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My Turn: Juneau's economy is stable, but tied to state's fiscal crisis

...government is essential for economic growth. We are at that point in Juneau. If sustained cuts to education, the ferry system or zeroing out the capital budget wasn't enough to get people to engage with their elected leaders, how about our communities...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-11-15/my-turn-juneaus-economy-stable-tied-s
Opinion
Ferry system missing 30 prints from Ketchikan office

...Highway System reported the art theft late last week.Troopers say their investigation found 30 prints commemorating the ferry system's 25th anniversary were taken between late July and late October. The prints were signed by the artist, Bill C...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-09/ferry-system-missing-30-prints-ketchika
State
New ferries on schedule, on budget

...the end of January, and then the ferry system will pursue federal funds for construction...and Canadian law have meant the ferry system has not been able to replace a...woes is a ripple effect of the ferry system's budget cuts. Only a handful...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-17/new-ferries-schedule-budget
State
Ferry advisory board to meet Monday

...Board will meet starting at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Anchorage.On the board's agenda is a presentation about the ferry system's operations plan for 2016, which includes deep cuts in service as a result of a reduced budget imposed by the Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-15/ferry-advisory-board-meet-monday
State
Letter: Time to honor Prop. 10

...honor this proposition and put the ferry system back into service for which it...Falvey, general manager for the ferry system, and Michael Neussl, deputy commissioner...transportation requires a dedicated ferry system.Myrna GardnerJuneau

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-10-21/letter-time-honor-prop-10
Letters
Letter: Lawmakers are taking away the marine highway

...friendly days of our state's ferry system? The Alaska Marine Highway System...accountable. They are taking our ferry system away, one of few transportation...Administration tries to revamp the ferry system to make money rather than let it...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-10-19/letter-lawmakers-are-taking-away-mari
Letters
Empire Editorial: New idea for DOT: Look at an old one

...viable, consistent transportation plan, leading to a ferry system where expenses continue to outpace revenues and now...stability of the region."More than a decade later, our ferry system is less reliable and sustainable than it's been since...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-10-18/empire-editorial-new-idea-dot-look-ol
Opinion
Alaska Editorial: Budget reality

...the state have a less-than-favorable view of the ferry system. Perhaps they're thinking it's about time that...issues, it's likely that what's happening to our ferry system will happen to the state services they consider vital...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-10-14/alaska-editorial-budget-reality
Opinion
AMHS may explore selling Taku ferry

...Falvey, general manager of the ferry system, in a telephone interview on Friday...Columbia, Neussl said he believed the ferry system would sustain itself by reducing...layup status for the winter. The ferry system's proposed 2016 summer schedule...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-12/amhs-may-explore-selling-taku-ferry
State | Local
Ferry system cuts terminal positons

...shore positions as officials deal with a scaled back budget.In the past week, 14 people have been laid off in the ferry system, and other vacant positions were also cut, according to the Ketchikan Daily News.Alaska Department of Transportation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-11/ferry-system-cuts-terminal-positons
State

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