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The University of Alaska Fairbanks has completed investigation of a campus rape case. Citing confidentiality rules, the university will not comment on the September 2016 case, but as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the victim is again speaking out.

Corporate Giant Backs ANWR Protection

Dec 6, 2016
Patagonia / Patagonia

The Alaska Wilderness League has teamed with outdoor gear giant Patagonia to push for protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. As KUAC’s Amanda Frank reports, they’ve funded a short film focused on the refuge’s importance to the Gwichin Athabascan people.

Back To Alaska

Nov 30, 2016
Melissa Prince

A University of Alaska Fairbanks professor is pursuing a dream. Documentary film professor Rob Prince is on sabbatical in his former home state of Michigan, where he has acquired an iconic 35 year old sports car. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the car is the centerpiece of a planned transcontinental trip and film project.

11-28-16  8:30 AM newscast

Alaska Native leaders from across the state have wrapped up a 3 day tribal governance symposium in Fairbanks. KUAC’s Amanda Frank attended a panel discussion on governance and wellness, and has this report.

Dan Bross / KUAC

A national nonprofit group that provides service dogs to military service members and veterans has opened a new training facility in Fairbanks. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, Paws for Purple Hearts involves service members and vets in the dog training process.

Badger Road Elementary PTA

A North Pole school will get a new name. The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Board of education approved a measure last (Tues) night to rename of Badger Road Elementary. The road is named after a North Pole area pioneer who plead guilty to child rape a century ago, but as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the name has long since transcended any connection to the man.

Fairbanks Vigil For Standing Rock

Nov 16, 2016
Amanda Frank / KUAC

Alaskans joined protesters around the country yesterday [Tuesday] in staging demonstrations, rallies and vigils in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s fight against the Dakota Access pipeline project. KUACs Amanda Frank attended a candlelight vigil in Fairbanks.

Alaska Perspective On Standing Rock

Nov 11, 2016

A group of Alaska Native women helping with the Standing Rock tribal protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline are providing an inside perspective on the dispute that’s getting worldwide attention. KUAC’s Amanda Frank traveled to North Dakota with the Alaska group, and has this report.

Gregory Brook/U.S. Air Force

Ten high-level U.S. and Canadian commissioned and noncommissioned officers toured the Army’s Black Rapids Training Site Tuesday. The event was part of an ongoing series of meetings intended to enable commanders of the two militaries to operate jointly in the far north.