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Juneau mayor seeks to ban homeless from business entryways


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Juneau Mayor Ken Koelsch is pushing to get an ordinance approved that would allow authorities to remove homeless people camping in the entryways of downtown businesses without permission.

The ordinance will go before the Juneau Assembly on Jan. 9 and get a public hearing two weeks later. Koelsch had the measure drafted earlier this month after establishing an “ad hoc committee on homelessness” comprised of several business owners, city officials and a police officer, The Juneau Empire reported.

Phil Wheeler, owner of the Alaskan Fudge Company, said homeless peopl...

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