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Retiring from the mansion

For 15 years, Karen Newton has been a den mother at the Alaska Governor's Mansion, for three executives and everyone from grandkids to ghosts. Her official...
Photo: Trimming the governor's tree

...grounds crew decorate a lodgepole pine Wednesday in the main room of the Governor's House. Executive Residence Manager Karen Newton said this is the first Alaska Christmas tree that has been put up in the 13 years she has worked at the Governor's...
Alaska Digest

...House from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Governor's Mansion. People with special accessibility needs should contact Karen Newton, in advance, at 465-3500, to arrange entry from 2:30 to 3 p.m. An annual tradition, the open house has been...
What's up with that?

...promised to bring you a rough tally of how many lights grace the Governor's House each holiday season. According to Karen Newton, executive residence manager and assistant to the first lady, the estimated light count is as follows: 10,000 white...
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Around Town

...Governor's Holiday Open House, 3-6 p.m., 716 Calhoun Ave. Guests will special accessibility needs should call Karen Newton, 465-3500. Juneau Housing Trust orientation meeting on its new homes for sale, 5 p.m., downtown library. Details...
Fence at governor's House toppled by man suspected of drunken driving

...Park. He didn't see any indication that the vehicle skidded. "It took out a couple of 10-foot panels," said Karen Newton, manager of the executive residence and assistant to the first lady. The driver attempted to leave the scene, but...
State of Disrepair

...Governor's Mansion is suffering from rotting windowsills, cracked columns, foundation problems and general rot, said Karen Newton, the executive manager of the home. The Friends of the Alaska Governor's Mansion Foundation, a nearly 2-year-old...
Alaska editorial: Governor's mansion needs a face lift

...raise support. The mansion has water damage, deteriorating pipes and cracks in pillars and walls. Residence manager Karen Newton says the exterior needs a complete overhaul. OK, let's get it done. The First Lady deserves credit for addressing...
Thank you

...Greg Cook, Alyce Houston, Pam Crowe, Bruce Scandling, Fran Ulmer, Lynn Bartlett, Susan Knowles, Joan Cahill, Karen Newton, Juneau Youth Hostel staff, Dan Crothers, Jeannie Fisher, Ramona Green, Mary Claire Harris, Angie Burnett, Marian...
Open house showcases local musicians

...the kids," coach Rachel Parks said. The open house set a record with 3,862 guests, according to house manager Karen Newton. The previous record of 3,204 was set last year, she said, and the event typically drew about 2,000 people earlier...


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