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Letter: Consider 'all' the facts

...which brings the cost for the proposed Lynn Canal road/ferry system closer to $700 million. That is over four times the...leave the the other coastal communities who rely on the ferry system high and dry. The Alaska Marine Highway System should...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-06-17/letter-consider-all-facts
Letters
Plans for ferry gift shop phase-out moving ahead

...time to begin the phase-out now, he said, since the ferry system traditionally orders gift shop items in bulk, and the...items in the boats' cafeterias, Woodrow said.The ferry system is a common alternative to air travel for Alaskans...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-18/plans-ferry-gift-shop-phase-out-moving-
State
House Finance completing work on state operating budget

...future issuance of free passes for vehicles of state agencies, employees or retirees and their families on the state ferry system. Similar language was included by the House in its version of the budget last session but later removed.Also on a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-12/house-finance-completing-work-state-ope
State
Wash. man pleads guilty to heroin conspiracy

...in Ketchikan from September 2011 to May 2012. Prosecutors said the drugs were transported to Ketchikan on the state ferry system, commercial barge services and through the mail. Co-conspirators also received drugs from Sherman directly in Washington...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-06/wash-man-pleads-guilty-heroin-conspirac
Local
My Turn: The heart of the Southeast Alaska economy is its ocean

...home-ported in the region. Freight ships move logs and freshly mined ore to markets in the south. Our two public ferry systems provide affordable transportation between communities, increasing access to medical care and camaraderie between regional...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-04/heart-southeast-alaska-economy-its-oc
Opinion
House Finance proposes $9.1B operating budget

...of the gift shops currently on five vessels this summer. Woodrow said the gift shops do not make money and cost the ferry system about $1 million a year to operate. Personal and first-aid items would still be sold at ferry cafeterias, he said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-04/house-finance-proposes-91b-operating-bu
State
Bill making 20 Native languages official advances

...down the road."Kreiss-Tomkins said he hopes next year that steps will be taken to allow for announcements on the ferry system in English and the Native language of the area. He also would like to see roadblocks removed in becoming teacher's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-19/bill-making-20-native-languages-officia
State | AK legislature
State ferry takes aircraft to mainland

...one other pilot have booked airplanes on the ferry this year. Last year, one plane rode the ferry, according to the ferry system's reservations office."They confirmed that this is a rare occurrence," Woodrow said.Aboard the Tustumena...

http://juneauempire.com/weddings/2014-02-03/state-ferry-takes-aircraft-mainland
Weddings
Stop "The Road" from moving forward

...long way past Auke Bay to catch a ferry to the mainland road system. Contact your legislator and ask for the Juneau Access funding to be withdrawn from the budget to keep the ferry system intact and Berner's Bay wild. Anissa BerryJuneau

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-04-18/stop-road-moving-forward
Letters
The cost of travel by sea

...have tinkled in, there hadn't been any ideas for the ferry system as of Friday.Currently, state officials are considering...fleetAs much as 60 percent of the operating costs for the ferry system is gobbled up by paying the salaries and benefits of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-13/cost-travel-sea
State | Local | AK legislature

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