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  1. Recent oil refinery owners share contamination cleanup costsRead the original story

    Yesterday | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Alaska's Supreme Court says recent owners of a North Pole oil refinery share costs of cleaning up a contamination that has reached about 7 square miles of groundwater. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the Friday ruling keeps onsite cleanup costs attached to Flint Hills while former refinery owner Williams Alaska Petroleum is responsible for the plume that spread offsite.


  2. Fairbanks official faces driving under the influence chargeRead the original story

    Friday Aug 19 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    A top administrator for the city of Fairbanks has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and leaving the scene of an accident. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports chief of staff Jeff Jacobson was arrested Thursday after knocking down a light pole and signs and continuing on at high speed.


  3. Fairbanks borough delays rules for cannabis cafesRead the original story

    Friday Aug 12 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Assemblyman Matt Cooper proposed the delay. He says he feels as if local officials are currently operating in a vacuum.


  4. Minor flooding feared on the Chena RiverRead the original story

    Jul 23, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    High water on the Chena River in Fairbanks has forced organizers to postpone or cancel planned races for both rubber ducks and humans. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that the high water has forced Saturday's Rubber Duckie Race and the Sunday Golden Days River Regatta to be postponed on week.


  5. Legislative working group could resolve thorny problemsRead the original story

    Jul 20, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Alaska Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, and Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, chat during a break in the Senate's last floor session on Monday. The Alaska Legislature has adjourned, but that doesn't mean lawmakers' work is done for the year.


  6. Senate ends special session with talk of deficit and deedsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Sens. John Coghill, R-North Pole, Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, and Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, chat after adjourning sine die on Monday. Sine die is a Latin phrase meaning "without appointing a day to resume."


  7. North Pole man pleads guilty to first-degree murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    A 42-year-old North Pole resident suspected of shooting an Anchorage man to death last year at a North Pole home has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.


  8. Fairbanks man indicted on murder charges for 2014 killingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    A Fairbanks man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a woman whose remains were found near North Pole in 2014. Zachary Whisenhunt has been indicted on charges of first- and second-degree murder and evidence tampering.


  9. Fairbanks borough air pollution levels worst in USRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Data shows air pollution in the Fairbanks North Star Borough remains at the highest levels in the nation and has failed to show significant air quality improvement. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that the borough's North Pole is recording the nation's highest counts of episodic particulate pollution.


  10. State focuses on pollution rules for Fairbanks, North PoleRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Alaska officials are outlining new measures to control pollution in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, as federal regulators plan to upgrade two borough cities from moderate to serious air quality nonattainment areas this summer. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation officials say the new rules for Fairbanks and North Pole will have the most immediate impact on wood sellers, home sellers, and power plant operators.


  11. Walker ally resigns from gas line board for state Senate runRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Former Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins discusses the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. with Sen. Peter Micciche in March. One of Gov. Bill Walker's allies overseeing the effort to build a natural gas pipeline has resigned, and plans to run for state Senate.


  12. Special session likely even with Alaska Legislature poised to finish budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, consults with a huddle of senators during a break in the floor session Wednesday. Pictured from left to right are Sens. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, John Coghill, R-North Pole, and Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla.


  13. House passes oil and gas tax bill after rewrite on the floorRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The House passed a far-ranging revision of Alaska's oil and gas tax laws on Friday by a 25-12 vote. The action came shortly after the House approved an amendment that rewrote the bill.


  14. Senate sends crime bill to Gov. Walker's deskRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The Senate voted 14 -5 Friday to approve a sweeping overhaul of Alaska's criminal justice system. The action sends the bill to Gov. Bill Walker's desk.


  15. Prospects diminish for criminal justice overhaulRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    An Alaska lawmaker's efforts to halt the rapid growth of the state's prison population may not come to fruition. When it was introduced, North Pole Sen. John Coghill's bill reduced sentences, put higher thresholds in place for property crimes and inserted a presumption of citation instead of arrest for many misdemeanors.


  16. Crime reform bill due on House floor for debate MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    House members will debate Monday whether to overhaul the state's criminal sentencing laws. Supporters say the legislation will lower the risk of offenders returning to crime, but others are concerned that the bill goes too far in reducing penalties.


  17. Senate passes criminal justice overhaul 16-2, sends it to HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The bill would divert nonviolent offenders from prison toward alternative programs. It shifts the focus of bail from people's ability to pay to the risk they present.


  18. Criminal justice bill amended to reduce benefits to sex offendersRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Senators have amended a bill that would overhaul Alaska's criminal justice system, taking steps to make it more difficult for those convicted of sex crimes to benefit from the bill's provisions. Senate Bill 91 is aimed at reducing recidivism , as well as the state's prison costs.


  19. Crime bill savings could go toward offender, victim programsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The legislation is sponsored by North Pole Sen. John Coghill and will be the focus of several Senate Finance meetings as lawmakers address costs and savings in the criminal justice reform bill. According to a state criminal justice commission report, Alaska's prison population grew three times faster than the resident population in the last decade.


  20. After explosion, Healy power plant reopening is months awayRead the original story

    Mar 25, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Golden Valley Electric Association's experimental clean coal-fired power plant in Healy, April 27, 2008. It will be months before a Golden Valley Electric Association coal fired power plant comes back online.


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