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Thanks, Juneau, for 'Beat the Odds' support

Cancer Connection's 24th annual "Beat the Odds - a Race Against Cancer" was held Aug. 22.
Ferry worker union rejects tentative contract

JUNEAU - A union representing the licensed captains and officers who work on the Alaska Marine Highway System has rejected a tentative contract agreement - and has not ruled out a possible strike.
Everyone wins at Beat the Odds fundraiser run

Sam Lagerquist won Saturday's Beat the Odds 5K run/2-mile walk, a woman's race against breast cancer and the men's prostate cancer 5K run along the Kaxdigoowu Heen Dei (Mendenhall River Trail).
Fairweather launch set back 1 week

Stringent safety training requirements and the grounding of the state ferry LeConte have delayed the Juneau launch of the state's new fast ferry Fairweather by about a week, according to the Alaska Marine Highway System.
State scales back plan to privatize contracts

The state's plan to privatize contracts for supplies, services and construction in some agencies may get scaled down, following complaints from unions and the discovery that it would result in a loss of millions in federal transportation dollars. The privatization plan was established by the Alaska Legislature this year under House Bill 313 by Anchorage Republican Rep. Lesil McGuire.
Fairweather settlement is near

State and union negotiators agreed to a labor contract for Fairweather employees shortly before midnight Monday and the fast ferry will resume operations in Lynn Canal by March 24, state officials said Tuesday.
Juneau man reappointed to seat on state board

Gov. Sean Parnell has reappointed three people, including a Juneau man, to three-year terms on the Marine Transportation Advisory Board.
Ferry union gets pay hike, gives up some union routes

Members of a ferry workers union would get much bigger raises than other state workers under a tentative labor agreement with the state, but they also must be willing to let nonunion contractors take over service for several villages.
State ferry union ratifies 3-year worker contracts

The membership of the Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association, which represents some 80 maritime state workers, has ratified a three-year contract by a vote of 80-20.


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