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1:07 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Assembly Approves Initiative Statement Funding

The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly has passed an ordinance appropriating funds to cover the cost of publishing pro and con statements on local ballot initiatives up for vote in the October 7th municipal election.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, debate about the ordinance during Thursday’s assembly meeting hit on concerns about spending, and how to fairly represent opposing sides.

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Energy & Environment
11:58 am
Fri August 29, 2014

‘You’ve got to defend it’: Wilderness Act 50th Anniversary Celebration at Denali Park

Frank Keim treks through fall foliage last month during the Northern Alaska Environmental Center's 18th annual Run for the Refuge. This year, Keim led the center's annual celebration of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Credit Northern Alaska Environmental Center

Denali National Park is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act with a series of events over the next couple of weeks. The commemoration kicks off tonight with a talk at the park’s by Fairbanks author and environmentalist Frank Keim.

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KUAC Newscasts
10:06 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Newscast: Friday 8/29/14

Local News
11:53 am
Thu August 28, 2014

City Council OKs Shorter Workweek, Higher Pay for Police in Bid to Reduce Overtime

A new agreement narrowly approved Monday by the Fairbanks City Council will reduce overtime and give the city’s police officers and dispatchers a break on health insurance costs.

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Local News
11:52 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Downtown Sculpture Nearing Completion

Model of Polaris sculpture.
Credit Dan Bross / KUAC

A sculpture destined for downtown Fairbanks is undergoing final work before being shipped north.  The piece called “Polaris” consists of stainless steel spires up to 36 feet tall. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

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KUAC Newscasts
10:20 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Newscast: Thursday 8/28/14

KUAC Newscasts
10:41 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Newscast: Wednesday 8/27/14

KUAC Newscasts
11:20 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Newscast: Tuesday 8/26/14

Wildlife
6:01 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Canadian Biologist Says Few Management Options Are Left Despite High Chinook Escapement This Year

Fairbanks, AK - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game reports this summer’s run of Chinook salmon on the Yukon River is complete, but across the border, the fish are still swimming upstream, headed for their spawning grounds.  Canadian management strategies are also aimed at conserving a dwindling king salmon population.

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Local News
12:33 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Neighbors’ Complaints Compel Fairbanks Broadcaster to Halt Tower Project in Delta

Tanana Valley Television of Fairbanks had proposed building a new tower and translator to broadcast a digital signal to the Delta area.
Credit fsa.fredonia.edu

A Fairbanks broadcasting company’s plan to build a television-translator tower in Delta Junction is on hold now that residents of the area where it would be built say they don’t want it in their neighborhood. They say they weren’t told of the project, and that it shouldn’t be built in a residential area.


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