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Sentencing continues for case related to troopers' deaths

...both sides to statements in the pre-sentence report. Kangas also wanted time to speak before sentencing, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. A jury in Nenana found Kangas guilty of tampering with the guns of Sgt. Scott Johnson and Trooper...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-27/sentencing-continues-case-related-troop
State
Yukon River salmon swim to Canada in record high numbers

...Canadian spawning grounds in 10 years.About 83,000 fish went across the border this year, according to The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.An international treaty mandates that at least 42,500 Chinooks must get to Canada, but Alaska fishery...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-24/yukon-river-salmon-swim-canada-record-h
State
Veterans say reformed VA hurting

...Administration, that the Veterans Choice Act hasn't delivered the improved care that it promised, reported The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.Last year's law called for creation of a temporary program that allows veterans across the nation to seek...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-25/veterans-say-reformed-va-hurting
State
RV park fills a fun, quirky Denali niche

...welcome guests and give them the lay of the land. That would be Carl Rose and Charlie Sampson, reported the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.They provide maps of the area, offer tips on where to go and what to see, and all of it is done in a happy...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-17/rv-park-fills-fun-quirky-denali-niche
State
Alaska Editorial: Sen. Murkowski's bipartisan effort would help Alaska, nation

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:It's been eight years since the last successful omnibus energy bill became law, but that didn't dissuade Sen. Lisa Murkowski...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-07/alaska-editorial-sen-murkowskis-bipar
Opinion
Alaska schools see teacher shortage as school year looms

...only seven teaching positions were still open, but 52 support staff positions remained vacant, reported The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.School district spokeswoman Sharice Walker said unfilled support staff positions range from school nurses...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-12/alaska-schools-see-teacher-shortage-sch
State
Fairbanks lawmakers consider 8 percent marijuana tax

...meeting on Aug. 20 to vote on a tax proposal about what rate to put before the voters on the Oct. 6 ballot, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.One measure calls for an 8 percent tax, the same rate applied to wholesale tobacco. Another...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-12/fairbanks-lawmakers-consider-8-percent-
State
Fairbanks lawmakers consider 8 percent marijuana tax

...meeting on Aug. 20 to vote on a tax proposal about what rate to put before the voters on the Oct. 6 ballot, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.One measure calls for an 8 percent tax, the same rate applied to wholesale tobacco. Another...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-11/fairbanks-lawmakers-consider-8-percent-
State
Alaska has latest school start time in nation

...percent of U.S. public schools analyzed in the study started at or later than 8:30 a.m., according to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports.Later school start times are recommended by health and education researchers. The CDC cites studies...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-07/alaska-has-latest-school-start-time-nat
State
Mushers sign up for 2016 Yukon Quest

...Race.By early afternoon, race officials said 21 mushers had signed up for the 1,000 mile race, reported the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. That number includes nine rookies."I've been waiting to do it for a long time, it's a thrill...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-08-03/mushers-sign-2016-yukon-quest
Sports

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