Fairbanks

Vigil Honors Slain Woman

Jan 16, 2020
Huntington family

People gathered Wednesday night outside a Fairbanks apartment building where a woman was found dead earlier this week. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports the candlelight vigil was held in memory of 30 year old Kristen Huntington, an Alaska Native woman, whose death is being investigated as a murder.

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KUAC's Dan Bross talks to Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy climate specialist Rick Thoman about the record warm year of 2019.

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The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has submitted a new fine particulate pollution control plan for the Fairbanks-North Pole area, to the Environmental Protection Agency. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the updated plan is required because the area has failed to meet a federal Clean Air Act standard for the health damaging fine particulates, known as “P.M. 2 point 5”, produced by burning wood, coal, and oil.

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Changes are in the works at Ft. Wainwright, aimed at reducing an unusually high number of soldier suicides. According to the Army, the deaths of 8 Fairbanks based soldiers in 2019 remain “under investigation”, and another 11 are confirmed to have taken their own lives in the previous 5 years. The suicide deaths drew the attention of Alaska Congressman Don Young last spring, prompting an inquiry and recent report. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, Army leaders held a press conference this week (Nov 5) to address some of the report’s findings, and efforts to address them.

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KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy climate specialist Rick Thoman about Fairbanks unprecedented run of green Halloweens.


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KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy climate specialist Rick Thoman about a trend of later establishment of the snowpack in Fairbanks. 

Rivers, lakes and ponds present another human exposure avenue to PFAS chemicals. It’s a concern in the Fairbanks North Pole area, where there are several known areas of PFAS groundwater contamination, which when spread to surface waters, can bioaccumulate in fish. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.


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KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy climate specialist Rick Thoman about the record cold and snowy September of 1992.

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KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy climate specialist Rick Thoman about atypical contrasting conditions north and south of the Alaska Range during August.


More Than Adventure

Sep 6, 2019
Ricko DeWilde

An Interior man is one of the stars of a popular reality TV show about rural Alaska life. Ricko (REEK-o) DeWilde (de-WILD) shares his family’s subsistence lifestyle on National Geographic's: “Life Below Zero”. As KUAC's Dan Bross reports, DeWilde is Alaska Native and grew up living off the land with his parents and siblings in a remote area of the Western Interior.

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