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"Pogo Mine experienced a surface ground wall failure that restricted access to one of the underground access portals on Aug. 21, 2019," Pogo spokeswoman Wendie MacNaughton said in a statement sent Thursday to the Daily News-Miner. "There were no injuries as a result of the incident."

“This helps the kids who come in who are totally scared and traumatized to being in the hospital,” said Doris Casey, organizer of the benefit and a retired nurse of the hospital. “It’s a scary place for little kids and they like the stuffed animals. They know they can relate to that and snuggle with it, and they can take them home.”

Some of the new computers would be for public use, such as at the libraries and the borough planning department. Most would go to the municipality’s 439 employees — some of whom would receive both a desktop and a laptop.

“At this point, we’ve asked for an expedited hearing, and it looks like we’re going to get it,” Coghill said Wednesday after a meeting of the Legislative Council in Anchorage. “Hopefully we’ll get some resolution before the governor brings his new budget forward in December. The goal is to get a decision out before that next budget cycle.”

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