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Life Informed.

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    The natural gas utility serving the Kenai Peninsula, Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley called in former employees and extra help from the Lower 48 to inspect homes following a magnitude 7.0 earthquake Nov. 30.

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    How much people may be willing to spend at businesses is important for the local economy. Consumer confidence surveys are an attempt to measure this. And, in Alaska right now, they're showing positive signs. But, there's more to the story.

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    Gov. Mike Dunleavy has announced Amanda Price, Nancy Dahlstrom and Kevin Clarkson as the newest additions to his cabinet.

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    Ben Stevens, the former Alaska Senate president once investigated for corruption by federal authorities, has landed a job with Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration. He’ll be a policy advisor, focusing on fishing, legislation and transportation.

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    The Anchorage School District announced that Gruening Middle School will be closed for the remainder of the school year due to damage sustained during Friday's earthquake.

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    Sen. Lisa Murkowski says disaster funds for Alaska will likely be included early next year in a bill with aid for the victims of the California wildfires. "So Alaska is not alone in this," she said.

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    Southeast Alaska tribes say pollution from Canadian mines is violating their human rights. They’re calling on a D.C.-based human rights commission to investigate.

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    Kathryn Dodge files appeal after falling behind in HD1 race by one vote; Dunleavy names new AG, corrections and public safety commissioners; Ben Stevens, former Alaska senator investigated by FBI, lands job with Dunleavy administration; Got quake damage? Officials outline next steps for claims; Disaster aid for Alaska to be linked to relief for Calif. wildfires; Gruening Middle School closed for the rest of the school year due to earthquake damage; After Friday's quake, UAA classes resume in under a week; Two Anchorage Assembly members are resigning -- for two different reasons; Anchorage Assembly approves $1B sale of ML&P to Chugach Electric; Wasilla holds celebration for newly-minted Governor Dunleavy; Two teams of Lower 48 geologists are coming to Anchorage to study quake

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    The University of Alaska Anchorage reopened to students Wedneday after being closed due to Friday's earthquake. The university had no structural damage or gas leaks, but there was still a lot of cleaning up to do.

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    As residents in southcentral Alaska clean up damage from last week's earthquake, government officials have one major request: take notes.

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    Alexandria Niksik has been in and out of prison for seven years. Her most recent return home only lasted 16 days. But what might look like failure from the outside is actually a key step toward success and recovery from alcohol misuse.

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    Two-term Assembly member Amy Demboski of the Eagle River-Chugiak district resigned from her seat Monday to serve as a deputy chief of staff in the Dunleavy administration. Her seat will be filled with an interim appointment made by sitting Assembly members, then go up for a regular vote in April's municipal elections.

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    Kathryn Dodge, just one vote behind Bart LeBon in the race for House District 1, met Wednesday’s deadline to file with the Alaska Supreme Court — thus extending a protracted battle for control of the state House of Representatives.

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    Students enrolled at the Kuskokwim Learning Academy, a Bethel-area alternative boarding school, were found to be cheating on their computer-based math curriculum.

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    Dunleavy told the crowd that his first experience as governor has been watching “what Alaskans are all about — people helping each other” in response to the earthquake.

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    Staff at Alaska Native Medical Center in 2011 thought the woman had shingles, when she actually had a worsening skin infection and was in the early stages of sepsis. They sent her home, but several days later, Mardi Strong returned near death, suffering septic shock. Ultimately, doctors were forced to amputate her limbs.

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    Teachers at Gruening Middle School in Eagle River began the process today of relocating to their new classrooms at Chugiak High School.

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    Big aftershocks from Alaska earthquake continue; Gruening Middle School teachers pack up their classrooms for quake-induced move to Chugiak High; Reactions from Utqiaġvik on a whaling quota rule change: 'We don’t have to beg anymore'; Several Native organization want Dunleavy to dedicate funds to helping prosecute crimes against Native women; After misdiagnosis and amputation, Anchorage woman wins $21M; Former hockey coach sentenced for abusing children; Ruling limits how Juneau can spend cruise passenger fees; Human rights complaint filed over transboundary mining in British Columbia; Anchorage museum archives earthquake with viral memes, Twitter poetry; Workshop in Anchorage seeks to empower Alaska musicians

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    This year, the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission and the U.S. government put forward a new proposal that would change how the International Whaling Commission renews its quota. It passed.

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    A dozen Alaska Native groups cosigned a letter asking Dunleavy to include money in his proposal for the next state budget, which his administration is scheduled to release on Dec. 15.

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