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 2021-09-16 20:00 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Governor signs bill with $1,100 PFD...

The $1,100 payout for the 2021 dividend is an estimate that could change in the final accounting. It takes about a month for payments to be processed and sent to Alaskans....

 2021-09-16 14:00 

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Afghan refugees to resettle in Alaska...

Refugees will begin arriving in Alaska this month, with resettlement efforts scheduled to continue to March 2022, Catholic Social Services said....

 2021-09-16 03:45 

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More deaths, more cases: Alaska sees yet another Covid record...

Alaska saw 1,095 new cases on Tuesday — the highest case count the state has seen in a single day....

 2021-09-15 14:30 

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Covid brings one more local death and seven deaths statewide...

Alaska's Covid case rate ranks the third highest in the nation....

 2021-09-15 02:14 

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Gov. Dunleavy: 'I will not veto this partial PFD'...

Gov. Mike Dunleavy vowed to call a fourth special session to 'get the rest of this year's PFD.'...

 2021-09-15 00:45 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Monroe-Barrow football game canceled due to Covid...

Utqiagvik schools are closed until Sept. 21 to slow the spread of Covid-19....

 2021-09-15 00:15 

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$1,100 dividend passes the Alaska Legislature...

On a vote of 12-7, the Senate passed House Bill 3003, which now advances to Gov. Mike Dunleavy for his signature. The governor also has the authority to veto the bill....

 2021-09-14 21:30 

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Aftershocks continue in Interior Alaska after Monday night earthquake...

A 4.9 magnitude earthquake shook Interior Alaska shortly before 10 p.m. on Monday night....

 2021-09-14 16:30 

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Hospital visitation measure concerns industry group...

Hospitals recognize the importance of having a support person, the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association said. But visitation guidelines may be adjusted to stem the risk of Covid-19 transmission....

 2021-09-14 14:45 

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TCC develops new program to help crime victims...

The Tribal Protective Service Program, created by Tanana Chiefs Conference, aims to provide safety, advocacy and support for victims of crime. It launched during the pandemic, and it's seeing its numbers grow....

 2021-09-14 14:30 

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Fairbanks is on a record watch for the most consecutive days above freezing...

As of Monday, we are at 134 days and counting, which is the fourth highest ever....

 2021-09-14 06:28 

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4.9 earthquake felt across Interior Alaska...

It hit just before 10 p.m. and reports of the quake lit up social media....

 2021-09-14 02:30 

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Fairbanks reports three local Covid deaths, testing shortages...

Alaska reported 1,473 new Covid cases in three days — 810 on Friday, 383 on Saturday and 280 on Sunday. The cases come as Covid tests are running low because of supply chain problems....

 2021-09-13 21:30 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Alaska Air National Guard rescues ATV riders in Glennallen...

A man and woman were riding an ATV in the Glennallen area when the female sustained an injury during an accident....

 2021-09-13 16:30 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Lodge owner, salmon drifter tapped for overdue Board of Fisheries vacancy...

Originally from Fairbanks, Indy Walton describes himself as a third-generation fisherman who spent his formative summers at a remote Kodiak Island fish camp and now fishes in the Bristol Bay drift gillnet sockeye fishery. In total, he's fished commerc...

 2021-09-13 16:00 

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Fairbanks local to head Alaska Department of Transportation...

Ryan Anderson, who formerly served as Northern Region Director for the Alaska Department of Transportation, was appointed DOT commissioner. Anderson will continue to live and work in Fairbanks....

 2021-09-13 15:30 

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Newly retired Gary Critchfield reflects on a life of service with the armed forces...

In August, lifelong Alaskan Gary Critchfield retired as Chief Master Sergeant from the 168th Wing of the Alaska Air National Guard....

 2021-09-13 15:00 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

United to put unvaccinated workers on unpaid leave...

More than 50% of the airline's unvaccinated workers have gotten the Covid-19 shot since United Airlines, which flies to Alaska, announced the requirement in August....

 2021-09-13 02:45 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Relief measures uncertain for Alaska hospitals, clinics...

The prognosis for two Covid-related bills remains uncertain as time runs out in a third special session of the Alaska Legislature....

 2021-09-12 18:30 

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Slow third special session could lead to a fourth...

Another special session? At this point, it's a waiting game....

 2021-09-12 18:00 

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Permafrost lab enables scientists to track climate change impact...

Dug into a large block of permafrost, the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory is an icy bellwether for climate change in the Arctic....

 2021-09-12 15:00 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Permafrost lab enables scientists to track climate change impact...

Dug into a large block of permafrost, the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory is an icy bellwether for climate change in the Arctic....

 2021-09-12 14:45 

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Fairbanks honors 9/11 heroes with first Great Alaskan Stair Climb...

Fairbanksans and firefighters remembered those who lost their lives on 9/11 with a stair climb, taking on 110 flights of stairs — the same number of stairs in the World Trade Center....

 2021-09-12 14:00 

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Weather scuttles Ambler drilling plans...

An unusually gloomy summer has so far scuttled more than half of drilling work planned at the most advanced metal prospect in the remote Ambler mining district, according to the owners of the project....

 2021-09-11 15:00 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Fairbanks remembers 9/11: 20 years later...

Fairbanks, like the rest of the nation, was left in shock the morning of 9/11. For most, the historic day is one that they will never forget....

 2021-09-11 14:45 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Murkowski remembers 9/11 and expresses gratitude to war veterans...

Sen. Lisa Murkowski said many Americans still vividly recall the events at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and 'the heroic story of Flight 93.'...

