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Yukon River salmon swim to Canada in record high numbers

...Canadian spawning grounds in 10 years.About 83,000 fish went across the border this year, according to The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.An international treaty mandates that at least 42,500 chinooks must get to Canada, but Alaska fishery managers...
Fairbanks school district seeing a teacher shortage

...only seven teaching positions were still open, but 52 support staff positions remained vacant, reported The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. School district spokeswoman Sharice Walker said unfilled support staff positions range from school nurses...
State denies gas plant sale, 13 companies submit proposals's good to have a sense that the wheels are still moving on the Interior Energy Project, and the goal of affordable energy for Fairbanks and North Pole-area residents is progressing toward reality.- Aug 9, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
What others say: Focus should be on reducing FASD, not on political points

...have people making a lot of noise about something that really isn't much of anything.People should instead be focusing on reducing and, ideally, eliminating, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,March 30
What others say: A convincing argument has yet to be made for allowing firearms on campus

...firearms. A line has to be drawn somewhere. If the line is to be moved, we must ask "What's the rationale for moving it?"With Senate Bill 176, that question has not been adequately answered.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,March 23

...from his native Canada to help judge the final "flotilla of fun," and said he was thoroughly impressed, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported last Sunday."It looked like some kind of landfill had exploded, to be honest with you," he said...
Work still to be done on marijuana regulations

...on the body developing marijuana regulations.The board met Thursday in Fairbanks, and, according to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, signed off on four statutory changes it would like to see the Legislature take up in the next session. Those...
What others say: Working toward marijuana consensus

...zoning and regulation currently underway and involve the public as much as possible, it will do much to bring Fairbanks to a place where as many residents as possible are on board with the new rules.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,July 15
What others say: Despite likely political backlash, securing care and funding overdue

...Most importantly, acting to secure health care for 20,000 Alaskans was the right thing to do, and good leaders shouldn't hesitate to do the right thing because of the political consequences.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, July 17
What others say: Sen. Murkowski's bipartisan effort would help Alaska, U.S.

...shooting for the moon and ending up with nothing. Sen. Murkowski's bill deserves the support of her colleagues and constituents, as well as swift passage through Congress and approval by the President.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,Aug. 2


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