A majority of the work group looked favorably on a controversial new ferry terminal at Juneau’s Cascade Point. Proponents say it would shave two hours of travel time on runs up Lynn Canal, allowing dayboats to complete the round trip voyage between Juneau, Haines and Skagway within a 12-hour window.
The nine-member ferry work group has reached consensus that the ferry system is too important for the state to just walk away.
The Dunleavy administration commissioned the report last spring and received it in the fall. But the state wouldn’t release it until Wednesday’s Marine Transportation Advisory Board meeting.
The Malaspina will soon be tied up and its crew reassigned. But marine engineers warn that, without a crew keeping things shipshape, things could break down.
The Department of Defense will decide soon if it will remove more than 2,600 active duty army soldiers from the base. The municipality wants to be ready.
The national sporting goods chain plans to open a store in the Nugget Mall
Two economists Thursday offered different takes on what Alaska’s slowing economy means at the World Trade Center Alaska’s annual statewide economic forecast talk in Juneau.
“I think this is a monetary system that we should get used to. Our future is in this kind of currency,” Alaska Robotics owner Pat Race says.