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My Turn: Action in Alaska's Arctic

...free port located adjacent to a shipyard in our state. It has space to accommodate existing activities, the Alaska Marine Highway and all of Shell's needs.The Port of Ketchikan has four deep-water Panamax-size berths. These docks are used...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-22/my-turn-action-alaskas-arctic
Opinion
Transporation Dept.: Ferry delay 'unusual event'

...won't be charged for the extra days, and the Alaska Marine Highway System is helping also to provide meals.For one...sick leave."Green said he's traveled the Alaska Marine Highway before and described past sailings as "smooth...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-16/transporation-dept-ferry-delay-unusual-
Local
Chautauqua volunteers thank Juneau community for involvement

...when their assistance was most needed.We would like to thank Alaska Coach Tours, Alaska Glacier Seafoods, Alaska Marine Highway, Alaska State Library Historical Collections, BrownBoots Costume Co., City and Borough of Juneau Parks & Recreation...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-07-19/chautauqua-volunteers-thank-juneau-
Neighbors
Ferry Columbia troubled by mechanical problems

The Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Columbia has been delayed...after a mechanical breakdown, the Marine Highway rescheduled its departure to Wednesday...have to await another sailing. The Marine Highway is notifying affected passengers.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-16/ferry-columbia-troubled-mechanical-prob
Local
State moves forward on Road plan

...money from the Road project to other state programs he believed needed funding more urgently, including the Alaska Marine Highway System. The amendments were supported by other Democrats in the House but were voted down by the body.Editor's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-15/state-moves-forward-road-plan
State | Local
Ferry sailings take budget hit

A budget cut to the Alaska Marine Highway System means several Southeast Alaska communities likely will...schedules.The meeting will be held in Ketchikan at the Alaska Marine Highway Central Office, 7559 North Tongass Highway, and is open to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-02/ferry-sailings-take-budget-hit
State
Tough budget decisions remain

...would be taking unpaid furloughs of five, seven or 10 days with the start of the fiscal year, she said.The Alaska Marine Highway System is proposing winter-season changes that include service reductions. Some ships are expected to undergo maintenance...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-01/tough-budget-decisions-remain
Local
Ferry's failure is one of PR as well as maintenance

...Southeast Alaska. Every year, our family joins with other families and takes provisions up to Yakutat via the Alaska Marine Highway. This season, we didn't get on board the ferry as the elevator to let vehicles off the vessel was broken. I wanted...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-06-23/ferrys-failure-one-pr-well-maintenanc
Letters
Specialist: State ferries equipped with water treatment systems from the '70s

...other Alaska water bodies, but another culprit has gone largely unnoticed.According to state officials, Alaska Marine Highway System vessels have much more lenient rules when it comes to treating human waste and dirty water on board.Alaska's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-07
State
Lack of ferries drastically cuts Tenakee Springs' summer business

...salmonberry-lined dirt road.This isn't a normal summer, however. Breakdowns and delayed maintenance to Alaska Marine Highway ferries have cut Tenakee business' customer flow in the season they're most likely to receive it by as much as...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-01/lack-ferries-drastically-cuts-tenakee-spr
Art

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