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State raises ferry rates starting Jan. 1

The Alaska Marine Highway System will raise most fares by...first significant change to the Alaska Marine Highway's rates since 2007."In 2005...report were unveiled in a meeting of the Marine Transportation Advisory Board on Dec...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-19/state-raises-ferry-rates-starting-jan-1
State | Local
Off the Beaten Path: 'Kayak Horizon'

In late November, with the marine forecast looking decent, I loaded a kayak on the car and coaxed...thrill. One of them is having a 30 foot, 20,000 pound, predatory marine mammal dive under your boat. The other main source of adrenaline...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-19/beaten-path-kayak-horizon
Outdoors
Calvin Raymond Crawford

...Senior High School, Cal joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1973 and was honorably discharged...Service Medal. After his discharge from the Marine Corps, Cal married and had a daughter...which was ingrained in him from his Marine Corps days. The family knew they could...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173454249
Empire Editorial: Road Without End

...irony - the 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
Around town for Wednesday, Dec. 17

...in Juneau Information Session, 5:30-7 p.m., SERRC-The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way (downtown across from Marine Park). Details: 907-586-5718Halau Hula 'o 'Olili'ula classes, 6-8 p.m., dance studio at the Filipino Community...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-17/today-dec-17
Local
Alaska ferry project caught in flap over US steel

...the lease, 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
Police & Fire for Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

...was found. Alarm caused by system malfunction.? At 5:17 p.m. Monday, basic life support care was given to a woman on Marine Way, and she was taken to BRH.? At 5:29 p.m. Monday, CCFR was dispatched to a fire alarm on Glacier Highway, and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-17/police-fire-wednesday-dec-17-2014
Local
Obama withdraws Bristol Bay from offshore drilling

...presidential authority to withdraw acreage from offshore drilling consideration. Eisenhower in 1960 withdrew an area now included in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, and presidents from both parties have withdrawn other areas.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-17/obama-withdraws-bristol-bay-offshore-dr
State
Litterbirds

...and when they're bored ... " Fischer said.One incident that illustrates the brainy behaviors of ravens took place when Marine Park was renovated. The concrete was removed and turf was laid under the shelter at the park."Ravens were literally teaming...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-17/litterbirds
Local
Moving the needle: United Way's Annual Giving Campaign

...said Matt Jolly, account representative for Lynden's Alaska Marine Lines, based in Anchorage. "That's part of the corporate...Bill Merk, human resources coordinator with Lynden's Alaska Marine Trucking in Juneau. "We've had several employees who've...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-12-14/moving-needle-united-ways-annual-gi
Neighbors

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