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12:04 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Colver Denies Two-Term Incumbent Feige’s Bid for Re-election to District 9 Seat

Two-term Republican Rep. Eric Feige has been defeated in his bid for re-election. He came in last in a three-way race with two challengers who, like Feige, live in the Mat-Su.

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Politics
11:59 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Wilson Cites Door-to-Door Campaigning in Win Over Isaacson for District 3 Seat

Rep. Tammie Wilson cruised to an easy win over fellow Republican incumbent Doug Isaacson in the District 3 Republican primary.

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KUAC Newscasts
10:19 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Newscast: Wednesday 8/20/14

Politics
11:14 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

New to AK Politics, Murakami to Run Against Long-Time Republican, Former Fairbanks Mayor Thompson

Fairbanks, AK - Democrat Larry Murakami  won Tuesday night’s primary election against Uriah  Nalikak  for a spot on the ballot for House District 2 in East Fairbanks.  Murikami is a rookie to Alaska politics, but he says he’s not nervous about continuing the campaign season into November. “I know I’m new, but I also think to some degree, that’s an advantage," he says.  "There are definitely some people that are ok with somebody who is absolutely not a career politician.”

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Politics
11:10 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Newcomer Bringhurst to Run Against Veteran Democrat In November for House District 1

Fairbanks, AK - Newcomer and Republican candidate Greg Bringhurst won the primary election for house District one Tuesday night.  Bringhurst is the communications manager for the Tanana Chiefs Conference.  He says he tried not to get too excited before the elections results came in. “You know we weren’t speculating on anything," he laughs. "We were just staying kind of humble and we were hoping for the best, but you never know.”

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Crime & Justice
1:51 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Troopers Arrest, Charge Youth, 16, With Arson, Theft for 2 Recent Delta-area Fires

The 16-year-old that Troopers arrested and charged Monday with setting a fire at a Delta Junction house on Sunday also is charged with torching the Clearwater Lodge, shown here on the morning of May 15th.
Credit KUAC file photo

Alaska State Troopers have arrested a 16-year-old male and charged him with arson for setting a house in Delta Junction on fire last weekend and the May 15th  fire that destroyed the Clearwater Lodge.


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Local News
1:27 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

State, Army Develop Procedure for Hunters to Use New Tanana River Bridge in Salcha

The 3,300-foot Tanana River bridge at Salcha, the longest bridge in the state, officially opened Aug. 5.
Credit Alaska Railroad

State and Army officials have agreed on a procedure that will allow hunters to use the new Tanana River bridge in Salcha to get to military lands on the other side of the river. The agencies established the process in time for hunters to get access to military training areas in September.


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Local News
11:30 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Modeling Indicates Gas Project A Go

A Fairbanks Natural Gas hook up and meter display
Credit Dan Bross / KUAC

The state is a step closer to proving its North Slope to Fairbanks natural gas trucking project can work. The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority lead Interior Energy Project is aimed at providing gas at about half the cost of heating oil, and as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports officials say they’re honing in on the target. 

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KUAC Newscasts
10:28 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Newscast: Tuesday 8/19/14

Local News
12:23 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Vandals Drive Over Gravesites, Badly Damage Gazebo During Cemetery Joyride

Delta Mayor Pro Tem Mary Leith examines the badly damaged gazebo in the Rest Haven Cemetery Sunday morning.
Credit Tim Ellis/KUAC

Alaska State Troopers are investigating vandalism at the Delta Junction cemetery over the weekend. The vandals drove through the fence both on the way in and out of the cemetery and then ran over several gravesites on their way to the gazebo, which they nearly destroyed.


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