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Jury acquits man in pipeline false-statement case

FAIRBANKS - A Fairbanks man who told federal investigators he blew a hole in the trans-Alaska pipeline in 1978 and was assisted by an accomplice has been acquitted of lying to the FBI.
Proposal would run Fairbanks borough recycling program as non-profit

FAIRBANKS - The Fairbanks-North Star Borough is looking 300 miles south in the hopes of finding a better solution to trash and recycling. The Matanuska-Susitna Borough runs a recycling program as a nonprofit, with eight employees and 400 volunteers.
Fairbanks voters reject air-regulation ban

FAIRBANKS - Fairbanks North Star Borough voters have rejected a measure to continue banning borough government from regulating air pollution.
Man with stolen items arrested at burglary scene

FAIRBANKS - A man suspected of burglarizing a home east of Fairbanks showed up a day later packing a handgun taken from the house and wearing gloves bearing the name of one of the residents, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Alaska Editorial: Gamble's request from UA campuses points toward new policy

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Inevitable. That's what some things are. You know them: death, taxes and extremely cold winters in Fairbanks. Add tobacco-free to that list.
Senator takes blame for absence from pamphlet

FAIRBANKS - A candidate statement from a Fairbanks state senator is absent from the state informational pamphlet sent to voters, but he's not blaming the Division of Elections.Republican Pete Kelly tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported he missed messages from the Elections Division for submitting a statement and called too late to make its deadline.He's running against Democrat Tamara Kruse Roselius.The Division of Elections sends two letters to notify candidates of the opportunity to be in the pamphlet - most of the time.
Jury deliberates pipeline false statement case

FAIRBANKS - A Fairbanks jury has begun deliberations for a man charged with making false statements about the 1978 bombing of the trans-Alaska pipeline.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Phillip Martin Olson if convicted could face up to five years in prison.The FBI says an agent interviewed Olson in November and January and that Olson acknowledged responsibility for the pipeline explosion on Feb. 15, 1978, east of Fairbanks.The resulting small hole allowed 12,000 to 14,000 barrels of crude oil to spill before it could be sealed.
Alaska Editorial: The people have a right to know

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: State Sen.
Hockey coach gets 100th win

FAIRBANKS - University of Alaska men's hockey coach Dallas Ferguson has reached a milestone. With the Nanooks' 5-2 win over Maine Saturday, Ferguson won his 100th game as Alaska's coach, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.
Alaska hockey coach gets 100th win

FAIRBANKS - University of Alaska men's hockey coach Dallas Ferguson has reached a milestone.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Ferguson won his 100th game as Alaska's coach Saturday night with a 5-2 win over Maine.He says he wasn't even aware of the milestone until the team presented him with the game puck. He says in a release that reaching the 100th win is an "incredible honor."Ferguson was hired in 2008 to lead Alaska after serving four years as an assistant. In 2010, he took the school to its only NCAA tournament appearance.


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