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Wednesday 07/23/2014
Looking Back in Fairbanks: July 23
Posted: July 23, 2014

10 YEARS AGO

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Relative of Felix Pedro visits Steese Highway monument
Posted: July 23, 2014

FAIRBANKS — Ever since Felice Pedroni — known mostly in America by the name Felix Pedro — discovered gold on a small creek in the Interior more than 100 years ago, his name has been associated with the surrounding area. Now, more than 100 years later, one of his relatives has traveled to take part in the rededication of the monument to his ancestor.

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Miner accused of stealing nugget from Manley employer
Posted: July 23, 2014

FAIRBANKS — A California man at a gold mine north of Fairbanks allegedly stole a $1,900 nugget because he was overcome by how “cool” it was.

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Denali chefs to square off at ‘Midnight Knife Fight’
Posted: July 23, 2014

DENALI PARK — There’s going to be a late night “knife fight” — culinary style — in the Denali area Sunday night.

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Isaacson tops Wilson in funds in North Pole representative race
Posted: July 23, 2014

FAIRBANKS — Republican Rep. Doug Isaacson was far ahead of his primary opponent, fellow incumbent Rep. Tammie Wilson, in fundraising, according to campaign disclosure reports filed Monday.

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Alaska visitors reach record numbers in the past year
Posted: July 23, 2014

ANCHORAGE — Alaska hosted the most out-of-state visitors in its recorded history from May 2013 through April 2014, according to estimates in a state report released Tuesday.

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Tuesday 07/22/2014
UAF solicits contractors for new power plant
Posted: July 22, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska - The University of Alaska Fairbanks is looking for a company to build its new heat and power plant.

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Eagle River man accused of threatening Alaska State Trooper
Posted: July 22, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A 47-year-old Eagle River man is accused of threatening to shoot an Alaska State Trooper unless the officer left a property the man didn't own.

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Alaska sets record for number of visitors
Posted: July 22, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska has set a record for the number of tourists visiting the nation's northernmost state.

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Juneau-area harbor getting an update
Posted: July 22, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska - Work is scheduled to begin in October on an update to a Juneau-area harbor.

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Parnell leads gubernatorial rivals in cash on hand
Posted: July 22, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott brought in nearly $300,000 during the latest fundraising period, more than Republican Gov. Sean Parnell.

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Jury convicts Anchorage man on meth charges
Posted: July 22, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A 55-year-old Anchorage man has been convicted on charges he possessed and trafficked methamphetamine sent to him through the U.S. mail from Anaheim, California.

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Pebble wants notice of future EPA action
Posted: July 22, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska - The group behind the proposed Pebble Mine wants notification of any further action by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that would affect the project.

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Parnells host annual Juneau picnic
Posted: July 22, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Sean Parnell and his wife, Sandy, will host the sixth annual Governor's Family Picnic Wednesday in Juneau.

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Suspects detained in Fairbanks manhunt
Updated: July 22, 2014 - 6:57 pm

FAIRBANKS - A custody dispute over a 3-year-old girl in Fairbanks led to a helicopter search in the area Tuesday morning.

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Alaska National Guard rescues Kobuk River rafter
Posted: July 22, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Alaska Air National Guard has rescued a hiker who had been rafting down the Kobuk River when his raft overturned in the Gates of the Arctic National Park.

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Alaska man charged in stabbing death of foster mother
Updated: July 22, 2014 - 3:25 pm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A 19-year-old Wasilla man has been accused of killing his foster mother by stabbing her in the neck with a steak knife.

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Boy reaches plea deal in Alaska musk oxen killings
Updated: July 22, 2014 - 3:32 pm

NOME, Alaska - A 12-year-old Brevig Mission boy has reached a plea deal with state prosecutors in the 2012 killings of musk oxen near his western Alaska village.

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Council rejects firefighters arbitration award
Updated: July 22, 2014 - 8:37 am

FAIRBANKS — The Fairbanks City Council on Monday failed to advance an ordinance that would transfer $60,500 from the city’s general fund to help pay health-care premiums for the Fairbanks Firefighters Union. Ordinance 5952, introduced by Mayor John Eberhart, was based on an arbitration award that followed failed negotiations. 

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Celebrations for library, Christmas in July in North Pole
Posted: July 22, 2014

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Public Safety Report — July 22, 2014
Posted: July 22, 2014

The Public Safety Report is compiled from criminal complaints filed in state and federal courts, as well as some police blotter information, trooper dispatches, fire department reports and interviews with public safety officials. Individuals named as arrested and/or charged with crimes in this report are presumed innocent until proved guilty in a court of law.

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Alyeska holding exercise today
Posted: July 22, 2014

FAIRBANKS — Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. will conduct a spill response exercise from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. today in the area of Shaw Creek at 286 Mile Richardson Highway. 

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Fairbanks Looking Back — July 22, 2014
Posted: July 22, 2014

10 YEARS AGO

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Hutchison High School, Ladd Elementary School name new interim principals
Posted: July 22, 2014

FAIRBANKS — The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District has announced two new interim principals at Hutchison High School and Ladd Elementary School.

