Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Anchorage introduces team of mental health first responders

Starting next year in Anchorage, Alaska, a new team of mental health first responders will replace police for emergency calls for someone with a mental health issue. The Mobile Crisis Team is funded by a new local alcohol tax and the team is trained to be dispatched to situations police do not have adequate training to address.

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Anchorage Assembly passes ban on conversion therapy

The Assembly ultimately passed the ban 9 to 2. The ordinance prevents licensed professionals such as therapists or school counselors from engaging in efforts to change a minor’s sexual orientation or gender identity

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Alaskans reject anti-transgender ‘bathroom bill’

Fifty-three percent of voters in Anchorage, Alaska voted on Prop 1 a citizen initiative that would have required transgender people to use public restrooms corresponding to the gender on their birth certificates

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Study finds people given basic income are likely to keep working

Once it is further reviewed, this data could potentially convince those on the fence that UBI is, at the very least, worth investigating with small, U.S.-based trials. It at least opens up the discussion by suggesting that, even when people receive supplemental income from the government, their drive to work doesn’t simply dissipate.

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