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Homelessness in Sitka, Pt. 1: A profile

SITKA, ALASKA A coalition of community leaders held a summit in Sitka recently to decide how they can address the issue of homelessness. Service providers reviewed what they offer, the police and fire chiefs addressed public safety issues, and nearly everyone made some mention of how homelessness is isn’t always visible in Sitka, and therefore not on the minds of many who live here. In the first of a three-part series, Raven News profiles one man for whom finding a safe place sleep is a daily struggle.
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