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Walker considers pot sales delay

FAIRBANKS - Alaska Gov. Bill Walker will consider a 90-day delay in implementing a regulatory system for legal marijuana sales.
State launches program to track firewood moisture

FAIRBANKS - State clean air officials are asking woodcutters to participate in a new program to document moisture content of firewood sold in neighborhoods regularly polluted by wood smoke.
Trial set for man charged in deaths of troopers

FAIRBANKS - Trial has been set for a Tanana man accused of killing two Alaska State Troopers last spring. Nathanial Kangas is charged in the deaths of Sgt. Scott Johnson and Trooper Gabe Rich on May 1 in Tanana. Johnson and Rich were based in Fairbanks.
Alaska Editorial: A dwindling appetite for megaprojects

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: The Ambler road. The Juneau road. The Knik Arm bridge. The Susitna Dam. The Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline (ASAP), known colloquially as the "bullet line.
Annual pigeon dung problem grows across Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS - Twice a year, Marcus Dodge assigns a worker to don disposable coveralls and a respirator for a trip to a downtown Fairbanks parking garage to clean up deposits from a non-native species.
Fairbanks public school district settles sexual-assault lawsuit

FAIRBANKS - The family of a student who claimed he was sexually assaulted by a Fairbanks public school tutor has settled a lawsuit against the school district for $920,000.
Alaska Editorial: Walker takes office amid state revenue downturn

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: On Monday afternoon, Alaska's 11th governor officially took office. By Gov. Bill Walker's own reckoning, the time between Election Day Nov.
North Pole sues over refinery contamination

FAIRBANKS - The city of North Pole is suing two recent owners of an oil refinery over groundwater pollution.
Hearings planned on proposed air regulations

FAIRBANKS - Fairbanks residents who burn wood to save money as an alternative to expensive heating oil will have three chances to discuss proposed state regulations aimed at curbing particulate pollution.
High speed a factor in fatal crash

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A Fairbanks driver was traveling at an estimated 90 to 100 mph when his sedan crashed into a semi tractor-trailer carrying rocket motors, a witness told Alaska State Troopers.


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