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.”
FAIRBANKS — Gov. Sean Parnell announced Thursday that he has reappointed former Fairbanks legislator Gary Wilken to the boards of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority and Alaska Energy Authority.
FAIRBANKS — A fundraiser is planned for the family of Robert Johnstone, who died this week after complications from cancer. Johnstone leaves behind a wife, Shay, and two young children. Shay and the family are from Tanana and plan to return her husbands’ remains to Tanana for burial.
FAIRBANKS — Gov. Sean Parnell has made good on a promise to establish a board allowing local governments to have better input on a multi-billion-dollar natural gas pipeline project the state partnered on.
FAIRBANKS — It took five truckloads of gravel to fill a particularly deep sinkhole that appeared in a Gold Hill resident’s yard last week, but there are still plenty of theories on what might have caused the weak-knee-inducing 70- to 80-foot-deep hole.
FAIRBANKS — The Fairbanks Community Museum is filled to the brim with the history of the Interior. It’s a repository for all things gold rush, dog mushing, 1967 flood and just about anything else that makes Fairbanks, well, Fairbanks.
FAIRBANKS — An initiative to legalize small amounts of marijuana in Alaska will be on the ballot in November, but Gov. Sean Parnell said he won’t use state resources to explore the implications of that vote unless it passes.
ANCHORAGE — An admitted drug trafficker and former heroin addict who shipped at least 10,000 oxycodone pills to Fairbanks and Juneau between 2008 and 2010 received a sentence of more than five years in prison Monday.
FAIRBANKS — Two months ago Randy Zarnke, the president of the Fairbanks Hockey Hall of Fame and author of the book, “Fairbanks Hockey Pioneers,” got the call that he was one of 50 in the country to receive Community Leadership Award from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.
FAIRBANKS — The Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation’s Energy for All Alaska task force has announced a public meeting to update the public on various projects to bring expanded natural gas to the Fairbanks area.