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Chenega sailing canceled due to high seas

...scheduled sailing today has been canceled due to high seas forecast for Chatham Strait and Lynn Canal, the Alaska Department of Transportation announced earlier this morning.The Chenega was scheduled to sail from Juneau to Angoon, then Sitka, before heading back...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-27/chenega-sailing-canceled-due-high-seas
State | Local
Budget cuts show in ferry system's winter schedule

...Taku," explained ferry system and Alaska Department of Transportation spokesman Jeremy Woodrow. "The Taku has been scheduled...this year, in Prince Rupert, British Columbia - and transportation will be high on the agenda. A top ferry system official...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-27/budget-cuts-show-ferry-systems-winter-s
State
My Turn: Rural energy solutions an opportunity for US Arctic leadership

...one part of the equation - heat and transportation often represent an even larger financial...of the energy equation. Heat and transportation costs often represent an even larger...consumption - especially for heat and transportation.6. Invest in training. Human capacity...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-27/my-turn-rural-energy-solutions-opport
Opinion
Smartphone app identifies invasive weeds

...information sent in is first, give to the appropriate land manager," Graziano said. "If it's state land, Department of Transportation land... the Kenai Refuge, Park Service land, whatever, we'll get to those land managers so they can make a decision...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-27/smartphone-app-identifies-invasive-weed
State
Filipino Community Inc. awarded 34 scholarships

...for college-bound high school seniors) and books and transportation (for students attending college).The 2015 FCI scholarship...Solanoy, Sabrinah Cava and Patrick Escorrido.Books and transportation: Edmar Carrillo; Jericho Cristobal, Christianne Louise...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-08-23/filipino-community-inc-awarded-34-s
Neighbors
Plane crashes on Kenai Peninsula, kills 2

...m. and were on the scene by late Saturday."It's not a survivable accident," said Clint Johnson of the National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the accident. "There was a post-crash fire."Several trees had scorch marks...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-24/plane-crashes-kenai-peninsula-kills-2
State
Amid heavy rainfall, Sitka officials suspend search for body

...were expected, he said."So it'll have a little time, hopefully, for the water to shed off," state Department of Transportation geologist Mitch McDonald said of the less intense rain that is expected.Cadaver dogs helped lead rescuers to the bodies...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-23/amid-heavy-rainfall-sitka-officials-sus
State | Local
More problems plague ferry Columbia

...and again once it docked in Ketchikan.The Department of Transportation said it was recently discovered that a log struck the ship's...toll-free at (800) 642-0066.The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 249 airports, 11 ferries...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-20/more-problems-plague-ferry-columbia
State | Local
Ferry Columbia docked again

...after temporary repairs were made. Then, another temporary repair was needed while on course to Ketchikan, Department of Transportation spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said.He said the failed part is being inspected to determine if it can be fixed or if a replacement...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-17/ferry-columbia-docked-again
State | Local
Cheating website subscribers: White House and Congress workers

...than two dozen Obama administration agencies, including the departments of State, Defense, Justice, Energy, Treasury, Transportation and Homeland Security. Others came from House or Senate computer networks.The AP is not naming the government subscribers...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-21/cheating-website-subscribers-white-ho
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