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Authorities find 139 pot plants in Fairbanks grow house

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say they have found nearly 140 marijuana plants in a commercial grow operation in a home near Fairbanks. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/sH42Na) it’s the second time the house has been raided. Federal investigators in 2010 turned up 255 pot plants. The latest bust came after members of the […]

Man with leaking luggage charged with smuggling alcohol

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Call it, “The Case of the Leaky Luggage.” A 59-year-old man attempting to fly from Bethel, Alaska, to the dry village of Chevak (CHEE’-vak) was arrested Monday after witnesses spotted booze dripping from his suitcase. Alaska State Troopers arrested Michael Smolnik at an airline terminal. He is charged with a felony and […]

Faulty wiring blamed for fatal Ketchikan fire

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Ketchikan authorities are blaming faulty wiring for a residential fire that left one man dead. Ketchikan radio station KRBD (http://is.gd/95nrFX ) reports the cause of the Monday morning fire in the 2100 block of First Avenue was determined to be an electrical wiring problem. Fire Chief Abner Hoage says bystanders saw a […]

Official: Hackers breach Fairbanks city website; records OK

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The city of Fairbanks website was targeted by hackers outside Alaska, but no internal information was breached, officials said. The hacker group replaced the website at www.fairbanksalaska.us with a message Tuesday, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner newspaper (http://is.gd/clgzzt) reported. City spokeswoman Amber Courtney declined to discuss details of the message or to identify […]

Senate to consider latest version of marijuana bill

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Despite some objections, the state Senate will consider the latest version of the marijuana crimes bill on Friday. The Senate voted 16 to 4 on Wednesday to consider the Senate Finance Committee’s version of SB 30, with Sens. Dennis Egan, Johnny Ellis, Berta Gardner and Bill Wielechowski voting in opposition. The bill […]

ASUAF Recap 03/08/2015

ASUAF Recap 03/08/2015

By Eric Bennett Copy Editor 03/08/2015 Senators Present: Lachlan Gillispie, Michael Mancill, Colby Freel, Mitchell Davidson, Kayleen Hansen, Cordero Reid, Michael Magnan. Senators Absent: Jonathan Quiñones, Chris Hoch, Eli Barry-Garland, Erik Rickards, Matt Harris, Allyssia Garcia. Guests: Arsh Chauhan representing the UAF Cyber Defense Club. Appointments: Lachlan Gillispie, Matt Harris, Anne Williamson and Sabrina Martin […]

League of Extraordinary Fandoms hosts book day

League of Extraordinary Fandoms hosts book day

By Zayn Roohi Photo Editor 03/10/2015 Saturday’s meeting of The League of Extraordinary Fandoms had three things: tea, books and board games. The League of Extraordinary Fandoms was founded by Lindsey Klueber in late February 2013, and it aims to be a place where all fandoms, a group enthusiastic fans who incorporate aspects of culture […]

Letter to the editor – Gender neutral housing

Letter to the editor – Gender neutral housing

Dear Editor, As discussed in the article, “Co-ed housing slated for Fall 2015,” Residence Life will be offering gender inclusive housing beginning next semester. Gender inclusive housing will allow students to select to live together regardless of gender. Gender inclusive housing will be available in Bartlett Hall and Cutler Apartment Complex. We appreciate the front page […]

Police blotter February 23 – 28

Police blotter February 23 – 28

By Heather Penn Sun Star Motor Vehicle Accident 03/10/2015 Feb. 22, 2:31 p.m. A fence was taken out after a suspected hit-and-run in the Taku parking lot. A head bolt which is used to plug in cars was also found damaged. There are no leads and the case is closed. Feb. 23, 1:36 p.m. A […]

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