Southeast Alaskans critiqued the Marine Highway System’s 2013-2014 fall, winter and spring schedule Tuesday.
Leaders and some others from around the region spoke and asked questions during a teleconference.
Some thanked ferry officials for answering past concerns. But many said other problems need to be addressed.
Here’s an edited version of what they had to say.
Southcentral and Southwest Alaskans gave their comments during a separate teleconference.
- Sponsors of a voter initiative to ban commercial marijuana businesses in the City of Fairbanks submitted over 500 signatures Friday in an effort to get the measure on the fall 2017 ballot.
- Enrollment numbers have increased in two of the three schools and the district welcomes several newcomers to its faculty. Combined enrollment at the three schools is an estimated 473 students to start off the year, up from 431 just two years ago.
- The series of simulated drills was known as the Arctic Chinook exercise and wrapped Thursday morning in Kotzebue, according to a Coast Guard press release.
- Scientists are trying to learn how to prevent botulism in seal oil, a main ingredient in many traditional Alaska Native foods.