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More than 2 million acres burned so far in Alaska

FAIRBANKS — Only a handful of fires in Alaska saw significant growth on Thursday, but a forecast for increasing temperatures and decreasing humidity has officials expecting another uptick during the July 4th weekend. 

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Fairbanks man leads troopers, police on high-speed chase

FAIRBANKS — A Fairbanks man stole a vehicle and led Fairbanks police and Alaska State Troopers on a high-speed chase around Fairbanks on Monday, according to charging documents. 

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Lance Mackey takes need for speed to auto racing
Updated: July 03, 2015 - 7:51 am

FAIRBANKS—Legendary sled dog racer Lance Mackey is used to being fast. 

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Fireworks and fires: Know what you can and can't do in Interior Alaska
Updated: July 03, 2015 - 11:08 am

FAIRBANKS—With Alaska on pace for a record fire season, being aware of burning restrictions this Fourth of July weekend becomes especially important.

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Fairbanks man charged with writing $30,000 in bad checks
Updated: July 02, 2015 - 6:26 pm

FAIRBANKS—Fairbanks Police have arrested a man for reportedly writing $30,000 worth of bad checks to area residents and businesses.

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New title for Alaska census area named for confederate officer
Updated: July 02, 2015 - 12:27 pm

JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker has made official Alaska's intent to change the title of a census area named for confederate military officer Wade Hampton.

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Orthodox church gets a new old look

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Last summer, two National Park Service architects scaled the top of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Juneau, peeled back some white shingles and found just what they were hoping to see: signs of its original ornamentation.

Rules picked for first big bull moose derby

FAIRBANKS — After three years of planning and a regulatory holdup that required action by the Alaska Legislature, the Borealis Big Bull Derby and Raffle is expected to start this hunting season. 

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