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3:38 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

North Pole Council Mulls Sales-tax Hike to Offset Refinery-closure Revenue Loss

Flint Hills Resources-Alaska shut down its refinery last summer and now uses the facility as a fuel terminal.
Credit KUAC file photo

North Pole’s mayor says the City Council is considering hiking sales taxes to cover an estimated $180,000 drop in property-tax revenues caused by the shutdown of the Flint Hills Resources refinery. Ward and Fairbanks Mayor John Eberhart heard about other lcommunities' budgets challenges while attending the Alaska Municipal League’s annual local-government conference in Anchorage.


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Local News
11:26 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Orphaned Bear Cub

"BaBa" the bear cub, comes out of a dog house at his temporary home with Kate Rourke and Andy Bassich.
Credit Terry Pratt / BBC

Another orphaned Alaska bear cub needs a home. The young black bear found near Eagle is the 8th the state has dealt with this year.  The other seven cubs, all but one black, including a trio rescued in Galena in September, have been placed in lower 48 wildlife care facilities.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the fate of the latest orphaned cub is uncertain.

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Arts & Culture
2:21 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Split Knuckles Theatre actors talk about "Endurance" production

KUAC's Susie Hackett talks to Brian Cook and Michael Toomey from Split Knuckles Theatre company. Their production of "Endurance" is this weekend, November 21 and 22. Hear a conversation about the work and imagination it takes to combine the story of the great explorer Ernest Shackleton's challenges and the Wall Street economic crisis of 2008 into one production.

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KUAC Newscasts
10:22 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Newscast: Thursday 11/20/14

Alaska Live
3:35 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Bassoonist Jay Million

UAF music student Jay MIllion in the Alaska Live studio at KUAC on November 19, 2014.
Credit Annie Bartholomew


Bassoonist and UAF music student Jay Million previewed his upcoming recital on Alaska Live with accompanist Lorna Eder on Wednesday, November 19th. Million is the 2014 Concerto Competition winner in the UAF undergraduate/graduate category and won with a saxophone concerto.

See Million this Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m in the Davis Concert Hall for his junior recital prepared under the direction of George Rydlinski.

Local News
1:10 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

School Board To Hire Superintendent

The Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board has approved permanent hire of interim Superintendent Karen Gaborik (ga-BOOR-ik) . The action taken at a meeting Tuesday night, forgoes the normal search process, and comes despite lingering concern about the districts handling of sexual abuse case.

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KUAC Newscasts
10:04 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Newscast: Wednesday 11/19/14

KUAC Newscasts
9:48 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Newscast: Tuesday 11/18/14

KUAC Newscasts
9:41 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Newscast: Monday 11/17/14

Local News
2:20 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Wallis Death Remains A Mystery

Local leaders in Fairbanks are again asking for the public’s help in solving the 2013 case of an Alaska Native man found burning inside a downtown Post Office. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

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