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Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.

Judge Dismisses Complaints Challenging NPS Authority

A federal judge has dismissed complaints challenging National Park Service regulation of waters inside park boundaries. This week’s ruling is the latest volley in a long running battle between the state and federal government.

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November 4, 2013 - 5:53 pm

Unseasonably Warm, Dry Weather Rekindles Delta Junction-Area Fire

Unseasonable weather has re-ignited a wildfire near Delta Junction. BLM Alaska Fire Service manager Kent Slaughter says the Mississippi Fire re-kindled Monday due to 60 degree temperatures and warm dry Chinook winds.

October 30, 2013 - 4:03 pm
Denali Park Landslide Mostly Cleared

Denali Park Landslide Mostly Cleared

The landslide that came down on the road into Denali National Park last week has been largely cleared. The slide covered a 200-foot stretch of the road near mile 37 in rock, mud and vegetation up to 35 feet deep.

October 29, 2013 - 5:06 pm

Warm Weather Sets Records In Fairbanks, Eielson

Some high temperature records were set in the Interior on Monday, as the latest Chinook channeled more southerly air across the region.

October 29, 2013 - 5:02 pm

AFN Attendees Rally For ‘Fairbanks 4′

A group of people assembled for the annual Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Fairbanks rallied Saturday in support of four Native men they believe are wrongly imprisoned for murder.

October 28, 2013 - 4:27 pm
Photo by Lori Townsend, APRN - Anchorage.

AK: Native Crafts

The Alaska Federation of Natives Convention is focused on serious issues and politics. But one of the most popular attractions at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks is a massive ten filled with Native arts and crafts. The vendors’ tent offers a lot of traditional works, with a few surprises.

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October 25, 2013 - 5:24 pm
Tanana Kids Take On Tough Issues

Tanana Kids Take On Tough Issues

The Elders and Youth Conference, a precursor to the Alaska Federation of Natives convention wrapped up Wednesday at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks.

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October 23, 2013 - 5:33 pm

‘Hunt, Fish, Share, Rock the Native Vote’ Concert Unites AFN Attendees

On the eve of the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, a free concert to promote native subsistence rights is happening in Fairbanks tonight.

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October 23, 2013 - 5:31 pm

Elders and Youth Conference Kicks Off In Fairbanks

The First Alaskans Institute Elders and Youth Conference got underway Monday in Fairbanks. The annual precursor to the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention is in its 30th year, bringing together Alaska Natives from across the state of all ages to hear speakers and participate in issue and culture focused workshops.

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October 22, 2013 - 5:15 pm

NTSB Investigates Fatal Small Plane Crash In Fairbanks

A small plane crashed Thursday night at Fairbanks International Airport, killing one and injuring two others.

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October 18, 2013 - 4:15 pm

Proposed Air Regulations Draw Crowd

There was a big turnout in North Pole on Wednesday night for a Department of Environmental Conservation open house on proposed fine particulate pollution regulations. Opinions are mixed on whether they do too much, or not enough.

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October 17, 2013 - 4:52 pm

Fairbanksan To Carry Olympic Torch At Pole

University of Alaska Fairbanks Vice Chancellor Pat Pitney is participating in the Olympic torch relay to the February 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. She’s running in an exotic leg of the relay, being staged at the geographic North Pole.

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October 16, 2013 - 12:11 pm

Craig Fleener Announces Lt. Governor Run

Alaska’s Deputy Commissioner of Fish and Game Craig Fleener has resigned his post to run for Lieutenant governor. Independent candidate for Governor Bill Walker held a press conference Monday afternoon in Fairbanks to help Fleener launch his campaign.

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October 14, 2013 - 5:32 pm
Photo by Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks.

Galena Residents Struggle To Navigate Assistance Programs

It’s been nearly 4 and a half months since a spring break up flood ravaged Galena. Much progress has been made to repair damaged infrastructure from power and water lines, to roads, and public buildings. Over 50 homes have been fixed or rebuilt, but many others remain in disrepair. Some Galena residents have struggled to navigate a tangle of assistance programs.

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October 11, 2013 - 4:42 pm

Fairbanks Natural Gas Founder Running Another LNG Company

The man who started Fairbanks Natural Gas and now runs another gas company, is poised to build a North Slope LNG processing plant that could supply trucked in gas to Fairbanks.

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October 10, 2013 - 5:44 pm
Photo by Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks.

Beloved Tree Comes Down In Fairbanks

A landmark tree in Fairbanks is gone. The 75-foot-tall white spruce that stood in front of the Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge farm house was cut down Monday. The tree was dying from stress cracks and a beetle infestation and needed to come down. But, it won’t be forgotten.

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October 10, 2013 - 5:18 pm
Drawing of Polaris sculpture. Photo by Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks.

New Downtown Fairbanks Sculpture In The Works

A pair of Canadian sculptors selected to build a piece for downtown Fairbanks visited the community last week to preview officials and the public about the project. Their work is designed to represent and reflect the local environment.

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October 9, 2013 - 5:11 pm

Alaska E-Health Network Defends Privacy Protections Of Medical Records

The company contracted with the state to manage Alaska’s new on line medical records data base is defending its privacy protections. The Alaska E-health Network, like many across the country, resulted from state and federal mandates designed to improve efficiency and privacy of health information transfer. It was piloted in Fairbanks, and went live this summer statewide. Alaskans are required to opt out of the system if they don’t want their medical records in the data base. The American Civil Liberties Union is critical of that, and has also raised concerns about access by hackers and government agencies.

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October 8, 2013 - 8:32 pm

Fairbanks Police To Play Support Role In Fairbanks 4 Review

Fairbanks Police are expected to play a support role in the review of new data raised in the Fairbanks 4 case. The new information filed in court last month points to other suspects than the 4 local men convicted of the 1997 murder of John Hartman. Last week the state announced that it would conduct a review of the information raised by the Alaska Innocence Project, including a confession by a former Fairbanks resident imprisoned for other murders.

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October 7, 2013 - 5:10 pm

State Orders Review Of Fairbanks 4 Case

The State of Alaska has ordered a review of the Fairbanks Four case. The Department of Law announced the move on Thursday, saying new information in the 1997 murder of John Hartman led to the decision.

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October 4, 2013 - 4:21 pm