Robyne, KUAC - Fairbanks


Tour of Fairbanks toxic sites shows need for clean-up

Last week's tour included the former North Pole Refinery, sites on Eielson Air Force Base and Moose Creek, all of which host PFAS contaminants.
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Alaska workshop at world center of hibernation research

About three dozen scientists and students are visiting Fairbanks to share and hear the field's latest discoveries during a two-week summer school.
a squirrel

Warming Arctic could change animal mating schedule

Rapid Arctic temperature changes are influencing animal reproductive behavior, according to a University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist's study.
a planned Fairbanks intersection

Planners finalizing design for Fairbanks expressways’ new intersection

The proposed $81 million interchange linking the Steese and Johansen expressways includes a popular pedestrian underpass.
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Fairbanks’ first member-owned co-op grocery marks 10 years in business

Nearly 4,000 Alaskans are current owners of the of the Co-op Market Grocery & Deli, paying a one-time $200 fee to become co-op members.
the Holland family

North Pole’s Patrick Holland gets his new heart

A new heart for Holland was available Thursday at a Seattle hospital, after he missed one due to flight delays amid a December ice storm.
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There’s a new Gwich’in alphabet book and it’s available for free

It's part of a long-term community-led project of language revitalization.
Steve Dutra

Head of Alaska police organization calls for consistent policies across state

Steve Dutra wants a statewide policy manual for all Alaska police forces.
Fairbanks International Airport

Fairbanks airport employees train to spot human trafficking

Fairbanks International Airport is training employees to be more vigilant about human trafficking under a new federal program.

Photos from space show beavers’ move to the Arctic as disturbing as wildfire

Scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks are seeing thousands of new beaver ponds changing streams and rivers, and accelerating climate change.
a Fred Meyer store

Fairbanks Fred Meyer workers’ contract talks at impasse

Fred Meyer stores in Fairbanks are negotiating a contract with a union representing some of their workers. But the parties have reached an impasse.
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Seattle ice storm caused a North Pole man to miss his heart transplant

“I don’t wanna ever miss another chance,” said Patrick Holland, who's now moving to Seattle to wait for another suitable heart.
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FCC wants users to map Alaskans’ internet to improve service

Federal money is coming to build out more internet infrastructure, but how much will depend on how accurate Alaskans are in assessing their need.
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HAARP bounces low-frequency waves off asteroid in test to look inside

Scientists in Alaska bounced radio signals off an asteroid Tuesday from the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program research site in Gakona.
an aurora globe

Fairbanks hotel installs unique aurora attraction

The Aurora Discovery Institute at Pike’s Waterfront Lodge will offer visitors a means to experience and learn about the aurora year-round.

‘You can pretty much name your price’: Critic says Kroger-Albertsons merger would hurt Alaskans

Twelve Fred Meyer and 35 Carrs Safeway stores owned by the companies are the major competitors in Alaska's main urban areas.
Fairbanks Veterans Court

Fairbanks’ Veterans Court celebrates progress

A program launched in Fairbanks offers former military service members who commit crimes an alternative to the standard legal system.
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Fairbanks man accused of killing infant so ‘he could play video games’

Zackry Johnson, 31, has been charged with second-degree murder of the 1-year-old girl, who was found dead by her mother.
a director and an actor

Director of new film ‘Till’ got her start in Fairbanks

Chinonye Chukwu produced her first feature film in 2012 as a University of Alaska Fairbanks student.
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Man sentenced to 75 years in prison for 1993 murder and sexual assault of Sophie Sergie at UAF

The case baffled investigators for decades, and became notorious because of the circumstances: a young woman stabbed and shot while she was visiting friends at college in Fairbanks right before finals week in April 1993.