Alaska Lieutenant Governor Kevin Meyer announced today that data exposure occurred in Alaska’s Division of Elections online voter registration system, compromising the personal information of potentially 113 thousand voters in the state.
A new firewood kiln in Fairbanks is helping to clean up the air and bring jobs to the interior. Aurora Energy Solutions, a sister company to Aurora Energy which runs the power plant downtown recently installed the kiln to dry firewood. The company will be providing dried firewood to the interior that meets standards for air quality to lower pollution.
In a video conference School Board Regular Meeting, the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District School Board voted to postpone expanding a phase-in plan for students attending K-8, middle and high schools.
The Alaska Supreme Court has once again issued an order delaying jury trials in the state. According to the order, the level of cases in the state and the lack of widespread COVID-19 vaccines until March makes starting trials, “unduly dangerous.”
Crews working to replace the University Avenue Bridge over the Chena River in Fairbanks have installed a temporary pedestrian bridge over the river. Using two cranes, the construction workers hoisted the metal structure off of the old bridge and placed it on pilings in the river.
The Alaska Native Medical Center, which specializes in health care for Alaska Native and American Indian people in the state, said it is now over capacity with coronavirus patients and had to open an alternate care site to handle overflow.
All around Fairbanks early on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday shoppers huddled in the cold and dark parking lots of stores around town, some were Christmas shopping, others where trying to get their hands on electronics.
Michael West director of the Alaska Earthquake Center details a new UAF project will make it possible for scientists to better track phenomena in Alaska ranging from earthquakes and wildfires to permafrost and sea ice.
The city of Fairbanks has appealed a 9th Circuit Court ruling to the United State Supreme Court. In January of this year, the 9th Circuit Court ruled that a group of men known as the ‘Fairbanks Four’ should be allowed to sue the city for wrongful conviction.
The Trump administration on Wednesday effectively killed a contentious proposed mine in Alaska, a gold and copper prospect named Pebble Mine, near the headwaters of the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery.
Norwegian musher Thomas Waerner said Monday that he won’t defend his title at next year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race because of restrictions and uncertainty over travel during the coronavirus pandemic.
To help everyone cook the perfect bird, we spoke to Chef Sean Walklin, the program coordinator for the UAF CTC culinary arts and hospitality program to learn a simple, way to make the perfectly cooked turkey.
In 2018, 16% of the reported fire fatalities were over 60 while 19% were reported in 2019. The numbers increased to 58% in 2020. The causes of the fires were centered around careless smoking and combustibles too close to a heat source.
Thanksgiving is only a few days away, but for many, this year will look different. As precautions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continue across the country, the Alaska Department of Health has made several recommendations to residents about how they should change their Thanksgiving plans.
Willis Derendoff, 34, has been missing since November 10th. His family is pleading for his safe return home. Anyone with information is asked to call the Alaska State Troopers 24-hour tip line at (907) 371-9989
While many people struggle to make ends meet during the pandemic, the relief of those getting aid from the CARES Act to help pay rent is about to be gone unless another stimulus package is announced in Washington, D.C.
Willis Derendoff hasn’t been heard from since Tuesday, November 10th. He traveled from Huslis to Fairbanks and had a room at the Extended Stay America Hotel in Fairbanks. Anyone with information is asked to call the 24/7 tipline at 907-371-9989.
The City of Fairbanks has announced it’s plans for hiring a new Police Chief for the Fairbanks Police Department. The spot was left vacant after the previous chief, Nancy Reeder, left the position suddenly in August. Since August, Rick Sweet has been serving as the acting chief at the department while they look to hire a new one.
Camp Li-Wa, operated by Victory Christian Ministries, has been engaged in a multi-year legal fight with the Fairbanks North Star Borough over their tax exempt status for borough property taxes. Since 2018, the Borough has been requiring them to pay property taxes.