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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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Johansson, of Denmark and Sweden, wins international piano-e-competition

FAIRBANKS — The University of Alaska Fairbanks’s Davis Concert Hall has been home to some of the most talented pianists younger than 32 in the world over the last few weeks as they competed in the Alaska International Piano-e-Competition.

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Eugene Vent attorney alleges ‘prosecutorial misconduct’
Updated: July 12, 2014 - 9:40 am

FAIRBANKS — An attorney representing the youngest member of the so-called Fairbanks Four is asking a judge to toss Eugene Vent’s conviction, asserting the state’s delay reporting another man’s confession in the case amounts to “prosecutorial misconduct.”

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UAVs get tested in Fairbanks for public safety uses
Updated: July 12, 2014 - 9:45 am

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.

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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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<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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