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Petition drive underway in Juneau to limit cruise ships


Advocates of restricting cruise ship traffic to Juneau have started gathering petition signatures to put three questions on the municipal election ballot Oct. 5.

The initiatives would make the ballot if supporters can gather signatures of nearly 3,000 registered voters in the town of about 30,000 residents. They started collecting signatures May 3, and face a June 2 deadline to turn in their petition books at city hall.

One of the amendments to the city charter would ban cruise ships in town between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., though it would apply only to ships with capacity for more than 250 passe...

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