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North Pole woman sentenced in fish spear assault

Details FAIRBANKS — A woman who assaulted her 11-year-old daughter and chased her around the yard with a fish spear in May was sentenced Thursday in Fairbanks Superior Court. ...

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Opera Fairbanks hosting makeup demonstrations

Details FAIRBANKS — Rebecca Kravetz, a professional wig and makeup artist from Opera Fairbanks’ upcoming production of “Hansel and Gretel,” is putting her skills on display with makeup demonstrations at the F...

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Arts festival needs donated instruments

Details FAIRBANKS — The Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival is seeking donated instruments for its Alaska village tours and other underserved communities in the state....

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Four Interior museums, centers awarded grants

Details FAIRBANKS — The Alaska State Museum has awarded 22 grants totaling $105,600 to museums and cultural centers around the state, including several in Interior Alaska. The grants are intended for museum p...

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Fairbanks Looking Back — July 3, 2015

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Plenty to do on the Fourth in Fairbanks

Details FAIRBANKS — We may be banned from setting off fireworks this July Fourth, but the Fairbanks area still offers plenty of fun activities to celebrate our country’s birthday....

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Fireworks and fires: Know what you can't and can't do in Interior Alaska

Details FAIRBANKS—With Alaska on pace for a record fire season, being aware of burning restrictions this Fourth of July weekend becomes especially important....

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Alaska's marijuana board holds first meeting, wants changes to laws

Details Alaska's marijuana board holds first meeting, wants changes to laws FAIRBANKS—The newly appointed Marijuana Control Board's first meeting ran nearly six meandering hours as its members settled into their new roles, but it produced a list of four proposed changes to Al...

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Fairbanks man charged with writing $30,000 in bad checks

Details FAIRBANKS—Fairbanks Police have arrested a man for writing $30,000 worth of bad checks to area residents and businesses, according to a news release issued by city spokeswoman Amber Courtney....

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Anchorage officially breaks low-snow record

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A lack of snow over the winter has earned a new record for Alaska's largest city....

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Arizona man who died of self-inflicted gunshot wound in Denali identified

Details DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, Alaska - Northern Arizona football player Michael DeGroote died after apparently shooting himself with a gun while vacationing with his family in Alaska....

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New title for Alaska census area named for confederate officer

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker has made official Alaska's intent to change the title of a census area named for confederate military officer Wade Hampton....

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Report: Polar bears' fate tied to reversing global warming

Details Report: Polar bears' fate tied to reversing global warming ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don't reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government report filed Thursday said....

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University of Alaska Southeast director won't take job

Details SITKA, Alaska - Just over a week before he was supposed to start, the newly named director of the University of Alaska Southeast-Sitka Campus says he won't be showing up for work....

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Ketchikan man remains missing after 6 months

Details KETCHIKAN, Alaska - The family of a Ketchikan man who has been missing for six months has filed a presumptive death petition....

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Public Safety Report — July 2, 2015

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Fairbanks man charged with beating child escapes halfway house

Details FAIRBANKS — A man sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for beating a 3-year-old boy while high on methamphetamine and spice has walked away from North Star Center, according to Alaska State Troopers....

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Volunteers help Red Cross move to its new home

Details Volunteers help Red Cross move to its new home FAIRBANKS — Red Cross vehicles and dozens of volunteers converged on the south Fairbanks building Wednesday, not for emergency response but to help the Fairbanks chapter of the Red Cross move location...

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Looking Back in Fairbanks: July 2

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State will discontinue filling Alaska lakes with grayling

Details State will discontinue filling Alaska lakes with grayling FAIRBANKS — Alaska hatcheries plan to stop raising Arctic grayling next year because of a funding cut....

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Gov. Walker makes marijuana board appointments; panel to meet Thursday in Fairbanks

Details FAIRBANKS—Gov. Bill Walker announced his appointees to the Marijuana Control Board on Wednesday, and the panel's first meeting will be in Fairbanks on Thursday....

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Study: Polar bears could feel global warming's sting by 2025

Details Study: Polar bears could feel global warming's sting by 2025 ANCHORAGE, Alaska — About a third of the world's polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse gas emissions in as soon as a decade, a U.S. government report shows....

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New USGS report: Coastal erosion threatens northern Alaska

Details New USGS report: Coastal erosion threatens northern Alaska ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Erosion is eating away at Alaska's northern coast at some of the highest rates in the nation, threatening habitat and infrastructure, according to a new report published Wednesday....

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Arizona man found dead at Denali National Park

Details FAIRBANKS - A 22-year-old Arizona man was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at Denali National Park and Preserve Tuesday morning....

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Mat-Su cuts price of unused ferry after years without buyer

Details PALMER, Alaska - The Matanuska-Susitna Borough still hasn't found anyone interested in buying their M/V Susitna ferry, but officials hope knocking a few million dollars from the price should help....

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Towing company offers free service for Sockeye Fire victims

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A Wasilla towing company is offering help to Willow residents affected by the Sockeye Fire....

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Walker reduces amount available for oil tax credits

Details Walker reduces amount available for oil tax credits JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker is limiting the amount available to pay for oil and gas tax credits this fiscal year, saying Wednesday that no sector of the state would be untouched by Alaska's current budg...

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Juneau airport ready to use resurfaced runway

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - A runway resurfacing project years in the making has recently been completed at Juneau International Airport....

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Tularemia suspected in illness of North Pole man

Details FAIRBANKS—A rare disease spread by ticks is the suspected cause of an illness that sickened a North Pole man this spring, according to a news release from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game....

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Looking Back in Fairbanks: July 1

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