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UAF chancellor announces summer retirement plans

...severe budget cuts the university is facing as the state struggles with multibillion-dollar deficit, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.Rogers earlier voiced his interest in becoming president of the University of Alaska system. Current...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-20/uaf-chancellor-announces-summer-retirem
State
Thinning ice signals culmination of Nenana Ice Classic

...official time is recorded.The first clock watcher in a tower on shore began duty at 4 p.m. Sunday, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner newspaper reported.Submitting a guess costs $2.50. Tickets were sold through April 5.The earliest the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-20/thinning-ice-signals-culmination-nenana
State
Alaska Editorial: Legislature's focus on cuts has avoided other half of funding equation

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Alaska's multibillion-dollar budget deficit cannot be closed through cuts alone. This is a fundamental truth, and even...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-14/alaska-editorial-legislatures-focus-c
Opinion
Air Force leaves F-16 squadron at Fairbanks base

...Military officials say a squadron of F-16 fighter jets will remain at Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Tuesday that Air Force Secretary Deborah James informed Gov. Bill Walker the base's strategic location...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-14/air-force-leaves-f-16-squadron-fairbank
State
Crews working to clear closed section of Dalton Highway

...road has waylaid truck drivers and raised the cost of transporting commodities to North Slope oilfields, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.Some trucks have dropped trailers and turned south for Fairbanks. Others remain queued at rest stops...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-12/crews-working-clear-closed-section-dalt
State
Fairbanks borough schools superintendent wins contract

...FAIRBANKS - Fairbanks North Star Borough schools superintendent Karen Gaborik has won a three-year contract.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner newspaper reported the borough school district board voted to approve the contract Tuesday.Under the contract...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-09/fairbanks-borough-schools-superintenden
State
Fairbanks population shrinks in new estimates

...according to the latest estimates.The borough lost about 1,450 residents between July 2013 and July 2014, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner newspaper reported. Those figures come from new population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.Alaska's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-01/fairbanks-population-shrinks-new-estima
State
Alaska Editorial: Bill to kill daylight saving time would have negative impact

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Daylight saving time doesn't likely have a great many fans in Alaska. There are good reasons for that: The shift in daylight...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-07/alaska-editorial-bill-kill-daylight-s
Opinion
More flooding forces closure of Dalton Highway again

...truck drivers trying to drive to and from Prudhoe Bay had to wait as long as three days before proceeding, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner newspaper reported.The closed stretch was reopened Thursday evening.Bailey said crews were able to keep...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-07/more-flooding-forces-closure-dalton-hig
State
Alaskans wonder: When will the ice on the river break up?

...in Nenana. Each guess costs a $2.50 ticket.The most recent ice thickness measured about 35 inches, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner newspaper reported.Each year, a clock is connected by cable to a wooden tripod anchored in the river ice...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-05/alaskans-wonder-when-will-ice-river-bre
State

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