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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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Fifty years ago this week, the Fairbanks area was being deluged by unprecedented rainfall. The precipitation channeled from surrounding hills into the Chena River resulting in an epic flood that devastated the interior city. Five decades later, signs are going up around Fairbanks to remind people of what happened. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Order Inspires Local Protest

Feb 1, 2017
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A group gathered last night at a busy Fairbanks intersection to protest President Trump’s executive order on immigration. KUAC’s Amanda Frank reports.

Holiday Help

Dec 21, 2016
Santa's Helpers / Santa's Helpers

Over the last two years, community members have come together to keep a Fairbanks holiday charity tradition going. As KUAC’s Amanda Frank reports “Santa’s Helpers”, run by the North Star Community Foundation, has picked up where the long running “Santa’s Clearing House” left off.

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