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Rewrite of Fairbanks truancy rules draws parent criticism

FAIRBANKS - The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly has approved an overhaul of the school district's mandatory attendance rules despite testimony from parents opposed to the change...
Fairbanks assigns officer to downtown foot patrol after safety complaints a hangout for chronic inebriates, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.A member of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly told Eberhart he'd had a bad experience crossing a pedestrian bridge over the river."They were on the foot...
Murkowski hopeful that Eielson will house new jets

...Eielson aircraft.Fairbanks officials have lobbied hard for F-35s to be based at Eielson. The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly in April allocated $250,000 to push for "mission growth" at area military bases.The Fairbanks Economic...
Fairbanks Borough approves plan for bus shelters

...snow and ice won't be quite as much of a nuisance for bus riders in Fairbanks and North Pole.The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly voted this week to build up to 20 bus stop shelters, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.The first...
Fairbanks looks to improve bus service

FAIRBANKS - The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly is still looking for ways to improve door-to-door bus service for disabled riders.The service known as Van Tran started in...
Alaska Editorial: Governor slips up on education lawsuit

...incorporated areas while unincorporated areas have their education 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...
Ketchikan brings school funding issue to Fairbanks

...planning a major lawsuit over state funding of schools, argued their case for buy-in before the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly.The Ketchikan Gateway Borough argues that the state's requirement that municipalities contribute to school...
Group pushes fix for Interior mental health system forum is scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. Dec. 11. The meeting is set to be held at the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly chambers.Some offerings from the past, such as a daytime drop-in center and vocational programs, have...
FNSB clerk for more than 30 years retires

...assembly had in store for Drexler."As a very small token of our thanks that from this day forward the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly Chambers will now be known as the Mona Lisa Drexler Assembly Chambers," she said to raucous applause.A special...
Official: Competing apps could slow LNG project

...involvement to operate much of the infrastructure.The city councils of North Pole and Fairbanks and the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly approved creating the municipal utility to facilitate or provide natural gas distribution if private industry...


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