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Advocates call on Alaska school district to address bullying

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Advocates have called on an Alaska school district to do more to protect vulnerable students after a group of boys tried to enter a girls’ restroom at a high school to take photos. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports multiple people testified Tuesday at a school board meeting of the Fairbanks North […]
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Alaska city faces shortage of police officers

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska city is facing a shortage of police officers that is raising concerns about the department’s operations. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Sunday that the Fairbanks Police Department has seven unfilled positions, a deficit expected to grow this spring and summer following scheduled retirements. The department says four of its […]
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Annual Competition to Guess When Alaskan River Will Thaw Ends on Earliest Date Since 1917

The Nenana Ice Classic, a betting match on when ice on Alaska’s Tanana River breaks up enough to tip a tripod linked to a clock, set a record this weekend by ending nearly a week earlier than ever recorded, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.Read more...
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3D technology being used to locate new Alaska oil pockets

PRUDHOE BAY, Alaska (AP) — New technology is being used to search for untapped oil in an Alaska bay that is already an established source of fossil fuel. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Saturday that oil and gas company BP is employing “3D seismic” technology to locate small pockets of previously undiscovered oil in Prudhoe […]
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Alaska closes 2 lakes to fishing after contamination found

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wildlife officials have closed two lakes to fishing near North Pole after water testing found contamination. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the state Department of Fish and Game announced last week the closures of Kimberly Lake northwest of North Pole High School and Polaris Lake on Eielson Air Force Base. […]
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New ‘Goosewatcher’ record comes with asterisk

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The official arrival date of the first Canada goose this year in Fairbanks was 3:51 p.m. on March 30. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that is the earliest date for the arrival of the first goose, breaking the previous record of April 2, set in 2010 and matched in 2016. But […]
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2 Alaska high schools plan to merge their football programs

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Two Alaska high schools hope to end their difficulties fielding football teams by merging their programs. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Sunday that Monroe Catholic High School in Fairbanks and Tri-Valley School in Healy have signed an agreement to establish a joint football team. School officials say Monroe has had 17 […]
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Half of Fort Wainwright’s largest unit will deploy this year

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Officials say about half of the largest unit on the Army post in Fairbanks will deploy to Iraq later this year. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that the Army announced Friday that the Fort Wainwright soldiers will replace the Fort Campbell, Kentucky-based 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. The unit, […]
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Trial begins for Alaska man accused of killing officer

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Testimony has begun in the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting an Alaska police sergeant. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Wednesday that the murder trial of 31-year-old Anthony Jenkins-Alexie opened with viewings of body camera and dashcam footage taken before and after the shooting of Fairbanks Police Sgt. Allen […]
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Alaska university buys device to help understand organisms

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Fairbanks has acquired a new instrument that will allow researchers to determine where an organism is from, what it has been eating and what it is — all from samples the size of a fingernail. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Tuesday that the Alaska Stable Isotope Facility […]
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Fairbanks teen sentenced to 2 years in prison for robbery

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A 17-year-old Fairbanks boy has been sentenced to two years in prison for robbing a man outside the city’s main public library. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Elijah Rutherford was charged as an adult for the Aug. 21 robbery of a man at a bus stop outside the Noel Wien (ween) […]
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Mayor’s veto of anti-discrimination protections stands

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Officials of Alaska’s second-largest city have agreed to a cooling-off period before discussing options for a vetoed local law that would have given sweeping equal rights protections to the LGBTQ community. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the Fairbanks City Council did not muster enough votes Monday to overturn Mayor Jim Matherly’s […]
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University president: Governor’s cuts ‘a policy choice’

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen says Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget proposal that makes sweeping cuts to university funding is a “policy choice for Alaskans, not a fiscal necessity.” The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Johnsen wrote to staff, faculty and students Wednesday, countering the Republican governor’s letter to the university community […]
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Council unlikely to quash veto of equal rights protections

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Officials of Alaska’s second-largest city are expected to consider overriding the mayor’s recent veto of a measure that gave sweeping equal rights protections to the LGBTQ community. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports an action item for a vote is expected to appear on the agenda for the Fairbanks City Council at […]
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Alaska mayor vetoes LGBTQ anti-discrimination protections

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The mayor of Alaska’s second-largest city vetoed a new local law that gave sweeping equal rights protections to the LGBTQ community. Fairbanks Mayor Jim Matherly says he hopes to put the issue on the ballot in October and let voting residents decide. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Matherly made the announcement […]
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Fairbanks Veterans Cemetery may not survive state budget

