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Editorial: Leave our highway open

 


Despite the proposed statewide budget cuts, our legislators will not close paved highways elsewhere in the state. Likewise, they won’t restrict two-lane highways down to a single lane.

But that will be the effect a proposal by a legislative subcommittee that is proposing a 10-percent cut to the Alaska ferry system.

Some proposals call for taking ferries out of service, including replacement vessels that go into service when vessels are taken out of service for repairs or annual Coast Guard required overhauls.

Southeast communities will not only lose transportation services, but they will...



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