Fairbanks

An Alaska Labor Relations Agency hearing officer has found "probable cause" that the city of Fairbanks bargained in bad faith with its police union last year when the city council approved a contract in August and reversed that decision in November.

Dermot Cole
The University of Alaska Fairbanks says its drinking water is safe, but recent tests showed it exceeds federal limits for chemicals formed when chlorine interacts with organic material in the water, known as "trihalomethanes," by 19 percent.Dermot Cole
The Tanana River ice continues to deteriorate in the afternoon warmth and breakup could be "any time now," the Nenana Ice Classic manager said early Wednesday. The tripod, tilted at about a 45-degree angle is "still hanging in there."Alaska Dispatch News
University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor Brian Rogers announced plans Thursday to retire in August, leaving a vacancy at the Fairbanks campus as the institution copes with repeated budget cuts.  Dermot Cole
The University of Alaska Fairbanks is eliminating or suspending several low-enrollment academic programs, while retaining more than 90 percent of its degree and certificate programs, according to a memo to staff sent Wednesday by UAF Provost Susan Henrichs.Dermot Cole
The House advanced a plan Wednesday to get natural gas to Fairbanks, though it remains to be seen how the measure will be handled in the Senate and whether a $45 million past appropriation will be retained by the project.Dermot Cole
Ending speculation that a move might be in the offing, the U.S. Air Force said Tuesday it will keep a squadron of F-16 fighters at Eielson Air Force Base. Fairbanks officials and Alaska's congressional delegation cheered the news.Dermot Cole
Three mayors from the Fairbanks area have asked Anchorage Rep. Mike Hawker and other House leaders to "cease and desist" from efforts the municipal leaders say will stall a project to get natural gas to Fairbanks.Dermot Cole

Alaska soldiers compete in the Best Warrior Competition on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. 

Erik Hill
The Alaska Senate has passed legislation that would authorize financing for a gas project to serve Interior Alaska, without including additional financing authority for other energy projects, as the House version had.Associated Press