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Empire Editorial: $1 per tank would buy a working ferry system

...Department of Transportation and Public Facilities finalized its adjustments to Gov. Bill Walker's proposed transportation budget.The results were disappointing. The subcommittee - chaired by Rep. Steve Thompson, a Republican from Fairbanks...
139 Alaska kids lose Head Start access

...Start programs in Alaska cut 32 staff positions, and some programs, such as Thrivalaska, cut their entire transportation budgets.Gina Pruce, Thrivalaska's Head Start director, said that even though her organization didn't have to...
Kotzebue threatens to shut down jail for region

...Alaska State Troopers, who are scrambling to find a place to lock up prisoners temporarily and to find money for a transportation budget expected to double or triple as they fly more prisoners to Nome. It's a game of chicken, said Kotzebue city...
State postpones bridge project

...Egan Drive and widening sidewalks on 10th Street. Funding for Phase 2, however, was slashed from the federal transportation budget earlier this year and could delay the additional renovations for another two to five years, according to DOT...
District school-bus changes loom

...the Juneau School District may have to cut some bus routes or change schools' starting times to balance its transportation budget, a consultant has suggested. The state no longer reimburses school districts for their actual busing costs...
Road officials earmark $1 million for Cascade Point

...and Juneau earlier this year. Kemp said that funding for the proposed bridge wasn't earmarked in the federal transportation budget. Ferry responded, "That hasn't slowed DOT in proposing and studying a huge array of other projects whose...
Bold steps to inform

...a bold step and confronted sensitive issues related to the timber, mining, business, fishing, education, transportation, budget, healthcare, social service delivery, and governmental sectors, to name just a few. Publisher Don Smith...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...anticipated costs for school bond debt reimbursement; anticipated lower costs fuel costs in the Department of Transportation budget; and lower than anticipated costs for the Longevity Bonus program. ``It's always hard to tell,'' she...
JSD approves budget after 3 hours of deliberation with no changes

...Extended Learning position, one custodial position in exchange for cutting attorney fees, 1 percent of the pupil transportation budget, fuel costs, equity training, two items that relate to administrator and teacher professional development training...
JSD budget moves along

...I'd prefer not to do, but would rather do than cut EL or music," he said.Choate also proposed cutting the transportation budget by $500,000."We would need a proposal from First Students that provides transportation for 2.5 million...


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