Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.

UA Board of Regents postpones exigency vote

University of Alaska regents have postponed voting on a declaration of financial exigency, a contractual tool that allows more expedited cost cutting, including laying off of tenured faculty.

UA president: Dunleavy vetoes ‘will impact everything we do’

Governor Mike Dunleavy’s vetoes include a $130 million reduction in state support for the University of Alaska system. That’s additional to a $5 million cut to UA approved by state legislators.
Residents at a Shovel Creek Fire public information meeting June 26th. (Photo by Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks)

Large effort to combat Fairbanks area wildfire continues

Progress is reported by managers of the Shovel Creek wildfire northwest of Fairbanks, despite challenging conditions.

University of Alaska officials wary of cuts as impending budget drop date looms

The University of Alaska has made arrangements to fund core operations if there’s no finalized state budget when the new fiscal year starts July 1.
A white sign on a light wooden door says "University of Alaska Board of Regents/Executive Session in Progress/Please do not disturb"

University of Alaska task force looking at potential restructure of UA system

A University of Alaska formed task force will look at options for restructuring the UA system. The Board of Regents voted last month to form the task force.

Two bridges named after fallen Interior State Troopers

Two Interior Alaska State Troopers killed in the line of duty are having bridges named after them.

Kathryn Dodge running for mayor of City of Fairbanks

Former Fairbanks North Star Borough assembly member Kathryn Dodge is running for mayor of the City of Fairbanks.
A white sign on a light wooden door says "University of Alaska Board of Regents/Executive Session in Progress/Please do not disturb"

University of Alaska begins transition for Anchorage campus’s teacher education program

The University of Alaska is making progress restructuring its teacher education program, following the University of Alaska Anchorage’s loss of accreditation for its initial licensure program.

Yukon River ready for breakup

Tonight's upcoming winter snow storm for the Interior may slow down some river break-ups this month. But the Kuskokwim and Tanana Rivers have seen record early breakups this year, and it’s likely the Yukon will follow suit.

Maine governor approves extradition of accused UAF cold case killer to Alaska

The governor of Maine has signed a warrant allowing the extradition of a man accused of a rape and murder 26 years ago in Fairbanks.

State dials back PFAS response standard

The state has rolled back a stricter PFAS drinking water contamination standard, and suspended development of new regulations for the chemicals.

HAARP goes artsy

The High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) facility in Gakona is expanding its scope beyond traditional science.

US Supreme Court rules in favor of Sturgeon, limiting NPS jurisdiction of state-owned rivers

The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the state controls rivers running through Alaska’s federal conservation lands.

Most Alaska military projects spared from border wall fund diversion, DOD says

Funding for Alaska military projects is largely spared from diversion for construction of a southern border wall, under criteria released by the Department of Defense.

New UAF research may be groundbreaking for electronic data storage

A University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher has made a discovery which could dramatically increase electronic storage capacity. The work could break a computer memory barrier dictated by particle size and stability.

Fairbanks man sentenced for stealing $300K from nonprofit

A Fairbanks man has been sentenced to a year and half in federal prison for stealing from a nonprofit organization.

Suspect arrested for 25-year-old murder of UAF student

There’s a break in a murder case that has haunted Fairbanks for over a quarter century.

UA president says drastic actions would have to happen to cover Dunleavy’s proposed $134M in cuts

The Governor’s budget proposal lops $134 million from state support for the University of Alaska, reducing the general fund allocation from the current year’s $327 million dollars to $193 million.

Fairbanks man charged with murdering his mother

A Fairbanks man is charged in the death of his mother. Thirty-four-year-old George Rosa faces a first degree murder charge in the death of 70-year-old Molly Rosa.

DEC says about 3,000 gallons of diesel spilled near village of Beaver

There’s been a large fuel spill in the Yukon Flats village of Beaver.