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Lori Montgomery | Washington Post
A high-tech charting effort is slowly gaining ground as part of an effort to improve aviation safety in the Last Frontier.
Cook Inlet Conference flag football playoffs at Anchorage Football Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.
Bill Roth
Volunteers from the Engine 557 Restoration Company, an Alaska nonprofit corporation, are working on the "restoration to operation" of an Alaska Railroad S-160 class 2-8-0 steam locomotive built in 1944 and originally used by the U.S. Army during World War II.  The Alaska Railroad Corp. plans to operate the  locomotive on excursions to Portage during the summer.
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.

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