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4:53 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Democratic Gubernatorial Hopeful Pledges Top-priority Push to Lower Energy Prices

Byron Mallott
Credit ktoo.org

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott pitched a plan to help Alaskans cope with rising energy costs during a campaign swing through Fairbanks over the weekend. Mallott says he wanted to talk his plan here in the Interior, where home heating costs are highest – especially for rural and Bush communities.


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1:50 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Strong Earthquake Rattles Yakutat, Felt in Whitehorse; No Damage Reported

The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says the earthquake occurred at 3:49 a.m. Thursday in an area about 62 miles northwest of Yakutat.
Credit U.S. Geological Survey

UPDATED: Seismic activity continued around Alaska into this morning, following the strong earthquake centered near Yakutat that rattled portions of southern Alaska and the Yukon Territory early Thursday.


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1:46 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Private Wind Farm Owner Presses Case for More Power Sales to GVEA

A Fairbanks based alternative energy company continues to push Golden Valley Electric Association to buy more of its wind power. Alaska Environmental Power operates a wind farm in Delta Junction, and recently teamed with an Anchorage law firm on a report it hopes will sway utility members. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

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11:58 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Borough Pursuing Drone Park

The Fairbanks North Star Borough wants to set up a special area for companies to develop and test drone aircraft for the military.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the project would capitalize on recent year’s state laws aimed at helping woo the defense industry and spur economic development.

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3:17 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

FMATS Still Considering College Road Reconfiguration

Fairbanks, AK - A controversial plan to change a Fairbanks road from four lanes to three could get another look. The plan to reconfigure traffic on the west end of College Road will be on the agenda for a meeting of the Fairbanks Metropolitan Area Transportation System Policy Committee later this month.  The issue was also discussed during at an FMATS technical committee meeting last week.

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11:04 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Air Force Delays Scrapping Research Facility; UAF Seeks Takeover Deal

The array of 180 high-power-transmitting antennas at the HAARP facility are used to alter the ionosphere for military and academic research projects.
Credit NPR.org

The Air Force has agreed to delay its plans to demolish a $300 million research facility near Glennallen to allow more time to work out a deal to transfer ownership to the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.


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3:39 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Rainy Weather Continuing Into July

Fairbanks, AK - Rain continues to fall across the central and eastern interior as July extends a trend that made June Fairbanks' rainiest on record.  National Weather Service Meteorologist Scott Berg is tracking precipitation totals.

"Just the first day of July we had 1.92 inches of rainfall, and that was a new record for that date, and it was almost three times what the previous record was. Since midnight last night we've picked up a bit more. So far this month we've had 2.73 inches of rain," he said. 

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3:16 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Rain Causing Problems On Interior Roads

Fairbanks, AK - The rain is resulting in dangerous driving conditions.  State Department of Transportation Northern Region spokeswoman Meadow Bailey says she issued numerous travel advisories this morning.

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4:31 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Fairbanks Has Historically Rainy June

Fairbanks, AK - It’s official.  Last month was Fairbanks' wettest June on record. National Weather Service meteorologist Benjamin Bartus credits precipitation that began late yesterday with taking the total just past the previous record.

"We had some showers roll in, and in the 11th hour we broke the June monthly record of rainfall by one one-hundredth of an inch, so that makes this the wettest June on record," he said.

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3:49 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Love Lost: Polaris Building Banner Vandalized

The banner before it was cut down.
Credit Aaron Berner

Fairbanks, AK - A long ailing downtown Fairbanks high rise has suffered another insult.  A large banner hung from the upper reaches of the eleven-story Polaris Building was torn down by vandals over the weekend.

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