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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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080405/opi_20050804011.shtml
Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101304/opi_scrutiny.shtml
Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102904/opi_20041029015.shtml
Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030411/sta_794320283.shtml
News
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020899/Ope_johnsonmt.shtml
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021801/Loc_snowdeaths.shtml
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022899/Loc_lbriefs.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...explains, ``want clean water, sewage systems, electric energy and a clean source for that energy and really basic transportation and basic health considerations.'' In other words, they want what every other American wants. The commission...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030899/Ope_edit.shtml
State projects win $112 million

...would get airstrip improvements, and $10 million is earmarked for runway lighting projects around the state. Basic transportation in Alaska has always been an expensive proposition, since many remote villages and some urban centers can only...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020402/sta_money.shtml
News
Deaths by snowmobile continue to pile up in Alaska

...said there is no one-size-fits-all solution in a state where snowmobile use ranges from thrill sport to basic transportation. "How do you pass a law to have people recognize what avalanche danger is and what thin ice is?" he asked...

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