OCS Reform Bill

15 hours ago

State Representative Tammie Wilson of North Pole continues to press for reform of the State Office of Children’s Services. Wilson cites a 30 percent growth in the number of reportedly endangered kids being removed from parents in recent years, and some constituents unhappy with how the system has treated them. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

School Board Reconsiders Banned Sex Ed Websites

16 hours ago
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District

Websites previously banned by the Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board as resources for sex education, have been reinstated. Last night (Tues.) the school board reversed itself after hearing from the public. As KUAC’s Robert Hannon reports, most of the objections centered on Planned Parenthood.

The Door / The Door

This week’s cold temperatures are an inconvenience for most, but can be life threatening for the homeless. About six to eight people freeze to death every year in Fairbanks. As KUAC’s Robyne reports local shelters offer year round services, protection even more important when temperatures plummet.

01-18-17 7:30 AM newscast

01-17-17 KUAC NEWSMINER EVENING UPDATE

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01-17-17 5:45 PM newscast

Dan Bross / KUAC

A deer species strain of Mad Cow Disease has been detected in Norway, increasing potential of it showing up in Alaska. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the incidence has raised flags with state biologists conducting surveillance for the degenerative brain disease.

Trio Makes CB 300 History

Jan 17, 2017
Donna Russell-Swope / CB 300

Mushing history was made last night in the Copper Basin 300 sled dog race, as women took the top 3 spots in the season’s first big distance challenge. Two River's Ryne Olson won, followed by Paige Drobny of Ester and Michelle Phillips of Carcross,Yukon. KUAC’s Molly Rettig reports.

01-17-17 8:30 AM newscast

01-16-17 KUAC NEWSMINER EVENING UPDATE

Jan 17, 2017

01-16-17 5:45 PM newscast

New Snow Slows CB 300 Mushers

Jan 16, 2017
Molly Rettig / KUAC

A winner in the Copper Basin 300 sled dog race are expected across the finish line in Glennallen later today. GPS tracking shows Ryne Olson, Michelle Phillips, Allen Moore, Paige Drobny and Nicholas Petit  grouped near the front. As KUAC’s Molly Rettig reports, after bracing themselves for extreme cold at Saturday’s start, mushers have encountered warmer temperatures and fresh snow on the trail.

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