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A cemetery proposed for veterans near Fairbanks may fall victim to cuts in the state capital budget. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the budget proposed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy strips funding for the cemetery. Former Gov. Bill Walker and other dignitaries last year hosted a dedication ceremony at the site that […]
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US funds Coast Guard icebreaker in massive spending package

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The massive spending bill that Congress approved last week includes funding for a new polar icebreaker, spending that Alaska’s three-member congressional delegation has been pushing for. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the funding includes $655 million for designing and building the icebreaker for the U.S. Coast Guard, as well as $20 […]
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Fairbanks North Star Borough to remove CBD ads on buses

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Advertisements for a cannabinoid commonly called CBD were mistakenly posted on public buses, said a Fairbanks North Star Borough official. The local store’s ads are being removed from the buses, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported . The ads from Aurora Apothecary should not have been accepted, said borough transportation director Glenn […]
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Alaska utility halts study of buying power from company

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An electric utility in eastern Alaska has stopped a study on the costs of buying power from a Colorado company’s wind turbines and propane generators. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the Golden Valley Electric Association announced last week it had halted the study, saying Eco Green Generation had not filed paperwork […]
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Brent Sass wins 2nd Yukon Quest

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A former champion of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race has won the 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) race for the second time. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Brent Sass of Eureka crossed the Fairbanks finish line at 12:39 p.m. Monday with all 14 of his dogs. Sass first won the race in […]
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Yukon Quest leaders Sass, Moore reach final checkpoint

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A former champion of the Yukon Quest reached the final checkpoint Sunday and was expected in Fairbanks on Monday afternoon. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Brent Sass of Eureka is leading the 1,000-mile (1600-kilometer) race that started in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Sass won the race in 2015. He pulled into the […]
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Measure funding Native language programs supported in Alaska

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Native studies officials at the University of Alaska Fairbanks are praising efforts to reauthorize federal legislation funding immersion programs for Native American languages. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and others this week have introduced a measure reauthorizing the funding for Native language learning initiatives, including immersion […]
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Activists air grievances about drilling in Alaska refuge

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Activists pushing against oil development in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge dominated a Bureau of Land Management public scoping meeting in Fairbanks. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the open house format meeting on plans for lease sales on the refuge’s coastal plain was quickly interrupted by protesters Monday. The protesters aired […]
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Judge declines to jail Fairbanks Four defendant in new case

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A man who was one of the defendants known as the Fairbanks Four will not be returned to jail immediately on new charges. Kevin Pease, 40, will face a curfew and wear an ankle monitor as he awaits the outcome of charges in an assault case, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. […]
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Alaska Railroad installs winter visitor shelter at Denali

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Rail visitors to Denali National Park have a new venue to stay warm. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the Alaska Railroad has built a winter shelter at the park train depot for visitors awaiting rides. Railroad spokeswoman Meghan Clemens says the shelter is low on facilities. It’s heated but there is […]
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Fairbanks city, borough take in $1M in pot taxes for 2018

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The city of Fairbanks and the Fairbanks North Star Borough will collect more than $1 million in taxes on marijuana for 2018. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the bulk of the tax was collected by the city, which has a larger concentration of stores selling pot. Marijuana sales are taxed at […]
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Snow removal equipment strikes pipe, causes spill in village

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A heavy equipment operator plowing snow in a Yukon River village struck a fuel pipe that spilled diesel. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports an estimated 3,000 gallons (11,356 liters) of diesel hit the ground in the village of Beaver. The spill is about the volume of 10 pickup truck bed tanks. […]
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Bill proposes federal aid to replace wood-burning stoves

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Two U.S. senators have proposed legislation that would give federal aid to help Alaska residents and others across county to replace inefficient wood stoves. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Delaware Democratic Sen. Tom Carper introduced the bill last month that would create a grant program […]
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Alaska woman sentenced to probation for Medicaid fraud

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A former personal care attendant in Alaska has been sentenced to three years of probation for fraudulently billing more than $50,000 to Medicaid. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports 57-year-old Sirje Kulakevich was sentenced last week in Fairbanks Superior Court after pleading guilty to one count of felony medical assistance fraud. Kulakevich […]
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Fairbanks theater floods after sprinkler pipe breaks

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Officials say no long-term water damage is expected after a sprinkler pipe broke, flooding a Fairbanks theater. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the flooding occurred last week at the Pioneer Park Centennial Center for the Arts, which contains a theater, a civic center and an art gallery. Matt Want, a DJ […]
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