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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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3 hrs ago | KFQD-AM Anchorage

Refinery closure leads to higher asphalt expense

The closure of the North Pole Refinery is leading to higher road construction costs north of the Alaska Range. The general manager of Exclusive Paving, Travis Cline, tells the Alaska Journal of Commerce that the price of asphalt oil has increased by about 20 percent, or about $150 per ton.

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8 hrs ago | APRN

Cheaper Turboprops Lower Some AK Jet Fares

The airline began flying smaller, turboprop planes between Anchorage and Fairbanks earlier this year. They also flew summer routes between Anchorage and Kodiak.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Tax man shuts down ANC's Sandman plans

Plans to install sleeping pods at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport have been grounded, by of all things, Internal Revenue Service codes. The pods, which were planned for the airport's C concourse , would have contained two to three bunks each for weary and laid-over travelers to get some cheap rest before boarding their next flight.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Award-winning children's book recreates an Alaska mining camp

The kids are back in school, and parents and teachers are once again tasked with finding them quality books to help improve their reading skills. One recent entry that fits that bill comes from Fairbanks resident Kirkpatrick Hill.

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Live Science

Victor Chinn captured this aurora photo on Sept. 12, 2014, near Cleary Summit, Alaska.

The superheated particles launched from the sun after two back-to-black solar flares erupted this week have created dazzling light shows for skywatchers. Filling the skies near Cleary Summit in Fairbanks, Alaska, with their eerie green and purple-pink glow, the northern lights made for quite a sight .

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APRN

Alaska News Nightly: September 12, 2014

The U.S. Senate on Thursday blocked a constitutional amendment aimed at reversing Citizens United. That's the Supreme Court decision allowing corporations, unions and associations to spend unlimited amounts on elections as long as these so-called "outside groups" don't coordinate with campaigns.

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APRN

Veterans explore old nuclear missile sites in Anchorage

Veterans from across the United States gathered in Anchorage last weekend to tour two of Alaska's eight Nike Sites. The sites housed nuclear missiles in bunkers around Anchorage and Fairbanks during the Cold War.

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Anchorage Daily News

There's no substitute for community policing and high standards

OPINION: Militarized or "Intelligence-Led Policing" has eroded trust and diminished the connection of communities to their police. Pictured: A recent demonstration in Ferguson, Mo.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

APRN

AK: Going Green

In business the general rule is cut costs and raise revenue wherever possible. A company in Homer partially ignores this tenet to provide compostable and recyclable products to environmentally conscious businesses.

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Live Science

Earthquake Unleashes Avalanche Over Sprawling Glacier

An earthquake that rattled remote parts of Alaska and northwestern Canada in July triggered an avalanche that spilled mounds of snow down a steep mountainside. NASA scientists flying over the region captured dramatic photos of the quake-induced landslide just days after the event.

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APRN

Champion Distance Musher Jeff King Plans a Return to the Yukon Quest

Champion distance musher Jeff King of Denali plans to return to the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race next February. It's been a quarter century since he's run that race.

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Petroleum News

What is the solution?

The limitations and risks associated with the Railbelt power grid, the aging electricity artery that connects Alaska communities from Homer in the southern Kenai Peninsula north to Fairbanks in the Interior, have for several years formed the subject of lively debates and not too many decisions. And on Sept.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Aviation Legends: Noel 'Merrill' Wien, the all-purpose pilot

"I was privileged to be able to fly this 1929 Hamilton Metal plane last year ," said Noel "Merrill" Wien, one of 2014's Alaska Aviation Legends. "This is the type airplane that my dad bought in 1928 and made many historic flights in Alaska, including the first round trip flight between North America and Asia.

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KTOO-TV Juneau

Juneau remains part of 'battle for Seattle' between Delta & Alaska

Delta Air Lines ended their summer run between Juneau and Seattle on August 31. An airline official says the season went well, and residents of the capital city can expect to see Delta back next year. This summer was the first time in almost 20 years when Alaska Airlines did not have a monopoly in Juneau.

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Anchorage Daily News

AK Beat: Forecast calls for spectacular auroras, rain

Powerful aurora forecast, along with rain clouds: Two solar events that occurred Tuesday and Wednesday, should bring especially high levels of aurora activity beginning Thursday and lasting through the weekend, according to an aurora forecast from the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. "The effects of a solar event on the 9th of September facing roughly toward Earth should reach Earth around midnight on September 11th UT," the report said.

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Homer News

Interior group aims to simplify gas conversions

Fairbanks utilities are investigating ways to simplify and encourage conversion to natural gas when it becomes available. Interior Gas Utility board chairman Bob Shefchik told the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority board of directors Aug. 25 that the goal of a conversion working group is to provide a "one-stop shop" for natural gas service, a boiler or furnace and financing for residential conversion.

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Anchorage Daily News

Outside donations pay most of the bills for Alaska's US Senate campaigns

Most of the money financing the attack ads, the feel-good ads and all other aspects of the U.S. Senate campaigns in Alaska originates with people who will never cast a vote in Alaska. About $16 million so far has been allocated or spent by groups working for or against Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Begich and GOP nominee Dan Sullivan but not connected to the candidates, organizations with limited publicly-disclosed Alaska connections.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Fairbanks 'parasites' welcomed wide-eyed airmen to a Cold War walk on the wild side

OPINION: Fairbanks' merchants of sin warmed to the Cold War, for there was profit in GI payday. Pictured: A photocopy of an advertisement for The Squadron Club, printed in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Tuesday May 19, 1956.

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Examiner.com

Ft. Wainwright Soldier, aka Mr. Alaska, charged with sex trafficking

This isn't the first time an active-duty Soldier has been charged with running a prostitution ring or sex trafficking , but this time the crimes occurred in Fairbanks, Alaska. Fort Wainwright Soldier Leroy Straker, 26, was charged with one count each of second degree and third degree sex trafficking.

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Anchorage Daily News

Long police standoff with suicidal man in Fairbanks ends with arrest

Fairbanks police officers and Alaska State Troopers block off the intersection of Geist Road and Chena Pump Road Tuesday morning. A standoff between a Fairbanks man threatening suicide and police ended with the man turning himself into authorities Tuesday afternoon after more than 10 hours of negotiations.

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