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Tourism industry sweats ferry shutdown

...department and ferry travelers are "holding out hope that there will be a budget passed and they will be able to make their travel plans," he said, and they've been getting "a lot of phone calls with questions" but only about 10 people have canceled...
State | Local
Miller's contract extended to 2018

...with the Juneau Youth Football League, Michelle Norman, addressed the board about a need to clarify plans to fund travel plans for student-athletes. Norman said specifically what will be done for economically disadvantaged students and students...
AMHS: No budget, no ferry travel

...refunds. Cancellation fees will be waived.AMHS sent out the warning so travelers will have a full month to make other travel plans in case ferries are docked for an extended period of time. June ferry schedules will not change."AMHS apologizes...
State | Local
My Turn: Alaska's Marine Highway is too important to let this legislature run it aground

...employees into a twilight zone of uncertainty.Some 8,000 AMHS customers have already bought tickets and made summer travel plans based on schedules made public months ago. Drastic last-minute cuts to AMHS services throughout coastal Alaska...
Empire Editorial: Prepare for the worst

...experts talk about how to stay safe when venturing into the wilderness. Have a hike plan, complete with return time and travel plan. Write it down, share it with others, and then stick to it. Take the basics: layers, water, food and a space...
Still. Not. Done.

...on a birthday vacation. Munoz said that at least three-quarters of lawmakers have opted to delay trips and change travel plans as a result of the extended session. When asked Thursday and at earlier points in the week, many legislators - Republican...
State | AK legislature
Kuskokwim ice not thick enough for auto travel

...caution when people are traveling.If people do intend to travel on the river, they should inform others of their travel plans.He says there is standing water on the river and pot holes.
More wild cards crop up in murder trial

...facing life in prison.The jury raised scheduling questions on Friday afternoon, several of them noting they have travel plans set for April. The court planned ahead for that by selecting 16 jurors to hear the case, should one of them need to...
Avalanche forecasters issue backcountry warning

...triggered avalanches farther down."It's one of those things where you know not to go further," May said. "But we were able to see the red flags that the conditions were worse than we thought and to change our travel plan accordingly."
Living and growing: Be the light

...not the most common day to attend to religious matters such as an ordination. There were practical reasons for this - travel plans, proximity to Christmas, etc. But the weekday time slot was more than mere scheduling convenience. It has theological...


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