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Fairbanks approves $1M in pipeline legal fees

...talking about the attorney fees, but we've recovered a lot more in the value of the pipeline," said borough Mayor Luke Hopkins.The value has been disputed every year since 2006, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.The only dispute that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-28/fairbanks-approves-1m-pipeline-legal-fe
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-20/supreme-court-affirms-pipeline-value-de
State | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: Added education funding is good news

...property 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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-30/alaska-editorial-added-education-fund
Opinion
Mayors seek assurances on gas line project

...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 as the trans-Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-07/mayors-seek-assurances-gas-line-project
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-12/alaska-editorial-governor-slips-educa
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-08/ketchikan-brings-school-funding-issue-f
State
Particulate fouls icy Fairbanks air

...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 program for inefficient...

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

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-01-18/alaska-editorial-still-closed-north-s
Opinion
FNSB clerk for more than 30 years retires

...commemorations also were read aloud by Assemblyman Guy Sattley and former Assemblyman Matt Want as well as Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins and former Borough Mayor Jim Whitaker.When it came time for her to say a few words, Drexler had nothing but thanks...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-01/fnsb-clerk-more-30-years-retires
State
Fairbanks finalists announced for comedian Martin Short's show

...in 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? Jerry Cleworth...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-15/fairbanks-finalists-announced-comedian-
State

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