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Juneau transforms from politics to tourist town

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Juneau may seem like a sleepy town now that lawmakers have gone home.

But give it a week or two, and those strolling Juneau's streets will be wearing shorts and sandals instead of suits and wingtips.

The first cruise ship is scheduled to arrive on May 2, which marks the official start of tourist season. The Carnival Miracle can carry more than 2,200 passengers.

Juneau — a city of just over 32,000 residents— usually hosts around a million visitors during the summer season.

Juneau Convention and Tourism Bureau CEO Nancy Woizeschke (woy-JEHS'-kee ) says the city is expecting even more this year.

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