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  1. University of Alaska Fairbanks will have a new chancellor in JulyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Anchorage Daily News

    The University of Alaska Fairbanks will have a permanent chancellor in July for the first time in nearly two years : Dan White will take the helm of the university starting July 1. White currently works as the vice president for academic affairs and research for the University of Alaska system. He started his career with UA in 1995, joining the UAF faculty as a professor of civil and environmental engineering.

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  2. Fairbanks police shoot, kill suspect following pursuit near FairbanksRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Anchorage Daily News

    Alaska State Troopers say a person wanted on warrants tried to elude law enforcement near Fairbanks on Thursday, and the pursuit ended in gunfire that killed the suspect. At 3:14 p.m. Thursday, troopers in Fairbanks spotted a person they said had "known warrants" and tried to pull the vehicle over.

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  3. Along the Denali Highway, spring is a little slow to arriveRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Anchorage Daily News

    Memorial Day weekend is considered by many Alaskans along the road system to be the beginning of summer. Birches are green and the ice is out on most lakes in the Anchorage and Fairbanks areas.

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  4. 1 rescued, 2 missing after Yukon River capsizing near BeaverRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Anchorage Daily News

    A woman found Wednesday walking barefoot near the Yukon River told rescuers that she was in a boating accident over the weekend, launching a search along the river for two missing Beaver residents, according to Alaska State Troopers. The survivor, 45-year-old Rampart resident Kim Andon, told troopers she was traveling with 56-year-old Clifford Adams and 58-year-old Ai Adams when their boat overturned Sunday about 6 miles from Beaver, according to troopers.

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  5. UAF named its bird lab after Heinrich Springer; now he's guilty of bird smugglingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 23 | Anchorage Daily News

    A renowned bird collector whose name was adopted by the University of Alaska for its ornithology lab in Fairbanks pleaded guilty in federal court last week to smuggling bird carcasses into the United States. Heinrich "Henry" Springer, a longtime research associate with the University of Alaska Museum of the North in Fairbanks, helped smuggle the bird specimens into the country for his own collection and for a Florida friend between May 2010 and October 2014, according to court documents filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office in U.S. District Court in Gainesville, Florida.

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  6. Search for fugitive with history of standoffs prompts Fairbanks store lockdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 23 | Anchorage Daily News

    Fairbanks police are seeking Michael W. Bracht, 40, on parole violations after his vehicle was tracked to a Fred Meyer store on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. A man previously arrested in a 2014 standoff and currently wanted on parole violations was arrested Tuesday after he prompted officers to lock down a department store during a search, police said.

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  7. Purse snatcher seriously injures 71-year-old outside Fairbanks bingo hall, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 22 | Anchorage Daily News

    A man being held on robbery and assault charges in Fairbanks broke a woman's pelvis when he snatched her purse and knocked her down outside a bingo hall, police say. The 71-year-old woman had more than $1,500 cash in her purse, police spokeswoman Yumi McCulloch said, including $1,000 she won at Chena Bingo on Clay Street.

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  8. Smoke billows from a home outside Fairbanks, Alaska, Dec. 6, 2016....Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 21 | Anchorage Daily News

    New state regulations to control wood smoke in the Fairbanks area are getting mixed reviews from woodcutters irked by the prospect of more record-keeping, but hopeful that the new paper trail will help stamp out a black market of illegal sellers. "I hope people don't buy from the wood thieves anymore," said Oliver Rammersbach, owner of Alaska Timber Logging.

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  9. Graduate student, Andrew Cyr, demonstrates the sampling a salmon for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 21 | Anchorage Daily News

    An environmental mystery lies in the remote Aleutian chain, the archipelago that stretches to Asia: Why do endangered Steller sea lions , birds and marine and freshwater fish in America's westernmost islands have bodies with elevated levels of mercury, a toxic metal usually associated with industry? That question is being explored by scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks who are doing regular monitoring of mercury and chemical contaminants in body tissue, blood and hair of animals and fish from the Aleutians and elsewhere. And it came up at a health meeting in Fairbanks in conjunction with a major session of the eight-nation Arctic Council earlier this month.

