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Melting the Ice Curtain, Pt. 3

...the Soviet Union. Less than a month later, U.S. and Soviet negotiators initialed the agreement allowing visa-free travel across the border for Natives who live along the Bering Strait.By September, the U.S. Customs Service had hired...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-17/melting-ice-curtain-pt-3
State
Meet the birds of the Alaska Raptor Center

...program and increasing community outreach in Sitka.The Alaska Marine Highway ferry system used to help with providing free travel to other communities in exchange for educational sessions, but "isn't interested anymore," Reeder said.So here's...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-11-15/meet-birds-alaska-raptor-center
Outdoors
AMHS announces 2013-14 winter sailing schedule

...the winter schedule and the "Round Trip Driver Goes Free" travel special during summer 2014. In the release, AMHS stated...however, continue to offer the "Winter Driver Goes Free" travel special for travel from October through April.Further...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-05-31/amhs-announces-2013-14-winter-sailing-s
Local
Lots of free travel for two AK lawmakers

Private interest groups have paid for more than $180,000 in travel for two of Alaska's congressional members since 2000.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021306/sta_20060213007.shtml
News
Fund ferry tickets

...users up to the available funds. Eighteen million dollars buys most of the tickets between Juneau and points north: free travel. A reimbursement would start saving money within a year versus the eight-plus years for a road. A direct rebate...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031005/let_20050310010.shtml
Opinion
State funds fans to fly to Anchorage

...through the State of Alaska, it is anticipated that more than 1,500 people will be accommodated through the program. Free travel will be available from the following Anchorage hub communities: Barrow, Bethel, Cordova, Dillingham, Fairbanks...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-06-11/state-funds-fans-fly-anchorage
Sports
A US-European strategy with Putin's Russia

...strike forces" absent a deal with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on missile defense. Russian hopes for visa-free travel to Europe and America are foundering. Many Russians do not qualify for visas today, so a visa-free regime would...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-10-09/us-european-strategy-putins-russia
Opinion
State workers fight loss of airline mileage

...for a free ticket for state travel, she said. "Only a small percentage of state employees would ever qualify for free travel," said Garnero. Also, the state would have to keep track of the miles, substantially increasing the need for administrative...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022201/Loc_StateAirlines.html
Local
Alaska editorial: Mentality behind new passport rules is discouraging

...to hunker down against terrorists. Instead, those nations have continued to keep their borders open to passport-free travel for their fellow European Union citizens. The United States has moved in the opposite direction. Used to be, terrorists...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061807/opi_20070618001.shtml
Opinion
Empire editorial: This way of 'goosing' Alaska's economy is a real turkey

...state is understandable, if it helps a fledgling enterprise get underway or keeps an entity from going under. But a free travel giveaway that simply subsidizes trips many people would have taken anyway and sells tickets that may or may not get...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-06-24/empire-editorial-way-goosing-alaskas-
Opinion

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