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1:42 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Governor Shares Upbeat Message With Fairbanks

Governor Bill Walker speaks to Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce.
Credit Dan Bross / KUAC

Governor Bill Walker is striking an optimistic tone despite tanking oil prices that are reducing state revenue.  Speaking to the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce yesterday, Walker pointed to opportunity. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

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Local News
10:25 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Federal Spending Bill Appropriates $100 Million for Missile Defense in Alaska

The $50 million appropriation will help pay for expansion of the missile-defense base at Fort Greely to accommodate another 14 interceptors, like this one.
Credit KUAC file photo

The federal omnibus spending bill that awaits President Obama’s signature contains $100 million for missile defense in Alaska. It's the only major funding for military construction work in Alaska this fiscal year.


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KUAC Newscasts
9:14 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Newscast: Wednesday 12/17/14

Energy & Environment
4:50 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Governor cuts funding for mining road project that is subject of two-day meeting in Fairbanks

Fairbanks, AK -Fairbanks, AK - Tribal leaders and stakeholders representing communities that could be impacted by a proposed 220-mile industrial road gathered in Fairbanks to discuss cultural, environmental and social impacts of the road’s potential construction. The meeting is happening at time when the state is facing difficult budget decisions that could hamper the project.

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Local News
12:19 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

North Slope-bound Tanker Wrecks, Spills 1,200 Gallons of Diesel, Catches Fire

The fire that burned the wrecked tanker lights up the night. The rig caught fire after Big State Logistics removed the remaining 9,000 gallons of fuel from it.
Credit Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

A fuel tanker headed to the North Slope wrecked at a remote spot along the Dalton Highway Sunday and overturned, spilling 1,200 gallons of diesel. The wrecked rig later caught fire and burned up.


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KUAC Newscasts
9:31 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Newscast: Tuesday 12/16/14

Local News
12:58 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Friends, Family Mourn Avalanche Victim; Expert Advises Recovery Operation Delay

The snowpack around Rainbow Ridge in the Alaska Range remains unstable and susceptible to another avalanche, like this one photographed recently near Denali.
Credit Alaska Avalanche Information Center

Memorial services were held over the weekend for the Delta Junction man killed in a avalanche in the Alaska Range.  Friends and family gathered to remember 35-year-old Erik Peterson, who was skiing with friend Michael Hopper when the slide came down Dec. 6th.

Hopper survived the slide, and he and his wife Annie hosted a memorial service for Peterson at their lodge at Black Rapids Saturday.  Another service for Peterson was held in Anchorage yesterday.

Meanwhile, an avalanche expert who’s surveyed the area of the eastern Alaska Range where the deadly slide came down says the snowpack on mountainsides near Rainbow Ridge remains unstable. That will delay any operation to recover Peterson’s body.

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KUAC Newscasts
9:07 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Newscast: Monday 12/15/14

Local News
12:52 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

E.P.A. To Use North Pole Air Data

Stove pipe on a Fairbanks home.
Credit Dan Bross / KUAC

The Fairbanks area continues to struggle with fine particulate pollution from wood smoke and other sources. Wintertime air inversions trap emissions at ground level, dropping air quality below federal Clean Air Act standards. Much of the North Star Borough is classified a federal non-attainment area by the Environmental Protection Agency, based on air quality monitoring in Fairbanks, but as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the EPA plans to begin using monitoring data from North Pole, where pollution is typically much worse 

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KUAC Newscasts
9:42 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Newscast: Friday 12/12/14

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