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JoAnn Stang Vares

...lot until settling down in Juneau, Alaska. Later in life, JoAnn would most often be found traveling on the Alaska Marine Highway System on the Ferry throughout Alaska. She enjoyed meeting and talking with new people, no one was a stranger to...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000175016773
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
DOT wants public comment on ferry schedule

...Public Facilities wants your input on a proposed Alaska Marine Highway System for the coming fall, winter and spring seasons...The meeting will be held in Ketchikan at the Alaska Marine Highway Central Office, 7559 North Tongass Highway, for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-28/dot-wants-public-comment-ferry-schedule
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
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
Gov. signs first tax increase in 10 years

...at the wholesale level. The tax includes gasoline and heating oil but not aviation fuel or fuel used by the Alaska Marine Highway.The fuel tax will fund the state Department of Environmental Conservation's Spill Prevention and Response division...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-28/gov-signs-first-tax-increase-10-years
State
Letter: Ferries are vital for Southeast

...Alaska Department of Transportation, and the Alaska Marine Highway System in particular, is arguably the state agency...the day or the week after.If DOT closes down the marine highway for lack of a 2016 budget, then people with vehicles...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-06-10/letter-ferries-are-vital-southeast
Letters
Tourism industry sweats ferry shutdown

...Lower 48 with clients who booked passage on the Alaska Marine Highway are paying attention, too."We're ferry bookers...this week it will have to lay up all 11 of its Alaska Marine Highway System ferries if a budget isn't finalized by June...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-07/tourism-industry-sweats-ferry-shutdown
State | Local
My Turn: Alaska's Marine Highway is too important to let this legislature run it aground

...importance and benefits of the Alaska Marine Highway. The many dozens of people with...corresponded confirm that the Alaska Marine Highway is a service essential to the...legislature should approach the Marine Highway not merely as essential transportation...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-12/my-turn-alaskas-marine-highway-too-im
Opinion
Legislature delays final word on Alaska Marine Highway budget

...Transportation and Public Facilities budget Wednesday - but skipped over the 30 line items that dealt with the Alaska Marine Highway System.The conference committee left those items open for a meeting later this week. Committee member Rep. Les...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-16/legislature-delays-final-word-alaska-ma
State | AK legislature

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