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Fairbanks Borough Assembly members propose mail-in ballots in elections

FAIRBANKS — Voting in Fairbanks North Star Borough elections would happen at the kitchen table instead of the voting booth if the assembly adopts a new proposal next month.

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Business brings pot and questions to Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS — David Hodge pulled his Ford Focus into a downtown Fairbanks driveway Wednesday afternoon, double-checked the address, then walked down narrow stairs to a basement apartment. 

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Ash Paneak, 8, and Elyse Jensen, 8, play on the playground at Woodriver Elementary School before the start of the Chena River Run on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

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Community thanks military at annual banquet in Fairbanks
Updated: May 02, 2015 - 12:10 am

FAIRBANKS — The normally utilitarian Carlson Center was transformed into an elegant banquet room Friday night for the 47th Annual Military Appreciation Banquet.

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Trip Report: Remaining snow doesn’t prevent good hikes off Dalton
Updated: May 01, 2015 - 7:53 am

Outdoor editor’s note: Trip Report is an ongoing series about trail conditions around the Interior.

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Lung association gives Fairbanks an 'F' for air quality
Updated: April 30, 2015 - 5:58 pm

FAIRBANKS—Fairbanks remains among the top 10 most-polluted cities in the United States for episodes of particulate pollution in the latest annual report by the American Lung Association.

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Alaska Railroad sees decrease in moose deaths caused by trains
Updated: April 30, 2015 - 3:17 pm

ANCHORAGE — Fewer moose were struck and killed by trains in winter 2014-2015 than the previous 10 years as a result of low snowfall across much of Southcentral Alaska, according to the Alaska Railroad and the state Department of Fish and Game.

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Effie Kokrine blends mushing, Native culture, studies

FAIRBANKS — At Effie Kokrine Charter School, modern western education mixes each day with traditional Alaska Native learning.

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American Life in Poetry — May 3, 2015

Seventy years ago, when I entered Beardshear Elementary in Ames, Iowa, the school employed a custodian, Mr. Shockley, who had for an office a closet under the stairs. I wish I could thank him for mopping up all our vomit and helping us buckle our galoshes. Here’s a fine poem about custodians by David Livewell, from New Jersey, whose most recent book of poems is Shackamaxon (Truman State Univ. Press, 2012).

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