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Fairbanks-area residents asked to monitor smokestacks, refrain from open burning as state air quality rules start

FAIRBANKS — The state is asking residents of about 200 square miles of the Fairbanks North Star Borough to monitor their smokestacks and to hold off on burn piles until April 1.

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Colin Tucker ice climbs at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Outdoor Climbing Tower next to the UAF Patty Center on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

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Blind Ester dog found alive after 2 weeks in cold
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 8:04 am

FAIRBANKS — Eleven-year-old Madera, a Labrador retriever, had the odds against her when she wandered away from her Ester home in the midst of a cold snap earlier this month.

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Storm warning issued for Interior Alaska; wind, snow expected
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 10:38 am

FAIRBANKS—A week that began with a freezing rainstorm may come to an end with a howling blizzard.

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Two Fairbanks residents charged with filing 95 false tax returns
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 6:12 pm

FAIRBANKS—A Fairbanks man and woman have been charged in a tax fraud conspiracy that reportedly netted them more than $214,000.

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North Pole leaders offer differing opinions on borough air quality plan
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FAIRBANKS — North Pole is where proposed new wood burning restrictions would be felt the most. Leaders there have contrasting opinions about the regulations, which come before the Borough Assembly today.

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