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Ferries dealt another blow in Senate subcommittee

...making off those things?"The Alaska Marine Highway System was never ever created to make money. It was to serve coastal Alaska."Republican lawmakers in both the House and the Senate have pointed out that highways and aviation are taking comparable...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Save our ferry system

...less efficient?It's no secret that our ferries, while an integral part of the transportation infrastructure in coastal Alaska, are under the microscope. Even before the state's budget woes became evident, AMHS was facing service cutbacks...
My Turn: Time to empower and employ the next generation of Alaska fishermen

...rights to Alaska fisheries will change hands in the next decade. What will this transfer mean for the well-being of coastal Alaska and those who call it home? The steady decline of local and young fishermen participating in Alaska fisheries is...
My Turn: Support the Alaska Marine Highway System, Gov. Walker

...extremely important component of Alaska's transportation system. It provides an essential service to at least 35 coastal Alaska communities. It allows the safe and reliable movement of people, vehicles, and freight between coast villages and...
Egan to caucus with minority

...Although he will no longer be chairman of the Transportation Committee, Egan said retaining membership "means a lot for coastal Alaska because of the Marine Highway System."Membership in the six-senator Legislative Council is also "good for Juneau...
State | Local
Federal agency releases Arctic drilling review

...for World Wildlife Fund. "If an accident were to occur in the Chukchi, it will be the wildlife and the people of coastal Alaska who will bear the burden."The Nov. 7 publishing of the supplemental environmental review in the Federal Register...
Southeast Alaskans reach 'Higher'

...serious ... those (were) the main challenges.""The Eastern Alaska Range is like the opposite of what you find in Coastal Alaska," Merli said. "There's ice ... everywhere."A massive snowstorm halfway through the experience (it lasted...
My Turn: After the decision on Prop 1, Alaskans are in a win-win situation

...from every part of the state. We won Fairbanks, all of Western Alaska, Kotzebue, a large swath of Anchorage and Coastal Alaska, including Valdez, the terminal for the Alyeska pipeline.Many of the regional areas that voted "Yes" are the...
Residents of eroding village seek federal help

...there's barely enough room for hopscotch on Shishmaref's eroding waterfront.Erosion in the village and other coastal Alaska communities is an escalating problem blamed on climate change that has affected storm patterns in the region. The...
Alaska Science Forum: Fifty years of far-north biology

...can determine your approximate intake of sugar-sweetened drinks. Her methods are useful in the studies of what coastal Alaska Natives eat as they combine a traditional diet rich in foods from the ocean and store-bought foods that are almost...


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