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Alaska Marine Highway System manager resigns


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Marine Highway System needs a new manager.

Capt. Mike Neussl is leaving his post to care for an ill family member, he said.

“It’s an important job and I clearly enjoyed doing it,” Neussl said. “But it is a stressful job and these are very challenging times and it’s not been easy.”

Neussl’s departure comes on the heels of state budget cuts forcing the ferry system to reduce sailings and cut amenities, CoastAlaska News reported.

A replacement for Neussl won’t be selected right away, Transportation Commissioner Marc Luiken said.

“I’m st...

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