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Deacon and former big-game guide Curt Leuenberger, just 52, was laid low when his kidneys began to fail. Despite going into a coma, he eventually rallied to survive after two transplants.   Joel Davidson | Catholic Anchor

Airport 'rehearsal' aims to give children with autism a feel for flying

November 17, 2014 - 7:04pm -- mdent
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They weren’t actually flying anywhere -- their Alaska Airlines jet taxied, revved and returned to the gate without leaving the ground -- but their first time on an airplane was a milestone all the same.

For artist Isidra Castro, it's not always easy wearing her passion on her skin.Marc Lester
Food banks and shelters around the state are hoping for additional donations in the lead-up to the Thanksgiving holiday. Here's how you can help, or if you're in need, how to get a Thanksgiving meal.Megan Edge

Alaska's photographers explore the state with their cameras in our best of November gallery for 2014. 

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When Mario Gandolfo walked along the shores of Nome earlier this month, he found a World War II military dog tag. And now with the help of a Michigan TV station, he's found the family of the soldier who wore the tag.Heather Walker and 24 Hour News 8 web staff
After more than two years of traveling, sewing and teaching, Kodiak skin sewers have finally completed a replica of a Alaska Native parka more than a century old. Megan Edge

The Holderness family had a massive viral hit last year with their music video Christmas Jammies. Their latest hit, Kin and Moose, is a parody of Snoop Dogg’s "Gin and Juice."

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Creating a mission-ready dog/handler team doesn't happen by accident. It takes about two years to certify in any of the search disciplines represented by teams of Alaska Search And Rescue Dogs.Lisa Maloney

Hundreds of people dressed up as characters from anime and video games descended on the Egan Center this weekend for Senshi-Con, Alaska's largest anime convention. 

Tara Young

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