Robyne, KUAC -- Fairbanks
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and the Blood Bank of Alaska are participating in a nationwide study on using the blood of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 to treat sick patients.
The EPA says that the Fairbanks North Pole area failed to reduce wintertime fine particulate pollution to acceptable levels.
After a cold winter and spring, high temperatures around the Interior prompted birch tree buds to burst, sending record-setting levels of pollen into the air.
Fairbanks' May 10 temperature was two degrees below the daily record, while snow melt from an above-normal year is flooding Interior rivers.
Fairbanks was working with a shortage of test kits until last week, but now says that 800 over test kits are available for use.
She was known for her advocacy for the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, and her leadership of the Alaska Federation of Natives and the Fairbanks Native Association.
No students, faculty or staff in the system have reported exposure to the virus, and there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, in Alaska.
The community-driven, volunteer-run group aims to gather interest from home and business owners this month, in time to get solar panels installed this summer.
Interior Alaska trails are popular summer and winter, and advocates are trying to expand trail networks before population pressure makes more land unavailable.
In Fairbanks, a new subsidy program will pay residents to replace oil burners with natural gas or propane
The money — leftover from a court settlement of unpaid property taxes from the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System — had been set aside since 2014 as a line of credit for the Interior Gas Utility.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough has been paying people to give up their polluting devices since 2010.
S&P Global Ratings report is the second time this year a rating agency has downgraded this measure, after Moody’s downgraded the UA system’s credit rating in July.
While showing Alaskans new ideas they rarely have access to, the conference — In Our Own Voices: Culture/Identity — was also designed to provide visitors with an Alaskan experience.
Parents vented their frustrations to the Fairbanks North Star Borough school board Monday night in a special meeting called to review the investigation into the near-drowning of three West Valley High School football players Friday, July 26.
The community was concerned about an incident two weeks ago at North Pole High School involving boys coming into a girls’ bathroom. The boys were protesting a transgender student who posted a photo of himself in the boys’ bathroom.
UA president Johnsen highlights achievements, challenges and budget woes during State of University address
UA President Jim Johnsen gave his fourth “State of the University” address on Tuesday, showcasing achievements and listing challenges. Johnsen also talked about funding woes.
The Board of Education held a work session last night, the latest in a series of meetings to work on a spending plan shadowed by anticipated big reductions from both the state and the borough.
Fairbanks now has a law that prohibits discrimination in businesses, rentals and employment. The City Council passed a non-discrimination ordinance Monday after two hours of public hearing and weeks of work sessions.
Governor Mike Dunleavy has proposed pulling back $3 million in unspent money for the VPSO program to help pay for larger Permanent Fund Dividends, among other items.
A huge donation to the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District will spread new musical instruments among 18 elementary schools.
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