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February 10, 2015 at 10:22 PM

Iditarod committee votes to move start of race to Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — The Iditarod Trail Committee board of directors has voted to move the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to Fairbanks. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the board unanimously voted to move the 1,000-mile competition because of low snow conditions in south-central Alaska. The event begins with a ceremonial start March 7 in…

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March 11, 2014 at 6:52 AM

Tuesday Memo: Patrolling the store aisles … Crystal avalanche … Big cat attack

There’s moonlighting, but what do you call this? A Spokane County sheriff’s deputy may be in trouble after being accused of working at a retail store while he was supposed to be on patrol. (May I help you, ma’am, or are you just looking?) It was “huge.” That’s how the avalanche…

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