Four public buildings around Fairbanks will offer more electrical outlets in their parking lots next year to encourage customers to plug-in their engine-block heaters during cold snaps. The project is intended to help improve the area’s air quality.

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Twenty-eight librarians and archivists who manage the growing body of knowledge about Earth’s polar regions gathered in Fairbanks last week. Much of the talk during the 2016 Polar Libraries Colloquy focused on how to digitize and share centuries of knowledge on the circumpolar north and south.

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North Pole Branch Library staff closed their cramped 40-year-old building Tuesday and prepared to move the collection into a spacious new facility a few blocks away. The staff is hustling to get the job done in time to open the new facility on Nov. 1st.