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City readies for Douglas Highway extension

City readies for Douglas Highway extensionAs soon as this summer, the city will be ready to apply for permits to build a pioneer road at the end of North Douglas Highway.

Next winter’s marine highway schedule out

Next winter’s marine highway schedule outAlaska Marine Highway officials want your comments of next fall and winter’s ferry sailings.

Alaska Highway money not an easy sell to Congress

Alaska Highway money not an easy sell to CongressThe government of Canada’s Yukon Territory is asking Congress to pay for reconstruction of the Alaska Highway.

Exxon Valdez memories from Alaska’s Capitol still fresh 25 years later

Exxon Valdez memories from Alaska’s Capitol still fresh 25 years laterMemories are still fresh of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. The tanker ran aground 25 years ago today.

Ferry workers’ testimony cut short again on salary bill

Ferry workers’ testimony cut short again on salary billFor the second time this legislative session, Alaska Marine Highway workers were shut out from testifying against a bill that would cut their salaries.

New scanner to ease luggage backlog at Juneau airport

New scanner to ease luggage backlog at Juneau airportJuneau Airport Manager Patty deLaBruere says luggage has been piling up in the lobby before morning flights, causing delays

With budget shortfalls looming, questions raised about Knik Bridge finances

With budget shortfalls looming, questions raised about Knik Bridge financesA bill authorizing the state to build a billion-dollar bridge across the Knik Arm is back for consideration.

Ferry Aurora returns to service

Ferry Aurora returns to serviceThe ferry Aurora is sailing again after being tied up for about a week. Part of the small ship’s steering system broke down March 8.

Marine highway to close ferry gift shops

Marine highway to close ferry gift shopsMarine highway officials say closing the shops will save $1 million a year.

Ketchikan-POW ferry aids seafood, retail, tourism

Ketchikan-POW ferry aids seafood, retail, tourismA small southern Southeast Alaska ferry line is of large value to the region’s economy. That’s according to a new report studying the Inter-Island Ferry Authority.