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Man missing after jumping into Chena River

FAIRBANKS — A 30-year-old man is missing after jumping into the Chena River from a downtown pedestrian bridge on Sunday night.

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EPA exempts Alaska from new Obama climate rules — for now

FAIRBANKS—The latest federal regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants won't be coming to Alaska, at least for now.

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"Sun-kissed fireweed" taken by Tom Birklid during the UAF Botanical Garden summer concert!

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North Pole man picked to polish up Air Force One
Posted: August 02, 2015

FAIRBANKS — A North Pole automotive detailer was among an elite team of detailers to help bring back the shine to a prominent symbol of the American presidency last month.

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21 mushers sign up for 2016 Yukon Quest
Updated: August 01, 2015 - 5:27 pm

FAIRBANKS - The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race office in downtown Fairbanks had the feeling of a family reunion on Saturday, with the first day of signups for the 2016 race.

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Phase 1 of Interior Gas Utility's natural gas pipeline well underway
Updated: August 02, 2015 - 8:51 am

FAIRBANKS — Kayla Parsons, a pipeline welder with Central Environmental Inc., carefully lined up two 100-foot sections of 8-inch polyethylene pipeline Wednesday afternoon with the help of fellow crew members.

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Yukon Quest confirms $115,000 purse, vet team
Updated: August 01, 2015 - 3:31 pm

FAIRBANKS - The purse for the 2016 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race will be at least $115,000, race officials announced Friday.

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'Eva's Place' still lives on in Pioneer Park

FAIRBANKS — Pioneer Park (formerly Alaskaland) Building 23 is a cabin located next to the ice cream parlor in Gold Rush Town. According to park records this 14-by-18-foot log cabin was constructed about 1903-04 on Fifth Avenue between Noble and Dunkel Street, and was used by Orr Stage Lines as a bunkhouse. Ed Orr opened the stage line in 1904 and ran passengers and freight between Fairbanks and Valdez.

Field Notes: Program helps girls get excited about science

Kjerstan Matson was one of nine high school girls from Alaska and the lower 48 who spent over week exploring an Alaska glacier as part of the free Girls on Ice program. Erin Pettit, a glaciologist from the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ College of Natural Science and Mathematics, created the program “to share the inspiration, self confidence, self awareness, and love of science that I have gained from field science expeditions and my own personal trips exploring the mountains and wilderness areas.” Here’s what Matson said about her own experience:

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