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AK Senate approves MTAB expansion bill

...southeast Alaska," a region represented by MTAB Chairman Robert Venables, to include the community of Gustavus. The Alaska...southcentral Alaska region under the bill.MTAB Chairman Robert Venables also hailed the Senate passage of S.B. 24."Having...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-03-29/ak-senate-approves-mtab-expansion-bill
State
MTAB skeptical of ferry plans

...that feeling," said Maxine Thompson. "You know, MTAB has been right there for the whole system."MTAB Chairman Robert Venables echoed Thompson, while Gerald Hope and Joshua Howes voiced similar sentiments."I think that everybody on this...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-22/mtab-skeptical-ferry-plans
State
SE lawmakers upset with ferry design changes

...chairman of Parnell's Marine Transportation Advisory Board says the announcement caught him by surprise, too.Robert Venables of Haines calls it, "A very disappointing and dramatic change of direction." He was traveling and couldn't be...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-12-14/se-lawmakers-upset-ferry-design-changes
State
Bill would add 12th seat to Marine Transporation Advisory Board Addition seat for Kodiak Island and Kenai Peninsula communities

...communities now are going to say the same thing?'"Marquardt said she has not spoken with Stevens about his bill.Robert Venables, chairman of MTAB and its representative for northern Southeast Alaska, wrote in an email that the board has no...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-22/bill-would-add-12th-seat-marine-transpo
State
Finance moves MTAB expansion ahead

...of communities included in the northern Southeast Alaska seat, which is now represented by current MTAB Chairman Robert Venables.The consideration of S.B. 24 Friday was brief, lasting less than 12 minutes. The bill ultimately moved out...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-03-15/finance-moves-mtab-expansion-ahead
State
Bills with SE impact clear Legislature Friday

...ferry service, to the communities represented by the member from northern Southeast Alaska, currently MTAB Chairman Robert Venables of Juneau.S.B. 24 was amended in the House to require the member representing the seat for marine captains or...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-13/bills-se-impact-clear-legislature-frida
State
Ferry system proposes more Lynn Canal service in new schedule

...going through Haines and Skagway need, he said.That's the kind of service needed, from the Malaspina, said Robert Venables, MTAB chair and a Haines resident."Every day you can set your watch by when she arrives," he said."That's...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-08-09/ferry-system-proposes-more-lynn-canal-s
Local
Empire editorial: Lynn Canal communities discuss regional issues

...Skagway's economic development director, Michael Catsi. Catsi along with his counterparts from Haines and Juneau, Robert Venables and Lance Miller, opened the meeting by presenting overviews of economic trends in their communities. Also in attendance...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/083103/opi_edboard.shtml
Opinion
4 members reappointed to ferry board

...Transportation Advisory Board, which advises officials on operations of the state ferry system. Parnell reappointed Robert Venables, John (Mark) Eliason, Mike Korsmo and Shirley Marquardt to the 11-member board. Venables, of Haines, is the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101110/sta_718909908.shtml
News
Shutdown of fish plant will hit hard

...of more than 40 commercial salmon boats, with $160,000 less per year from fisheries business tax revenue, said Robert Venables, economic development director for the borough. The borough also will lose about $32,000 a year in property taxes...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122902/loc_plantclose.shtml
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