Rights group: Filipino child miners risk lives in gold mines

...York-based group says it interviewed 135 people, including 65 child miners from 9 to 17 years of age, in eastern Camarines Norte and Masbate...Compressor mining" as it is known locally puts adult and child miners at risk of drowning, decompression sickness and skin infections...
Nation and World
Alaska editorial: Arctic Energy Summit hosted circumpolar nations for issues discussion

This editorial originally appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:Representatives of eight nations gathered in Fairbanks to discuss issues of energy in the Arctic last week. It's easy for...
Longtime Seattle Times travel writer Stanton Patty dies

...of the mid-20th century, he was Mr. Alaska, that columnist so keenly tuned into the world of bush pilots and sourdough miners.To others, he was the bow-tied, crew-cut reporter who covered The Beatles' first visits to Seattle, crafting these...
Alaska Editorial: Slaughter of two dozen animals for ivory a callous, cowardly act

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:An apparent slaughter of more than two dozen walruses on Alaska's northwest coast last week was enough to shock the conscience...
Thieves target vehicles along highway near Fairbanks

...emission control devices off vehicles.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that troopers say catalytic converters are being cut...6 and Sept. 10. But hunter Scott Bidwell told the News-Miner the thefts continued, saying his vehicle was targeted on Sept...
Former Fairbanks tutor convicted of sexual abuse of minor

...Fairbanks public school tutor has been found guilty of forcing a boy to have sex with him in 2010.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that a Fairbanks jury on Tuesday convicted Claude Fowlkes III of three counts of sexual abuse of a minor.Fowlkes...
Departures from Alaska at highest point in 25 years departures were higher was in 1988, when 15,710 people left during an in-state recession, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.The departures don't appear to be caused by the state's current financial problems because they came before oil...
'Fairbanks Four' wants convictions overturned

...Court that could last a month. If successful, all four could have their convictions overturned, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.The four are represented by the Alaska Innocence Project, which is relying on the testimony of another man, a California...
Fairbanks native, three-time cancer survivor shares story

...kindergarten teacher and mother of three active little girls, Zaverl took time out of her busy schedule to tell the News-Miner her story.Zaverl, formerly Becky Roberts, was born and raised in Fairbanks. She was only 12 years old when an "annoying...
Police & Fire for Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

...on scene. The Juneau Police Department took control of the scene. At 6:45, CCFR responded to an open burn complaint on Miner Drive and informed the person that the burning season had ended. The person agreed to extinguish the fire.Fraud? At 12...


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