Dunleavy plans to introduce a bill that would increase criminal penalties related to domestic violence and sexual assaults, and to expand the range of offenses defined as domestic violence.
By the end of the week, Juneau’s downtown emergency shelter and soup kitchen plans to be serving all of its patrons at its new facility.
With temperatures dipping below freezing this weekend, local shelters must weigh the risks of staying open or closing to slow the spread of the virus.
A cluster of positive COVID-19 cases among Juneau’s homeless population has risen to at least 30 people. The city will discuss this and other COVID-19 developments during its weekly update at 4 p.m.
Staff at the Glory Hall shelter posted on Facebook that free COVID-19 testing will be available in front of the shelter Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and encouraged anyone to get tested there, even if they were tested recently.
St. Vincent de Paul Society has a contract with the city to operate the emergency shelter at the JACC until April.
Usually in the summer, there’s a drop in demand for services for people experiencing homelessness. But local housing providers say that hasn’t happened this year.
The City and Borough of Juneau and its partners will have mobile testing tents in the parking lot of the Juneau Arts and Culture Center this week.
Alaska Senate President Cathy Giessel says the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee can act on all of the requests on Wednesday, but Chairman Rep. Chris Tuck says he doesn’t plan to put the bulk of the funding on the agenda.
The Glory Hall’s director said she hopes serving meals outside is a temporary solution to keeping people safe. She has reached out to the city to ask for a larger indoor space.