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Emily Carlson

I’m thrilled to be part of the new KTVA news team. Almost everything about us may be new, but we are doing things right. Look for solid news coverage from a crew that is excited to be here and tell you interesting, informative and well-thought-out stories.

Stories by Emily Carlson

  • News

    Beheaded and trampled: Artist finds healing after vandals hit her installation

    by Emily Carlson on Mar 31, 1:40

    An Anchorage park that has transformed into a place of healing the past few months was disturbed by violence. An art installation with a message of hope for those suffering from mental illness is itself suffering from the work on vandals. The sculptures are a haunting reminder of humanity’s weakness. They’re made of straw and […]

  • Military

    Sullivan: Top Army official’s visit a step toward maintaining Alaska’s troops

    by Emily Carlson on Feb 12, 0:14

    The U.S. Army’s most senior uniformed officer spent Wednesday and Thursday in Alaska on a fact-finding mission. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, was at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Thursday reviewing the 4-25 Airborne Brigade — a group of 2600 soldiers the U.S. Army said they were cutting back in July. In October, the cuts […]

  • Alaska News

    App to help Alaskans fight climate change goes global

    by Emily Carlson on Feb 11, 8:11

    A grassroots effort to fight climate change in Alaska is so successful, it’s now being used on smartphones around the world. The Environmental Protection Agency recognized the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Wednesday afternoon for their work on the Local Environmental Observer Network (LEO), an app you can now download to your smartphone. The EPA presented […]

  • US/World

    U.S. Supreme Court justice says Alaska case before him ‘so complicated’

    by Emily Carlson on Jan 20, 21:00

    It was a historic day for Alaska. Nine Supreme Court Justices had some tough questions for both sides of a case that could determine how much power the National Park Service has in Alaska. Outside the Supreme Courthouse, dozens of Alaskans huddled in the cold hours before the case, hoping to get in to see […]

  • US/World

    U.S. Supreme Court takes up Alaska case with historic implications

    by Emily Carlson on Jan 19, 21:31

    How much power should the federal government have in Alaska? Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court will hear a case that could give the National Park Service power over millions of acres of state land. For Alaskans, the stakes are high. If the judges rule against John Sturgeon, the moose hunter suing the feds, not […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska man takes fight over land access rights to U.S. Supreme Court

    by Emily Carlson on Jan 18, 21:40

    An Alaskan moose hunter is spending a small fortune to fight what he calls federal overreach on millions of acres of land across our state. John Sturgeon says Alaskans have the right to drive their boats into a national preserve so they can hunt, but that the federal government is standing in the way. He’s taking […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Gov. Walker’s office releases third video of Alaska prison death

    by Emily Carlson on Jan 07, 7:28

    New video released Wednesday shows the final moments before an inmate’s death at the Anchorage Correctional Complex nearly a year ago. Larry Kobuk’s death is one of four that were investigated after a number of deaths in the state’s correction system. [View complete DOC review] Kobuk was arrested January 27, 2015 for vehicle theft and […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mother Lawrence: The woman who helped Mountain View gets some help of her own

    by Emily Carlson on Jan 02, 15:52

    For more than four decades, Alice Lawrence has run a donation center out of her Mountain View home. She never turns anyone away, which is probably why people call her Mother Lawrence. But the woman who has given so much, is now in desperate need of her own help. Mother Lawrence loves what she does, […]

  • Alaska News

    Life on the Edge, Part 3: The future of Kivalina

    by Emily Carlson on Nov 20, 10:19

    Kivalina faces a number of challenges, including erosion, crowded living conditions and sanitation conditions similar to some third-world countries. Their village likely won’t exist in a decade — scientists say it’s only a matter of time before it’s wiped off the map. With such challenging living conditions and a bleak future, many ask: Why don’t […]

  • Alaska News

    Life on the Edge, Part 2: Kivalina faces sanitation challenges

    by Emily Carlson on Nov 18, 21:04

    Erosion isn’t Kivalina’s only problem. People there are living in conditions more similar to a third-world country than the U.S. They have cellphones, cable and Internet, but they don’t have running water. Lucy Adams is one of the last Eskimos making mukluks entirely by hand. Tradition is what the 82-year-old loves about Kivalina, but she can’t […]

