Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

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Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.
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 UA President Jim Johnsen Thursday rescinded an earlier cost saving recommendation that men’s and women’s ski teams at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and ski and indoor track programs at the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

Placing lands into trust is a way for Alaska Native tribes to permanently protect them, but it’s not the only means of exercising control. That was the message during opening day discussions Monday at a Tribal Leaders Summit in Fairbanks. Listen Now
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The country’s farthest north alpine ski area is getting a facelift. Ski Land, operated since 1962 on Mt. Aurora, 20 miles north of Fairbanks, is undergoing major changes. The area was sold last year and the new owners have been busy in the off season. Listen Now

North America’s largest collection of marine mammal bones is about to get even bigger. The Museum of the North at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is getting a Humpback Whale skeleton.
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A search is being conducted for a Fairbanks man missing since last week. Listen Now

Fairbanks area air quality advocates have filed another lawsuit aimed at forcing the Environmental Protection Agency to adhere to Clean Air Act deadlines. Listen Now
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One personnel issue has come to a close, and another continues at the City of Fairbanks. Speaking at a city council meeting Monday night Mayor John Eberhart welcomed chief of staff Jeff Jacobsen, who was charged with driving under the influence this summer, back to work. Listen Now

Bed bugs have been found at some University of Alaska Fairbanks residences. According to a letter to the UAF issued Wednesday by vice chancellors, bed bugs have been confirmed in several apartments in Harwood Hall, and in single units at Garden Apartments and Hess Village. Listen Now
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The Alaska Department of Transportation is cutting back more on maintenance due to state funding reductions. Listen Now