Robyne, KUAC - Fairbanks

Robyne, KUAC - Fairbanks
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Researchers studying whether electric heaters can help reduce air pollution in Interior Alaska

University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers will study reducing air pollution in the North Pole area with new electric thermal storage unit heaters.
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Interior windstorm starts fires and briefly knocks out 911 service

Several area fire departments responded to fires that started when trees pulled down power lines.

Richardson Highway reopens after weeklong closure due to flood damage

Department of Transportation spokeswoman Danielle Tessen says the worst damage was under a 70-year-old bridge at milepost 233, south of Black Rapids.
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At statewide convention in Fairbanks, GOP plans to focus on election law changes

It has been six years since Fairbanks hosted the statewide Republican convention, and it sold out earlier this week.
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Fairbanks jury finds Downs guilty in Sergie’s 1993 murder, sexual assault at UAF dorm

Steven Downs was an 18-year-old first-year student at University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1993, and presumably had no connection to the victim, Sophie Sergie, who was from the village of Pitka's Point.
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Sophie Sergie cold case murder trial ends and goes to jury

Lawyers stepped the jury through evidence and testimony in four hours of closing remarks on Monday.
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Alternative suspect says he had nothing to do with murder of Sophie Sergie

Kenneth Moto testified Thursday that volunteered to give a DNA sample in 1996 because he wanted to help any way he could solve a crime against a Native person.
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At Sophie Sergie murder trial, jury hears recordings of Steven Downs’ interrogation

Law enforcement officers who arrested Steven Downs for the 1993 rape and murder of Sophie Sergie testified at Downs’s trial on Wednesday.