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10:19 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Two Old Women: The Movie

Two Old Women book cover.
Credit Epicenter Press

An acclaimed Alaska Native survival story is headed for the big screen. Fairbanks writer Velma Wallis’s 1993 best seller “Two Old Women”, is being made into a movie.  KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

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KUAC Newscasts
9:23 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Newscast: Monday 3/2/15

Arts & Culture
3:58 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

The Drums of Winter Interview

Credit der.org/films/drums-of-winter.html

Traditional dance and the importance of music and dance in Yup'ik culture is captured in the newly restored documentary "The Drums of Winter".  Find out more about the restoration and digitizing process, preserving and revitalizing the native dance culture and the significance of the dance.

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Local News
2:33 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Borough Assembly Approves Ordinance Restricting Public Marijuana Consumption

The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly has unanimously approved an ordinance to regulate marijuana use. Assembly member John Davies says the intent is to clarify the evolving state law legalizing recreational marijuana.

“Clearly, what we’re trying to do is to keep the peace by having clear rules, so the referee knows when to blow the while and when not to blow the whistle,” Davies said.

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Energy & Environment
2:17 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Assembly OKs Air-Quality Ordinance; Dissenter Predicts Voter Backlash

Presiding officer Karl Kassel tells fellow Assembly members that his referee attire will help him "make tough calls" before debate began on the proposed air-quality ordinance Thursday night.
Credit Tim Ellis/KUAC

The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly passed a sweeping air-quality ordinance Thursday night that supporters hope will finally begin to clean up Fairbanks’s wintertime air pollution. Most members agreed the ordinance isn’t perfect, but that it’s a good start.


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Local News
10:41 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Forecasters Predict Wind, Snow Over Much of Interior This Weekend

National Weather Service logo
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A powerful storm is forecast to push across the interior from the west tomorrow. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

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Local News
10:35 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Tanker Truck Overturns in Dalton Highway Wreck, Spills 3,000 Gallons of Diesel

Fuel truck lying upside down off the Dalton Highway Wednesday.
Credit ADEC / ADEC

A semi-truck accident on the icy Dalton Highway has resulted in a large fuel spill.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, a major cleanup is anticipated.

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KUAC Newscasts
10:01 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Newscast: Friday 2/27/15

Local News
1:16 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Air Quality Advocates Worry Too Many Areas Excluded in Amended Ordinance

Wood stove pipe on a Fairbanks home.
Credit Dan Bross / KUAC

A Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly ordinance that would allow some areas to be excluded from wood burning restrictions is drawing criticism from air quality advocates. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

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KUAC Newscasts
9:25 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Newscast: Thursday 2/26/15

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