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Fairbanks Daily News Miner (Newspaper) - May 2, 2015, Fairbanks, AlaskaOne Dollar saturday May 2, 2015 Dai Fairbanks mews mine the voice of Interior Alaska since 1903 inside today marijuana advisory panel discusses Buffer zones for pot Interior a4 8t�m the weather. Partly Cloudy highs in the upper 50s. High today.58 Low tonight.36 Sunrise 5 14 . Sunset 10 23 a it a9labor Agency sides with police statewide group in dispute with City of Fairbanks by Sam Friedman s fr11- do an n Esmine it a a statewide labor relations body has sided with Fairbanks police officers and dispatchers in a Dis Pute with the City about whether its fair for the City Council to Back out of a partially approved labor contract. The Alaska labor relations Agency found a probable cause last week that the City did no to bargain fairly according to a Frida news release from the police Union. The finding triggers a hearing before the six member Alaska labor relations Agency Board for which a Date Hasni to been set yet. The Alaska labor relations Agency Hasni to concluded the City bargained in bad Faith just that a the allegations if True could violate the duty to bargain in Good Faith a hearing officer Jean Ward wrote in a nine Page analysis of the complaint. The unfair labor practice com plaint conflict started in november 2014 when Fairbanks City Council members got cold feet about a proposed contract that would have increased the City health insurance payments and dropped police hours from 40 to 36 hours per week without decreasing salaries. The Council approved the contract in August but later voted to reconsider because of concerns the Cost of the contract would be higher than predicted. A newly comprised Council after october elections unanimously rejected the contract in november. Labor�a3 of 3 ice dogs ice dogs eliminated in Nahl Midwest division final series. Sports Page b1 9 f on the run Difolco tops girls 3,200-meter in season opening All schools track meet. Sports Page b1 celebrate history touring musical group from Japan celebrating a Samurai m usher Jujiro Wada. Page a2 Community thanks military by Dorothy Chomicz Echo Mac 2 new Minert a it a the normally utilitarian Carlson Center was transformed into an elegant banquet room Fri Day night for the 47th annual military appreciation banquet. The banquet a which began As yearly informal dinner parties at the Home of Jim and Rosemary Messer and grew into a gala annual event which now draws More than 500 people a is a Chance for the Community to acknowledge the vital importance of the military to our daily lives. It. Gov. Byron Mallott delivered the opening remarks in Jov. Bill walkers Stead citing walkers decision to stay in Juneau to oversee the special session of the Alaska legislature. A the governor sends his greatest and sincere appreciation to the military that serves our country and our state a Mallott said. The 9th army bands Vernal Equinox provided Mellow music As attendees dined at tables decorated in Black White and red. White chinese lanterns Strung overhead provided Low lighting adding to the Serene mood. After dinner awards were presented to six . Army and seven air Force Honoreen for sen. L an Sullivan Center greets sen. Lisa Murkowski right and keynote speaker Gen. Lori j. Robinson during the banquet at the Carlson Center on Friday. Erin i Essen news Miner their outstanding contributions to the military7 and to the country. The Honoreen took the stage one by one As their accomplishments were announced and their awards were presented to them by keynote speaker Gen. Lori j. Robinson. Military it a5 apaches moving to Fairbanks by Dorothy Chomicz do ii Oak z u newsm1ner.o it a the . Army is sending 24 ah-64 Apache attack helicopters to fort Wainwright As part of an aviation restructuring initiative according to sen. Lisa Murkowski. Murkowski made the announcement at the 47th military appreciation banquet at the Carlson Center an annual event that honors Interior military personnel for their achievements in the armed forces. Murkowski told the roughly 500 attendees the decision bodes Well for the Interior. Apache a a5 sourdough Jack Quot if there Wiz a musical Celebration of me. I wonder what the theme song would be Quot Minto woman sentenced to 20 years for 2013 murder by Sam Friedman Friedman u it a a Minto woman got a 20 year sentence Friday for stabbing a Man to death in 2013 and try ing to pin the murder on someone else. Two years ago today 26-year-old Carleen Charlie fatally stabbed Jordan Baker a former sexual partner of whom she d become jealous. Charlie initially tried to blame bakery a death on someone else and wore a police wire to try to coax a false confession out the Man she blamed according to the Case Gamst her she pleaded guilty to second degree murder in Toher. On Friday Superior court judge Bethany Harbison imposed a 20-Vear sentence. The sentence was Between the requests of 10 years and 50 years asked for attorneys on either Side of the courtroom. Both Charlie and Baker grew up and lived in Minto a town of about 200 people accessible off the Elliott Highway. Two dozen people friends and family of both Baker and Charlie travelled to Fairbanks for the sentencing. Charlie stood up at fridays hearing to read a letter to the court and the audience before Harbison imposed the sentence. A i take full responsibility for w hat happened. 1 w ant to use my tinn to learn to overcome this pain inside of me a she said. She addressed Lori Baker her victims Mother who had asked 1 Harbison to impose the maximum sentence a few moments before. Charlie told Baker she deserved to know her songs final words. Crying and speaking haltingly. Charlie said Baker asked to see his Mother with his last words. She said that a Why she called Lon Baker to her songs Side. A i never wanted you to see him that was hut he wanted you with Side clashed 8= comics �a8 j dear abby�a7 j markets�84 j opinion a6 spom�b1 him a Charlie said Charlie gave a different account of her victims last words in a conversation with her Cousin recorded by Alaska state troopers during that investigate m. She said in that conversation his last words were a Why do you love me so much a in imposing sentence 1 Laritson Sau Charlie appeared remorseful but she said she had to balance Charlies in court statements with her inability to take responsibility alter the crime Contact staff Urr tet Sam Friedman at 4�9-7s45. Poump Tim on to it Itter a h dam outdoor a my. A is s m m 1si in mba a pills Abw is m m Imam my a Jfe Saso a intr me a s a a. I Quot a Gen. Lori j. Robinson left presents Harry Cook statewide president of the air Force association in Alaska with the Messer award during the 47th annual military appreciation banquet at the Carlson Center on Friday Erin Corneliussen news Miner

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