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10:42 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Visiting Doctor Warns of Smoke Dangers

Wood stove pipe on a Fairbanks home.
Credit Dan Bross / KUAC

A Utah based doctor is warning Fairbanks residents about the dangers of smoky air.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, Doctor Brian Moench (MENCH), who scheduled to speak in Fairbanks tomorrow (Sat.), cites medical research and his own experience in a Salt Lake City hospital, to paint a dire picture of the health impacts of fine particulate pollution.

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9:14 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Motorcyclists Celebrate Life On The Road

Mathias Knura and Kai Bagus talk about their motrocycle adventures while stopped over in Fairbanks.
Dan Bross KUAC

The summer tourism season is winding down, with even the hardiest travelers thinking about heading south. Alaska regularly attracts adventurous people from around the world, including motorcycle tourists.  KUAC’s Dan Bross met up with two German visitors on extended motorcycle journeys.

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12:41 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

State Hires Security, Sets Procedure for Accessing New Tanana River Bridge

The state has established a procedure to enable hunters and others to use the new $187 million bridge across the Tanana River at Salcha to cross over to the west side.
Credit HDR Inc.

The state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs has hired a security firm to control access across the new Tanana River bridge at Salcha for hunters to get across to the training area west of the river.

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12:10 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Military’s Busy Schedule Limits Moose Hunting on Training Range Near Greely

Military personnel engaged in training exercises like this one on the Army's Donnelly Training Area near Fort Greely have limited hunting on the range.
Credit U.S. Army

One of the best moose-hunting areas in the Interior can be found on a military training range near Fort Greely. But a busy Army and Air Force training schedule is limiting hunters’ ability to get back into the area.


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9:09 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Mayor Eberhart Is Focus of Council Meeting

The public filled the Fairbanks City Council Chambers to comment on recent actions by Mayor John Eberhart.
Credit Dan Bross / KUAC

The actions of Fairbanks Mayor John Eberhart are a hot topic. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, Eberhart drew criticism and praise at Monday's city council meeting.

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9:01 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Standoff Ends Without Bloodshed

Michael Bracht just before being taken into custody outside the Justa Store.
Dan Bross KUAC

A long standoff between police and an armed man in Fairbanks ended with the suspect being taken into custody alive yesterday afternoon. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

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12:57 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

UAF, Native Community Launch Troth Yeddha Park, Indigenous Center Project

Alaska Native leaders and elders and UAF officials celebrate Thursday's presentation of a sign marking the future location of Troth Yeddha Park and Indigenous Studies Center after it was unveiled by Doyon President and CEO Aaron Schutt, left of sign, and UAF Chancellor Brian Rogers.
Credit Tim Ellis/KUAC

Alaska Native and University of Alaska-Fairbanks officials hosted a ceremony on the campus’s West Ridge yesterday to unveil a sign marking the location of the planned Troth Yeddha Park and Indigenous Studies Center.

The name roughly translates to the place where Athabascan people once harvested troth, a tuber that looks and tastes like a sweet potato.

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1:07 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Gamble Urges Regents To Drop Bonus

University of Alaska President Pat Gamble speaks to the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce.
Credit Dan Bross / KUAC

The president of the University of Alaska is rejecting a hefty bonus as out of touch.

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12:51 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Initiative Revives Air Regulation Debate

Wood stove pipe on a Fairbanks home.
Credit Dan Bross / KUAC

Sides are lining out their positions is the long running battle over who should be in charge of cleaning up Fairbanks air. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, a twice passed citizen initiative, which bans the North Star Borough from regulating wood and coal burning stoves and boilers, is up for renewal in next month’s municipal election. 

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1:47 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Two Big Fairbanks-area Richardson Highway Projects to Wind Down Soon

Motorists are squeezed from four lanes to two as they approach the narrow winding detour through the railroad overpass construction site, just south of the Chena River Flood Control Project on the Richardson Highway.
Credit Tim Ellis/KUAC

Motorists will finally get a break next month from the detours and congestion around a couple of major construction projects under way on the Richardson Highway south of Fairbanks. The work will wrap-up for the season on both the railroad-overpass and weigh-station projects – then ramp up again next year.


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