Katie Anastas, KTOO - Juneau

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Juneau leaders consider whether – and how – to limit cruise ship visitors

Tourism Manager Alexandra Pierce says the cruise industry may be willing to discuss ship-free days, ship size limits or a daily visitor cap.
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Lawmakers hash out pet peeves over new Juneau legislative housing

Pets will be allowed in housing being prepared for legislators and staff, with apartments set to rent for $1,100 to $1,600 a month.
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Juneau’s record cruise season meant more tourists — and more complaints from locals

Even some business owners felt Juneau was at capacity this year, with visitors to the state's capital up about 40% from a year ago.
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Summer crowds can slow down Juneau’s cell service. More public Wi-Fi could help.

The more visitors use public Wi-Fi, the more space there is on cell networks for locals.
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Many of Juneau’s social services are now under one roof

The Teal Street Center, which opened this year in Juneau's Mendenhall Valley, offers its clients easier access to services and its agencies economies of scale.
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Juneau voters rejected building a new city hall — but elected candidates who support it

All four winning Juneau Assembly candidates favor the $27 million bond proposal for a new city hall voters defeated on the same Oct. 3 ballot.
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Juneau’s cold weather shelter likely will be in a Thane warehouse this winter

City leaders are moving forward with the Thane plan after a local church that housed the shelter for two years voted against doing so again this summer.
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Presbyterian leaders apologize, begin reparations for 1962 closure of Juneau church

For decades, Memorial Presbyterian Church served a primarily Alaska Native congregation as a vital part of Juneau’s Native community.
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Juneau Assembly incumbents lead, new city hall trails in initial election results

Juneau officials had counted 5,198 of the 9,137 ballots cast by Wednesday morning. A bond to fund a new city hall was failing by just 112 votes.
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10 candidates vie for 2 areawide seats on the Juneau Assembly

The pool of candidates is much larger than last year when three Juneau Assembly members ran unopposed for reelection.
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Why Juneau is again asking voters to fund a new city hall — and why opponents say no

Perhaps the most contentious race in Juneau’s Oct. 3 municipal election is between city leaders and skeptics of the need for a new city hall.
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In second vote, church congregation again declines to host Juneau’s emergency shelter

Pastor Karen Perkins said she was “stunned” by Sunday's 19-12 vote, which leaves the city with few options for housing the homeless this winter.

South and Central American students could be key to staffing Juneau’s Eaglecrest ski area this winter

In the first full week of September, Eaglecrest’s job postings had more than 7,000 views. But just six adults who applied met the qualifications.
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Leo the cat, missing since Juneau’s record flood, is safe

After escaping the house that tumbled into the river and then spending weeks in the woods, somehow Leo is in pretty good shape.
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Juneau pastor says church needs more funding to run city’s warming shelter

Pastor Karen Perkins said there was tremendous demand for the shelter last winter, and the church needs more money to provide enough staffing.
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Juneau Assembly approves bigger grants for building mother-in-law apartments

The previous version, which offered $6,000 grants, expired in June. The new grants will be $13,500.
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2 children were hurt after someone bear-sprayed a slide at Juneau’s Twin Lakes Park

The city is asking anyone with information about the incident to contact the Juneau Police Department.
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Juneau hospital board picks interim CEO after resignations

Nate Rumsey will succeed David Keith, who abruptly resigned after a report that the hospital was inadequately caring for behavioral health patients.
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Juneau homeowners can apply for state assistance, stabilize riverbanks after flooding

Juneau residents whose homes were lost or damaged during last weekend’s flooding can now apply for financial assistance from the state.

Juneau planners approve $150M waterfront project including new cruise ship dock

Huna Totem Corporation’s Aak’w Landing project will also include a culture and science center, retail space and underground parking.