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Fact check: Fairbanks mayoral candidates’ budget votes

Editor’s note: The News-Miner is researching some campaign statements and advertisements in the final days before Tuesday’s local election.

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‘Fairbanks Four’ back in court Monday

FAIRBANKS — A month-long legal battle begins Monday about the freedom of four men convicted of a 1997 Fairbanks murder and the fairness of the trials that led to their convictions. 

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Pogo gold

After ore is mined and brought to the surface, it is processed in the on-site mill. The final step is smelting in an induction furnace at temperatures above 2,000 degrees F. The molten material is then poured into large gold bars weighing upwards of 50 pounds each. Photo courtesy Pogo Gold Mine

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Nanooks spikers winning streak now at two games with win against Seattle Pacific

FAIRBANKS—The University of Alaska Fairbanks volleyball team matched its longest winning streak since 2009 with a four-set (25-20, 25-22, 21-25 and 25-16) Great Northwest Athletic Conference win against the Seattle Pacific University Falcons on Saturday at the Patty Center. 

Urban ermine inspire weasel-related questions

While talking with two friends just inside a university entranceway, I saw a creature scampering in our direction just outside the glass doors. My first though was of a misdirected red squirrel running on the concrete. But this guy was longer, and bounded like a Slinky. A weasel!

UA researcher shares love of seals, science with students

Roxanne Beltran has waded through hordes of Weddell seals on the ice sheets of Antarctica in the name of science, but recently she’s turned to wading through a different kind of horde — elementary school students.

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