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Representatives from AOGA were in town Thursday
For the second time this week, a Fairbanks resident, connected to a high profile criminal case, has gone against
plans to strike a plea deal with State prosecutors, and will got to trial in his case instead.
During a scheduled hearing Wednesday afternoon, 18-year old Christian Andrew Williams had been set to plead guilty
to a single count of Felony Assault in the First Degree in exchange for a 13 year prison term.
Apparently, Williams, just like accused sex offender Viktor Malyk earlier this week, has had a change of heart
Governor signed legislation to honor Vietnam Vets.
Events bringing awareness to domestic violence and sexual assault kicked off in communities throughout Alaska today.
A local rally, titled "Choose Respect," took place Thursday afternoon at Golden Heart Plaza in downtown Fairbanks.
The events were organized by Governor Sean Parnell's administration and the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence
and Sexual Assault.
Law enforcement officials, local leaders and advocates were on hand challenging Alaskans to "step up" and "Choose Respect"
Workers will take fewer unpaid days off.
Alaska's credit rating could take a hit if the group behind an in–state natural gas line can't meet its obligations.
It has been announced by D–O–D that TA will not be suspended after all.
Trial in the long-standing and contentious federal lawsuit pitting two former Fairbanks police officers against the City of Fairbanks gets underway early Thursday downtown at the Fairbanks Federal Courthouse.
More than a hundred Alaska communities plan to hold "Choose Respect" rallies on Thursday.
The Choose Respect campaign aims to shed light on the issue of domestic violence and sexual
assault in Alaska.
One such rally will take place at noon Thursday downtown at Golden Heart Plaza.
Governor Sean Parnell has made cracking down on violence one of his administration's
Alaska has historically ranked near the top nationally in incidents of domestic violence and sexual assault.
An electrical fire in a downtown motel got a large scale response from area fire service officials Wednesday afternoon.
Fairbanks City Fire and Police personnel got the call just before 2 p.m. responding to the Alaskan Motor Inn
on Fourth Avenue and Lacey Street.
As a precaution, City Fire also got mutual aid assistance from University of Alaska and Fort Wainwright
Fire Departments as well.
According to building owner Bob Larango, the incident took place in a basement room.