Around 50 members of the Alaska Air and Army National Guard are heading to Washington D.C. to help with inauguration security. The volunteers from Fairbanks and Anchorage are being taken to D.C. on a KC-135 tanker from the 168th Wing in Fairbanks. Around five members of the Air National Guard stationed at Eielson Air Force Base flew on the tanker to pick up an approximately 40 members additional of the Army National Guard.
Airman and Soldiers in the Alaska National Guard are going to be headed to Washington D.C. ahead of the presidential inauguration in order to assist the District of Columbia National Guard and federal civilian authorities.
Following President Donald Trump’s impeachment by the U.S. House of Representatives on January 13th, Alaska Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan released statements on social media giving their thoughts on the vote.
The 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day free legal clinic is going virtual because of COVID-19. The event offers free consultation with attorneys regarding family law, housing law, public benefit law and other types of civil law.
According to the Alaska State Troopers, Allen Solomon, 31, of Fairbanks was killed in a vehicle collision on the Seward Highway. According to the post from Troopers, Solomon was traveling north on the highway at a high rate of speed when he struck a Department of Transportation grader that was working to plow the road.
A North Pole man died after succumbing to subzero temperatures during a incident with Alaska State Troopers on Monday. According to AST, 35-year-old Brady Jackson was contacted off of Eielson Farm Road when troopers received multiple reports of gunshots.
A recent sale gave travelers between Fairbanks and Anchorage a chance to buy tickets for just under $60 one way. The sale was started by Ravn Alaska when they announced low airfares to various Alaskan destinations. A on-way ticket between Fairbanks and Anchorage was $59 during the sale. Alaska Airlines quickly responded by offering one-way airfare between Alaska’s two largest cities for $57.
With schools slated to reopen this month, the Fairbanks School Board held an executive session on Monday, January 11, to discuss a renegotiation of contract safety articles with the Education Support Staff Association and the Fairbanks Education Association.
A North Pole man is charged with rape after a woman claimed he got rough with her and wouldn’t take no for an answer. 44-year old John Christopher Atkins is charged with five counts of sexual assault in the first degree, as well as sexual assault in the second degree and sexual assault in the fourth degree.
By Associated Press and MARK THIESSEN and ALAN FRAM
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Friday that President Donald Trump should resign, making her the first Republican senator to say he should leave office as backlash grows against his goading of violent supporters who stormed the Capitol.
Firefighters have a hard and often dangerous job. Training helps ensure they are able to be safe and effective while doing their job. In the winter however, this can be hard because of the cold temperatures and slick roads. To combat this and help train in the Winter, the Eielson Fire Department purchased a simulator to help firefighters practice driving a truck and pumping water.
A resident of the Pioneer Home in Fairbanks was treated to a special birthday on Thursday. Urban Rahoi turned 102 year old on Thursday. The WWII veteran lives in the Pioneer Home and because of COVID-19 has been unable to have visitors for nearly a year. To celebrate his birthday, several dozen members of the community came to the senior center to help wish Rahoi a happy birthday.
The Anchorage office of the FBI issued a statement Thursday related to the violence in the U.S. Capital Wednesday. Asking those that might have information about federal crimes that were committed in the U.S. Capital on Wednesday, to share that information with the FBI.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough published the findings of a feasibility study conducted regarding the future of the Carlson Center. The study concluded that the borough should consider taking over management of the building.
U.S. Representative Don Young and Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski took to Twitter to share their reactions to the violence that took place at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday morning.
Fairbanks School Board Superintendent Karen Gaborik addresses concerns from a joint letter of concern representing the Fairbanks Education Association (FEA), the Education Support Staff Association (ESSA), and the Fairbanks Principals Association (FPA)
Attorneys for Alaska are asking a judge to strike down provisions of law dealing with government appointments amid a dispute between Gov. Mike Dunleavy and lawmakers who did not meet to consider his picks for his Cabinet, boards and commissions.