Alaska Division of Elections

A resolution in front of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly tonight would oppose Senate Bill 39, which is sponsored by Wasilla Republican Sen. Mike Shower. SB 39 would undo part of the 2016 citizen initiative that put automatic voter registration into Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend application.


Gov Dunleavy Sick with COVID-19

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Skip Gray/360North

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has tested positive for COVID-19 and has mild symptoms, his office said Wednesday. He tested negative on Sunday, a day after being exposed to a person with a positive case. He said then he would quarantine at home, but began feeling sick Tuesday night, and took another test Wednesday morning and it was positive, his office said.

Dunleavy is being treated by his own doctor.

He was waiting his turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine; he 59 and too young to get vaccinated as an elder. He had surgery in 2017 for a mild heart condition that might make him eligible under some criteria, but not until he tests negative again for the disease.

His office said yesterday the governor has mild symptoms that emerged while he was in quarantine, so no other close contacts have been identified.


02-25-21 KUAC MORNING NEWS

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02-25-21 AM newscast


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Experts will talk about the economics of livestock production and other agricultural issues on Saturday during the 49th annual Delta Farm Forum. And like countless other events over the past year, the 2021 forum will take place online.


02-24-21 KUAC MIDDAY NEWS

Feb 24, 2021

02-24-21 midday news


02-24-21 Pandemic Parenting: Colt Chase

Feb 24, 2021
Roxanne Parker

The pandemic has limited our social interactions for nearly a year now, and that’s been especially difficult for parents and kids, but there’s also an upside to spending more time at home together. In this week’s episode of the KUAC series Pandemic Parenting, Molly Rettig has the story of a Fairbanks single dad who has found a bright side amidst the challenges.

02-24-21 AM newscast


02-23-21 KUAC MIDDAY NEWS

Feb 23, 2021

02-23-21 midday newscast

Trails Plan Looking for Public Opinion

Feb 23, 2021
FNSB

It has been about 15 years since the comprehensive plan for the hundreds of trails in the Fairbanks North Star Borough was updated. In that time, more formal trails have been developed and more different kinds of uses like skijoring and fatbiking have become popular. Now the borough’s Trail Advisory Commission is starting to update the Comprehensive Trail Plan, and wants the public to come to its meetings this Wednesday and next Monday nights.


City of Fairbanks

Meeting last night (Mon), the Fairbanks city council put off voting on the Mayor’s choice for police chief. Mayor Jim Matherly forwarded Fairbanks Police Lieutenant Ron Dupee’s name to the council for confirmation earlier this month. During public comments at last night’s meeting, there was a lot of support for Lt Dupee, but also criticism of a candidate review process employed by the mayor. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

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