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Amazon opens its first bookstore as extension of website doors opened at the upscale outdoor shopping center in north Seattle that's also the site of Apple and Microsoft stores."I'm excited to physically look and see what the selection is like," said Yoder, who buys books online and in stores...
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At Safeway, co-workers and friends remember Brandon Cook Alaska himself from Oklahoma, Cook went out of his way to be friendly, especially to new employees at the grocery store."I remember when I started at Starbucks, he was the first person to really make me feel welcome," Rochell Harmon, a...
Lemon Creek Subway closes

...a while now, Bryson said he had prepared to be able to position himself to absorb the employees into the remaining stores."I think the hardest part of all of it was making sure my staff was taken care of and breaking the news to them," he...
More info needed to set pot shop limit

...Committee has heard from in months, one of whom spoke against limiting the number of licenses given to marijuana retail stores."I think limiting the number of licenses is maybe not the best step forward, as it will push people into the black market...
Apple withdraws some China apps after malware found, can be vulnerable to hackers even though Apple is known for rigorously scrutinizing apps that are offered in its store."I wouldn't say that the floodgates for iOS malware are open now, but this vector is probably something that other attackers...
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Letter: Retain sales tax exemption for all seniors

...Anchorage. The prices are usually less, even with the added cost of shipping. Plus, there is no sales tax.To local stores, I would offer an apology, but where were you when the senior citizens of Juneau needed your support? If you don't have...
Tobacco use drops as e-cigarettes surge

...his e-liquid company, which he started in 2014, have seen "huge growth.""As far as general foot traffic in the store, I've seen it triple in the last year," Collins said.Both Collins and sales associate Kim Hopper say e-cigarettes...
Juneau-born band Shiver Twins takes on Seattle's because of Juneau's charm or just bad planning."Though the band appreciates the past, they see new things in store."I love Juneau, but that part of my life is over," Fohrenkam said. "I'm excited to keep moving forward."The band...
Celebrating the birds of the Stikine

...forester Dave Rak were helping kids make bird feeders out of recycled pallet wood donated by Angerman's Inc., a local store."I can't believe I made that," said 17-year-old CharLee-Ann Seimears, who had never worked with wood before.Rak...
New grocery superstore in Bethel to close lost revenue," said Bethel City Council member Mark Springer, who was among the Monday crowd at the Swanson's store. "I don't think every dollar that would have been spent here is going to continue to be spent in Bethel. You can buy a...


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