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State raises ferry rates starting Jan. 1

The Alaska Marine Highway System will raise most fares by 4...first significant change to the Alaska Marine Highway's rates since 2007."In 2005 AMHS...June 30), only 31 percent of the Marine Highway's $166 million operating budget...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-19/state-raises-ferry-rates-starting-jan-1
State | Local
Empire Editorial: Road Without End

...crash in oil prices has made it cheap to drive even as it has taken away a place to drive. Moreover, the Alaska Marine Highway is announcing fare hikes just as the fate of the Road appears uncertain.Oil prices are expected to remain low for...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-19/empire-editorial-road-without-end
Opinion
Alaska ferry project caught in flap over US steel

...department spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said.The port at Prince Rupert, British Columbia, is part of the Alaska Marine Highway System and serves as a link between Alaska and the Lower 48 that can be more convenient for some travelers to Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-18/alaska-ferry-project-caught-flap-over-u
State
Shipyard starts work on two new ferries

...complete, she'll break a champagne bottle over the bow to christen the vessel, he added.The ferries in the state marine highway system are aging, and the state began planning for a new Alaska Class Ferry.But in 2012, citing cost overruns...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-14/shipyard-starts-work-two-new-ferries
State
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Dec. 15, 2014

...Lynn Canal or elsewhere. Here in Juneau, we're glad to see support for the Alaska Marine Highway - these boats will be cheaper to operate than the Marine Highway's current vessels, and they promise to be quicker and more efficient as well...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-15/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-d
Opinion
Juneau grand jury indicts six

...allege Peters spent $1,243.99 on transactions from multiple businesses including Domino's Pizza, the Alaska Marine Highway System, Breeze-In, Mystik Treasures, Amazon.com, Little Tokyo, Martha's Flowers and Thibodeau's Home Liquor...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/juneau-grand-jury-indicts-six
Local
Reviewing all the options, old and new

...each boat). While they may be slow, the Alaska Marine Highway's boats are reliable and safe, capable of withstanding...harm. The only death in the history of the Alaska Marine Highway took place in 1975 when a ferry ran over a fishing...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/reviewing-all-options-old-and-new
Local
Empire Editorial: Give us the whole road

...are those who believe the Alaska Marine Highway is the same as an asphalt one...flights. So, why even have a marine highway if everyone can fly?No, this...allows Juneau room to grow. The Marine Highway does not.If a direct highway...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-26/empire-editorial-give-us-whole-road
Opinion
'Dreams' and 'cabin fever'

...governor of Alaska from 1959 through 1966 and served again from 1970 through 1974. Bill was in office when the Alaska Marine Highway System was established, but he also supported a surface access project, Dennis said.During Bill's second term...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/dreams-and-cabin-fever
Local
Yakutat cancels boys basketball season

...for Yakutat, the most isolated community in Southeast Alaska, is expensive. Yakutat isn't served by the Alaska Marine Highway in winter, and it's too far for small-plane service. "Flying on Alaska Airlines can be pretty expensive. They...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-11-30/yakutat-cancels-boys-basketball-season
Sports

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