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Alaska fishing town cut off as budget cuts end ferry service

 

September 26, 2019



ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A coastal Alaska fishing town will soon be cut off from vehicles with the closure of its ferry service because of state budget cuts, officials said.

The Alaska Marine Highway System will temporarily end service to Cordova following funding cuts by Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy, Alaska’s Energy Desk reported Monday.

The budget cuts approved by the state Legislature are expected to end winter trips to Cordova by the ferry service beginning Friday.

There are no roads to the community about 150 miles (237 kilometers) southeast of Anchorage and the ferry typically ru...



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