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Tourists watch as one of two cubs crosses the path between groups of tourists visiting the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center in 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)
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The Alaska State Capitol reflects the sun in December 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
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The Permanent Fund is being mismanaged.

Kim Metcalfe walks her dog along Basin Road on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
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Locals can be free of the crush of cruise ship tourism.

The Mendenhall Glacier, seen here in May 2016. (Angelo Saggiomo | Juneau Empire File)
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The Norwegian Bliss pulls out of Juneau’s downtown harbor on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
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The community discussion around tourism seems to become more and more divisive.

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