Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

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Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.

A University of Alaska Fairbanks professor is pursuing a dream. Documentary film professor Rob Prince is on sabbatical in his home state of Michigan, where he has acquired an iconic 35-year-old sports car. The car is the centerpiece of a planned transcontinental trip and film project. Listen Now
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Fairbanks schools will be the first in Alaska to implement a new education model that will transform the traditional school day. Listen Now

Interior regional Alaska Native Corporation Doyon is not giving up on finding oil and gas in the Nenena Basin, southwest of Fairbanks. That’s despite more than decade of exploration with various partner companies, including a 3rd well, drilled with Cook Inlet Region Incorporated this past summer, that again did not deliver a commercially developable deposit. Listen Now

Golden Valley Electric Association customers will see a slight decrease in their monthly bills next month, but well short of what GVEA had hoped to give ratepayers. That’s because the co-op has run into more problems with Healy 2 power plant. Listen Now

A national nonprofit group that provides service dogs to military service members and veterans has opened a new training facility in Fairbanks. Paws for Purple Hearts involves service members and vets in the dog training process. Listen Now

Moose and other species have advanced north with warming temperatures. University of Alaska Fairbanks assistant professor of water and environmental research Ken Tape said movement of boreal species into far northern Alaska has corresponded over the last century with earlier snow-melt and river ice out. Listen Now

A North Pole school will get a new name. The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Board of education approved a measure Tuesday night to rename of Badger Road Elementary. The road is named after a North Pole area pioneer who plead guilty to child rape a century ago. Members of the community claim, however, that the name has long since transcended any connection to the man. Listen Now 
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Alaska Native leaders from across the state are gathered in Fairbanks for a tribal self-governance symposium. The three-day event is sponsored by University of Alaska Fairbanks, the University of Arizona, the Tanana Chiefs Conference and the Casey Foundation. Listen Now
Rep. David Guttenberg, D-Fairbanks, flashes the symbol of support for the Fairbanks Four. (Photo courtesy Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition)

Fairbanks State Representative David Guttenberg has a plan for improving internet service in rural areas of the state. Guttenberg said a bill he’s sponsoring would create a state corporation to contract with service providers to build infrastructure that’s too costly for individual companies to invest in. Listen Now

The University of Alaska has decided not to cut six sports teams. UA President Jim Johnsen Thursday rescinded an earlier cost saving recommendation that men’s and women’s ski teams at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and ski and indoor track programs at the University of Alaska Anchorage be eliminated. Listen Now
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Tanana Chiefs Conference Village public safety officers are on track to be the first in the state to carry guns. Listen Now

The High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program or HAARP facility in Gakona was the target of a planned attack by two Georgia men. Listen Now
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October 2016 was the driest on record in Fairbanks. National Weather Service meteorologist Christopher Cox said the October precipitation tally at Fairbanks International Airport was the lowest in Fairbanks' 106 years of weather records. Listen Now

The body of fallen Fairbanks Police Sergeant Allen Brandt has returned home. Processions were held Tuesday in Anchorage, where people gathered along the streets in honor of Sgt. Brandt, as his remains were taken to the airport for transport back to Fairbanks. Listen Now

Fairbanks is mourning the loss of a police officer. Thirty four year old Sergeant Allen Brandt, who was shot earlier this month, died Friday of complications following surgery to remove shrapnel from one of his eyes. Community members gathered for a candlelight vigil Friday night to honor and remember the 11 year FPD veteran. Listen Now

The University of Alaska is recommending elimination of 6 sports teams. Under the cost saving proposal rolled out at an Anchorage press conference by UA President Jim Johnsen Thursday, the University of Alaska Fairbanks would lose its cross-country ski teams, and the University of Alaska Anchorage would drop its ski and indoor track squads. Listen Now
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Fairbanks city police Chief Randall Aragon is on administrative leave again. A week after outgoing Mayor John Eberhart returned Aragon to duty, newly sworn in Mayor Jim Matherly reversed the order Tuesday and put the chief back on paid leave. Listen Now
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The University of Alaska Fairbanks is under fire for its response to a campus rape case. A UAF student accuses the university of failing to adequately support and protect her. The criticism follows efforts by the university to improve its sexual assault response process. Listen Now
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City of Fairbanks Police Chief Randall Aragon is back on the job. Chief Aragon was reinstated yesterday after nearly a month on administrative leave. Listen Now

Representatives of the AFN and the National Congress of American Indians met Wednesday to discuss a range of topics, including opioid and heroin addiction in rural Alaska. Alaska State Trooper Sargent Kevin Blanchette with the western Alaska Drug Enforcement unit was among several presenters on the issue. Listen Now