Emotional tension from anti-racism rallies and marches has spilled over into the business sector in Fairbanks. Employees from two businesses were involved in incidents of intolerance.

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University of Alaska Regents are meeting Thursday and Friday to consider budgets for this year and next, as the institution faces large deficits. One money-saving option up for consideration is merging University of Alaska Southeast programs into either the University of Alaska Fairbanks or Anchorage operations, a proposal that drew heavy protest during a pre-meeting public testimony session Tuesday night.


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The Central Recycling Facility in Fairbanks is slowly opening up to take plastic and paper after a two-month closure.

Recycling Coordinator Sean Huntington is calling last week a “soft” opening, without a formal announcement. But people found out anyway.


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Jun 1, 2020

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With an expected pandemic-caused shortage of tourists at Denali National Park this summer, the Park Service is increasing private vehicle access along the Park Road. The Road will be closed at Savage River, Mile 15 as of June 1, but Denali National Park spokesperson G.W. Hitchcock says people can register online

Lightning Storm Starts Clear Creek Fire

Jun 1, 2020
National Weather Service

Alaska’s wildfire situation heightened over the weekend, as the season’s first major thunderstorms resulted in thousands of lightning strikes. Alaska Fire Service spokesperson Beth Ipsen says there were 1,800 lightning strikes Saturday, and 3,500 Sunday, spanning a large swath of the state

Ipsen says the lightning sparked 20 new wildfires including two blazes in the Unalakleet area, which were fought with smoke jumpers and water scooping planes.  

Robyne / KUAC

Fairbanks joined many cities around the nation and world over the weekend in holding an event to express solidarity against police killings of people of color, following the suffocation of an African American man by a Minneapolis officer last week. Sadness and anger about George Floyd’s murder drew hundreds of people together Saturday in downtown Fairbanks for a peaceful march and rally. 

Foundation Health Partners

27 cases of COVID-19 is the highest case count since the pandemic began. 12 patients or staff members at Providence Transitional Car Center, a skilled nursing facility in Anchorage, and others were traced to gatherings where social distancing and masks were not used.


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