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For schools, cities can't do it alone

...shorting schools today while taking school dollars for tomorrow to fund other government activities.The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly increased the local contribution to public education by almost $5.5 million over what was provided for...
My Turn: The mousetrap

...Medicaid patients.? Lance Roberts is an engineer born and raised in Fairbanks. He is a member of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly. The views expressed here are his own and do not represent the assembly or borough administration.
Fairbanks to consider mail-in ballots

FAIRBANKS - Looking to boost voter turnout, the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly will consider an ordinance creating a system to vote by mail in borough elections.Assemblymen Lance Roberts and Karl Kassel are...
Former assemblywoman to join Interior Gas Utility board

...reported that Nadine Winters joins the board after serving in state and local government, including on the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly.She was appointed by Mayor Luke Hopkins and confirmed by a 7-2 Borough Assembly vote on Thursday...
State vague on update for cleaning Fairbanks air

...state's latest update on plans for making Fairbanks' wintertime air cleaner has left members of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly frustrated.Officials from the state Air Quality Division, part of the Department of Environmental Conservation...
Group seeks to restore crippled creek

...on the ridge to completely restore the flow of the old Cripple Creek, land trust officials said.The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly unanimously endorsed the project. Proponents have also met with the Alaska Department of Transportation...
Murkowski hopeful that Eielson will house new jets

...fuel for Eielson aircraft.Fairbanks officials have lobbied hard for F-35s to be based at Eielson. The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly in April allocated $250,000 to push for "mission growth" at area military bases.The Fairbanks Economic...
Fairbanks assigns officer to downtown foot patrol after safety complaints

...also is a hangout for chronic inebriates, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.A member of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly told Eberhart he'd had a bad experience crossing a pedestrian bridge over the river."They were on...
Rewrite of Fairbanks truancy rules draws parent criticism

FAIRBANKS - The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly has approved an overhaul of the school district's mandatory attendance rules despite testimony from parents opposed to the change...
Fairbanks talk show host Dukes to move south

...conservative talk show on KFAR for 12 years. He describes himself as a firm Libertarian.He was elected to the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly in 2010.Dukes grew up in Fairbanks. He says leaving will be difficult but the move is a chance to reach...


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