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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
A traveler views the mountains on the east side of Lynn Canal from the stern of the Alaska Marine Ferry Malaspina in April 2014.

State raises ferry rates starting Jan. 1

The Alaska Marine Highway System will raise most fares by 4.5 percent starting May 1, the Alaska Department of Transportation announced Thursday afternoon.
Tickets booked after Jan. 1 for travel after May 1 will reflect the new rates.

by JAMES BROOKS

Walker: Alaska will weather fiscal storm

Gov. Bill Walker is reaching out to community and business leaders to help guide him through some tough times with the state budget. In a speech to the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Dec.
TIM BRADNER

State pot activist Greene in dispute with neighbor

ANCHORAGE - A former Alaska television reporter who quit her job on-air and vowed to work toward legalizing marijuana is involved in a dispute with a business neighbor that's prompted a flurry of restraining orders.

Gamble reflects after announcing retirement

JUNEAU - University of Alaska president Pat Gamble said he loves coming to work every day. But at age 69 - and with the university system in a position he feels comfortable with - Gamble said it's time to retire.
Becky Bohrer
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