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Enrollment at University of Alaska campuses continued to decline this fall, extending a pattern traced in part by university officials to better job opportunities, the cost of living and a drop in the number of public high school graduates in Alaska.

Dermot Cole
With $10-a-gallon heating oil common in Alaska’s rural communities, this technology, called a masonry heater, might be the path to sustainable energy costs and high-quality heat.Kathleen McCoy
Addressing hundreds of students, faculty members and staff Friday in Fairbanks, UAF Chancellor Brian Rogers said even if a tuition hike had been approved by the regents, the school would have no alternative but to prepare for another round of budget cuts. Dermot Cole
Less than a year after the declaration of the Legislature's "education session," half of the 106 candidates for state office who received a questionnaire from a grass-roots group focused on Alaska education issues did not respond.Alex DeMarban
A new building for Valley Pathways, the alternative school near Palmer, marks the end of 14 years in portable classrooms that helped forge the small school's unorthodox identity. Zaz Hollander
 If you want a quick litmus test on contemporary attitudes toward pregnant women and their mental capacity, just search the Twitter hashtag #mommybrain. The only problem is, there’s not much science behind #mommybrain. Kathleen McCoy
If the regents had voted to move forward with UA President Pat Gamble’s proposal, undergraduate courses would have cost $6 to $8 more per credit. Tuition will remain unchanged for the 2015-16 school year. Tegan Hanlon
Student-veteran population at Alaska’s two largest university campuses is increasing at rates that outpace the growth of total enrollment. Tegan Hanlon
Most Alaskans wouldn’t link the word opera with Unalakleet, a community of 700 located just at the mouth of its namesake river on Norton Sound. Maybe not, until now.Kathleen McCoy
The Anchorage School District will host a series of public meetings this week to get input on how it can deal with budget shortfalls projected to exceed $20 million each of the next three years.Michelle Theriault Boots

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