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Alaska Supreme Court upholds high value of oil pipeline in win for Fairbanks, others

FAIRBANKS—The Alaska Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court ruling that the value of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline system was worth many billions of dollars more in a three-year period several years ago than the oil companies claimed.

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White House releases more details of Obama's visit to Alaska

FAIRBANKS—White House officials released more details Friday about President Obama's visit to Alaska, and, like many trips to the state by others, the president's visit will include plenty of posts to Facebook and Instagram.

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Amanda Hughes stands next to her daughter Audrey Hughes, 3, as she rides the carousel at Pioneer Park on Friday, August 28, 2015.

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Judge rejects call to block Alaska governor from expanding Medicaid
Updated: August 28, 2015 - 11:19 pm

FAIRBANKS—A Superior Court judge has denied the Legislature's attempt to block Medicaid expansion in Alaska, allowing Gov. Bill Walker to unilaterally expand the program Tuesday.

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Fairbanks school district will seek damages from bus contractor
Updated: August 28, 2015 - 1:13 pm

FAIRBANKS — The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District will seek damages from First Student for failing to get students to school.

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Fairbanks politicians warned about illegal billboards
Updated: August 28, 2015 - 7:57 am

FAIRBANKS — The Alaska Department of Transportation is sending out letters this week asking political campaigns to obey the “billboard law” with their campaign signs.

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Bail request denied for suspect in Hutchison sex assaults
Updated: August 28, 2015 - 7:54 am

FAIRBANKS—A Superior Court judge denied a bail request Thursday morning for a former Fairbanks high school tutor accused of seven counts of sexually abusing minors last year.

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Renowned Catholic priest and TV host visits today

Catholic television host Father Mitch Pacwa will be at Monroe Catholic High School on Saturday for a full day of events and talks. At 9 a.m., Father Pacwa and Fairbanks Bishop Zielenski will celebrate Mass, after which at 10:10 a.m., Pacwa will speak on the glory of the liturgy, followed by a question and answer session. The visit is Saturday, not Sunday, as incorrectly reported in Friday's News-Miner

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