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A version of the F-35 fighter that will be stationed at Eielson Air Force Base beginning in 2020 is undergoing testing at the base.

Eielson officials say the F-35A Lightning II that arrived Thursday will be used to test a type of drag chute system that’s deployed to slow the aircraft when it touches down for a landing.

Fairbanks Rescue Mission

The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly on Thursday approved an ordinance that renames the borough Recycling Commission and broadens its scope. The new advisory panel would be rebranded as the Sustainability Commission, and the new name would reflect its increased mission to include promoting environmentally cleaner practices, renewable energy and food security.

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Leah Berman Williams says even though she lost the race for Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly Seat H last week by only five votes, she didn’t request a recount. She says instead she decided to focus her energy on running again next year.

10-13-17 9:30 AM newscast


Oct 13, 2017

10-12-17 5:45 PM newscast

Interior Energy Project

The Fairbanks North Star Borough’s Interior Gas Utility is considering taking control of the state backed Interior Energy Project. Its aimed at increasing the supply of natural gas in the Fairbanks area, and the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority has shepherded the effort to a point where it’s ready for transfer to the local non-profit utility. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the IGU is weighing risks and benefits as it looks at taking on the project.

10-12-17 9:30 AM newscast

10-11-17 5:45 PM newscast

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A count of absentee and questioned ballots from last week’s local election has created a near-tie between the top two vote-getters in the race for a borough Assembly seat. The new tally of votes conducted Tuesday shows only five votes separating Aaron Lojewski and Leah Berman Williams in the race for borough Assembly seat H.

10-11-17 7:30 AM newscast