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Juneau parents object to showing of meth documentary

Details JUNEAU, Alaska — A Juneau mother says her 12-year-old daughter received too much insight into how to cook and smoke methamphetamine at her seventh-grade health class....

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Alaska state budget director retires

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov.-elect Bill Walker has to submit his first state budget by Dec. 15, and he won't have the help of the state budget director to craft a document as the state faces a $3 billion def...

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Police in riot gear break up Anchorage street party

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Police responding to a call of gunshots in downtown Anchorage found an "unsanctioned street party" a block away and used riot gear to disperse it....

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Superintendent from Sitka invited to D.C.

Details FAIRBANKS — Sitka School District Superintendent Mary Wegner was invited to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to participate in the first National Connected Superintendents Summit....

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Fairbanksan shares his love and knowledge of cross country skiing

Details Fairbanksan shares his love and knowledge of cross country skiing FAIRBANKS — More than four decades ago, Tim Buckley laced up a pair of old bunny boots, strapped them to a rudimentary pair of Army White Rocket skis and shuffled his way down a trail....

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Progress in school district's technology upgrades

Details FAIRBANKS — As the Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board holds ambitious technology programs in its sights, some district employees are working nights and holidays to upgrade school infrastructure...

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Senior Wish Tree donates to local elderly in need

Details FAIRBANKS — The holiday season is not just for children. Think about helping a senior this month....

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Fairbanks schools make progress in upgrading technology

Details FAIRBANKS — As the Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board holds ambitious technology programs in its sights, some district employees are working nights and holidays to upgrade school infrastructure...

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McGrath School proposal makes Solve for Tomorrow contest finals

Details FAIRBANKS — A project proposed by a small community school in McGrath has made the list of statewide finalists for the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest....

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With defense spending down, Corps finds other work

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Military construction activity continues to decline across Alaska, but work with other federal agencies should keep government contractors busy....

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Anchorage police respond to spate of gunfire-related calls

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Anchorage police responded to separate incidents involving shots fired early Sunday, plus a report of blood and shell casings in an alley....

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Fairbanks Looking Back — Nov. 24, 2014

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'Fairbanks fixture' retiring from U.S. Senate field office

Details 'Fairbanks fixture' retiring from U.S. Senate field office FAIRBANKS — After running the field office in Fairbanks for two U.S. Senators Murkowski, Althea St. Martin is retiring at the end of the year....

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Alaska DOE belatedly recognizes Interior schools

Details FAIRBANKS — The Alaska Department of Education has released the names of 12 reward schools it forgot to honor in October....

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Fairbanks Looking Back — Nov. 23, 2014

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UAF's emergency management program earns high ranking

Details FAIRBANKS — The national Emergency Management Degree Program guide gave UAF’s Homeland and Security and Emergency management a fifth-place ranking this year and second-place for affordability, accordi...

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UAF looking for software design projects

Details FAIRBANKS — The University of Alaska Fairbanks computer science program is looking for projects for a program that gives students practice and gives free custom software for businesses, nonprofit grou...

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Longtime Fairbanksan, miner, dog trainer Roger Burggraf named Alaskan of the year

Details Longtime Fairbanksan, miner, dog trainer Roger Burggraf named Alaskan of the year FAIRBANKS — When the Alaska Chamber of Commerce named Roger Burggraf the 2014 William Egan Outstanding Alaskan of the Year, the only person surprised was Burggraf....

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Fairbanksans applauded for dedication to children

Details Fairbanksans applauded for dedication to children A sold-out crowd applauded three Fairbanksans who have dedicated their lives to children at the North Star Imagination Library’s Champions For Children celebration on Thursday at Pikes Landing....

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Salmon advocacy group passing out free books detailing the decline of salmon runs

Details Salmon advocacy group passing out free books detailing the decline of salmon runs FAIRBANKS — Imagine you’ve got a friend who really wants you to read a book, who keeps offering you a copy and even buys you a cup of coffee if you’ll give the book a chance....

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High cost of home heating considered a major reason for rising foreclosures in Fairbanks

Details High cost of home heating considered a major reason for rising foreclosures in Fairbanks The foreclosure rate for Fairbanks has been creeping up since 2012, and those who watch the housing market say the high cost of heating is a major factor....

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High cost of heating blamed for rising foreclosures in Fairbanks

Details High cost of heating blamed for rising foreclosures in Fairbanks FAIRBANKS - The foreclosure rate for Fairbanks has been creeping up since 2012, and those who watch the housing market say the high cost of heating is a major factor....

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Study: World's most acidic sea water in Bering Sea

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The world's most acidic ocean waters are found during the cold winter months in the Bering Sea, according to a new study....

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Dauenhauer end 2-year term as Alaska Writer Laureate

Details DOUGLAS, Alaska - Alaska State Writer Laureate Nora Marks Dauenhauer sits at the dining room table in her Douglas home, a stack of books and a cup of tea in front of her. Behind her hangs a lithograph...

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Dauenhauer ends 2-year term as Alaska Writer Laureate

Details DOUGLAS, Alaska - Alaska State Writer Laureate Nora Marks Dauenhauer sits at the dining room table in her Douglas home, a stack of books and a cup of tea in front of her. Behind her hangs a lithograph...

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Alaska Gov.-elect Walker announces first Cabinet picks

Details JUNEAU — Just over a week before he is sworn in, Gov.-elect Bill Walker announced his first Cabinet picks - Mark Myers as Natural Resources commissioner and Randall Hoffbeck as Revenue commissioner....

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NASA: No excessive methane emissions from Alaska

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Though Arctic Alaska is warming and permafrost is thawing, the area so far has been spared from the scourge of excessive methane emissions, according to data collected by a NASA-ma...

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Celebration of life planned for missing Alaska hiker

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - A celebration of life has been planned for a Juneau hiker who went missing earlier this year....

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Fairbanks school district student enrollment down by nearly 300 from last year

Details Fairbanks school district student enrollment down by nearly 300 from last year FAIRBANKS — Fears of low enrollment in Fairbanks North Star Borough School District have been realized....

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Fairbanks school district student enrollment down by nearly 300

Details Fairbanks school district student enrollment down by nearly 300 FAIRBANKS — Fears of low enrollment in Fairbanks North Star Borough School District have been realized....

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