Juneau mulls move to prevent discrimination in local laws


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Juneau officials are considering an ordinance that would create a committee to ensure that future local laws are not racist or discriminatory.

The proposal to the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly is a response to community pressure to establish oversight committees for city departments including schools, police and the assembly itself, The Juneau Empire reported Sunday.

Assembly member Rob Edwardson introduced the ordinance last

week to create a new seven-person committee with members who have experience identifying unlawful discrimination.

Edwardson said he is w...

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