City of Fairbanks

Mask Up to Keep Economy Open - Matherly

Jun 30, 2020
City of Fairbanks

City of Fairbanks Mayor Jim Matherly wants people to wear masks when out in public to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Helping homeless people get resources they need is the goal of Project Homeless Connect. It is a day-long resource fair this Wednesday at the J.P. Jones Center in south Fairbanks. Project Homeless Connect will be at the J.P. Jones Community Development Centre on 24th Avenue on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You do not have to be homeless to attend.

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A federal civil suit filed against the city of Fairbanks by the Fairbanks Four is back in play. On Wednesday the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a district court judge’s dismissal of the case. KUAC's Dan Bross reports.

Lawsuit Seeks Change

Dec 23, 2019
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December 24th marks 2 years since a Fairbanks man was fatally shot by local police and Alaska State Troopers, and the deceased man’s family recently filed a wrongful death suit against the city, the state, and the officers involved. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

City Sues Over PFAS

Apr 30, 2019

The City of Fairbanks has filed suit against manufacturers of PFAS containing firefighting foams, which have contaminated ground water in an area on the city’s south side. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the city is joins numerous others in the lower 48 seeking damages.

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Anchorage police Lieutenant Nancy Reeder has accepted Fairbanks Mayor Jim Matherly’s offer   to serve as the city’s new police chief.

Elected Leaders of both the Fairbanks North Star Borough and City of Fairbanks said Wednesday that they and their staffs are studying how they'll deal with what Gov. Mike Dunleavy's calls “massive” funding cuts to municipalities contained in his proposed budget.

Tonight’s Fairbanks City Council meeting will start a half-hour earlier than before. Tonight’s meeting begins at 6:30. The Council passed an ordinance at it’s August 20th meeting to move both the citizens’ comments time and the council members’ comments ahead of the regular business of the council.

After ceremonies to start the meeting, the Citizens’ Comments section will be open for about an hour. Residents can make comments on any item not up for public hearing for up to three minutes, and the comment period will end no later than 7:30 p.m.

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Today is the deadline the city set for the owner of the old Masonic Temple to haul away the pile of rubble that is now all that remains of the historic structure, which partially collapsed last month from the weight of a heavy snow load. Owner Harold Groetsema says he can’t pay the $80,000 bill to dispose of the rubble. And he’s asked the city to give him more time to find a solution.

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Hundreds of local government officials from around the state are in Anchorage this week for the Alaska Municipal League’s annual local-government conference. At the top of their agenda is finding ways to deal with cuts in state funding that in turn have forced the municipalities to reduce services and raise local taxes.