  • Alaska News

    Life on the Edge, Part 1: Climate change in Kivalina

    by Emily Carlson on Nov 17, 22:35

    They could be the first climate change refugees in the country, and they live right here in Alaska. Scientists say the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world, and while Alaska may be the Last Frontier, Kivalina is on the front lines of climate change. October in Kivalina marked the […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    Dillingham plans to voice erosion concerns during President Obama’s visit

    by Emily Carlson on Aug 29, 18:50

    When Dillingham residents are asked what their land means to them, the answer is simple — it’s home. Many fear that, due to erosion, they will not only lose their land but also the culture that’s been built upon those shores.

  • Alaska News

    Kodiak brewery offers welcoming atmosphere with unique beers

    by Emily Carlson on Aug 03, 23:50

    Alaska has one of the highest concentrations of craft breweries in the nation. According to the beer app “The Beer Up Here,” there are currently 23 Alaskan-owned breweries, with at least four more in the works. The Brewers Association says the average Alaskan drinks 12 gallons of beer per year. That’s the fourth highest in […]

  • Alaska News

    Kodiak church recovering after vandal damages priceless artifacts

    by Emily Carlson on Jul 17, 20:46

    One of the oldest Russian Orthodox churches in the country is healing after some of their most sacred items were damaged last month. On June 10, police say a 21-year-old high on drugs broke into the Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Kodiak. Most of the damage happened near the altar. “Because we consider that a sacred […]

  • Mt. Marathon Race

    For the Novakovichs, Mount Marathon is a family affair

    by Emily Carlson on Jul 02, 8:25

    We introduce you to a family that is so into Mount Marathon the whole family, except one, competes in the July 4th event. And that one person who isn’t racing has a pretty good excuse.

  • Mt. Marathon Race

    A Mount Marathon love story

    by Emily Carlson on Jul 01, 10:48

    Their romance started in Seward a few years ago before the famous Mount Marathon race. Together, they’ve overcome drug addiction, expectations and pressure — and come out on top. We continue our coverage of the 100th anniversary of Mount Marathon by introducing you to some race royalty. Watch the video above to hear the story […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mayor-elect Ethan Berkowitz to hold town hall meetings

    by Emily Carlson on Jun 02, 23:14

    Mayor-elect Ethan Berkowitz wants to hear your ideas about the future of Anchorage. He will hold four town hall meetings before he is sworn into office. They are: Tuesday, June 16 at the Fairview Community Recreational Center from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 18 at the Eagle River Senior Center from 5:30 p.m. […]

  • Anchorage/MatSu Politics

    Assembly: 4th Avenue Theatre public hearing to continue Thursday

    by Emily Carlson on May 13, 7:23

    The Anchorage Assembly voted to continue meeting on Thursday after a more than 5-hour gathering Tuesday. They were in the middle of hearing public testimony on a proposed plan to revitalize downtown’s 4th Avenue Theatre. The $150 million plan would turn the theatre into condos, retail and office space while preserving the historic sign outside. […]

  • Alaska Politics

    When it comes to Medicaid, some lawmakers demand reform with expansion

    by Emily Carlson on May 12, 7:54

    Alaska’s commissioner of the Department of Health and Social Services says her office has fixed most of the problems with a system that handles Medicaid payments. Monday was the first hearing on Medicaid expansion at the technical session in Anchorage, and lawmakers on the House Finance Committee had a lot of questions. DHSS Commissioner Valerie Davidson […]

  • Anchorage Mayoral Race

    Poll numbers show Berkowitz with slight lead in runoff race

    by Emily Carlson on May 05, 7:26

    New poll numbers show Ethan Berkowitz with a lead heading into Election Day. Marc Hellenthal, an Anchorage Republican pollster, used money from former mayoral candidate Dan Coffey to conduct two polls. One after the mudslinging from both candidates’ supporters started, then, one after. The numbers from April 20-23 show Democrat Ethan Berkowitz with a commanding […]