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12:49 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Efficiencies Save University Dollars

Small scale energy conservation projects are saving money at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. KUAC’s Karen Simmons reports on the student fee funded Review of Infrastructure, Sustainability and Energy or “RISE” board projects.

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2:07 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Iditarod Fairbanks Re-Start Adjusted

Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins and Iditarod Trail Committee Executive Director Stan Hooley shake hands at a press conference Monday on changes to the March 9th race re-start in Fairbanks.
Credit Dan Bross / KUAC

The Iditarod has changed its plan for the Fairbanks re-start. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, this winter’s warm weather that forced the re-start north from Anchorage is also causing problems in Fairbanks.

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1:18 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Invitational Record Falls Again

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Credit Iditarod Trail Invitational

A cyclist has set a new record in the 350 mile Iditarod Trail Invitational human powered race. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

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10:19 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Two Old Women: The Movie

Two Old Women book cover.
Credit Epicenter Press

An acclaimed Alaska Native survival story is headed for the big screen. Fairbanks writer Velma Wallis’s 1993 best seller “Two Old Women”, is being made into a movie.  KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

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2:33 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Borough Assembly Approves Ordinance Restricting Public Marijuana Consumption

The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly has unanimously approved an ordinance to regulate marijuana use. Assembly member John Davies says the intent is to clarify the evolving state law legalizing recreational marijuana.

“Clearly, what we’re trying to do is to keep the peace by having clear rules, so the referee knows when to blow the while and when not to blow the whistle,” Davies said.

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10:41 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Forecasters Predict Wind, Snow Over Much of Interior This Weekend

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Credit National Weather Service / National Weather Service

A powerful storm is forecast to push across the interior from the west tomorrow. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

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10:35 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Tanker Truck Overturns in Dalton Highway Wreck, Spills 3,000 Gallons of Diesel

Fuel truck lying upside down off the Dalton Highway Wednesday.
Credit ADEC / ADEC

A semi-truck accident on the icy Dalton Highway has resulted in a large fuel spill.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, a major cleanup is anticipated.

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1:16 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Air Quality Advocates Worry Too Many Areas Excluded in Amended Ordinance

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

A Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly ordinance that would allow some areas to be excluded from wood burning restrictions is drawing criticism from air quality advocates. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

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12:24 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Hundreds Turn Out in Fairbanks to Urge Army Officials to Reconsider Troop Cuts

State officials in the first row await their turn to speak during Tuesday night's meeting in Fairbanks. From left, state Sens. Click Bishop and John Coghill, Gov. Bill Walker, borough Mayor Luke Hopkins, U.S. Army Alaska Commander Maj. Gen. Mike Shields.
Credit Tim Ellis/KUAC

Hundreds of Fairbanks-area residents and a platoon of elected officials turned out Tuesday to tell a delegation of Army officials why they shouldn’t reduce the number of soldiers stationed in Alaska. Many of those who spoke emphasized that Alaska has something that no other state can offer – its location.


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12:44 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

As Pot Legalization Begins, City Council OKs Ban on Public Consumption, $100 Fine

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.


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