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A dispute over 911 phone services between the Fairbanks North Star Borough and Alaska Communications Systems is headed back to state court after a ruling by a federal judge Friday.

 

Dermot Cole
The new gleaming spires reaching skyward near the banks of the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks remind some of ice crystals, while others say the shapes are reminiscent of quartz crystals or the imagined architecture of Superman’s Fortress of Solitude.Dermot Cole
Alaska Communications Systems is “endangering the health and safety” of thousands of Fairbanks residents by failing to provide updated phone numbers for the city's 911 system, the Fairbanks North Star Borough alleges in a lawsuit.Dermot Cole
Flint Hills Resources agreed to pay an $80,000 civil penalty for mishandling groundwater filters in a case that led to two dumpster fires at its North Pole refinery in 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday. Alaska Dispatch News
John A. Miscovich, an unlikely giant in the Alaska placer mining industry, invented the “Intelligiant,” a water cannon that changed the development of hydraulic gold mining, as well as firefighting, riot control and countless industrial applications that rely on high-pressure streams of water.Dermot Cole
Alaska’s top elected officials gathered along the Tanana River east of Eielson Air Force Base on Tuesday to mark the completion of the longest bridge in Alaska, expressing hope that someday it will be part of a railroad connection to Canada and the Lower 48 -- though no money is available for that now.Dermot Cole
A company providing trash service to 318 residential customers outside the city of Fairbanks wants a 158 percent rate increase, arguing its current rates are “confiscatorily low.” Dermot Cole
The trustees of the Bill Stroecker Foundation have resolved their differences over settling the estate of the late Fairbanks banker, clearing the way for one of the largest Alaska foundations to distribute more than $1 million annually to community groups.Dermot Cole
A nine-year effort to build a veterans cemetery near Fairbanks moved closer to completion Thursday as the state purchased a 320-acre hillside overlooking the Goldstream Valley just outside of Fox for $2 million.Dermot Cole
If Alaska lawmakers want to know the inner details of the gas pipeline and what the state and oil companies are doing, they will be asked to take a pledge to keep it confidential.Dermot Cole

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