Jim Matherly

Fairbanks Police Department

The Fairbanks City Council last night gave initial approval to a measure that would ask Fairbanks voters to consider an increase in property taxes to fill a gap in the city’s budget caused by a cutback in state funding.


Alaskans can consume and possess marijuana as of today, but not in public, and last night the Fairbanks City Council approved an ordinance setting a hundred-dollar fine for violating that rule.