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A Delta Junction City Council member says he’s been victimized by a fake Twitter account established under his name in January that includes several posts with racist comments. Charles Lester says he reported the account to Twitter on Friday, and the account was removed over the weekend. But there are doubts about Lester’s explanation.


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There’s only one contested legislative primary-election race that Fairbanks-area voters will weigh-in on this coming Tuesday. That’s the House District 1 seat left vacant by Rep. Scott Kawasaki’s decision to challenge incumbent Sen. Pete Kelly to represent state Senate District A. The matchup features two candidates with very different campaign pitches.


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President Trump says he’s ready to move ahead this year on his campaign pledge to pass a trillion-dollar program to improve the nation’s infrastructure. That’s motivated officials with a Glennallen-based economic development organization and the electrical co-op that serves the area to dust off an old plan to build a 300-mile-long high-tension power line that would run from the Mat-Su Valley community of Sutton to Tok and Delta Junction.


Ten Alaskan communities will join hundreds of others worldwide Saturday to show support for science and the role it plays in improving the lives of people. Two Alaskans who’ll be participating in their communities’ March for Science observances say they’ll also be protesting steep budget cuts proposed for federal agencies and programs and politically-motivated attacks on science and scientists.


No new U.S. Arctic policy – at least, not yet …


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The U.S. Arctic Research Commission set off alarms last week when a staffer inadvertently suggested the agency would halt its Twitter feed. The resulting uproar followed similar backlash over real blackouts at other federal agencies, resulting from a Trump administration gag order on their distribution of climate change information.


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.