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My Turn: Vote Parnell

...Lynn Canal Highway fits into the long-term transportation needs of Southeast and the rest of Alaska. The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) is a wonderful service of State Government, but the numbers regarding its usage indicate it is an...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-28/my-turn
Opinion
Alaska Editorial: The start of a shipbuilding partnership in Alaska

...shipyard and the community made important history. The announcement is as monumental as the creation of the Alaska Marine Highway System and the inaugural trips of the first ferries in the early 1960s.It is the start of a shipbuilding partnership...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-24/alaska-editorial-start-shipbuilding-p
Opinion
More ferries for less ridership

The Alaska Marine Highway System serves fewer people today with...Conference speaker to bring up the Alaska Marine Highway System and its budget. Both Department...said Parnell has approved the Alaska Marine Highway System budget for fiscal year 2015...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-19/more-ferries-less-ridership
State | Local
As ship yard goes, so goes Ketchikan

...project that would test the study's projected benefits is construction of two Alaska class ferries for the Alaska Marine Highway System.In December 2012, Gov. Sean Parnell voiced his belief that the two ships could be built for the $120 million...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/ship-yard-goes-so-goes-ketchikan
State
Kito, Dukowitz face off at Chamber debate

...funding a bunch of big projects" like the Juneau Access Project. He asked the Chamber attendees to look at the Alaska Marine Highway System as a more cost-effective option."We've still go two ferries that will still have to run Lynn Canal whether...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-22/kito-dukowitz-face-chamber-debate
Local
Ferry worker union rejects tentative contract

JUNEAU - A union representing the licensed captains and officers who work on the Alaska Marine Highway System has rejected a tentative contract agreement - and has not ruled out a possible strike.The International Organization of Masters...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-15/ferry-worker-union-rejects-tentative-co
State
State closer on Alaska Class Ferry deal

...the state would move forward with two smaller vessels for the original $120 million budget to add to the Alaska Marine Highway System's aging fleet.A contract was scheduled to be issued in spring 2014, but negotiations between the Vigor...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-08/state-closer-alaska-class-ferry-deal
Local
DOT plans to finish 'The Road' by 2020

...expenses for Southeast's roads will be 24 percent higher if the plan is carried out, ensuing changes to the Alaska Marine Highway System will cut ferry costs by 7 percent. Overall costs for the region's DOT infrastructure, which also includes...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-07/dot-plans-finish-road-2020
Local
Memorial announcement: Frederick "Fled" Clarence Wittanen

...stories.Fred passed away June 12, 2014. He was 77.Fred attended Douglas High School, worked for the Alaska Marine Highway System and served in the U.S. Army.He is survived by his daughter Pam (Manny); son Jeff; grandchildren Brooke...

http://juneauempire.com/death-notices/2014-08-15/memorial-announcement-frederick
Death Notices
Alaska Editorial: Alaska Class Ferry project welcoming news

...allows the Ketchikan shipyard to negotiate an agreement with the state for construction of new ferries for the Alaska Marine Highway System. Vigor will have three weeks to respond to the RFP.Ward appeared confident that Vigor and the state will...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-14/alaska-editorial-alaska-class-ferry-p
Opinion

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