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Fairbanks, Alaska is located in Fairbanks North Star County. Zip codes in Fairbanks, AK include 99710, 99790, and 99709. The median home price in Fairbanks is $209,900 which is roughly $120/per square foot. More Fairbanks information.

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Driver crashes impounded van through gate

A van towed to a fenced yard in south Fairbanks didn't stay impounded long Sunday morning.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Tanana resident sues village for 'illegal banishment sentencing'

A man banished from the Interior Alaska village of Tanana by the community's tribal council has filed a civil lawsuit in federal court arguing for his right to return.

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KFQD-AM Anchorage

Fairbanks Senate ad invokes Koch brothers

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan is slammed in a new TV ad airing in Fairbanks for support he's drawn from an outside group linked to the industrial Koch brothers.

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Alaska station cuts PD to offset university budget reduction

FM in Fairbanks, Alaska, laid off programming director Jerry Evans Friday as part of ongoing measures to cut spending.

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Anchorage Daily News

Atigun Pass plane crash that injured 4 occurred during sightseeing tour

Officials on Monday identified the four people who were critically injured in a sightseeing flight that crashed near Atigun Pass in northern Alaska Sunday afternoon as a Fairbanks pilot and three Canadian passengers.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Defeat of oil tax referendum puts Alaska in win-win territory

Congratulations to the no campaign on their hard-fought victory. Fifty-two percent of Alaskans have chosen to keep Senate Bill 21 in place.

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KFQD-AM Anchorage

Man arraigned in Fairbanks on federal drug charges

A 58-year-old man with ties to Washington state has been arraigned in Fairbanks on charges of dealing heroin and laundering money.

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KTOO-TV Juneau

Dems' gubernatorial nominee makes Juneau campaign stop

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott leads a rally on the Capitol Steps.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Village workers begin hands-on construction of $11 million road to Tanana

With summer firefighting jobs in short supply, the mayor for the village of Tanana said she welcomes well-paid construction work created by an $11 million effort to link the remote community to the Alaska road system.

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Petroleum News

AK-WA Connection 2014: Authority leads oil, gas development

Under the guidance of the Parnell administration, the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority is taking a leading role in driving oil and gas development much in the same way that it has nurtured and helped to finance mining and infrastructure projects across the state during the past 47 years.

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Anchorage Daily News

AFL-CIO declines to endorse candidate for governor in 3-way race

As predicted earlier this week by its president, Alaska's umbrella labor organization on Friday withheld an endorsement for governor out of concern that the current three-way race will inevitably end in an easy re-election victory for Republican Gov. Sean Parnell.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Oil-tax vote deconstructed shows Fairbanks, Southeast, most rural hubs wanted repeal

Regions of Alaska where the oil industry has its deepest roots voted in favor of the contentious oil-production tax cut known as Senate Bill 21, but there were exceptions, including Fairbanks, where five of six districts supported the law's repeal.

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LiveScience

What's Melting Arctic Ice? NASA Investigates Clouds

Arctic sea ice is melting fast, having lost about 1 million square miles since the 1970s, but experts are still figuring out what factors, such as cloud cover, are speeding or slowing the ice's demise.

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Petroleum News

SB 21 recall defeated

The results were still unofficial as Petroleum News went to print, but at 80,508 opposed and 73,628 in favor, ballot measure No.

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Petroleum News

AK-WA Connection: Specialist runs 100-bed camp in Galena

Taiga Ventures specializes in providing full service camps on relatively short notice at remote locations throughout Alaska.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

KTOO-TV Juneau

Touring by Tesla

Guy Hall poses with a battery cell in hand. His Tesla Model S has more than 7,000 of the cells built into the undercarriage.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Union leader urges Mallott, Walker to join forces in race for governor

The state's top union official said Wednesday he doesn't believe the Alaska AFL-CIO will endorse anyone for governor if the two leading challengers to Gov. Sean Parnell can't agree to merge their campaigns, with one becoming the other's lieutenant governor.

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Capital City Weekly

Alaska Science Forum: Canned history helps archaeologists

The year is 1905. You are a prospector in Alaska relaxing in your cabin after a chilly day of working the tailings pile.

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Alaska Journal of Commerce

Repeal fails, tax reform upheld

A referendum to roll back an oil production tax change made in 2013 was defeated by voters in the state's primary election held Aug. 19. Ballot Measure 1, which would have reinstated the state's previous tax known as ACES that was repealed in 2013, was voted down 52 percent to 48 percent, or a margin of about 6,800 votes, the Division of Elections ... (more)

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Alaska News Nightly: August 19, 2014

The state is a step closer to proving its North Slope to Fairbanks natural gas trucking project can work.

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