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Alaska ferry sailings uncertain with possible budget cuts


KETCHIKAN (AP) – Alaska Marine Highway System officials say more than 9,200 travelers have bought tickets for some ferry sailings this summer that might have to be canceled if funding is not restored to the proposed budget for fiscal year 2016.

The Ketchikan Daily News newspaper reports the Marine Highway System could face about $11 million in cuts to its budget.

Officials say that if that happens, the Taku, Chenega and Malaspina ferries would have to be sidelined from July through September of this year.

Deputy Alaska Transportation Commissioner Mike Neussl says that would bring the Mari...

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