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Fairbanks politicians warned for violating 'billboard law'

...along state-maintained roads, which in the Fairbanks North Star Borough are most roads, according to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. For a sign to be legal, it needs to be almost two football fields away from the pavement.In Fairbanks...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-30/fairbanks-politicians-warned-violating-
State
Sentencing continues for case related to troopers' deaths

...sides to statements in the pre-sentence report. Kangas also wanted time to speak before sentencing, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. A jury in Nenana found Kangas guilty of tampering with the guns of Sgt. Scott Johnson and Trooper...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-27/sentencing-continues-case-related-troop
State
Veterans say reformed VA hurting

...Administration, that the Veterans Choice Act hasn't delivered the improved care that it promised, reported The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.Last year's law called for creation of a temporary program that allows veterans across the nation to seek...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-25/veterans-say-reformed-va-hurting
State
Yukon River salmon swim to Canada in record high numbers

...Canadian spawning grounds in 10 years.About 83,000 fish went across the border this year, according to The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.An international treaty mandates that at least 42,500 Chinooks must get to Canada, but Alaska fishery managers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-24/yukon-river-salmon-swim-canada-record-h
State
Fairbanks lawmakers consider 8 percent marijuana tax

...meeting on Aug. 20 to vote on a tax proposal about what rate to put before the voters on the Oct. 6 ballot, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.One measure calls for an 8 percent tax, the same rate applied to wholesale tobacco. Another, for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-11/fairbanks-lawmakers-consider-8-percent-
State
Alaska schools see teacher shortage as school year looms

...only seven teaching positions were still open, but 52 support staff positions remained vacant, reported The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.School district spokeswoman Sharice Walker said unfilled support staff positions range from school nurses...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-12/alaska-schools-see-teacher-shortage-sch
State
Fairbanks lawmakers consider 8 percent marijuana tax

...meeting on Aug. 20 to vote on a tax proposal about what rate to put before the voters on the Oct. 6 ballot, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.One measure calls for an 8 percent tax, the same rate applied to wholesale tobacco. Another, for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-12/fairbanks-lawmakers-consider-8-percent-
State
RV park fills a fun, quirky Denali niche

...welcome guests and give them the lay of the land. That would be Carl Rose and Charlie Sampson, reported the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.They provide maps of the area, offer tips on where to go and what to see, and all of it is done in a happy...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-17/rv-park-fills-fun-quirky-denali-niche
State
University of Alaska Fairbanks removes Mississippi state flag

...Mississippi flag from a 5-state display, citing the ongoing national discussion about Confederate imagery.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that Chancellor Brian Rogers ordered the flag removed Monday morning.UAF spokeswoman Marmian Grimes...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-21/university-alaska-fairbanks-removes-mis
State
Mushers sign up for 2016 Yukon Quest

...By early afternoon, race officials said 21 mushers had signed up for the 1,000 mile race, reported the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. That number includes nine rookies."I've been waiting to do it for a long time, it's a thrill," said...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-08-03/mushers-sign-2016-yukon-quest
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