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  • Mayor wants Anchorage to buy plane tickets for homeless people to leave town

    Zachariah Hughes and Emily Goodykoontz, Anchorage Daily News|Aug 2, 2023

    With colder months approaching, Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson said July 24 that the city likely will not use a municipally owned sports arena as a large-scale homeless shelter again this winter, and to prevent people from freezing to death on the street, his administration wants to purchase plane tickets for people who want to travel to communities within Alaska or warmer climates out of state. “I am not going to be responsible for people freezing to death on the street. … I’m doing everything I can to keep that from happening,” Bronson said du...