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Minimum wage measure could boost bus driver pay

...driver wages at double the minimum wage was part of the 1989 Alaska School bus Safety Act.The change could eventually add several hundred thousand dollars annually to the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District transportation costs.
Fairbanks borough mayor to form marijuana working group

FAIRBANKS - A panel will be created in the Fairbanks North Star Borough to guide development of rules governing commercial marijuana enterprises.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that borough...
Fairbanks launches new technology for bus riders

...using the bus without looking at the schedules," said Adam Barth, transportation manager for the Fairbanks North Star Borough.The technology upgrades have been years in the making and come courtesy of a $500,000 federal grant, Barth said...
Interior shelter founder helps animals in need Fairbanks in the 1980s when her ex-husband was stationed at Fort Wainwright. She volunteered at Fairbanks North Star Borough Animal Shelter and didn't like what she saw."I was sick of seeing how many animals weren't given a chance. Most...
Fairbanks public school district settles sexual-assault lawsuit

...Monday after a nine-hour mediation session in Seattle, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. The Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board approved the settlement Tuesday night.The lawsuit focused on behavior by Claude Fowlkes III, 35, a...
Testimony: Alaska air quality proposal falls short is developing state regulations to deal with air quality, primarily from wood burning in parts of Fairbanks North Star Borough.People who testified said the regulations fall short, especially in addressing outdoor hydronic heaters, also known...
Fairbanks approves $1M in pipeline legal fees

FAIRBANKS - The Fairbanks North Star Borough on Thursday unanimously approved spending an fees to be split among the Fairbanks North Star Borough and other municipalities. The Fairbanks borough's...
Judge invalidates part of statewide school funding mechanism

...however, since districts bypass the state treasury and give the money directly to local districts.The Fairbanks North Star Borough filed a friend of the court brief in support of its fellow borough.
Fairbanks pollution initiative to appear on ballot

...initiative seeking to renew a law barring the Fairbanks North Star Borough from regulating home heating devices.The "Home Heating...shrunk. Before the 2012 election, the Fairbanks North Star Borough presented what members believed were moderate regulations...
Phone company ordered to provide address updates

...ordered Alaska Communications to provide appropriate daily updates of customer address changes for the Fairbanks North Star Borough's emergency call data base.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Superior Court Judge Bethany Harbison on Thursday...


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