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A tricky path: Road to solving Alaska’s alcohol problem filled with roadblocks, challenges

FAIRBANKS — Mike Johnston looked toward the ceiling in his sparsely furnished room, made a quick mental calculation, then came up with a number.

  • icon Posted: August 30

White House releases more details of Obama's visit to Alaska

FAIRBANKS—White House officials released more details Friday about President Obama's visit to Alaska, and, like many trips to the state by others, the president's visit will include plenty of posts to Facebook and Instagram.

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Amanda Hughes stands next to her daughter Audrey Hughes, 3, as she rides the carousel at Pioneer Park on Friday, August 28, 2015.

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Judge rejects call to block Alaska governor from expanding Medicaid
Updated: August 28, 2015 - 11:19 pm

FAIRBANKS—A Superior Court judge has denied the Legislature's attempt to block Medicaid expansion in Alaska, allowing Gov. Bill Walker to unilaterally expand the program Tuesday.

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Fairbanks school district will seek damages from bus contractor
Updated: August 28, 2015 - 1:13 pm

FAIRBANKS — The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District will seek damages from First Student for failing to get students to school.

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Fairbanks politicians warned about illegal billboards
Updated: August 28, 2015 - 7:57 am

FAIRBANKS — The Alaska Department of Transportation is sending out letters this week asking political campaigns to obey the “billboard law” with their campaign signs.

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Bail request denied for suspect in Hutchison sex assaults
Updated: August 28, 2015 - 7:54 am

FAIRBANKS—A Superior Court judge denied a bail request Thursday morning for a former Fairbanks high school tutor accused of seven counts of sexually abusing minors last year.

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The Manley school was an early commitment to education

FAIRBANKS — Gladys Dart was a young mother with three children when she moved to Manley Hot Springs in 1956. She and her husband, Chuck, had just purchased the Karshner homestead on the north side of Hot Springs Slough and were in the process of starting a greenhouse operation. Gladys told me that even though she had taught school in Fairbanks, teaching again in a formal school setting was not in their plans.

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