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My Turn: Alaska saves pennies by axing values

...Egan's right. In 1959, the people of Alaska voted to establish a state-owned and operated ferry system to improve marine travel to and from Southeast and Southcentral communities. It was never expected that vehicle and passenger fares would cover...
My Turn: Let's not cook the goose that lays the golden eggs

...have hired staff tasked with growing Wrangell's marine services capacity and supporting its expanded shipyard and marine travel lift.We support Southeast Alaska's $1 billion commercial fishing industry, now the most lucrative and productive...
Federal study looking at whether more oversight is needed of Cook Inlet marine travel

KENAI - A federally-mandated study is under way to gauge marine transportation use in Cook Inlet. Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the U.S. Coast Guard, collectively the Cook Inlet Risk Assessment Management Team, are looking for people to serve on a 12-person advisory panel that will review potential risks in the inlet.
High-speed ferry christened

...lady Nancy Murkowski got the job done Saturday as she christened a high-speed ferry that will usher in a new era of marine travel for Southeast. Murkowski's second swipe with the champagne bottle against the hull of the Fairweather was a smashing...
My Turn: State must study Lynn Canal access again

...planning process. Any process that invariably leads to a pre-selected outcome, whether the outcome is based on marine travel or a road, is destined to fail. The state Department of Transportation already has spent in excess of $5 million...
My Turn: Redistricting earns bad name, legal action another in our endeavors. We have spent years working as a region to improve access and facilities for air and marine travel. The lifeblood of Southeast Alaska, management of our resources such as fish and game, the Pacific Salmon Treaty...
VoxBox » Blog Archive » What do you think of the administration?s decision to cut the fast ferry

...percentage of the State?s population as a whole (now just 10%) that critical mass for economic efficiency of marine travel will become too expensive. Consistent opposition to roads and development of any kind are self-limiting; small...


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