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My Turn: Time to continue moving Alaska forward

...funding for Alaska ports; telecommunications and ferry service in Southeast; working with the delegation to save Essential Air Service.We supported our military by protecting our F-16's in Fairbanks and missile defense at Fort Greely, secured...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-19/my-turn-time-continue-moving-alaska-f
Opinion
Letter to the Editor: Where's the truth?

...have to pay the piper! Mark's proven he answers to us. Right here in Southeast Alaska, he blocked cuts to essential air service and got key funding for rural schools and harbors. He opposes Frankenfish and supports our fishing industry...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-12/letter-editor-wheres-truth
Letters
Helicopter service to Little Diomede halted

...the word.Little Diomede is 28 miles west of Wales. The helicopter service is part of a modified version of the Essential Air Service program set up in 1978.Before the Little Diomede helicopter flights were subsidized, the situation was much...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-10/helicopter-service-little-diomede-halte
State
Helicopter service to Little Diomede Island halted

...the word.Little Diomede is 28 miles west of Wales. The helicopter service is part of a modified version of the Essential Air Service program set up in 1978.Before the Little Diomede helicopter flights were subsidized, the situation was much...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-09/helicopter-service-little-diomede-islan
State
Grant Aviation begins service to Akutan airport

...As with PenAir, the 12 Grant Aviation flights scheduled weekly for Akutan are partly funded through the federal Essential Air Service program, which since 1978 has subsidized flights to more than 100 U.S. cities, including dozens of remote...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-12-02/grant-aviation-begins-service-akutan-ai
State
Lawmakers fighting to keep EAS alive

...House and the Senate say Essential Air Service (EAS) is needed here and...truck, or train elsewhere. Essential Air Service is essential for a reason...away. "Since 1978, the Essential Air Service program has successfully guaranteed...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021511/loc_785833460.shtml
News
Amendment to eliminate EAS defeated

...Things are looking good for the Essential Air Service (EAS) in Alaska. The U...recognized the value of the Essential Air Service program and worked with me...in a press release. "The Essential Air Service program provides dozens of...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021811/loc_787338092.shtml
News
House bill keeping EAS in Alaska approved

...cost adjustments, the bill proposes to keep the Essential Air Service (EAS) program in Alaska and Hawaii while phasing...equivalent to a car, truck, or train elsewhere. Essential Air Service is essential for a reason; it's a means of survival...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021711/sta_786804203.shtml
News
Security measures slow Yakutat mail

...Alaska Airlines might reduce its schedule. No change is planned, Evans said, but loss of what's called "essential air service" payments could cause concern. "The essential mail service contract is part of the reason we fly to Yakutat...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110801/Loc_yakmail.shtml
Local
Correction

...service contract for carrying mail is separate from an essential air service subsidy that helps fund flights into the small community. The mail contract, essential air service and passenger and cargo revenues are all part of...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110901/Loc_correction.shtml
Local

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