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State plans to lay up more ferries

...Alaskans need to also talk to state lawmakers."We really need to focus on the transportation needs and what is basic transportation, and make our case to the Legislature," he said.After the public comment period ends, the summer schedule...
Lack of ferries drastically cuts Tenakee Springs' summer business

...understand the limits of isolation.""We're not speaking entitlement," he said. "But if the ferry is offered as basic transportation, the same way any state maintains a road system, there are certain expectations.""I guess the thing that...
My Turn: House Minority's priorities reflect its values keep the number of students in Alaska's classrooms down, honor the negotiated employee contracts, provide basic transportation services to coastal communities on the Alaska Marine Highway System and save 50 jobs at the University of Alaska...
My turn: Ferry system returns to its roots for Alaskans

...System, and it operated very well under that philosophy. We are working to return this system to one that provides basic transportation for Alaskans. Our long-term goal is to set a two-year basic schedule that can be relied on systemwide. We...
Empire editorial: Scrutiny of ferry use is fair and necessary

...mole hill dug long ago by previous governors, the diversion of Southeast Alaska's basic transportation system for purposes other than basic transportation is questionable. Southeast residents have raised questions about a special sailing of...
Empire editorial: Two solid candidates, but only one spot

...has enough reservations to remain open to other possibilities and worries about current management of existing basic transportation - the ferries. He says Juneau's status as a ferry hub is important both to the city and to the outlying villages...
Mine executive says Pebble, fishing can co-exist

...extensively with Alaska leaders and interest groups. The message they've taken is that a large part of state lacks basic transportation and communication services and affordable necessities such as diesel fuel and milk. A Pebble mine, she said...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...You will be essentially dismantling a system that was well conceived in the early 1960s and has provided a good basic transportation system through all these years. Many improvements to the existing system need to be made, but to totally change...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...said there is no one-size-fits-all solution in a state where snowmobile use ranges from thrill sport to basic transportation. With just under 627,000 people, the death toll this winter is 21, on a pace to exceed last winter's 24...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...week. ``They want clean water, sewage systems, electric energy and a clean source for that energy and really basic transportation and basic health considerations.'' Legislature passes first bill The bill, a non-controversial measure reauthorizing...


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