Tim Ellis, KUAC - Fairbanks

Tim Ellis is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.

‘You’re going to start a war’: Fairbanks City Council delays anti-discrimination ordinance after outcry

Fairbanks City Council members heard more than three hours of testimony Monday from a roomful of supporters and opponents of a proposed ordinance that would add provisions to the City Code prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

GVEA fires up backup generators after earthquake knocks Intertie offline in Mat-Su

When a magnitude 7 earthquake rumbled through the Anchorage area Nov. 30, Golden Valley Electric Association customers were using a total of 165 megawatts of electricity. About a fifth of that was coming through a 170-mile transmission line known as the Intertie. Then the Intertie went dead.

Fairbanks City Council OKs measure authorizing removal, cleanup of homeless camps

Fairbanks Police Chief Eric Jewkes told the council the ordinance is needed to allow officers to evict homeless people from illegal camps and remove and clean up the sites.

Fairbanks hires law firms to advise on suing over groundwater-contaminating chemicals

Fairbanks officials hope to recover nearly $4 million the city has spent over the past three years to deal with the contamination caused by perflourinated compounds contained in a type of firefighting foam.

Kelly leads Kawasaki in close Fairbanks Senate race

If declared the winner, Kelly will begin his sixth term as a senator in January. Listen now

Kelly, Kawasaki clash over budget, Medicaid, climate change in last debate before election

Cuts to the state budget and Permanent Fund dividend dominated a Monday debate in Fairbanks between Republican Senate President Sen. Pete Kelly and Democratic Rep. Scott Kawasaki.

Walker defends record, challengers offer alternatives in Fairbanks governor candidate forum

Gov. Bill Walker and the two candidates who are running to unseat him pitched their ideas Tuesday on how to promote the state’s tourism industry. Listen now

‘It’s become politicized’: advocates give notice of lawsuit to clean up Fairbanks air

Three environmental groups announced Wednesday they intend to sue the federal Environmental Protection Agency for what they say is its failure to require the Fairbanks North Star Borough to reduce air pollution. Listen now

Missing Fort Wainwright soldier found dead

A missing Fort Wainwright soldier was found dead Saturday at the Harding Lake campground.
Alaska State Troopers. Photo: Monica Gokey/ Alaska Public Media file photo.

2 Fairbanks men dead in Nenana River plane crash

Two Fairbanks men were killed in a plane crash.

GVEA declares Healy 2 power plant operational

Golden Valley Electric Association’s chief executive says the 50-megawatt Healy 2 power plant is finally fully online and commercially operational after successful testing of repaired/updated systems. Listen now

For the second time this month, Russian warplanes intercepted in Alaska airspace

Two U.S. fighter jets intercepted four Russian warplanes off the west coast of Alaska Tuesday.

Five Guam-based B-52s parked out in Eielson amidst typhoon

Five B-52s from an U.S. air base in Guam are parked on the flightline at Eielson Air Force Base. Air Force officials sent the big bombers and their crews to Eielson this week to wait out Typhoon Mangkhut, which struck the island Monday. Listen now

$14.8 million contract awarded for Clear Air Force station missile defense project

The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $14.8 million contract to a Palmer-based contractor for work on a missile defense-related project at Clear Air Force Station, near Anderson. Listen now

Moose hunters riled over new restrictions on military-training range access to camps

Moose-hunting season begins in just over two weeks, and hunters are up in arms over restrictions on access through military-training ranges that will make it hard for them to get back into their favorite camps.

AK: Quartz Lake denizens adapt to a shrinking water level

Quartz Lake is shrinking -- the water level of the popular lake just north of Delta Junction is dropping. And while researchers try to find out why, archeologists are studying how humans have adapted to the lake’s periodic cycles of increasing and decreasing water levels since they moved into the area 14,000 years ago. Listen now

Fairbanks Folk School hopes to expand traditional-skills curriculum at new location

The nonprofit school’s board of directors hopes to attract more students and offer more classes on traditional crafts and outdoors skills in the two buildings they've moved in to over the past couple of weeks. Listen now

In apparent suicide, man dies after jumping from eighth floor of UAF building

University of Alaska Fairbanks officials say a man killed himself on campus this morning by jumping from the eighth-floor of the Gruening Building. Listen now

Corps of Engineers halts cleanup after workers discover buried DDT-tainted junk

The Army Corps of Engineers last fall halted cleanup of fuel-tainted soil near Birch Lake, about 60 miles south of Fairbanks, when workers uncovered buried junk that included barrels with residues of a different contaminant – the banned pesticides DDT and chlordane. Listen now

During Eielson visit, Defense Secretary Mattis highlights Alaska’s strategic military role

Mattis spoke at a news conference this morning at Eielson Air Force Base, after a tour of the missile-defense facility at Fort Greely. Listen now