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Military and contractor personnel and invited guests celebrated a milestone in the construction of a massive radar facility Tuesday at Clear Air Force Station, near Anderson.

U.S. Marine Corps

Summer promises to be a busy construction season for the Interior, due to a series of projects at the region’s two Air Force installations. The projects will inject more than $1.5 billion into the area’s economy.

State and local leaders are trying to determine if natural gas from Cook Inlet gas is viable option for interior’s need for a lower cost, cleaner energy source. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, at issue are some of the same costs that derailed an earlier focus to bring in North Slope gas.

Fairbanks, AK - There are two new names on this year’s primary ballot for state Representative in Fairbanks District 1. Greg Bringhurst and Jomo Stewart are both vying for an opportunity to face Representative Scott Kawasaki in November.

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Officials with Flint Hills Resources Alaska announced today that they will halt processing crude oil at the company’s North Pole refinery over the next few months and shut down the facility. As KUAC’s Tim Ellis reports, company officials decided to shut down the refinery because of rising costs to run it and shrinking profit margins – and ongoing costs of cleaning up groundwater tainted by an industrial solvent that leaked from the refinery for years.