Tim Ellis, KUAC - Fairbanks

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Tim Ellis is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.
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Carbon monoxide suspected cause in 2 North Pole deaths

Investigators say emissions of the invisible, deadly gas from a portable generator and a woodstove may have killed two men and sickened a woman in a North Pole workshop.

Eielson PFAS cleanup project won’t clear all contamination, expert says

The "soil washing" technology which will be used at Eielson Air Force Base is unproven, according to Alaska Community Action on Toxics' executive director.
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First-of-its-kind research project enlists Fairbanks residents to help sample ‘vapor intrusion’ into homes

Researchers hope to get about 30 households in a residential area just west of downtown to help.
An Alaska State Trooper cruiser parked on Nome’s Front Street in January 2015.

North Pole woman dead after house fire traced to chicken coop

A North Pole woman was killed Tuesday in a house fire, which firefighters say started near a chicken coop.
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Activists blockade road leading to Nenana-area agricultural project

"The state is proposing to expand a road through Nenana traditional territory, hunting and fishing grounds," an activist said.
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Alaska farmers struggle with ‘two-fold kick’: high costs, low harvest

Climate change is disrupting weather patterns and creating a long-term drying trend in Alaska, experts say.
Nenana agriculture lands

State hails first auction of land in Nenana-area agricultural project

Some area residents and tribal members are urging the state to reconsider development of the "industrial farming" project.
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Delta Junction area faces ‘decision point’ on ambulance service funding

Most Delta area residents at a packed meeting supported continuing ambulance service, but many don't want to pay taxes for it.
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Eielson-based F-16s intercept 2 Russian bombers near Alaska

Two Eielson Air Force Base F-16 fighter jets intercepted a pair of Russian bombers in international airspace off Alaska earlier this week.
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More than 300 Ukrainians have come to Alaska since the war began

Most of those who’ve arrived in Alaska under the Uniting for Ukraine program have family who applied to sponsor them to live in places where previous waves of Slavic-speaking immigrants have settled.
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Pentagon asks for proposals to build small nuclear power plant at Eielson Air Force Base

The project is meant to help demonstrate a microreactor’s capability to provide power in case the base’s main source of electricity goes offline.
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Fort Wainwright to move vintage Huey helicopter to main gate

Fort Wainwright personnel will move an historic UH-1 Huey helicopter from the airfield to the post’s Main Gate, where it will serve as a symbol of the Army and Army aviation.
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Fairbanks police say murder suspect drove through Canada in victim’s car

Fairbanks police say Judson Sherrell, 21, was taken into custody Sunday by U.S. Border Patrol agents in Haines.

Alaska-based pilots intercepted Russian aircraft 3 times in a week

This year, the usual game of cat-and-mouse is playing out in an entirely different context due to the war in Ukraine.

Arctic Road Rally aims to show electric vehicles’ potential in Alaska

The 1,096-mile rally is expected to wrap up on Tuesday.

‘A lot of things have changed’: Eielson Air Force Base to resume tours

The tours came to a halt in early 2020 as COVID-19 spread globally.
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‘We’ve seen this before’: After cow mutilation, Delta Junction ranchers put up $2,500 reward

Tangy Bates and her husband have been operating their farm and ranch in Delta Junction for about six years, and she’s never heard about any cattle mutilations in the area during that time. 
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With nearly 3 million acres burned, rainy weather slows Alaska wildfires

The cool, rainy weather that set in last week over much of Alaska has dampened this year’s fire season, which was shaping up to be one of the worst in recorded history.
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Troopers call off search for missing grandma near Healy

The search for Mary Dawn Wilson had been going on since early Thursday morning, when Troopers got a report that her car had been found stuck in a spot about seven miles in on the Stampede Trail, near Denali National Park and Preserve. Troopers say rescuers found Wilson’s two-year-old grandson locked inside the vehicle. The child appeared to be good health, and has since been handed over to the Office of Children’s Services.

Rafter dies paddling Valdez-area river, troopers say

Alaska State Troopers say the person was reported missing around 10:45 p.m. Saturday after his raft tipped and he was thrown into the water at a spot near milepost 32 of the Richardson Highway.