10 YEARS AGO
Aug. 21, 2009 — Voters will have a big say in how Fairbanks responds to the chronic air pollution problem.
A measure approved 5-4 by the Borough Assembly on Thursday asks voters to weigh in on how coming air pollution-prevention programs in Fairbanks should be run — by the state or the borough. A ballot measure during the Oct. 6 borough election will give voters a direct say in the issue.
25 YEARS AGO
Aug. 21, 1994 — The state could find itself $500 million to $600 million in the red next year as spending outpaces income, and each of the gubernatorial candidates on Tuesday’s primary ballot thinks he has the right solution.
No matter how they put it, the bottom line is either cut the budget or raise taxes. A few tout resource development as the answer to Alaska’s cash crunch.
50 YEARS AGO
Aug. 21, 1969 — VALE, Ore. — Five hundred fire fighters from the Bureau of Land Management’s Snake River Valley crews were flown to Alaska Wednesday to help fight the forest fire on Kenai Peninsula.
75 YEARS AGO
Aug. 21, 1944 — American Third Army vanguards now are fighting in the neighborhood of the Paris suburb of Versailles and the Germans assert that American reconnaissance forces are operating in the suburbs of Paris itself.