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Deal reached on water in area tainted by North Pole refinery spill

FAIRBANKS—The state has agreed to share preliminary costs to explore a water system expansion in North Pole, where a decades-old refinery spill continues to contaminate a vast plume of groundwater.

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UAV under testing for public safety uses

FAIRBANKS — As the armed suspect stood atop a seven-story building in South Fairbanks on Friday afternoon, a handful of people huddled around a nearby video screen and calmly discussed the best way to deal with the gun-toting fugitive.

  • icon Posted: July 12

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Man facing charges related to Alaska trooper killings opposes trial delay
Updated: July 11, 2014 - 7:54 pm

FAIRBANKS—Murder trials in Alaska often take place more than a year after the crime, but an October trial is possible in the April killing of two Alaska State Troopers in Tanana.

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Don Wright, Alaska Native leader and force behind land claims act, dies
Updated: July 11, 2014 - 12:59 pm

FAIRBANKS—Don Wright, an Alaska Native leader who was a force behind a landmark tribal lands compensation law, has died at age 84.

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Woman charged with trafficking women for sex in Fairbanks, other Alaska communities
Updated: July 10, 2014 - 10:19 pm

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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<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.

  • icon Posted: July 11

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FAIRBANKS — Love INC’s fourth annual fundraiser embarks Sunday on the Riverboat Discovery. Boarding for the two-hour tour of the Chena River starts at 6:30 p.m. at the dock on Discovery Road, …

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