Hello Alaska! In this episode we start talking about the story of the Fairbanks Four, a group of young men who were convicted of killing a teenager on a street corner in downtown Fairbanks. The four, three are Alaska Native, have always argued their innocence, arguing that racial bias and police misconduct put them away.
Warning: This episode contains both graphic descriptions of a murder and spoilers.
The Fairbanks Four–Marvin Roberts, Kevin Pease, Eugene Vent and George Freese–were released and their convictions were vacated after 18 years behind bars.
The News-Miner has a new owner! It’s the non-profit foundation that was created when its local owners, the Snedden family, sold it. It’s a return to local ownership and a launch into non-profit newspapers.
And here’s a short film Pat made about the FIRST Lego League…