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Alaska Editorial: Added education funding is good news taxes.The Borough Assembly provided $48.3 million for the school district for the current fiscal year. Mayor Luke Hopkins, following a request from the school board, recommended an $880,000 increase in local funding of schools in his...
Mayors seek assurances on gas line project 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 as the trans-Alaska...
State | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: Governor slips up on education lawsuit

...costs paid in full by the state. The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly is considering joining the lawsuit. Mayor Luke Hopkins supports Ketchikan's contention.The governor had some threatening words about the lawsuit in an interview this week...
Fairbanks finalists announced for comedian Martin Short's show no particular order, are:? Dermot Cole, News-Miner columnist? Glenner Anderson, radio personality? Luke Hopkins, borough mayor? Bob Miller, former state legislator and TV personality? Michael Dukes, radio personality...
Supreme Court affirms pipeline value decision

...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 Guttenberg, D-Fairbanks...
State | AK legislature
Ketchikan brings school funding issue to Fairbanks

...they're successful, is unclear, though he said things will be more fair and equitable.Fairbanks Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins said he will look to the assembly to approve additional action once a lawsuit is filed.While the borough assembly...
Alaska Editorial: Still closed - North Star Borough talks stay secret

...have prevailed. A majority of the nine-member body approved an ordinance to open negotiations last month.Mayor Luke Hopkins vetoed the ordinance, which lifted the bar of passage a bit higher. The assembly apparently wasn't able to clear...
Fairbanks considering allowing armed employees

...I think it's important with all the incidents out there to realize how unsafe it is for gun-free zones."Mayor Luke Hopkins said he is strongly opposed to armed employees, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Tuesday."It's not what...
North Pole breaks ground for new library

...Pole who serves as chief of staff for Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins.Jacobsen recalled memories of the old library, which...library anywhere makes us all richer."Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins echoed the gratitude for the many members of the community...
Proposition passage may end Fairbanks stove exchange program

...any other stoves for a set time period. None of those restrictions will be valid under Proposition 3, borough Mayor Luke Hopkins said.The measure reads: "The borough shall not, in any way, regulate, prohibit, curtail, nor issue fines or...


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