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Military families to receive free school supplies
Posted: July 22, 2014

FAIRBANKS — Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit organization that provides assistance to families of service members and wounded veterans, will distribute free school supplies to children of military families in Fairbanks.

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Monday 07/21/2014
Marijuana initiative topic of debate in Alaska
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 5:29 pm

ANCHORAGE — The fight over a ballot measure to legalize and regulate the sale of marijuana in Alaska pitted representatives from both sides of the battle against each other in a debate put on Monday by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.

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Alaska starts work on road to Tanana
Updated: July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Correction. This article has been changed to reflect the following correction:

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Reindeer dogs from Alaska's cranky hot dog vendor
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 4:42 pm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — There's no shortage of hot dog stands hawking that spicy, oh-so-Alaska treat, the reindeer dog, in downtown Anchorage. But only one of them has consistently long lines.

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Funeral held for woman who gave birth in coma
Posted: July 21, 2014

BETHEL, Alaska — A funeral has been held in Bethel for a local woman who gave birth while in a coma after spending most of her pregnancy as clinically brain-dead.

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Anchorage mulls fence regulations to protect moose
Posted: July 21, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - After five moose were gored to death trying to jump over some decorative fences, officials in Alaska's largest city are considering regulations to make the gothic-style fences safer.

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Limo's 17 occupants uninjured in drive-by shooting in Anchorage
Posted: July 21, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Anchorage police say there's been no reports of injuries after more than 30 rounds were fired at a limousine bus containing 17 people.

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Numerous cars vandalized, burglarized in Anchorage
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 12:07 pm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Numerous vehicles have been vandalized and burglarized at a south Anchorage apartment complex.

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Companies file export application for Alaska LNG
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 4:30 pm

JUNEAU, Alaska - The companies pursuing a major liquefied natural gas project in Alaska have applied for an export license with the U.S. Department of Energy.

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17 billionth barrel of oil flows down Alaska pipeline
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 5:29 pm

JUNEAU, Alaska - The trans-Alaska pipeline has moved its 17 billionth barrel of oil.

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Search underway for missing Brevig Mission man
Posted: July 21, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers say searchers have found the clothing of a Brevig Mission man who has been missing for nearly one week, but no other sign of him has turned up.

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Soldier mauled by bear was wearing protective gear
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 4:30 pm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Alaska Army National Guard soldier was wearing a combat helmet and other protective gear when he was attacked by a bear while participating in a training exercise at a military base, officials said Monday.

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Fairbanks Looking Back — July 21, 2014
Posted: July 21, 2014

10 YEARS AGO

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Working with reindeer part of the day at Fairbanks Experiment Farm
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 7:37 am

FAIRBANKS — Henry the outreach reindeer likes to play in water sprinklers, sample lichen from the hands of children and prance around the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus on a leash. 

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Annual Alaskana garage sale just around the corner
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 6:42 pm

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Sunday 07/20/2014
High water on Chena sinks Red Green Regatta
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 1:15 pm

FAIRBANKS—For likely the first time in its history, the 18th annual Red Green Regatta concluded on Sunday without a single participant falling into the river — though it probably helped that no boats actually made it off the pavement.

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Sitka project makes grocery store trip easier
Posted: July 20, 2014

SITKA, Alaska - A trip to the grocery store can be a big ordeal for parents of children with disabilities.

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Harbormaster office unclear in Homer history
Posted: July 20, 2014

HOMER, Alaska - With work already begun on a new harbormaster office, the future of the existing one is uncertain.

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Forum on oil tax referendum set for Wednesday
Posted: July 20, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska - A forum on the oil tax referendum is scheduled for this week in Anchorage.

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Uses for Alaska spill planning tool expands
Posted: July 20, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A program originally brought to Alaska to support oil spill planning and response efforts in Cook Inlet has since expanded to most of the state with uses from coastal monitoring to art and education.

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Suspect in 20-year-old Yakutat murder sentenced
Posted: July 20, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska - A man who long had been the suspect in the murder of a woman in Yakutat nearly 20 years ago was sentenced to serve 40 years in prison.

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Cyclist killed in Anchorage identified
Posted: July 20, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A cyclist killed in a collision with a pickup truck in Anchorage has been identified.

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Fairbanks' golden citizens
Posted: July 20, 2014

FAIRBANKS — Golden Days celebrated its golden citizens this week at a special BP Golden Citizens Senior Luncheon under the big tent at Pioneer Park.

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U.S. labor secretary: ‘Utility bill is not a luxury’
Posted: July 20, 2014

FAIRBANKS — United States Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez held court from a small podium installed at the back of the children’s section at Gulliver’s Books in Fairbanks on Saturday.

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Wilbur Bros. Sheet Metal turns 100
Posted: July 20, 2014

FAIRBANKS — The Wilbur family has owned and operated a sheet-metal shop in various locations and with multiple names since 1914. It’s the longest running family-owned business in Fairbanks. 

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Fairbanks Looking Back — July 20, 2014
Posted: July 20, 2014

10 YEARS AGO

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