Anchorage Deaf Awareness week kicks off with their 'Passport to the Deaf World'
Updated: Sep. 21, 2022 at 3:55 PM AKDT
Anchorage deaf awareness week is just that, a time to bring to the forefront the shining abilities and wonderful gifts that are abound within the hard of hearing community. Sharon Miranda is the Coordinator of Deaf Supports at Hope Community Resources in Anchorage and says “the only difference between deaf people and hearing people is that deaf people hear with their eyes, not their ears.”
Protestors marched Thursday morning at Alaska Department of Transportation headquarters, rallying against what they say are toxic herbicidal chemicals being used by the agency to kill weeds along Alaska roadways.
In South Anchorage, known as District 6, there is a building that the city is calling Section 11. It’s a structure designed to house the most vulnerable homeless people. But not everyone is in favor of it.