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  10. Laine's 3rd straight Gold Nugget Triathlon win was her fastest yetRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 21 | Anchorage Daily News

    Kinsey Laine of Fairbanks won the Gold Nugget Triathlon for the third time in a row at Bartlett High School on Sunday, May 21, 2017. After Kinsey Laine crossed the finish line in first - her third straight Gold Nugget Triathlon victory - she took a second to catch her breath and then went straight to her mother, Donna Laine, to give her a hug and wish her good luck on her race.

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  11. With Trump administration intentions unclear, Alaskans might have to fill the void on Arctic policyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 21 | Anchorage Daily News

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hands the gavel to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland, Timo Soini, as the chair of the Arctic Council is passed to Finland at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks on Thursday, May 11, 2017. For the rapidly warming Arctic, where people may be anxious about climate change, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson last week had some soothing words.

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  12. Dazzling array of yoga options arrives in FairbanksRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 21 | Anchorage Daily News

    When flyers, websites and social media outlets here began announcing "Laughter Yoga," "Aerial Yoga," "Essential Oil Yoga" and even "Grateful Dead Yoga," it was apparent another Alaska city was entering a new era of the ancient Indian practice of linking breath to movement. Yoga is far from new in the Golden Heart City.

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  13. CH2MHill subsidiary to cut 147 jobs after losing North Slope contractRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 19 | Anchorage Daily News

    Nearly 150 people will lose their jobs after a CH2M Hill subsidiary lost a North Slope contract to a competitor, sparking fears among union and state officials that the primarily Alaska workforce will be replaced by a large number of Outside employees during a time of economic hardship for the state. BP issues the contract for oilfield services at the Prudhoe Bay fields and the work was done primarily by members of local unions in Alaska.

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  14. Federal judge sentences Tok man for cache of firearms linked to drug salesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 19 | Anchorage Daily News

    A four-time felon from Tok was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Fairbanks on Friday to more than five years in prison for possessing a large cache of firearms tied to drug sales - crimes charged in a separate state case, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Alaska. Floyd Julius Stuck, 49, had 32 firearms in his Tok home, prosecutors said.

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  15. Iditarod will take southern route the next 2 years if conditions allowRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 19 | Anchorage Daily News

    The Iditarod Board of Directors voted Friday to send mushers along the race's southern route for the next two years, if trail conditions allow. Typically, Iditarod mushers and their sled dog teams travel the southern route in odd-numbered years and the northern route in even-numbered years.

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  16. Hot Picks: Jazz fest, August Burns Red, party like a G6Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 18 | Anchorage Daily News

    Spenard JazzFest Director Yngvil Vatn Guttu, left, and saxophone player Nelson Felix Jr.of Fairbanks are both in the lineup for the 10th annual event. The Spenard Jazz Fest is a multidisciplinary arts festival celebrating different genres of music in Alaska while still emphasizing jazz.

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  17. Dead mule deer stokes fear of moose ticks in AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 18 | Anchorage Daily News

    A mule deer killed in a vehicle collision near the highway bridge over the Chena River Flood Control area in Fairbanks has spooked state biologists. And about half of the mule deer examined by wildlife officials in the Whitehorse area, where they are common, carry a deadly moose winter tick.

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  18. Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the most Arctic of them all?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 17 | Anchorage Daily News

    In 1976 the popular singer Gladys Knight made a little-known film called "Pipe Dreams," set in Valdez during construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline. The movie earned a tepid review in The New York Times and the soundtrack, while catchy and includes her group, the Pips, is far from famous.

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  19. Troopers say Fairbanks man and his 2 sons have been found aliveRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 17 | Anchorage Daily News

    Alaska State Troopers said Wednesday night that a Fairbanks man and his two sons, who went missing from Chena Hot Springs Road last weekend, have been located alive. Johnathon Eyre, 28, 7-year-old Johnathon "LJ" and 4-year-old Jaxson were found "upstream from the Nordale boat launch by search and rescue personnel," according to a trooper dispatch .

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  20. Fairbanks detectives witness shooting while investigating separate case, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 17 | Anchorage Daily News

    Detectives in Fairbanks witnessed an attempted murder Tuesday afternoon while conducting an investigation at a building where a man is accused of killing his stepfather two weeks ago, Fairbanks police reported Wednesday. Around 3:30 p.m., detectives watched as a pickup truck pulled up to the residence at 1215 Bunnell St. and a man got out, according to an account from Fairbanks Police Department spokeswoman Yumi McCulloch.

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