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  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: The AnGry Brians

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 23, 12:20

    Celtic fusion rock band The AnGry Brians will be playing at the 2017 Alaska Scottish Highland Games in Palmer. They will perform at the Alaska State Fairgrounds. The band’s latest album “We Came To Fight” is available on iTunes and Google Play. Tickets for the Highland Games are available at its website. The AnGry Brians will […]

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    Feats of strength and skill at the 2017 Scottish Highland Games

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 23, 12:19

    For the past 36 years participants at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games can cheer on professional and amateur athletes as they compete in events like the caber toss. That’s where athletes throw a log that resembles a telephone pole. Besides the games, event goers can enjoy scotch tasting, Celtic dancing, live music and two performances […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Ken Peltier

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 22, 11:04

    Billed as a part of Alaska’s Premier Country Band, Ken Peltier from the Ken Peltier Band, joined by Jimmy Weber, will be playing alongside Craig Morgan. This will be a part of The Big Country Deck Party, sponsored by RAVN Alaska & Safe and Sound Alaska. Peltier formed the Ken Peltier Band in 1996, according […]

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    Nuka Conference: Bringing Southcentral Foundation’s system of care to others

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 21, 11:14

    The Southcentral Foundation’s NUKA System of Care (Nuka) has been garnering attention from the rest of the United States. It focuses on working with the community to make them healthier and has been for more than 30 years. Casey Cooper, CEO of Cherokee Indian Hospital, says this system is the wave of the future. Cooper said […]

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: Careers in water and wastewater treatment

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 21, 11:11

    Alaskans looking for a job with transferable skills to Lower 48 can look no further than a career in water and wastewater treatment. The Alaska Job Corps offers free training that often takes around two years. According to Greg Howard, the program is self-directed, so, it might take students less than that. Typically, he added, […]

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    Why dark matter matters in ‘Phantom of the Universe’

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 20, 11:09

    Dark matter is a large part of the universe, but scientists still don’t know much about it. One of the reasons for that is dark matter does not produce light. According to a University of Alaska Anchorage astronomy professor, Erin Hicks, scientists discovered it through the gravitational pull it has on objects in space around […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Ukulele Russ

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 16, 13:25

    Ukulele Russ is billed as Alaska’s one man frontier band and will be playing in Anchorage this weekend. On Friday, June 16, he’ll be at the Avenue Bar in Downtown Anchorage starting at 7 p.m. On Saturday, June 17, Russ will be playing at the Blue Fox Cocktail Lounge on Tudor Road. He’ll start playing […]

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    Daybreak Adopt-A-Pet: June 16, 2017

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 16, 11:00

    From Anchorage Animal Care and Control: Bristol: Bristol has three simple questions for her new family: Do you have a couch and are cats allowed on it? Do you have a lap and are cats allowed in it? Do you want a sweet kitty with a quiet purr sitting next to you while you relax […]

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    What’s on tap for Valley Performing Arts’ 42nd season

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 15, 15:32

    The Valley Performing Arts is getting ready for its 42nd season, which starts in September. Along with seven new shows, VPA is offering lower priced tickets and a perk for season ticket holders. Garry Forrester, the theatre’s executive director, said if a season ticket holder signs a friend up for season tickets, the person who […]

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: Helmets to Hardhats

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 14, 14:37

    Alaska Helmets to Hardhats is a program by Alaska Works Partnership along with Alaska Department of Labor that connects veterans or people exiting the military to free classes and training for careers in construction. Rene Eliste, an apprentice with Alcan Electrical and Engineering says it helped him land his career in telecommunications engineering. Helmets to […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Work martyrs

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 13, 11:38

    Employees thinking they are helping their employer by not using all their vacation time could in fact not be helping them at all. These so-called “work martyrs” are hurting themselves and potentially missing out on raises and promotions, according to a new study and Visit Anchorage’s CEO, Julie Saupe. Saupe said in the ’80s and […]

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    Breast cancer screenings for the uninsured

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 09, 12:42

    Breast cancer: it’s the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. Early detection is the best prevention and can be key for cancer survival.  Thousands of women will be running for breast cancer this weekend for the Annual Run for Women, and it’s a good time to make sure you’re up to date on your screening. One […]

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    Be careful of fake vacation rentals: a warning from the BBB

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 09, 12:40

    Tourists visiting Alaska have fallen victim by paying for fake vacation rentals, according to BBB of Alaska. “We had a couple come up from Sacramento, paid $1,500, thought they had a rental for the summer and turned out to be somebody’s house in Bootlegger’s Cove,” said Michelle Tabler, Better Business Bureau of Alaska. Tabler says that’s […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Spawn Breezy & Anuhea/Art of Dying

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 09, 11:16

    The Sea Galley’s “Aloha Jam” promises to bring the sounds of Hawaii to Alaska on Saturday. Event headliners Spawn Breezie and Anuhea stopped by Daybreak Friday for a “Mic Check in the Morning.” A hard-hitting rock band from Vancouver also took the Daybreak stage Friday to perform a “Mic Check in the Morning.” ART OF […]

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    Workforce Wednesday: Healthcare apprenticeships

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 07, 11:14

    Four new health care apprenticeships are now available through the Alaska Primary Care Association. They include: Certified Community Health Worker – 1-year program or 6 months with experience Certified Billing and Coding Specialist – 1-year program or 6 months with experience Certified Clinical Medical Assistant- 2-year program or 1 year with experience Certified Medical Admin […]

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    Registration deadline approaching for 25th Annual Alaska Run for Women

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 07, 11:12

    The registration deadline is approaching for the 25th Annual Alaska Run for Women. You must register for the timed event by 5 p.m. Thursday and 5 p.m. Friday for the untimed event. It’s one of the largest all-women’s races in the country, and about 70 percent of the money raised stay in the state and supports different programs […]

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    Play a round of golf, help people living with arthritis

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 07, 11:10

    A golf tournament happening on the summer solstice is raising money to benefit the nonprofit Arthritis Foundation Alaska. There are about 125,000 people with arthritis living in Alaska, including 900 children, according to the Arthritis Foundation. “It was real obvious to me that they were the underdog when it came to charities,” said Kevin Turkington, owner of […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Museum of Alaska Transportation & Industry

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 06, 11:48

    For the last 50 years, the Museum of Alaska  Transportation & Industry in Wasilla has kept our state’s transportation history alive. Sitting on 20 acres, it boasts a collection of vehicles from as far back as the early 1900s. Daybreak co-anchor James Gaddis and AKontheGo.com‘s Erin Kirkland recently took a tour of the family-friendly museum, […]

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    Spenard Jazz Fest welcomes visiting artist, Lenny Pickett

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 02, 13:35

    The 10th annual Spenard Jazz Fest is underway, but anyone involved with the event will tell you there’s more to it than just jazz music. “I don’t personally think we should compartmentalize music,” said Yngvil Vatn Guttu, the director of Spenard Jazz Fest. “I like to collaborate with people across genres. The Spenard Jazz Fest […]

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    Snow leopard, musk ox, bear cub among new additions at Alaska Zoo

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 02, 12:50

    The Alaska Zoo is gearing up for a wild summer, which includes the arrival of three new animals. Malala the snow leopard, a new baby musk ox and a baby black bear cub are now living in their respective habitats on zoo grounds. You can find the bear cub, which was discovered orphaned near Valdez, […]