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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
State | AK legislature
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...
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...
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...
Change may hit Fairbanks hard

...of families that would be leaving, impacting schools, churches, and community services," she said. Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Jim Whitaker said the borough will deal with the potential loss of jobs in a methodical manner. "It's...


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