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Ferry system budget slashed in committee

...of the ferry system look similar to the numbers of the road system and they're two entirely different systems," he said...which aims to indirectly connect the capital city to the road system, while also discussing AMHS operations and funding...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/ferry-system-budget-slashed-committee
State | AK legislature
Survey: Flying to work rather than take a bus

...Lyon said, referring to a Mat-Su Borough community on the Iditarod Trail that is not connected to the state's road system.Lyon added that the survey did not go into enough detail to determine whether the flight-commuters were on commercial...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-09/survey-flying-work-rather-take-bus
State
Juneau basketball teams need to win regions

...Conference is often a hindrance: Teams here do not play as many top-caliber teams as, say, teams with access to the road system.A look at recent WPI standings, which are calculated by using a team's winning percentage against 4A teams and...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-19/juneau-basketball-teams-need-win-regio
Sports
Sailing to Alaska to relax, but learning a little on the way

...moving the seat of government to the more populous Anchorage region (300,000). Anchorage is on Alaska's limited road system, accessible via car to more than half the state's population.Juneau is hardly the only Alaska community unreachable...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/sailing-alaska-relax-learning-little-wa
State
Lawmaker mulling proposed move of legislature to Anchorage

...government from Juneau, a city accessible by air or water, to Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, located on the road system. Stoltze served for years in the Alaska House, including as a co-chair of the House Finance Committee.He told...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-08/lawmaker-mulling-proposed-move-legislat
State
Some birds home for the holidays; others far from it

...seem to be becoming more regular; they counted at least three in Ketchikan and have noticed more than 10 along the road system, he said. They also saw a swamp sparrow - a rare species - and two Brandt's cormorants. Ketchikan is the only place...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-02/some-birds-home-holidays-others-far-
Outdoors
Juneau Road not priority for Senate majority

...of Transportation, but the decades-old Juneau Road project, which would connect Juneau indirectly to Alaska's road system and cost an estimated $574 million in state and federal funds, didn't make the cut.Juneau projects that did make...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-19/juneau-road-not-priority-senate-majorit
Local | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: A dwindling appetite for megaprojects

...capital, but it's also a lot of money to spend to shorten a ferry trip, as a link-up with the rest of the state road system still would be unfeasible. The Knik Arm bridge would ease Anchorage's growing pains, but is a shorter commute to...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-10/alaska-editorial-dwindling-appetite-m
Opinion
State closes DEC office in Bethel

...Anchorage. Russell said his office already responds to Kodiak, Bristol Bay, the Aleutians and other communities off the road system. Adding the Yukon-Kuskokwim region is not that big of a deal, according to Russell."There are numerous flights...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-06/state-closes-dec-office-bethel
State
Alaska's mines keep plugging

...successful track record of Kinross Gold's Fort Knox gold mine northeast of Fairbanks, another large surface mine on the road system. Livengood would be very similar, and possibly bigger, if it were developed.In the western Brooks Range, NovaCopper...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-01/alaskas-mines-keep-plugging
State

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