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My Turn: 2B or not 2B

...the amount subsidizing all our ferries is $100 million more than it costs the state to maintain our entire statewide road system, despite the fact that ferries account for less than 1 percent of the vehicle miles driven in Alaska.This lopsided...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-17/my-turn-2b-or-not-2b
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up to voter turnout, Thumbs down to keeping public documents secret

...Alaska State Troopers wildlife detachment in Juneau announced it was investigating cases of wasted meat along the Juneau road system. Apparently, some hunters have been leaving carcasses by the side of the road after taking their trophies. This kind...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-13/empire-editorial-thumbs-voter-turnout
Opinion
Man accused of killing parents with ax

...and the hospital canceled the medevac.Troopers then didn't have a way to get to Shageluk, which isn't on the road system, until they chartered a flight on Wednesday from Anvik.After troopers arrived, they found Arrow's body at the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-12/man-accused-killing-parents-ax
State
My Turn: Vote Parnell

...this challenging yet extremely worthwhile goal. Building the highway north to connect Juneau to the North American road system is not something all Juneau residents agree on, but it is the right thing to do, practically, economically and environmentally...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-28/my-turn
Opinion
Denali road crews juggle access with protection

...accessible only by bus, many visitors don't make it that far into the park. Everyone who enters the park via the road system must pass through the domain of the western road crew led by Rick Weibel.Weibel has been maintaining the Denali Park...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/denali-road-crews-juggle-access-protect
State
Troopers investigate badly wounded black bear

...season right now. It's legal to hunt black bears on Douglas Island so long as hunters stay a quarter-mile off the road system.Another possible scenario, Dobson said, is that someone found the bear going through their garbage, shot it and didn't...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-10/troopers-investigate-badly-wounded-blac
Local
Letter: Focus on the Alaska Marine Highway

...Katzehin Road wouldn't even connect cars with the mainland road system. It will dead-end at the Katzehin River delta in Upper...requiring travelers to then board a ferry to reach the road system. It's a choice between a ferry terminal in Auke Bay...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-09-25/letter-focus-alaska-marine-highway
Letters
A camera that doesn't record

...little-known fact that the five traffic cameras posted in the Mendenhall Valley - the only traffic cameras on Juneau's road system - are not there to catch speeding drivers or to help police with traffic enforcement. Although there is a live feed...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-19/camera-doesnt-record
Local
Alaska Editorial: A fish board meeting on the peninsula is long overdue

...criteria necessary to host a board meeting. There are multiple venues that fit the bill. There's commercial airline and road system access. There's clean, comfortable lodging and plenty of dining options. There's adequate Internet access.More...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-05/alaska-editorial-fish-board-meeting-p
Opinion
FCC chairman discusses unique state needs at roundtable

...and about $1 billion to connect the rest of the non-road system communities.Wheeler said realizing that Alaska's...would require connecting about 255 communities off the road system was "kind of an 'oh wow' moment."AT&T's Chris...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-05/fcc-chairman-discusses-unique-state-nee
State

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