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  1. West Valley girls sweep SouthRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

    Ruthie Hebard scored 20 points to lead West Valley to a 53-44 nonconference girls basketball win over South on Saturday in Fairbanks.

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  2. South, West Valley boys split pair of basketball games in FairbanksRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

    Daniel Hornbuckled scored 16 of his game-high 29 points in the first quarter to lead host West Valley to a 68-55 nonconference basketball win over South on Saturday in Fairbanks.

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  3. The total absence of heat in Fairbanks, AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

    The flight home was a long haul. Three and a half hours in an airline seat. But coming home is always worth the effort, even when home is Fairbanks, Alaska, and the January temperature is minus 37. The short walk from the terminal to the taxi was a brutal reminder of what we take for granted here.

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  4. Walker announces 3 more top-level appointmentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Anchorage Daily News

    Gov. Bill Walker announced three new appointments in his administration late Friday, naming Heidi Drygas as labor commissioner, Darwin Peterson as legislative director and retaining Larry Hartig for the Department of Environmental Conservation. Drygas, born and raised in Fairbanks, has worked nearly 10 years as general counsel for the Alaska District Council of Laborers , according to a statement from the governor's office.

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  5. Estate of Fairbanks businessman soon to give $1.2 million annually to charitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Anchorage Daily News

    A court decision settling the estate of the late Bill Stroecker will help a $25 million foundation become fully operational in Alaska, eventually providing more than $1.2 million a year to 50 or more groups, 36 of them in Fairbanks. The Bill Stroecker Foundation, under IRS rules that require distributions of 5 percent of the value of the endowment each year, aims to distribute funds to dozens of groups Stroecker named in his will, ranging from the Fairbanks Curling Club and the NRA to the Salvation Army and the Fairbanks Community Food Bank.

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  6. Federal grand jury indicts pair of Alaska residents on heroin trafficking chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Anchorage Daily News

    Alaska State Troopers say a major heroin bust involving two arrests in Anchorage and the seizure of $400,000 worth of the drug started with an investigation into Mat-Su trafficking. A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted 37-year-old Seneca Neal, of Anchorage and 40-year-old Lamon Washington, of Fairbanks, on charges of distribution and conspiracy to distribute more than 1 kilogram of heroin, according to a troopers online release posted Thursday morning.

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  7. Ambler road plan sparks intense debate in Fairbanks public hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Anchorage Daily News

    The state-backed plan for a 200-mile road in northern Alaska west of the Dalton Highway sparked intense debate this week among dozens of tribal and village leaders who questioned the potential impact on their way of life. A two-day meeting ended with a public hearing Wednesday where dozens of people spoke about the road, mining, subsistence and economic development.

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  8. 'Pseudo-sibling' bear cubs will be moved from Alaska to new Texas homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Anchorage Daily News

    An orphan black bear cub rescued from Kasilof explores her temporary home at the Alaska Zoo on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. This cub, along with another young male rescued from Galena, will remain together as they travel to their new home in Texas.

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  9. Double arts honor for Fairbanks coupleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Anchorage Daily News

    Margo Klass and Frank Soos have collaborated on several art and text projects, including the book "Double Moon: Constructions and Conversations." The Alaska State Council on the Arts and Alaska Humanities Forum announced on Tuesday that author Frank Soos, former University of Alaska Fairbanks creative writing teacher, has been named the next Alaska State Writer Laureate.

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  10. Drilling waste, diesel spilled at Conoco field on Alaska's North SlopeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Anchorage Daily News

    Drilling mud, brine and diesel fuel spilled Monday onto a gravel pad and into a no-longer used pit at the Kuparuk oil field operated by ConocoPhillips on Alaska's North Slope, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation. The spill happened when a gasket on a steel pipe -- what the industry calls a "hard line" -- failed.

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  11. Search to begin for new UA president after Gamble announces retirementRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Anchorage Daily News

    University of Alaska President Pat Gamble plans to step down next summer after five years on the job, triggering a move by the UA Board of Regents to begin looking for a new leader at a retreat in January. "President Gamble's commitment to the university and its students is a deep and genuine one.

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  12. Eielson chaplain hears the call at 6:15 a.m. to become Fairbanks bishopRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Anchorage Daily News

    When the command post at Eielson Air Force Base summons an Air Force chaplain, it's almost always a crisis that requires immediate attention. After the phone rang at 6:15 a.m. that Saturday morning in November, the Rev.

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  13. Bill Roth / ADNRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | Anchorage Daily News

    Residents will get a chance to testify Tuesday on whether the Anchorage Assembly should vote to ban commercial marijuana facilities in Alaska's largest city. The ordinance, introduced by Eagle River Assembly member Amy Demboski, has caused supporters and opponents of the initiative, just weeks past the election, to regroup around the measure.

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  14. Holiday gifts for the pilot in your lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Anchorage Daily News

    Holiday shopping can be daunting, but take heart if you have a pilot, aircraft owner or aviation aficionado in your life; there are lots of things big and small that can be wrapped up for under the tree. Here are a few suggestions, starting with stocking stuffers.

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  15. Alaska gasoline prices keep dropping but still top Lower 48 pricesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Anchorage Daily News

    The national average gasoline price has dropped to $2.66 per gallon for regular, and gas prices are dropping in Alaska as well, though not as quickly. The national average price for a gallon is down by 75 cents since mid-September, according to AAA, while the drop in Anchorage has been closer to 43 cents.

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  16. Experienced skier recalls Alaska Range avalanche that killed his friendRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | Anchorage Daily News

    Mike Hopper and his friend Erik Peterson had made the journey before, skiing up a valley about 2.5 miles east of the Richardson Highway in the Alaska Range. Hopper, 63, and Peterson, 35, both experienced backcountry travelers, ran into trouble Saturday, the first time this winter they had been out in the mountains 60 miles south of Delta Junction.

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  17. Pigeon dung problem grows in downtown FairbanksRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | Anchorage Daily News

    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. Dodge, director of the Fairbanks Parking Authority, estimates the worker picks up 150 gallons of pigeon dung annually and hauls it to the hazardous materials area at the landfill.

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  18. New report questions viability of Susitna dam projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | Anchorage Daily News

    As the administration of new Alaska Gov. Bill Walker begins to scrub the numbers in the state budget, an economic analysis released Monday suggests big holes in the economic assumptions justifying the proposed 735-foot-high Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project. "The Susitna hydro project does not survive any plausible market test," writes longtime Alaska economist Gregg Erickson in a report commissioned by the Alaska chapter of Trout Unlimited, opponents of the Susitna plan.

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  19. Good neighbor policy, not sanctions, works for Alaska-Russia relationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 7 | Anchorage Daily News

    OPINION: Alaska can reach through icy U.S.-Russia relations to create more cooperation on Arctic issues. Pictured: The late Wally Hickel and his wife Ermalee look at souvenirs they brought back from a trip to Yakutsk in 1980. 2 comments

  20. Skier dies in avalanche near Richardson Hwy.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 7 | Anchorage Daily News

    A backcountry skier was killed Saturday in an avalanche in the Rainbow Mountains near milepost 205 of the Richardson Highway, according to Alaska State Troopers. The avalanche was first reported to Fairbanks troopers at 6:21 p.m. on Saturday, when a caller said that Michael Hopper, 63, of Fairbanks had been skiing with a Delta Junction man in the Rainbow Mountains when the pair heard a "whoomp" sound from the snow 20 feet above them, according to an troopers dispatch posted online Sunday.

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