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Alaska ferry project caught in flap over US steel

...commissioner with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, said the department...would want to hear from the U.S. Transportation Department if such a waiver could...Alaska, the U.S. Department of Transportation and Canadian officials," she said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-18/alaska-ferry-project-caught-flap-over-u
State
Students learn about tribal traditions

...focused mainly on traditional food, clothing, shelter, transportation and art. Rasmussen said one of his favorite parts of the...Jordyn Seal and Taryn Wright were fascinated by the art and transportation of the traditional Tlingits. Seal spent two hours making...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-18/students-learn-about-tribal-traditions
Local
Empire Editorial: Defend the Coast Guard

...Defense. As part of the Homeland Security Act, authority over the U.S. Coast Guard was transferred from the Department of Transportation to the Department of Homeland Security.Twelve years on, we can safely say that this move has been a mistake.In recent...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-16/empire-editorial-defend-coast-guard
Opinion
Students take charge of learning, anti-bullying

...activities fund deficit was previously bankrolled with transportation funds, but Director of Administrative Services David Means said they can't keep taking money from transportation, especially in light of a potential need for another special...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-17/students-take-charge-learning-anti-bull
Local
Gov. Walker submits pared-down capital budget

...such funds proposed by Parnell. The Walker submission includes projects with federal or other matching funds - such as transportation or water projects - plus planning funds for a replacement school in Kivalina that the administration says is part of a legal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-16/gov-walker-submits-pared-down-capital-b
State
Shipyard starts work on two new ferries

...of two new Alaska Class Ferries.The state Department of Transportation conducted a Laying of the Keels ceremony at Vigor Alaska's...Jeremy Woodrow, spokesman for the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities. "These will be the first state ferries...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-14/shipyard-starts-work-two-new-ferries
State
Little impact on Ambler road caribou

...companies.It was part of former Gov. Sean Parnell's "Roads to Resources" initiative, which is promoting several transportation projects to remote sites rich in resources that could be extracted by private industry. The Legislature has appropriated...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-15/little-impact-ambler-road-caribou
State
Moving the needle: United Way's Annual Giving Campaign

...Lynden's Alaska Marine Lines, based in Anchorage. "That's part of the corporate culture at Lynden and its whole family of transportation and logistics companies," he said, noting that Lynden chairman Jim Jansen generously offered to match employee donations...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-12-14/moving-needle-united-ways-annual-gi
Neighbors
Hawaii's US Sen. Schatz named to Senate appropriations committee

...revered in their states for bringing home billions of dollars during their many decades of service.Schatz vowed to make transportation infrastructure a priority, saying he would work to ensure Hawaii's roads, rail and harbors are modern and robust.Schatz...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-14/hawaiis-us-sen-schatz-named-senate-appr
State
Medicaid system expansion could be months away

...fish unless they're healthy."The federal-state match rate after 2016 will be comparable to that for roads or other transportation projects, she said.A Medicaid Reform Advisory Group was created by Parnell to look at possible changes to the Medicaid...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-15/medicaid-system-expansion-could-be-mont
State

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