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“It’s just very sad to see what has happened to our marine highway system” — Rep. Stutes

By Jacob Resneck at CoastAlaska in Juneau A lawmaker says a fact-finding trip on the state of the Alaska Marine Highway System found vessels in poor shape, low crew morale and a lack of leadership. As CoastAlaska’s Jacob Resneck reports, that’s all according to Rep. Louise Stutes who recently visited the ferry’s headquarters in Ketchikan.   Click on arrow below …

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State plans publicly-operated ferry system

The Tustumena in Homer, AK (Photo by Isaac Wedin/Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The state is considering turning the ferry system over to public operation. The Alaska House of Representatives’ Transportation Committee held an informational meeting in Kodiak Thursday night. The consulting firm McDowell Group presented its analysis of a publicly-run Alaska Marine Highway System. It’s part of an ongoing planning process …

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