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Lauren Maxwell

People sometimes seem surprised when I tell them I have worked for KTVA for 27 years, but only for a minute. Usually they pause and say “That’s great, I knew I’d been watching you for a long time!” Sharing stories about the people who live in our community and the place they call home is a privilege.

Stories by Lauren Maxwell

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Flash mob brings opera to students at Clark Middle School

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 20, 20:11

    Students at Clark Middle School got more than they bargained for at the school cafeteria on Thursday. Lunch came with a side of opera and dance, courtesy of a flash mob. Several members of the Anchorage Opera dressed as cafeteria helpers surprised students by bursting into song for a short performance from Rigoletto. Bruce Wood, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Years-long cleanup of Kincaid Park debris complete

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 19, 19:33

    Some heavy lifting at Kincaid Park is bringing a nearly decade-long cleanup project to an end. Joe Meehan, refuge manager for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge that sits below the bluff at Kincaid was at one time used as a city dump. “Anyone who wanted to get […]

  • Outdoors

    Bridge replacements underway along Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 17, 20:37

    If you enjoy walking, running or biking on the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, get ready for some detours. Work has begun to replace two bridges on the trail starting with the Sisson Loop bridge at mile 6.6 of the trail. Work on the Fish Creek bridge will begin on Monday. Anchorage municipal park planner Maeve […]

  • Alaska Politics

    U.S. House of Representatives candidates have first public debate

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 17, 19:44

    Candidates for Alaska’s lone U.S. House of Representatives seat squared off Monday in a forum moderated by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. It was the first time incumbent Rep. Don Young shared the public stage with his challengers, Democrat Steve Lindbeck and Libertarian Jim McDermott. Some of the topics of included natural resource development, military spending […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD to participate in national data initiative

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 14, 16:24

    The Anchorage Police Department said it’s going to make it easier for residents to know what kind of crime is happening in their neighborhood and what police are doing about it. APD is one of 100 cities participating in the White House Police Data Initiative, according to agency Lt. Jack Carson. “It’s about creating transparency […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Whale bones airlifted from beach at Kincaid Park

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 12, 18:40

    Researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks returned to the beach below Kincaid Park on Wednesday to collect the remaining bones of a humpback whale that washed ashore in July. It was their second trip to the site. Aren Gunderson, mammal curator at UAF’s Museum of the North, said lighter bones were carried from the beach […]

  • Health

    State heath department offers grants to encourage breastfeeding in the workplace

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 11, 16:54

    The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) wants to make it easier for working moms to breastfeed by providing supports in the workplace. Daniella DeLozier, a public health specialist with the DHSS Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Epidemiology unit, said a federal grant is available for businesses who want to provide a place for […]

  • Sci/Tech

    StoryCorps to record Alaskans’ stories of health and wellness

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 10, 19:16

    The nonprofit group StoryCorps has come to Anchorage. The group, which often airs its work on public radio, plans to record conversations with Alaskans on the subject of health and wellness and what they’re calling “whole person care.”  The two-year “Hear Me Now” project is a partnership with Providence Health Care Systems. Eddie Gonzalez with […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Alaska artist decides to ‘live’ in new exhibit

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 07, 19:49

    Alaska artist Allison Warden has taken over the fourth floor of the Anchorage Museum with an exhibit entitled “The Place of the Future-Ancient,” or “Unipkaagusiksuguvik” in her native Inupiaq language. Warden is a performance artist who grew up in Fairbanks but has roots in Kaktovik. She said the installation is her vision of an Inupiaq ceremonial […]

  • Alaska News

    ‘Open the doors, take out the bones’: March brings awareness to domestic violence

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 06, 5:00

    When it comes to domestic violence, speaking out can make a difference. That was the thought behind a march that took place Wednesday at the Alaska Native Medical Center campus. Katherine Gottlieb was one of the marchers. She said she’d experienced domestic violence, child sexual abuse and child neglect. She’s also the CEO of Southcentral […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage Assembly considers ordinance to add more taxicabs

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 04, 20:02

    An ordinance introduced at Tuesday night’s Anchorage Assembly meeting would increase the number of taxicabs in Anchorage and make it cheaper to get a permit to operate one. Assemblyman Bill Evan’s proposal would add 116 permits over the next five years. It would also do away with a system that awards new permits to the […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Troopers: Wasilla woman appears to have been killed by moose

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 03, 17:11

    Last updated at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4 A Wasilla woman who was found dead in her front yard Sunday afternoon appears to have been attacked by a moose, according to Alaska State Troopers. The State Medical Examiner later determined she died of natural causes, but troopers noted her body showed signs of trauma. […]

  • Education

    UAA team works to find new ways to bring running water to rural Alaska

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 30, 18:55

    It’s something most people in Anchorage take for granted — running water. But according to the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), more than 3,300 homes in rural Alaska don’t have running water or a flush toilet. Several years ago the DEC started the Water and Sewer Challenge. Teams were challenged to find innovative ways to bring […]

  • Lifestyle

    Emergency preparation: How to be power outage ready

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 29, 20:35

    Alaskans are always being reminded to prepare for a disaster, but an emergency doesn’t necessarily have to be an event like a major earthquake. Something as common as a power outage can turn into an emergency if it lasts for hours or even days. Art Nash is an energy expert with UAF. Cooperative Extension Service. […]

  • Outdoors

    Hatchery busy producing new generation of salmon

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 28, 19:13

    If you’ve caught a king or silver salmon in the Anchorage area, it’s very likely it started its life at the William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery on Ship Creek. Every year, workers there harvest hundreds of thousands of eggs from returning salmon they fertilize by hand. On Wednesday afternoon, workers at the hatchery were collecting […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Cuddy Family Park pond shows comeback as fewer people feed the birds

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 27, 22:44

    A year ago it was one of the dirtiest waterways in Anchorage, but now the pond at Cuddy Family Park in midtown Anchorage may be as clean as it’s ever been. Thom Northon with the Anchorage Waterways Council has been measuring fecal coliform rates for two years at the park. Last August, a sample taken […]

  • Alaska News

    Troopers say K-9 death leaves agency with just 6 trained dogs

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 26, 20:46

    Alaska State Troopers said a K-9 that was shot and killed following a traffic stop early Sunday morning in Palmer is the first dog to die in the line of duty in the state. On Monday, troopers wore a black band over their badges in honor of the death. Troopers haven’t identified the dog or […]

  • Harvesting Alaska

    Harvesting Alaska: Herd-shares help people get their goat milk

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 26, 14:04

    The Food and Drug Administration doesn’t recommend drinking raw milk, nor does the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But others say raw milk has health benefits that pasteurized milk doesn’t have — and it’s popularity seems to be growing. In Alaska, it’s illegal to sell raw milk, but there is a legal way that […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Renewed interest in Anchorage Trail Watch program following recent homicides

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 22, 21:56

    An uptick in crime may be encouraging more people to get involved with the Anchorage Trail Watch program. More than 50 people turned out for a training and informational meeting at the chalet in Russian Jack Park on Thursday afternoon. Anchorage’s Department of Parks and Recreation runs the program, which encourages people to get out […]

  • Alaska News

    Troopers get new sonar device to locate drowning victims

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 22, 16:56

    When it comes to drowning deaths, Alaska has 10 times the national average, according to the State Office of Boating Safety. But despite the high numbers, the bodies of most victims are never recovered. Alaska State Troopers are hopeful a new tool will change that. On Thursday, troopers and search and rescue volunteers were training […]