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My Turn: Maintaining a balance

...crowd?When looking at the long-term benefits of Juneau Access - a more financially stable ferry system, lower transportation costs throughout our region, lower travel costs for residents and visitors, and expanded economic opportunities - coupled...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-25/my-turn-maintaining-balance
Opinion
Juneau-based community group to build traveling greenhouse

...that people have to local, fresh foods," Heifetz said. Factors behind that dilemma include weather hazards and transportation costs.About 95 percent of the food in southeast Alaska is imported, Heifetz found in a 2014 assessment of the food...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-19/juneau-based-community-group-build-trav
State
Taxes a burden

...to retire elsewhere, this is exactly the right approach to take.Juneau's housing, energy, health care and transportation costs are among the highest in the state and the country. Juneau's cost of living is over 30 percent higher than the...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-08-04/taxes-burden
Letters
Minimum wage measure could boost bus driver pay

...driver wages at double the minimum wage was part of the 1989 Alaska School bus Safety Act.The change could eventually add several hundred thousand dollars annually to the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District transportation costs.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-24/minimum-wage-measure-could-boost-bus-dr
State
Shelf life for access road

...could be used for other funding needs. A study requested by the legislature in 2013 reflected Alaska's statewide transportation costs per capita were estimated at $42 for highways, $166 for rural airports and $1,105 for ferries. It is not...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-11-25/shelf-life-access-road
Letters
Report on tribal youth and violence urges action

...having the worst conditions systemically for various reasons including Alaska's vastness, remoteness and steep transportation costs, along with a lack of respect for tribal sovereignty.Among recommendations specific to the state, the report...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-19/report-tribal-youth-and-violence-urges-
State
Ferry system plans new fare structure, reservation system

...similar ferry systems around the world recover.The Alaska ferry system is only recovering about 31 percent of those transportation costs, McLaren said.McLaren said the ferry system will first look to hit the 39 percent threshold within the four...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/ferry-system-plans-new-fare-structure-r
State | AK legislature
Gas prices are dropping with oil prices - sort of

...crude prices, senior administator Tim Hansen said. But a good portion of the price consumers pay is related to transportation costs and how much Taku Oil Sales paid for the oil - which is again linked to crude prices. In the case of Crowley...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-05/gas-prices-are-dropping-oil-prices-sort
Local
Chief Petty Officers Association cancels Seniors Dinner

...support. Unfortunately, we were unable to raise the combined funds necessary to support the food, venue and transportation costs this year."The dinner was first organized in 1974 and more than 450 seniors and caregivers attend the annual...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-10-31/chief-petty-officers-association-cancel
Local
Preliminary education task force report answers few questions

...include. Cost estimates, evaluations and comparisons of everything from pension, health care, energy and pupil transportation costs to core academic requirements and the base student allocation were listed as items that should be in the task force's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-05/preliminary-education-task-force-report
State

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