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Car bombs kill 21 people in Iraq; EU warns of donor fatigue

...makeshift camps around the western periphery of Baghdad. Meanwhile, there are hundreds of thousands more in the Kurdish northern regions."This is quite a matter for concern as the needs are skyrocketing and the resources are not increasing," said...
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Crews working to clear closed section of Dalton Highway

...berms used to divert water, with marginal success, according to Meadow Bailey, the Department of Transportation's Northern Region spokeswoman.Some sections of the roadway are buried beneath 3 to 4 feet of ice, or up to 30 inches of water, Bailey...
Refinery closure leads to higher asphalt expense

...That's why when it finally gets to our jobs here in Northern Region it's quite a bit more expensive."Most paving...state Department of Transportation, estimates the Northern Region will use 25,000 tons of asphalt oil this year...
Still no boss for DOT roads in Southeast

...director positions for the other two DOT regions - Central and Northern - are both filled, although the director of the Northern region, which encompasses Fairbanks and the bulk of the state's land mass, is still in "acting" mode and hasn't been...
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Militant gains illustrate plight of Syrian Kurds

...from Iraqi army bases and brought them into Syria, the militants have retaken some Kurdish areas, mostly in the northern region of Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab.Over the span of two days, they took 21 villages in the area, activists said...
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Avalanches cut off only road to Valdez

...harm work crews."At this time there is no safe way to approach relieving that water," said Jason Sakalaskas, northern region maintenance engineer, at a news teleconference.The avalanche was in a location prone to avalanches and known locally...
State Parks offers First Day Hikes in Hatcher Pass, Delta Junction and Homer

...Family pets are welcome. See you there! For more information, contact the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation, Northern Region, Brooks Ludwig, 907-451-2698,, or Mindy Eggleston, 907-322-4644, mde...
State fishing huts available for rent

FAIRBANKS - Alaska state parks officials said 10 ice fishing huts are available for rent this winter in the northern region.Five of the huts are at Quartz Lake near mile 278 of the Richardson Highway. The other five are at Birch Lake near...
Loss of bus traffic leads to closing of Rika's Roadhouse

...Rika's Roadhouse is closing, the state intends to keep Big Delta State Historical Park open, Alaska State Parks northern region Superintendent Brooks Ludwig said.The park, located near a historic stopping point for travelers, traders and...
Business news roundup

...most recently working as an information officer for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Northern Region, in Fairbanks.Blankenship was born and raised in Fairbanks, and earned a degree in public relations from the University...


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