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Cuts may displace thousands of tourists

The full impact of proposed ferry system budget cuts could go well beyond the initial service cuts, according to state Transportation officials.

Morrissey retires after career spanning half of rail’s history

Oil and gas activity benefits 2014 bottom line for railroad

Higher returns from several business lines in 2014 helped the Alaska Railroad Corp. overcome shrinking historical revenue streams.

Walker declares a Dalton disaster

Flooding and ice over the Dalton Highway forced Gov. Bill Walker to declare a state disaster late Tuesday at the request of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.

DOT unveils options for $250M-plus Cooper Landing Bypass

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Archive » Tours and Travel

Cuts may displace thousands of tourists

The full impact of proposed ferry system budget cuts could go well beyond the initial service cuts, according to state Transportation officials.

National Park Service readies for centennial

This year Anchorage celebrates its big birthday — 100 years — and next year it will be the National Park Service’s turn. Alaska’s parks are already prepping for the party.

Tourism hub cities had record year, revenues in 2014

Oil price collapse overshadowed 2014 politics

The collapse of oil prices sent shock waves through state government and Alaska’s business community late in the year. Prices dropped from $110 per barrel in July to about $56 per barrel in mid-December. State revenues, about 90 percent dependent on oil taxes and royalties, are now estimated to be about half of what was predicted earlier, about $2.5 billion in unrestricted general fund revenue, down from about $5 billion.

Anchorage on pace for bed tax record, cruisers hold steady

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