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JoAnn Stang Vares

...lot until settling down in Juneau, Alaska. Later in life, JoAnn would most often be found traveling on the Alaska Marine Highway System on the Ferry throughout Alaska. She enjoyed meeting and talking with new people, no one was a stranger to...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000175016773
Ferry sailings take budget hit

A budget cut to the Alaska Marine Highway System means several Southeast Alaska communities likely will lose service for a month of the coming year, and all of the region's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-02/ferry-sailings-take-budget-hit
State
Tough budget decisions remain

...would be taking unpaid furloughs of five, seven or 10 days with the start of the fiscal year, she said.The Alaska Marine Highway System is proposing winter-season changes that include service reductions. Some ships are expected to undergo maintenance...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-01/tough-budget-decisions-remain
Local
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.The draft schedule can be found online at dot.alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-28/dot-wants-public-comment-ferry-schedule
State
Budget deal reached

...The conference committee's budget also adds $16.5 million in education funding, $2 million for the Alaska Marine Highway System, $700,000 for Parents as Teachers programs, $2 million for pre-kindergarten programs, $2.5 million...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-10/budget-deal-reached
State
Tourism industry sweats ferry shutdown

...Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced this week it will have to lay up all 11 of its Alaska Marine Highway System ferries if a budget isn't finalized by June 30, the end of the current fiscal year."My concern as a travel...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-07/tourism-industry-sweats-ferry-shutdown
State | Local
House agrees on budget

...Office of Children's Services social workers; $2.8 million for senior benefits; $1.75 million for the Alaska Marine Highway System; $250,000 to public broadcasting; and $5 million to the University of Alaska system.Legislators reported...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-30/house-agrees-budget
State | AK legislature
$5B budget approved, ending session

...number in the hundreds.The bill also added back $16.5 million in education funding, $2 million for the Alaska Marine Highway System, $700,000 for Parents as Teachers programs, $2 million for pre-kindergarten programs, $2.5 million...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-11/5b-budget-approved-ending-session
State
Home Runs: Homegrown solutions can end fossil fuel rollercoaster

...communities comprise the heart of Alaska's fishing industry, the state's largest private sector employer. The Alaska Marine Highway System serves eight out of the top 15 fishing ports in the nation.While this session's budget standstill is a...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-11/home-runs-homegrown-solutions-can-end
Opinion
Letter: Ferries are vital for Southeast

The Alaska Department of Transportation, and the Alaska Marine Highway System in particular, is arguably the state agency that Southeast Alaska's residents depend on the most. At the least, it is the...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-06-10/letter-ferries-are-vital-southeast
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