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No contaminated cucumbers ID'd in Juneau

...contaminated cucumbers. Of those sickened, 70 people have been hospitalized and two have died.Jason Grenn, a spokesman for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, said the state had identified 10 cases of salmonella poona as of Friday...
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.
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...
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.
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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.
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...
AMHS to look at operating MV Susitna

The Alaska Marine Highway System is developing a feasibility study to determine whether the M/V Susitna, a 195-foot experimental icebreaking ferry owned by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, could fit into the ferry system's operations, a spokesman for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities acknowledged Monday.
Former Libertarian exec files for Juneau Assembly

A former vice chairwoman of the Alaska Libertarian Party and candidate for Congress in 2000 announced her bid Tuesday for the Juneau Assembly.
Fairweather scheduled to set sail this weekend

The fast ferry Fairweather - out of service for nearly half a year - is scheduled to begin traveling between Southeast Alaska communities on Saturday.
Armed CG boats escort state ferries and is based in Anchorage. Juneau-based ships are not being deployed, Dale said. John Manly, spokesman for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, said ferry schedules are not affected by the escorts and increased...


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