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Six break from the House Majority on Permanent Fund budget fix idea

FAIRBANKS — With talks the Permanent Fund’s earnings could be used to bypass legislative gridlock over budget negotiations, six legislators in the House Majority have made it clear they will refuse to play along with the plan they worry also bypasses public input and could affect PFD checks.

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Biking at the speed of dog: Dryland skijoring takes off in Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS — Cyclists kept a tight grip on their handlebars and yelled “gee,” “haw,” “hip hip hip” and other words of instruction to their dogs Sunday morning as they navigated the trails of the Birch Hill Recreation Area.

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Staff wave to students as they leave on the last day of school at Pearl Creek Elementary School on Thursday, May 21, 2015.

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Air Force to test Moose Creek wells for groundwater contamination
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 11:20 pm

FAIRBANKS — Eielson Air Force Base will test private wells in the Moose Creek area for contamination from two potentially toxic compounds, after traces of a firefighting chemical were found in test wells along the northern edge of the base.

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Alaska's popular walrus cam streams again after a decade
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 1:18 pm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach with a Hitchcockian number of seabirds flying overhead is once again streaming to the Internet.

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Wildfire straddling Alaska Highway grows to 300 acres
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 4:49 pm

Updated 12:25:  Fire officials originally reported the fire had grown to 500 acres, but revised the figure downward when better mapping of the blaze was completed. 

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'Tundra' cartoonist Chad Carpenter ventures into the cinema world with 'Moose the Movie'
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 11:20 am

FAIRBANKS — A rash of bizarre moose-trampling incidents has the residents of tiny Gangrene Gulch, Alaska, on edge. Newbie ranger Zack del Pollo and his crusty boss team up with beautiful librarian/coroner’s assistant Sam Greene to solve the mystery and find themselves “hoof-deep in supernatural chaos.” 

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Disney, NASA, Google pitching science to girls

There are certain television tropes about computer scientists that just drive programmers nuts. They include the portrayal of coders as sun-starved and soft-bellied nerds who spend long hours alone in front of their computers. And almost always, those TV characters are male.

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Don’t let the world distract from the truth

FAIRBANKS — A few years ago, the movie, “The Passion of the Christ” came out. As a committed Christian, I was thrilled a movie about Jesus’ great redemptive act could not only be made in this secular age, but receive such widespread renown. Yes, the movie is difficult to watch, but it is important we understand the consequences of sin, and how much horrendous suffering Jesus was willing to endure for you and me. Jesus voluntarily turned himself over to the worst of humanity, men who were more demon than human, all out of love for us.

Lathrop baseball hammers Monroe Catholic

FAIRBANKS—Last time the Lathrop Malemutes baseball team took the field in a Mid Alaska Conference game, an 11-1 win against North Pole on May 14, the team lacked energy according to head coach Tyler Hollister. 

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