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Ketchikan bridge is desecration bridge

How arrogant and insensitive of Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, to proceed with his proposed "boon-doggle bridge" project in Ketchikan.
My turn: Do people's votes really count?

...failed as well. Then there are the other unwanted roads and bridges: the Nelson Bay and Bradfield roads, and the Ketchikan bridge. The three communities to be interconnected by the Nelson Bay road are now opposed to the road. Our Canadian neighbors...
'Bridge to nowhere' funds threatened the amount the state could appropriate to $93.6 million for the Knik project and about $91 million for the Ketchikan bridges. Other state and federal grants bring the total available for the Knik project to about $138 million, according...

...watchdog group has given U.S. Rep. Don Young, an Alaska Republican, a Golden Fleece Award for pushing a Ketchikan bridge project the group calls a boondoggle. The group Taxpayers for Common Sense said the project to link Ketchikan with...
At the bridge?

At article in the June 13 Empire indicates that $22 million has been allocated for studies for a Ketchikan bridge and a further $230 million will be appropriated to build it. A total of $250 million. My Rand McNally Road Atlas lists Ketchikan's...
Federal transportation allotments cut into state's road-building funds

...attached, Ottesen said. On the other hand, he said, the department sought money in the bill for the Knik and Ketchikan bridges, and other projects on the earmark list. Alaska was the only state to have its entire congressional delegation...
A self-righteous editorial

...feel it necessary to imply that supporters of the Ketchikan bridge are greedy liars, concerned only with increasing...That truly would be greedy. The funding for the Ketchikan bridge was decided some time ago. As the editorial writer...
Alaska editorials: End of bridge earmarks leads to priorities

...earmarks. In this priority-setting process, the Ketchikan bridge looks like a tough sell for Alaskans living in the...wouldn't necessarily find clear sailing if the Ketchikan bridge is dropped. We could look greedy for wanting two...
Without earmark, Ketchikan bridge project going nowhere

...state, and has set aside about $113 million for the Ketchikan bridge. That has left the Ketchikan Gateway Borough of...state DOT. Of the $113 million set aside for the Ketchikan bridge, DOT officials said some already is earmarked for...
Legislators may divert money for delayed roads

...He wondered where that money would come from, if not the Legislature. Rep. Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak, told Ketchikan bridge proponents that they should at least consider a toll bridge, as is planned for the Knik Arm crossing. Ketchikan...


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