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Sitka shops offer free coffee for comments on ferry system

...working together to raise support for improved ferry service in Sitka in res ponse to cuts in next summer's...customers who filled out a comment card on ferry service to Sitka.The cuts to Sitka's ferry service include no fast service to Juneau, and...
What others say: New idea for DOT: Look at an old idea provide more efficient and cost-effective service, and the investment of highway dollars to make it happen, ferry service in Southeast will continue to change for the worse.- Juneau Empire,Oct. 18
Rising water causes flood advisory, takes dock down Kenai River

...caused a small dock to break loose from the Russian River Ferry service and led to the issuance of a flood advisory on Thursday...River, effectively shutting down the Russian River Ferry service for the rest of the season.Matt Conner, chief of...
Voices of Alaska: State's financial dialogue must continue

...Alaskans are starting to feel the effects of these spending cuts. From Southeast communities that will see reduced ferry service this winter to reduced firefighting and search and rescue capacity in the Interior. You, a family member, or a neighbor...
What others say: AMHS makes the best of a bad situation

...residents across the state swayed the minds of lawmakers.Ferry service will continue, though not as frequently, while the...must make the best of limited resources and funding for ferry service this year and likely next.Still, in the midst of...
Funding reallocation spares summer ferry service

The state ferries will run mostly as scheduled this summer despite significant budget cuts looming, the Alaska Marine Highway System announced May 12.
State should make a financial statement to Washington

...remove all state funding from any activity or industry in Washington. Then we should start the process of moving our ferry service, container shipping services, and oil shipments from any Washington port. Money talks, so we need to financially...
Senate expected to vote on its budget plan Friday

...much of its proposed cut. The House also cobbled together funds from various sources to try to ease the impact of ferry service cuts. Legislators have said tough decisions need to be made in the face of projected multibillion-dollar budget...
Weighing in on the budget

...of Alaska stands to lose $34 million. The state's Bureau of Vital Statistics office in Fairbanks could close. Ferry service will take a substantial hit. Free legal help from the state's Alaska Legal Services office is in line to take a...
Soldotna senator weighs in on the state's looming budget cuts

...something that none of us can afford to do," he said.The state transportation department had proposed reductions in ferry service as part of an effort to cut costs during the upcoming fiscal year. But in budget amendments earlier this week, Walker...


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