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1:34 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Alaska Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving meal is an American tradition, but the menu for it can vary regionally and by culture.  That’s reflected by some items included in boxes being distributed by the Fairbanks Food Bank. KUAC’s Hether Penn reports.

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1:28 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Cub Finds Temporary Home

An orphaned bear cub from the Eagle area is at the Alaska Zoo. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the young black bear will be kept at the facility in Anchorage, while a search is conducted for a permanent home.

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1:24 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Fairbanks Skier Makes The Big Time

A cross country skier from Fairbanks is taking on the world’s best. Alaska Pacific University team member Reese Hanneman (HON-a-men)  will compete for the U.S. Ski Team in World Cup races in Europe over the next month.  KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

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1:21 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Public Opposition Compels North Pole Council to Reconsider Sales-tax Hike

The North Pole City Council is looking at increased sales taxes. Mayor Bryce Ward has proposed the hikes to cover an anticipated $180,000-plus revenue shortfall. The public turned out in opposition to the tax increases at a City Council meeting Monday night. But the council plans to reconsider a revamped version of the mayor’s proposal next week.


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1:16 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Snow Starved

The interior is forecast to get a little snow over the next couple days, but as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the trend is for continued dry weather.

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12:46 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Native Municipal Leaders: Pot-Legalization Law Could Harm Youths, Communities

North Slope Borough Assembly President Forrest Olemaun
Credit Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corp

Alaska Native municipal leaders say a new state law that will legalize the use and sale of marijuana could damage people in communities. Last week they told an Anchorage attorney who’s researched the law that the tax it authorizes won’t raise enough money to repair that damage.


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3:38 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

North Pole Council Mulls Sales-tax Hike to Offset Refinery-closure Revenue Loss

Flint Hills Resources-Alaska shut down its refinery last summer and now uses the facility as a fuel terminal.
Credit KUAC file photo

North Pole’s mayor says the City Council is considering hiking sales taxes to cover an estimated $180,000 drop in property-tax revenues caused by the shutdown of the Flint Hills Resources refinery. Ward and Fairbanks Mayor John Eberhart heard about other lcommunities' budgets challenges while attending the Alaska Municipal League’s annual local-government conference in Anchorage.


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11:26 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Orphaned Bear Cub

"BaBa" the bear cub, comes out of a dog house at his temporary home with Kate Rourke and Andy Bassich.
Credit Terry Pratt / BBC

Another orphaned Alaska bear cub needs a home. The young black bear found near Eagle is the 8th the state has dealt with this year.  The other seven cubs, all but one black, including a trio rescued in Galena in September, have been placed in lower 48 wildlife care facilities.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the fate of the latest orphaned cub is uncertain.

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1:10 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

School Board To Hire Superintendent

The Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board has approved permanent hire of interim Superintendent Karen Gaborik (ga-BOOR-ik) . The action taken at a meeting Tuesday night, forgoes the normal search process, and comes despite lingering concern about the districts handling of sexual abuse case.

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2:20 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Wallis Death Remains A Mystery

Local leaders in Fairbanks are again asking for the public’s help in solving the 2013 case of an Alaska Native man found burning inside a downtown Post Office. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

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