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North Pole, Alaska is located in Fairbanks North Star County. Zip codes in North Pole, AK include 99705. The median home price in North Pole is $194,500 which is roughly $124/per square foot. More North Pole information.

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22 hrs ago | Alaska Journal of Commerce

Senate committee releases its version of education bill

The Senate Finance Committee has released its long-awaited version of House Bill 278, Gov. Sean Parnell's "omnibus" education bill.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

KTOO-TV Juneau

Legislature considers $150m to help oil refineries

The Flint Hills refinery in North Pole plans to cease operation this spring, and the Parnell Administration warns Petro Star's refinery in North Pole might be next.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Here are your Alaska connections on ECHL playoff rosters

Las Vegas Wranglers -- Former Aces W Shawn Skelly, former Aces W Adam Huxley, former UAF F Carlo Finucci and former Aces D Ben Parker.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Divided Alaska House passes minimum wage bill

Supporters of HB384 sought to allay fears, saying they had no intent to revisit the issue for at least two years, should a bill pass.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Snowmachiner breaks back after Arctic Man

Doctors are hopeful a 21-year-old North Pole man, who broke his back attempting a snowmachine jump at the Arctic Man Classic on Friday, will walk again, his family said.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Alaska Journal of Commerce

AIDEA backs first loans for LNG trucking plan

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority board approved $23.1 million in loans for the Interior Energy Project April 3 - money that will be used to build the first part of the complex natural gas supply chain for Fairbanks-area residents.

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Peninsula Clarion

State tackles definition of "medically necessary" abortions

The Alaska House on Thursday began debating legislation that would further define medically necessary abortions for purposes of Medicaid funding.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

DEC commissioner sides with Flint Hills refinery over his own division

The commissioner of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has initially sided with the owners of the Flint Hills Resources Fairbanks refinery in a battle over cleanup levels of sulfolane, an industrial solvent used in gasoline production that's migrated from the North Pole facility into groundwater.

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Sun Apr 06, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Lance Mackey arrested for driving without valid license, insurance

Four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey was arrested near Fairbanks on Saturday for violating conditions of release in a pending 2013 DUI case by driving without a valid license, the Alaska State Troopers said.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

KTOO-TV Juneau

Alaska Native languages bill clears final House committee

Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins and supporters of House Bill 216 gather in a Capitol hallway for a group photo to celebrate passage of the bill through the House State Affairs Committee.

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Mon Mar 31, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Senate Education consider dual track tenure system

HB162 would keep the tenure track for rural educators at three years but would increase that requirement to five years for a teacher in an urban school.

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Thu Mar 27, 2014

KFQD-AM Anchorage

Questions raised over Alaska Native language bill

A bill that would symbolically make 20 Alaska Native languages as official languages of the state got some real-world pushback Thursday.

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Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Editorials

It's Friday night in the dorms at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. It's 40 below outside, and the atmosphere inside is considerably warmer.

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Wed Mar 26, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

House bill promotes 'jury nullification'

A House bill promoting the notion that jurors can ignore Alaska's criminal code and let a lawbreaking defendant off the hook had a brief hearing Wednesday in the House Judiciary Committee, then was held for later.

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Anchorage Daily News

House Education puts hold on standards resolution

The sponsor of House Resolution 9, Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-North Pole, had wanted a third-party cost analysis of the new education standards to be conducted before the standards are put into place.

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Free Republic

Georgia Votes for Convention of States to Amend Constitution

The Georgia state legislature has passed a measure calling for a Convention of States to amend the U.S. Constitution, a move long championed by many in the tea party movement.

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Sat Mar 22, 2014

Washington Times

Man carves niche in Fairbanks barbecue scene

If you see Mark Peterson barreling down the Richardson Highway with smoke billowing out of the 24-four foot trailer he's pulling behind his truck, don't panic.

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Fri Mar 21, 2014

KRBD-FM Ketchikan

Teens gather in Ketchikan for Distinguished Young Women competition

They'll be competing for cash awards and college scholarships. On Wednesday, they introduced themselves to community members at the Chamber of Commerce lunch.

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Alaska Journal of Commerce

Senate Finance proposes $9.1B operating budget

The Senate Finance Committee has proposed a $9.1 billion state operating budget, comparable in size to the package recently passed by the Alaska House.

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Ketchikan Daily News

No guns on campus

University of Alaska President Pat Gamble is more right than Sen. John Coghill of North Pole when it comes to guns on campus.

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