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Moment of announcement

WASHINGTON -- Same sex marriage is now legal nationwide, following a ruling issued by the U.S. Supreme Court Friday.A long chain of court cases led the way to the Supreme Court, where Thursday justices ruled 5-4 that the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution requires that states license same-sex marriages and recognize legal marriages performed in other states. The decision reverses the ruling by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.Alaska resident Rebecca Shaffer was in D.C. and captured this video of the moment the crowd outside the entrance to the court learned of the ruling. Read more: In 5-4 vote, Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage is a right
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A crowd of thousands gathered in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., to receive news of the courts opinion on gay marriage on Friday, June 26, 2015. The Supreme Court affirmed gay couples’ right to marry. 
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A flightseeing plane carrying nine people, eight of them passengers on a Holland America Line cruise ship, crashed Thursday near Ketchikan, killing all onboard, authorities say.
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The Chugiak Chinooks played the Anchorage Glacier Pilots on Wednesday at Loretta French Field.
Mara Severin
As a golfing innocent, I’ve been driving by the Anchorage Golf Course, complete with restaurant and bar, for years without even knowing it. Recently, while driving down O’Malley, I noticed a sandwich board on the side of the road advertising live music on Friday nights and my curiosity was piqued. In South Anchorage, you can’t afford to ignore any new place to eat or drink or be entertained. A little research indicated that, seasonally at least, O’Malley’s on the Green is a full-service restaurant operating seven days a week. Who knew?Read more: O'Malley's on the Green not quite a hole in one
Loren Holmes
The US Navy’s guided missile destroyer USS Shoup paid a visit to the Port of Anchorage on Wednesday.
Bob Hallinen
Lake Hood has long been touted as part of the world’s busiest floatplane center. Now it could be the vector for the spread of elodea, a leafy, long-stemmed plant notorious for crowding out native species of freshwater flora. 
Mark Thiessen | Associated Press
Military aircraft take off from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage on Tuesday morning, June 23, 2015, while participating in Alaska's premier joint training exercise, Northern Edge. 
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MD80 Apple Devices HD Best Quality

Bob Hajdukovich, the CEO of Ravn Alaska airlines, flew to his cabin near Healy Lake on June 17 because of reported lightning strikes in the area. While in the area, Hajdukovich captured this footage of aerial tankers deploying fire retardant over the Healy Lake fire. Hajdukovich says he "stayed the night trying to help set up a protection zone around our cabin in case the wind shifted and the fire threatened the structure." MD-80 and BA-146 aircraft played a critical role in saving structures from being destroyed.Read more: Two lightning-caused fires in Interior expected to mergeTo submit your video to Alaska Dispatch News, contact Tara Young at tara(at)alaskadispatch.com.
Shelby Lum
Les Sheppard dreams of building an Anchorage tennis complex. He says he’s got a plan to do it, and he’s eyeing 14 acres of city parkland near the University of Alaska Anchorage.
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For $20 per adult, Anchorage Trolley Tours offers visitors a narrated ride around downtown, Ship Creek and West Anchorage.
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moose rider

A video that surfaced over the weekend of a man jumping onto the back of a moose from a moving boat while the animal attempted to cross a waterway has sparked an investigation, Canadian media reports.The video, reportedly shot on a lake in northern British Columbia, shows a shirtless man standing on the bow of a boat as it approaches a moose moving through shoulder-deep water. As the boat pulls alongside the moose, the man jumps onto the animal's back and rides it briefly, with one hand raised in the air, before dismounting. Other people in the boat can be heard laughing as they watch.The video was uploaded to YouTube Saturday by B.C.-based Wolftracker TV.Global News reports the video was filmed on Tuchodi Lakes, located in northeast British Columbia, though CTV News cites a conservation officer as saying it appears the video took place on a river.Officials are investigating the incident, since it's a fairly obvious case of harassing wildlife, but a Canadian conservation officer told CTV News that "it doesn't look like this video was taken this year." 

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