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Alaska Railroad accepting art submissions for annual contest - 2/10/15
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Associated Press

ANCHORAGE - Artwork submissions are now being accepted by the Alaska Railroad Corp. for its annual commemorative program. Officials say the winning entry will be the basis for the railroad's 2016 official print.

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Natural gas could come to Fairbanks via railroad - 2/4/15
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
By Matt Buxton

JUNEAU - The Alaska Railroad is applying to become the nation's first railroad system to ship natural gas by rail, a move that comes as the state looks for cheap ways to deliver the product to Fairbanks.

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Mat-Su gets reality check for $35 million rail extension request - 2/4/15
Alaska Dispatch News
By Zaz Hollander

WASILLA - The Matanuska-Susitna Borough’s hopes for $35 million from the state for a rail link between Port MacKenzie and the Parks Highway near Houston just hit the Alaska's multibillion-dollar deficit.

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Alaska Railroad safety project faces state's new fiscal reality - 2/4/15
Alaska Dispatch News
By Nathaniel Herz

JUNEAU -- A federally imposed deadline for an Alaska Railroad safety upgrade is butting up against the state’s dire fiscal circumstances, as legislators Monday signaled that they may not be able to supply the money the railroad says it needs to finish the project.

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State agency to purchase Fairbanks natural gas utility - 2/4/15
Alaska Dispatch News
By Dermot Cole

JUNEAU -- In a step that could reshape the Fairbanks energy picture, a state agency has signed a letter of intent to purchase the small natural gas utility system there for $52.5 million, fueled by natural gas supplies that would be trucked or shipped by rail to the Interior city.

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Alaska Railroad celebrates 90th anniversary of 1925 serum run - 2/2/15
Reuters.com

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alaska Railroad is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the historic serum run, which began Jan. 26, 1925, and became the inspiration for the famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

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