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3:23 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

NIH Awards UAF $23.8 Million For New Diversity Program in Biomedical Research

Fairbanks, AK - The University of Alaska Fairbanks has received a $23.8 million award from the National Institutes of Health for a new ‘Biomedical Learning and Student Training program,’ or BLAST. The new undergraduate program is part of a national effort by NIH to enhance diversity in the biomedical workforce.

In a teleconference, NIH Director Francis Collins said diversity in biomedical research is critical.

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Energy & Environment
2:05 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

High Energy Prices Driving Builders, Homebuyers to More Efficient Housing

UAF Professor Tom Marsik, who now teaches at the Bristol Bay Campus, at his home in Dillingham. The 600-square-foot, extremely energy-efficient house has been certified as the world's most airtight house.
Credit KDLG

As energy prices continue to rise, Alaskan engineers and builders are pushing the envelope in the quest to build ever-more energy-efficient housing. Some of those innovations are making their way into residential construction, as builders look to meet homebuyers' demand.


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Local News
1:06 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

FNSB School District Declines to Prohibit Access to Military Recruiters

Anchorage and Mat Su school districts  decided this week to suspend military recruiter access to schools, but Fairbanks is not following suit. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

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Local News
12:46 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

2 Big Minto-Area Earthquakes Related

Graphic shows area where an earthquake occurred Monday.
Credit Alaska Earthquake Information Center

Interior Alaska experienced its second big earthquake in 6 week’s Monday. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the 2 events are thought to be connected. 

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KUAC Newscasts
11:07 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Newscast: Wednesday 10/22/14

Life in Alaska
6:26 am
Wed October 22, 2014

BLM Replaces Cabin in White Mountains Recreation Area

Fairbanks, AK - Hikers and bikers are taking advantage of a new cabin in the White Mountains Recreation Area.  The Bureau of Land Management built a replacement for the popular Moose Creek Cabin this summer.  Craig McCaa is the BLM’s Public Affairs Specialist in Fairbanks.  He says the old cabin was built nearly 30 years ago.

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Energy & Environment
10:38 am
Tue October 21, 2014

State OKs Flint Hills’ plan to clean up North Pole refinery on-site contaminants

The cleanup plan announced Monday requires Flint Hills Resources-Alaska, and potential future owners of its North Pole refinery, to continue remediating and removing contaminants from the facility.
Credit KUAC file photo

State officials have approved a plan proposed by Flint Hills Resources-Alaska to continue an ongoing cleanup of sulfolane and other contaminants that have leaked from its North Pole refinery since the 1970s.The agreement may help improve the chances of Flint Hills eventually selling the refinery, which it closed in May.


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KUAC Newscasts
10:34 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Newscast: Tuesday 10/21/14

Wildlife
6:52 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Public Meetings Begin On Proposed Park Service Sport Hunting Ban

Fairbanks, AK - The National Park Service will host 17 public hearings across the state beginning Tuesday, October 21 through November 20th to address the agency’s proposals to prohibit some sport hunting on National Park and Preserve lands.

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Politics
6:30 am
Tue October 21, 2014

In a Mid-Term Election Year, Are Ballot Measures, Candidates Enough to Draw Alaska Native Voters?

Fairbanks, AK - According to the Pew Research Center, voter turnout in mid-term election years is typically about 10 to 20 percent lower compared to years when there is a presidential election.  But November’s ballot in Alaska could draw voters even from rural native villages.

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