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Shipyard starts work on two new ferries

KETCHIKAN - Gov. Bill Walker was on hand Saturday to mark the official start of construction of two new Alaska Class Ferries.
Gov. Walker halts megaprojects

In the face of plunging oil prices, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has ordered progress stopped on six major Alaska construction projects.
State | AK legislature
Traffic forecasts drive Road debate

You are the most important part of the debate over the Juneau Access Improvements Project. The issue of traffic - how much you and others like you will use the road - is the seed at the apple's core.
7.9 quake in Aleutians spawns small tsunami

...or about 1,400 miles southwest of Anchorage.There were no reports of damage, said Jeremy Zidek, a spokesman for the Alaska Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.Residents in some communities like Adak, which were first...
New version of capital budget strips 'Road' funds

The Senate Finance Committee released its preliminary version of the state capital budget Wednesday morning, with mixed news for communities in Southeast Alaska.
Drivers get more time to swap out snow tires this spring

The Alaska Department of Public Safety announced Tuesday that drivers in areas below the 60th parallel north, including virtually all of Southeast Alaska, will have until May 1 to take studded tires off their road vehicles.
State | Local
Alaska ferries lose nature experts to budget cuts

JUNEAU - As the sun creeps into the sleeping quarters of the Tustumena, passengers who take a second to look out the window wake up to volcanic topography, sky blue lakes and wildlife that looks extraterrestrial even to most Alaskans.
Bears, bad meat among issues faced by flooded town

...were developing plans to collect spoiled meat and fly it by helicopter to the dump, said Jeremy Zidek, spokesman for the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs."All the freezers filled with game began to get pretty bad," Zidek...
Fortymile caribou cross Yukon River west of Eagle

FAIRBANKS - Scott Johnson says he and his moose hunting partners had company as they traveled on the Yukon River last week.
Egan Dr. could be lit up by fall

...budget proposal is approved, one of several items for Juneau stands out: "Egan Drive Illumination."A spokesman for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities said Friday that if the state can provide the $4.2 million in...


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