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Bob Hallinen
When the Mears Memorial Bridge was completed in 1923, spanning the Tanana River at Nenana, it represented the final link in the Alaska Railroad and was the longest in the state, a title it held until earlier this year.
Suzanna Caldwell
Couples lined up early Monday at the Anchorage office of the Bureau of Vital Statistics to obtain marriage licenses, a day after a U.S. District Court judge overturned Alaska’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
Alex DeMarban
Alaska's proposed liquefied natural gas project is moving along, albeit slowly, as the state and its partners work to make the stars align for an LNG plant on the Kenai Peninsula and an 800-mile pipeline running from the North Slope, among other project hurdles.
Steve Quinn
Joe and T.J. Young are at the heart of a resurgence in totem pole art throughout Southeast Alaska.
Michelle Theriault Boots and Suzanna Caldwell
A U.S. District Court judge on Sunday struck down Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional. The state quickly said it will appeal the decision, but for at least one night, same-sex marriage supporters celebrated.
Marc Lester

Alaska DJs remember Marvell Johnson

For more than 35 years, Saturday nights on Anchorage's KSKA 91.1 belonged to Marvell Johnson. The longtime radio disc jockey and foster parent hosted "Flight Soul to Soul," a funk, soul, hip-hop and R&B music show with a devoted following of listeners -- especially among inmates at Anchorage jails, who frequently communicated with loved ones on the outside through song requests and dedications. On Oct. 7, Johnson was shot and killed at his Anchorage home, and his 16-year-old foster son Peter John Henry has been charged as an adult with murder. On Saturday, some of the Anchorage DJs Johnson mentored over the years hosted "Soul to Soul" one last time, in his memory. Slow jams, dedications and tears followed.
West overcame a sluggish first half to pull away from Cook Inlet Conference rival Service, winning 27-14 in the opening round of the state large schools football playoffs at the Eagles’ still-under-construction stadium.
Lisa Demer
The new chief executive of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. is holding forums and traveling with top managers and board members to villages to spread the message that the organization is turning around financially and to thank everyone for helping.
Yereth Rosen
Interior Alaska’s hot and dry summer of 2013, coupled with an invasion of insect pests that proliferated in number this year, has taken a steep toll on the region’s birch trees, experts say.
Marc Lester
UAA faced Maine in the hockey season opener at the Sullivan Arena on October 10, 2014.
Alaska Dispatch News
Photographer and filmmaker Christopher Baker spent four days in Cordova, Alaska, in 2010, shooting with fisherman Wade Buscher. This video is a director's cut of a piece Baker shot and produced for the first digital edition of Martha Stewart Living. Buscher and Mikal Berry talk about their lives commercial fishing for salmon out of the Copper River. Says Buscher: “It’s a lifestyle here. We don’t really make a lot of money but we choose to live here -- it’s a beautiful place to be.”Like many people who come to Alaska, Baker fell in love with the scenery. According to Baker, “Cordova and the area around the Copper River was one of the most beautiful places I have photographed, which is saying a lot given the number of beautiful places I have photographed over the years.”
Bob Hallinen
The seasons are changing as Southcentral Alaska moves through the short fall season and transitions into winter. As temperatures drop below freezing at night, coating the sticks in small streams with a thick layer of ice and small puddles freezing over, winter is not far away. Snow stuck to the ground near the intersection of the Seward and Hope highways, at least during the night. While most of the leaves have fallen, trees along Turnagain Arm still have a plenty of color to brighten the drive around the Arm to the small village of Hope on the opposite side from Anchorage. 

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