Fairbanks

William P. Ambrose of Fairbanks was turning on the Steese Highway Saturday night when another driver in a Ford F-250 pickup failed to stop at a red light, hitting Ambrose's vehicle, Fairbanks police said. Ambrose died a short time later.

 

Alaska Dispatch News
UAF Chancellor Brian Rogers said he received “strong opinions” on both sides of the issue that convinced him to return the flag, but that he did so “reluctantly.”Suzanna Caldwell
After 19 years on the Chena River, Sunday's Red Green Regatta in Fairbanks will be the last.Associated Press
The University of Alaska Fairbanks removed a Mississippi flag from its campus Monday, citing national debate over Confederate imagery that is featured on the flag.Suzanna Caldwell
A Fairbanks man convicted of sexual abuse of a minor based on the video testimony of two young girls will have his cased reviewed.Dan Joling | Associated Press
Hundreds of wildfires are continually whipping across this state this summer, leaving in their wake millions of acres of charred trees and blackened earth.Chris Mooney | The Washington Post
As local governments wrestle with economic worries, they're looking for new sources of revenue, and the tobacco tax is increasingly becoming an attractive option that's palatable to voters as well.Jeannette Lee Falsey
The boreal forest, a swath of spruce-dominated woods from Interior Alaska to the Atlantic Ocean, might be in for a big change. In parts of Interior Alaska that forest "is now shifting to a new ecological state."Ned Rozell
The ordinance includes a 500-foot buffer zone around schools, playgrounds and public housing with children, a 200-foot buffer would be around colleges, universities and vocational schools and a 100-foot buffer would surround residential areas, youth centers, public pools and arcades.Associated Press
Gov. Bill Walker says he stressed to military officials Alaska's strategic importance, especially with Russia enhancing its presence in the Arctic.Dan Joling | Associated Press