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Fairbanks Police say a man shot by police in June was prepared for violence. FPD held a press conference Thursday to share results of an investigation of the police killing of 21 year old Mathew Stover of Northway, after he opened fire on officers. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, police shared photo and video evidence of the deadly encounter, as well as extensive weaponry Stover had at the scene. The following story contains audio of the shooting.

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The University of Alaska Fairbanks is taking action to address workforce diversity and equity issues. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the move is prompted by employees.

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Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Karl Kassel says most of the borough’s 250 or so buildings are badly in need of maintenance. He says many are so old that they just need to be torn down and replaced. And he says it’ll cost nearly $400 million to catch up on that backlog. The mayor told a couple hundred area residents who showed up for two meetings Wednesday that they and their local elected leaders will have to solve the problem, because it’s unlikely the state will pay for much, if any, of that work.


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A version of the F-35 fighter that will be stationed at Eielson Air Force Base beginning in 2020 is undergoing testing at the base.

Eielson officials say the F-35A Lightning II that arrived Thursday will be used to test a type of drag chute system that’s deployed to slow the aircraft when it touches down for a landing.

Interior Energy Project

The Fairbanks North Star Borough’s Interior Gas Utility is considering taking control of the state backed Interior Energy Project. Its aimed at increasing the supply of natural gas in the Fairbanks area, and the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority has shepherded the effort to a point where it’s ready for transfer to the local non-profit utility. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the IGU is weighing risks and benefits as it looks at taking on the project.

Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce

Members of the public who show up at Fairbanks City Council meetings to talk about what’s on their mind will now have to wait later into the evening. That’s because councilmembers voted Monday to move the citizens-comment portion of regular meetings from near the top of the agenda to near the bottom.


The Fairbanks City Council approved an ordinance Monday that’s intended to help provide drinking water for property owners in an area on the city’s south side who’ve lost the use of their wells due to groundwater contamination. Mayor Jim Matherly says it’s only the first step toward addressing the mounting costs of the contamination problem.


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.

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