Thieves steal tools at home being built for slain officer

U.S. 04/18/19, 15:48

A construction company donating time to build a house for the family of an Alaska police officer killed in the line of duty was targeted by thieves.Tools valued at $5,000 that were stored at a home under construction for the family of Fairbanks Sgt. Allen Brandt were stolen overnight Tuesday, ...

High March temperatures shortened Alaska’s winter weather

U.S. 04/04/19, 14:51

Climatologists in Alaska say unusually high temperatures set records in March and likely are a reflection of the upward warming climate trend.March is normally reliable for dog mushing and cross-country skiing. However, Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, didn't record a flake of measureable snow and temperatures in Fairbanks reached the 50s ...

European mushers, Alaskan battling for Iditarod lead

Europe 03/08/19, 18:25

Two men living in Alaska but with European ties and a Fairbanks musher are battling for the lead in this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.Race leaders Nicolas Petit, a native of France, Norwegian Joar Uslom and Alaskan Jessie Royer are all at the checkpoint in Grayling, about 530 miles ...

Alaska groups sue EPA to enforce clean air laws in Fairbanks

Enviroment 12/14/18, 18:45

Three Alaska groups sued Friday to demand the Environmental Protection Agency enforce the cleanup of some of the nation's most polluted winter air around the state's second-largest city.The lawsuit filed in Seattle by environmental law firm Earthjustice says the state of Alaska has failed to submit a legally compliant plan ...

Proposed Alaska rules tighten water-contamination cleanup

Enviroment 10/14/18, 23:25

Proposed rules in Alaska would restrict the cleanup of water contamination. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Alaska's Department of Environmental Conservation looks to tighten the standards for per- and polyfluoralkyl chemical pollution in a set of regulation changes up for public comment through Nov. 5. The regulations up for comment add three ...

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