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Senate panel passes bill lifting crude oil export ban

WASHINGTON - A Senate panel approved energy legislation Thursday that would lift the 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports and open more areas of the Arctic, Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas exploration.

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Fairbanks Concert Association announces 2015-16 season

FAIRBANKS — One of the best things about late summer is that’s usually when arts groups announce their upcoming seasons.

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North Pole Class of 1995 reunion

A handful of North Pole High School Patriots pose for a photo at Chena Lakes Recreation Area at the 20-year reunion of the class of 1995 June 27-28. Recognize anyone? Photo courtesy of B. Illichman Grieme.

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UAF outlines detailed budget cutting plan
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 4:52 pm

FAIRBANKS—The University of Alaska Fairbanks on Wednesday released detailed plans for slashing $20 million from its budget during the upcoming academic year, including more than 150 position cuts, reduced campus services and widespread consolidation.

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Chena, Salcha rivers make king salmon escapement goals
Updated: July 29, 2015 - 6:00 pm

FAIRBANKS—Enough king salmon have made it up the Chena and Salcha rivers to meet escapement goals this summer, but the fish counts remained below historic averages despite major sports and subsistence fishing restrictions.

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Fairbanks borough lifts fireworks ban
Updated: July 29, 2015 - 8:06 am

FAIRBANKS—A ban on fireworks in the Fairbanks North Star Borough was lifted Tuesday.

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Climate stress sets Fairbanks’ white spruce up for failure
Updated: July 28, 2015 - 1:10 pm

FAIRBANKS — Higher summer temperatures have brought about a decline in white spruce growth in Interior Alaska and a corresponding increase in growth in Western Alaska, according to researcher Glenn Juday. 

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Options abound for ground-source heat pump configurations

FAIRBANKS — The “Ask a Builder” series addresses some of the questions Fairbanks residents have about building, energy and the many other aspects of housing in the north.

Field Notes: Program helps girls get excited about science

Kjerstan Matson was one of nine high school girls from Alaska and the lower 48 who spent over week exploring an Alaska glacier as part of the free Girls on Ice program. Erin Pettit, a glaciologist from the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ College of Natural Science and Mathematics, created the program “to share the inspiration, self confidence, self awareness, and love of science that I have gained from field science expeditions and my own personal trips exploring the mountains and wilderness areas.” Here’s what Matson said about her own experience:

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Packrafting in the White Mountains with an aging adventure dog

WHITE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL RECREATION AREA - Echo followed along shore as I floated downriver. But when she went to jump from the low gravel bar to the upper bank, her tired legs just didn’t fire, and she didn’t make the jump. 

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