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Architects and Engineers for 9-11 Truth

Research conducted at the University of Alaska Fairbanks contradicts a federal determination on what brought down a building next to the Twin Towers on 9-11. World Trade Center 7 was not hit by planes, but caught fire, a blaze the National Institute of Standards and Technology blamed for the structure’s collapse. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the UAF analysis provides credence to questions about that conclusion.

Free Schaeffer Cox

A federal appeals court has thrown out one of the convictions of former Fairbanks militia leader Schaeffer Cox. A 9th Circuit Court of appeals decision filed Tuesday, vacates Cox’s conviction of solicitation to murder federal officials. The 6 page ruling upholds a conspiracy to murder conviction, and remands the case back to district court for re-sentencing. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

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(STORY CONTAINS AUDIO OF SHOOTING INCIDENT THAT MAY BE UPSETTING TO SOME LISTENERS)

Dash and body camera video of Fairbanks Police shooting a suspect, backs law enforcement accounts of what happened. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the video released at a press conference Wednesday, shows a high speed chase and the fatal shooting of 23 year old Shawn Buck on May 25th.

Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority

The fate of the long pursued Interior Energy Project will soon come into better focus. The state funded effort hinges on a natural gas supply from Cook Inlet, and as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, that’s expected next month.

Protest Targets Wolf Kill

Aug 18, 2017
Dan Bross / KUAC

The state’s largest wolf control program was the target of a protest outside Alaska Department of Fish and Game Fairbanks headquarters yesterday (Thurs). The protesters organized by Alaskans for Wildlife want Fish and Game to immediately halt the long running aerial wolf kill in the Forty Mile River region, east of Fairbanks. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Alaska Department of Corrections

Alaska State Troopers say they’ve charged several inmates at Fairbanks Correctional Center with rioting and assault for their roles in a disturbance at the jail Thursday that led to a lockdown and street closure.

Schaeffer Cox Appeal

Aug 17, 2017
Free Scheaffer Cox

Imprisoned former Fairbanks militia leader Schaeffer Cox had an appeal hearing yesterday (Weds) in federal court in Anchorage. Convicted in 2013 of conspiracy and solicitation to murder government officials and weapons charges, Cox is serving 26 years in federal prison. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, his appeal centers on whether anyone was specifically targeted.

Dan Bross / KUAC

The flood that devastated Fairbanks 50 years ago this week had broad repercussions. The flood which displaced 7 thousand people, caused 80 million dollars in property damage, inspired creation of the national flood insurance program and prompted federal construction of the Chena Flood Control project. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the dam and levy system in North Pole regulate flow of the Chena River through Fairbanks in times of high water, ensuring there will never be another catastrophic flood.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

The state Department of Fish and Game is warning pet owners in the Interior and southcentral Alaska about a recent spike in reports of tularemia – sometimes called “rabbit fever.” The disease is treatable, but it’s essential to get an animal to a veterinarian as soon as possible when they’re showing symptoms, like high fever.


Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

The State Department of Transportation has canceled plans to close the Richardson Highway tonight at the Ruby Creek bridge project.

The department says in a news release issued this morning that the contractor for the project has found a way to allow vehicles to pass through a stretch of the highway around milepost 235, where a large culvert is being removed as part of the bridge replacement project.

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