Fairbanks police grants set to expire in 2014

FAIRBANKS — Several state and federal grants that pay for 10 percent of Fairbanks police force are set to expire in 2014.

The News-Miner reports that for three of the jobs — two traffic officers and a drug investigator — there’s a “very high chance” that funding will be renewed next year.

City grants administrator Margarita Bell says things are a bit more tenuous for the school police officers stationed at Lathrop High School and West Valley High School. Bell says they’ll have to apply for that grant as a new applicant and the process is very competitive.

The city council is scheduled to vote on the 2014 budget on Monday night. It does not include money to replace the police officer jobs.

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Mon, 02/27/2017 - 16:26

Alaska Senate leader: Passing a Permanent Fund bill critical

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The majority leader of the Alaska Senate says he will consider this session a success if lawmakers pass the state operating and infrastructure budgets and a bill that allows for structured draws from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund.

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Mon, 02/27/2017 - 10:06

Fairbanks man accused of setting occupied vehicle on fire

FAIRBANKS — Alaska State Troopers say they have arrested a Fairbanks man suspected of setting a vehicle on fire while people were inside the car.

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Mon, 02/27/2017 - 16:24

Two Alaska highways reopen after weekend snow closures

Two northern Alaska highways closed by heavy snowfall reopened Monday.

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Biologists begin moose count pilot study in Anchorage

ACNHORAGE — Alaska wildlife officials have begun a study to learn more about Anchorage’s urban moose population and the most efficient way to count the animals in the metropolitan area.

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