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Anchorage school library, gym closed due to damage from 7.1 earthquake

Romig Middle School's gym roof sustained structural damage, and a library shared between Romig and West High School was also damaged by the 7.1 earthquake that rattled Southcentral Alaska in late January, school district officials said Friday. Laurel Andrews

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