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Doyon defends venture with Dish Network

FAIRBANKS — Doyon, Limited is pushing back against criticism that the Fairbanks-based Native corporation helped Dish Network use a regulatory loophole to claim more than $3 billion in federal credits.

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Start your Interior Alaska gardening clock for 2015

FAIRBANKS — These seed starting timetables are only a general guideline — you can pretty much start your seeds a week either way of the dates listed. Even the traditional Memorial Day weekend transplant date is variable, depending on your location, slope and shading. In some areas, plants can be set out in mid-May, while residents in other parts of town would do well to wait until June 6.

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Wind, moon and aurora

It's windy, the clouds are moving in and out of the area, and the moon is bright. The aurora was breaking through the clouds when I took this at 8:55 pm and it's still going pretty strong. L.W. Petersen, Fairbanks, Alaska

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Life on the ice at the top of the world
Updated: March 01, 2015 - 9:27 am

FAIRBANKS - On a February day long ago, a family living in a sod hut near the Arctic Ocean saw blocks of sea ice bulldozing their way onto shore.

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Dog Paddle keeps mushers on the trail
Updated: March 01, 2015 - 11:26 am

FAIRBANKS — Cody Strathe and his wife, Paige Drobny, have been running dogs for about eight years, but they’ve been building sleds for even longer. The couple operate their business, Dog Paddle Designs, out of their home in Ester.

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Old warehouse preserves Interior Alaska's lumbering history
Posted: February 28, 2015

FAIRBANKS — As the town of Fairbanks grew between 1901 and the early 1920s it was not built with brick and stone. The city was far from Outside sources, and shipping space limited. Heavy building materials were generally too expensive to ship, so residents built with local materials when possible.

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Fairbanks students learn the workings of Rube Goldberg machine
Updated: March 01, 2015 - 11:37 am

FAIRBANKS — Components including a LEGO robot, an air rocket and a soccer cleat make the marble run recently built by students at the Mad Scientist Workshop stand out from lesser Rube Goldberg-style projects.  

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