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Southeast Alaska residents protest proposed ferry cutbacks


KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – Southeast Alaska residents are worried ferry service will fall next year to what may be the lowest level in decades.

Concerned residents filled the room and overflowed into hallways at Friday’s listening session in the Sitka Legislative Information Office, the Ketchikan Daily News reported.

Speakers made a number of suggestions to raise revenue for the Alaska Marine Highway System, like selling assets and imposing tolls on roads to the north.

“The Alaska Marine Highway System is basically Alaska’s only toll road. We’re the only ones who actually have to pa...

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