 2021-09-11 14:00 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

5 Things to Know in Alaska Politics: Afghan hearings, Alaska heat and labor leader...

Sen. Dan Sullivan is urging Congress to hold hearings on the U.S. military exit from Afghanistan. Temperatures in Alaska are rising. And a Gallup poll shows labor union approval up in America....

 2021-09-11 03:00 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Local entities continue to study details of new federal Covid-19 action plan...

The majority of businesses in the Fairbanks North Star Borough have fewer than 100 employees. The Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce president and CEO said few companies will be impacted....

 2021-09-10 18:05 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Faculty committee asks University of Alaska Fairbanks to mandate Covid vaccine...

Chancellor Dan White said in a letter to UAF employees that he and President Pat Pitney are discussing a "broader application of requirements" for the vaccine....

 2021-09-10 15:10 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Dunleavy vows to fight Biden administration over Alaska's resources...

An EPA decision to limit resource development in Alaska represents a fight over the state's future, Alaska's governor said Thursday. "You can't shut down a state's method by which it creates jobs, opportunities and wealth, and expect i...

 2021-09-10 15:05 

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ATF nominee pulled after complaints by Rep. Young and other Republicans...

"I have no doubt that if he were to lead the ATF, David Chipman would seek to curtail our Second Amendment rights at every turn," Rep. Don Young said....

 2021-09-10 03:15 

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Biden announces vaccine requirements for big employers, health care settings...

The president is additionally calling on 41 states to join the nine states, including Washington, Oregon and California, that require school employees to get vaccinated....

 2021-09-10 02:35 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Fairbanks Memorial turns meeting rooms into patient care wards as Covid cases set yet another record...

The ward will most likely be used for patients who require less intensive care and will also allow for fewer staff members to care for a higher number of patients....

 2021-09-10 02:15 

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Hunter mauled by grizzly in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park...

A 39-year-old hunter was injured Wednesday after he was mauled by a grizzly bear protecting her cubs in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve....

 2021-09-09 14:30 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FMH reports record-high number of Covid patients second day in a row...

While children tend to do better with the virus, health workers in Alaska and nationwide are seeing more kids diagnosed with Covid-19 and more being hospitalized because of it....

 2021-09-09 14:30 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Democrat lawmakers warn second PFD veto would hurt Alaskans...

Interior Democrat lawmakers shared views on prospects for a 2021 dividend and progress made with GOP leadership to guide fiscal policy and the future of Alaska's wealth fund....

 2021-09-08 14:45 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

30-day campaign finance reports show how much money candidates are collecting...

Local elections are Oct. 5, and new campaign finance reports show some heavy hitters when it comes to bringing in cash....

 2021-09-08 01:45 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Alaska Native corporation flight grounded in Afghanistan...

Alaska-based Goldbelt Inc. was seeking to charter a flight with Kam Air from Afghanistan....

 2021-09-08 01:15 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Fairbanks rapper goes viral on TikTok after describing 'humiliating' experience on Alaska Airlines plane...

The artist and performer, Fat Trophy Wife, says she was targeted by the airline because of her size....

 2021-09-07 15:00 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

A cold and wet August may set up an ideal moose hunting season...

The cool and rainy August may have been a bummer for Fairbanks residents, but the weather could be good for moose hunters....

 2021-09-07 14:45 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

UAF researchers looking at how the ocean is changing and what that means for us...

Ocean chemistry impacts all organisms living in the seas. From oysters to crabs, mussels to snails, shellfish to salmon — all are impacted by ocean acidification....

 2021-09-07 00:30 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Alaska Air will give $200 bonuses to employees who share vaccine status...

Alaska Air is among several U.S. airlines to issue Covid-related mandates and regulations for their workforce....

 2021-09-07 00:30 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Lawmakers question PFD payment as amount nears final approval...

Interior lawmakers share their views on the PFD and fiscal policymaking underway as the Legislature meets in a third special session....

 2021-09-05 15:00 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

It's aurora season: Here's how to photograph the lights...

Aurora Season has begun in Fairbanks. Here's why Fairbanks is a good place to view the lights and tips for when, where and how to photograph the northern lights....

 2021-09-05 14:45 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Fairbanks-based DOT director to lead Alaska's transportation department...

Gov. Mike Dunleavy selected Fairbanks resident Ryan Anderson, who most recently was Northern Regions director for DOT, to serve as commissioner for the Department of Transportation....

 2021-09-04 14:30 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Fall Fortymile caribou herd hunt continues...

The state fall Fortymile caribou herd hunt continues in Zones 2 and 3; Zones 1 and 4 have been temporarily closed by emergency order....

 2021-09-04 13:00 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

5 Things to Know in Alaska Politics: Virus Rx, Covid redux and a new benchmark...

The Covid-19 virus is at the center of a political dispute over whether the governor should declare a 30-day disaster in Alaska....

 2021-09-04 02:15 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

More charges filed in Two Rivers arson case...

Jamison Gallion was arrested and charged Aug. 27 in connection with the string of fires....

 2021-09-03 13:00 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Sen. Dan Sullivan warns that adversaries may test U.S. resolve...

Sen. Dan Sullivan accused the Biden administration of making the U.S. "more vulnerable to international terrorism than at any time since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001."...

 2021-09-03 02:30 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Alaska Chamber pumps up vaccine incentive with a $49,000 giveaway...

For the next eight weeks, Alaskans who are getting vaccinated can win $49,000 in one of two sweepstakes — one for adults and one for youth between 12 and 17 years old....

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