Anchorage mask mandate debate will extend into next week

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    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A highly contentious debate over a proposed mask mandate for Alaska’s largest city that has included Holocaust imagery and a gay slur will continue next week.

    Mayor David Bronson opposes the mask mandate and apologized Thursday for his comments supporting some residents’ use of Holocaust imagery to liken the proposed mandate to the oppression of Jewish people in Nazi Germany.

    The Anchorage Daily News reports Bronson also called for people on both sides to be more civil.

    Four people at Wednesday’s meeting were arrested, including a man who called the assembly’s vice chair a homophobic slur.

    Bronson also apologized for not speaking in Constant's defense.

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