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Don Wright, Alaska Native leader and force behind land claims act, dies

FAIRBANKS—Longtime Alaska Native leader Don Wright, who fought for and won passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act as president of the Alaska Federation of Natives, has died at the age of 84.

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Woman charged with trafficking women for sex in Fairbanks, other Alaska communities

ANCHORAGE — The alleged manager of an online business marketing women for commercial sex in five Alaska communities, including Fairbanks, has been jailed on sex trafficking charges.

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Sinkhole nearly swallows mower at university campus in Fairbanks
Updated: July 10, 2014 - 6:22 pm

FAIRBANKS—A sinkhole opened up directly beneath a University of Alaska Fairbanks employee this morning, nearly swallowing a riding lawn-mower the size of a golf-cart.

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City to send evidence to private lab in fatal fire at Fairbanks post office
Updated: July 09, 2014 - 8:00 pm

FAIRBANKS—The city of Fairbanks possesses untested evidence from the fire that killed a homeless man last year in the lobby of the downtown post office, according to Mayor John Eberhart.

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Theories abound on 70-foot sinkhole found in Gold Hill yard
Updated: July 09, 2014 - 12:26 pm

FAIRBANKS — It took five truckloads of gravel to fill a particularly deep sinkhole that appeared in a Gold Hill resident’s yard last week, but there are still plenty of theories on what might have caused the weak-knee-inducing 70- to 80-foot-deep hole.

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Yukon Quest overhauls rest times for 2015 race
Updated: July 09, 2014 - 6:51 pm

FAIRBANKS — The Yukon Quest will overhaul its plans for mandatory stops in the 2015 race, a change that race officials said is designed to ensure better rested dog teams.

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<p>David Jonas paddles a canoe in Goldstream Valley after bringing a skiff up from the Tanana River, where he had traveled to secure his cabin Wednesday night. Photo courtesy Amy Marsh.</p>

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David Jonas paddles a canoe in Goldstream Valley after bringing a skiff up from the Tanana River, where he had traveled to secure his cabin Wednesday night. Photo courtesy Amy Marsh.

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The Scoop On Chitina: July 11

Schedule:The Copper River personal-use dip netting fishery at Chitina will be open continuously through July 20. Openings beyond that will be announced next week based on sonar counts at Miles Lake.

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