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The Associated PressSTORY UPDATED AT 6:30 p.m. 3/26/13: The state senator who requested a study of women's issues in Alaska says she's shocked and disturbed by the results. Anchorage Republican Lesil McGuire says she plans to introduce a bill yet this session to reform...
Channel 2 NewsThe 11th annual Project Homeless Connect kicked off Tuesday morning at the Egan Center and the mission remains the same: reducing and preventing homelessness in Anchorage. Project Homeless Connect brought various agencies under one roof to give...
Channel 2 NewsHomeless advocates like Trevor Storrs, the chair of the Anchorage Coalition to Stop Homelessness, are getting ready for the 7th Annual Project Homeless Connect, where hundreds of volunteers will be providing the homeless with free services. "The whole...
For years, Anchorage has tolerated the behavior of chronic street alcoholics. Many give money to the panhandlers, who often use the cash to buy alcohol, which they drink in their camps hidden in the wooded areas around town. But this year, the problems...
Channel 2 NewsThe Fairview Business Association brought up the issue of homeless inebriates at Monday's meeting with the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. The group says positive solutions are needed for the growing problem. At the meeting Heidi Heinrich, General Manager...
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As the Holy Family Cathedral in downtown Anchorage approaches its 100th anniversary in 2015, it struggles to hold on to a longstanding tradition of keeping its doors open to everyone in the community, even the homeless. On the Sunday before...
Channel 2 NewsJim Crockett, the longtime director of local soup kitchen and backup homeless shelter Bean’s Café, has passed away at the age of 64. Leslie Ellis, chair of Bean’s board of directors, said Crockett died of pneumonia early Thursday. She called...
Channel 2 NewsThe Municipality of Anchorage has a citywide cold-weather plan to provide shelter for the homeless, but this winter shelters are already at or above capacity. The plan allows churches to be designated as temporary cold-weather homeless shelters for...
Tags: Abusive Behavior
Channel 2 NewsAlcohol treatment and homeless experts in Anchorage say there’s a segment of the homeless population that’s growing more troubled and harder to help, because the people in this group almost always have a combination of brain damage from...
Channel 2 NewsThe parishioners at a Catholic church in downtown Anchorage were taken by surprise at mass on Sunday morning. They were expecting to hear a homily, but instead the pastor of Holy Family Cathedral set it aside, to talk about how the homeless, who frequent...
Channel 2 NewsThe Salvation Army calls it the hidden population within the homeless community. Latest numbers show there are more than 2,100 Alaskans in homeless families with dependent children. It's a trend the Salvation Army said it sees growing year by year. But,...
Tags: Family, The Salvation Army
Channel 2 NewsIn the fastest growing community in Alaska, there is a growing awareness of a somewhat hidden problem. The Mat-Su Valley School District has identified nearly 800 youth that are homeless -- almost 200 of whom are "unaccompanied," with no parent or...
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