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Governor Dunleavy To Lead Delegation to CERA Week 2019

Alaska Governor Michael J. Dunleavy will lead a small delegation to CERAWeek 2019, an annual gathering of international energy industry leaders in Houston, TX. Dunleavy will also join IHS Markit Vice Chairman and conference Chair Daniel Yergin for a “special dialogue” highlighting Alaska’s energy renaissance and new investment opportunities.

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How to Fix an Earthquake in Four Days

March 2019

At 8:30 a.m. on November 30, Alaskans were shaken by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit about eight miles north of Anchorage. Just minutes after the earth stopped rumbling, photos and videos started circulating on social media depicting the damage in and around the area. Days after the earthquake, more photos started making the rounds, now showing side-by-side comparisons between impacted infrastructure and roads and repairs already made. How did things improve so quickly?