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State news roundup for Monday, Nov. 4, 2013

...nation with the highest amount of fish landed, mostly walleye pollock, for the 16th year in a row. The southwestern Alaska port landed 752 million pounds, up from 706 million pounds in 2011. Legislation would create commission to study issues...
Magazine readers choose Petersburg for national honor

...500 vessels. While it accommodates pleasure boats, Petersburg is primarily a fishing town.It does not have a deep water port, so large cruise ships and their thousands of passengers bypass Petersburg in favor of other Alaska port towns.
Explore Alaska without the pricey excursions

...of Ketchikan can run $89 for adults and $50 for kids.But there are many low-cost and even free things to do in Alaska port towns, from hiking to exploring glaciers to learning about Alaska and Native culture. Here are some ideas from some...
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Gov. Murkowski predicts pipeline contracts by fall

...mechanisms." Kvisle said another option would be to send the gas through existing pipelines in Canada to reach the West Coast. The North Slope producers have not announced whether they will help with the Alaska Port Authority's proposal.
State Briefs

...of entry into the United States. Cruise ships sailing from Victoria would have been forced to remain in their first Alaska port of call, usually Ketchikan, Juneau or Sitka, while agents checked passengers and crew members individually. Cruise...
Trading resources for tourism make room for the new destination. Sheehan said the Hoonah addition is the first time in recent memory that a new Alaska port has been added to one of its cruise itineraries. "It is a new and different port of call. It will provide a significant...
Devils in the details regarding Measure 2 Current federal law allows operation of casinos aboard cruise ships if the ship is more than three miles from an Alaska port. Shipboard casinos must remain closed while ships are in port. Ships must be on multiple day voyages, and have overnight...
Inter-Island Ferry Authority clarification

...service. Sound off on the important issues at First, the authority is a public transportation service formed under the Alaska Port Authority Act and state legislation, and therefore is eligible to receive and spend public funds. It is operated by...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...that a natural gas pipeline now looks likely, and there could be study of a route to the east, as to well as to an Alaska port in the south. ``It's going to happen,'' said Porter, an Anchorage Republican. ``It's a matter of where...
British Columbia likely to sell fast ferries for far less than their cost

...States, so the ships being auctioned could serve only the system's route between Prince Rupert, B.C., and one Alaska port. Besides, the Canada ferries are much larger than the fast ferries Alaska needs, Capacci said. Alaska is having...


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