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Finally some snow for Iditarod mushers

...The winner, who will pocket $70,000 and the keys to a new pickup, is expected in about nine days.Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins thanked community volunteers for making the Fairbanks start a reality in spite of the short...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-09/finally-some-snow-iditarod-mushers
Sports
Committee moves bill with 12 marijuana plant limit for house

...might be unconstitutional. The bill also defined public places where marijuana consumption is prohibited.Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins asked that municipalities have the authority to set their own limits. Committee members indicated...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-03/committee-moves-bill-12-marijuana-plant
State
2015 'I-Did-A-Detour' start moved to Fairbanks

...stops along the way and mushers can expect to be treated just as warmly as they would be on any other year. Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins told media late Tuesday he planned to ask the school district to let students out of school...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-12/2015-i-did-detour-start-moved-fairbank
Sports
Pot entrepreneurs lining up space for marijuana businesses

...said he would prefer to be inside the city but is waiting to see if the local city council will allow it.Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins said he is assembling an advisory panel to help draft a marijuana ordinance.The new voter-approved...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-20/pot-entrepreneurs-lining-space-marijuan
State
Supreme Court affirms pipeline value decision

...800-mile pipeline and tanker-loading facilities in Valdez."I've got a smile on my face today," Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins said. "The Supreme Court validated what our position has been all along."State Rep. Dave...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-20/supreme-court-affirms-pipeline-value-de
State | AK legislature
Mayors seek assurances on gas line project

...should not be included in the negotiated contracts.The main areas of concern expressed by Navarre and Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins were on the payments in lieu of taxes and ensuring that existing oil and gas properties, such...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-07/mayors-seek-assurances-gas-line-project
State | AK legislature
Army numbers to shrink, but not at Fort Wainwright

...will enable the 4/25 Airborne Brigade to gain additional combat capabilities because of this decision."Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins said the decision helps Fairbanks. Alaska overall will lose far fewer soldiers than many other...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-27/army-numbers-shrink-not-fort-wainwright
State
Updated results show slight edge for Measure 1

...owner-occupied housing from property taxes, with voter approval.A supporter of the measure, former Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Jim Whitaker, has said the initiative would reduce taxes for homeowners, while Anchorage City Assessor...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-09-04/updated-results-show-slight-edge-measur
State
Particulate fouls icy Fairbanks air

...The borough now can only encourage voluntary measures, such as avoiding the burning of green wood.Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins said an acceptable attainment plan might still be possible using incentives such as replacement...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-12-10/particulate-fouls-icy-fairbanks-air
State
Around Town

...registration, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Gruening Park Recreation Center. Details: 463-5850. Rhonda Boyles, Fairbanks North Star Borough mayor, Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Aspen Hotel, $14 lunch. Subdivision Review...

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