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18 months for Wash. heroin dealer supplying Ketchikan

...to drug dealers in Ketchikan from September 2011 to May 2012. 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/2014-08-20/18-months-wash-heroin-dealer-supplying-
Local
DOT plans to finish 'The Road' by 2020

...numbers provided by Hughes, the ferry system will need $718 million in refurbishments...20 years. Costs to run the 10-ferry system were hovering around $140 million...invest $562.3 million in new ferry system projects.Many audience members...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-07/dot-plans-finish-road-2020
Local
Authorities investigating whale, ferry collision

...trying to determine what ultimately killed the whale, KMXT reported Thursday.Jeremy Woodrow, a spokesman for the ferry system, said the incident happened on July 26, when the whale was spotted on the bulbous bow of the ship below the water's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-03/authorities-investigating-whale-ferry-c
State
Authorities investigating whale, ferry collision

...trying to determine what ultimately killed the whale, KMXT reported Thursday.Jeremy Woodrow, a spokesman for the ferry system, said the incident happened on July 26, when the whale was spotted on the bulbous bow of the ship below the water's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-01/authorities-investigating-whale-ferry-c
State
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

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