Aaron Lojewski

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The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly approved a resolution Thursday that established a task force that will put together a plan to deal with the impacts of climate change on the borough.


A Million for Mary Siah

Mar 15, 2019
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A million dollars for helping the Mary Siah Recreation Center get through the next five years was passed last night by the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly. Bids for the repair job go out in a few months and work will probably start in the fall.


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The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly decided Monday to delay a plan to demolish the Mary Siah Recreation Center, proposed by Mayor Karl Kassel. Assembly members instead approved a measure that keeps the popular but aging rec center operating – if it passes engineering tests to be conducted over the next month.


Several residents of a North Pole neighborhood told Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly members Thursday that they do not want a marijuana-growing business in the area. Their arguments swayed half the members, but that wasn’t enough to pass a measure that would’ve opposed state approval of a business license for the facility.


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Leah Berman Williams says even though she lost the race for Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly Seat H last week by only five votes, she didn’t request a recount. She says instead she decided to focus her energy on running again next year.


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A count of absentee and questioned ballots from last week’s local election has created a near-tie between the top two vote-getters in the race for a borough Assembly seat. The new tally of votes conducted Tuesday shows only five votes separating Aaron Lojewski and Leah Berman Williams in the race for borough Assembly seat H.


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More than a quarter of the borough’s registered voters turned out Tuesday to reject two ballot measures and elect a slate of local-government and school board candidates.

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The first candidate forum of the season drew 5 people running for Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly and 2 for Fairbanks city council. The annual Interior Taxpayers Association hosted forum focused on local government’s response to state funding cuts.