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  • Kinross plans to begin hauling gold ore from the Manh Choh mine near Tetlin to the Fort Knox mill north of Fairbanks, 240 miles away, later next year.
    Advocates for Safe Alaska Highways
    A new study predicts accidents will increase next year when big trucks begin hauling gold ore 240 miles from a mine in Tetlin to Kinross’s Fort Knox mill. That’s one of many findings reviewed Tuesday by a state Transportation Department committee analyzing the trucking route.
  •  West Fairbanks Fred Meyer store was the highest-grossing store in the Kroger chain in 2016.
    Alaska Dispatch
    About 100 workers at the West Fairbanks Fred Meyer store have asked to join the United Food and Commercial Workers. Yesterday they presented a letter to the store’s management. The non-grocery workers would join grocery, and meat & seafood employees in the store, who are already represented by the same union.