov. Bill Walker...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-14/empire-editorial-amhs-makes-best-bad-
Opinion
Egan: 'Nothing is going to happen Friday'

...Democrat-led House minority.The minority wants expanded Medicaid and added funding for schools and the Alaska Marine Highway System in order to agree to vote for CBR access.House Speaker Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, and House Minority...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-14/egan-nothing-going-happen-friday
State | Local | AK legislature
Mom, daughter gardening side-by-side

...anything."Sargent, one of Reeves' four children, never had the time to garden before she retired from the Alaska Marine Highway System. When she worked, she was away during the summer months. Since she retired, she's enjoyed getting her...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-10/mom-daughter-gardening-side-side
Local
Egan speaks at Chamber, would rather be working

...is more about access to the capital for other Alaskans than a way out of town for Juneau residents, and the Alaska Marine Highway System. He said many don't understand that AMHS is a highway and noted that with the exception of the Dalton Highway...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-08/egan-speaks-chamber-would-rather-be-wor
Local
Ferry budget add-backs reconsidered

Proponents of the Alaska Marine Highway System who celebrated a recent funding add-back...caucus has asked for additional funding for the Alaska Marine Highway System, among other bargaining chips.The conference...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-23/ferry-budget-add-backs-reconsidered
State | AK legislature
Alaska Legislature has multiple paths to resolving fiscal impasse - including a government shutdown

...minority's requests include an add-back to education funding, Medicaid expansion and increased funding for the Alaska Marine Highway System among other things, House minority spokesman Mike Mason said in an interview Sunday.Tuck said Monday night...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-21/alaska-legislature-has-multiple-paths-r
State | AK legislature
Legislature delays final word on Alaska Marine Highway budget

...Transportation and Public Facilities budget Wednesday - but skipped over the 30 line items that dealt with the Alaska Marine Highway System.The conference committee left those items open for a meeting later this week. Committee member Rep. Les...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-16/legislature-delays-final-word-alaska-ma
State | AK legislature
Domestic violence prevention dollars deleted

...budgets it will tackle, but it is expected to be dealing with some tough topics, including education and Alaska Marine Highway System funding and state worker salary increases.Once the conference committee finishes its pass through the operating...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-14
State | AK legislature

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