Kris Hinrichsen named BP's Teacher of the Year

Kris Hinrichsen named BP's Teacher of the Year

BP recently named it’s Teacher of the Year, and it’s Kris Hinrichsen. He joined KTVA’s Daybreak to discuss the accomplishment, and what set him on the path of being an educator.

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Governor Bill Walker set to hold a press conference on public safety

Governor Bill Walker set to hold a press conference on public safety

Governor Bill Walker stopped by Daybreak to discuss the Permanent Fund Dividend and crime reform.

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Wear your life jacket to work day is this week

Wear your life jacket to work day is this week

Friday morning thousands of people here in Alaska and across the U.S will be wearing life jackets to work to promote boat safety. 

Cassie Schirm
Reading Rendezvous gets kids excited about reading

Reading Rendezvous gets kids excited about reading

Keeping kids interested in reading, even after the school year comes to an end could be a bit of a struggle. However, the Loussac Library is making it more enjoyable this summer.

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A new season of shows from Anchorage Concert Association

A new season of shows from Anchorage Concert Association

From bluegrass and innovative rock and roll to acclaimed Broadway performances, the new season of shows presented by The Anchorage Concert Association will not disappoint.

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Special Law enforcement torch run this weekend

Special Law enforcement torch run this weekend

This weekend is the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics in Alaska.

Cassie Schirm
'The Altitude Journals' author speaks in Anchorage

'The Altitude Journals' author speaks in Anchorage

David Mauro has climbed the highest peaks on all seven continents and now he's written a new book: "The Altitude Journals" -- a seven-year journey from the lowest point of his life to the highest points on earth.

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3rd annual Ride AWAIC for awareness of domestic violence

3rd annual Ride AWAIC for awareness of domestic violence

The third annual Ride AWAIC event is a motorcycle ride which raises money and awareness for domestic Violence.

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Conversations for change with Reverend Lennox Yearwood

Conversations for change with Reverend Lennox Yearwood

Reverend Lennox Yearwood is the President and the CEO of The Hip Hop Caucus is in town to kick off a conversation on change

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200 scam complaints reported for Mother's Day, so far

200 scam complaints reported for Mother's Day, so far

Watch out for scammers ahead of Mother's Day.

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"I Will Wait" performs in Anchorage

"I Will Wait" performs in Anchorage

To better understand what it's like to be home while your loved one serves overseas the Veteran Spouse Project is bringing the original play "I Will Wait" to Anchorage this weekend.

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Caregivers honored in events for National Nurses Week

Caregivers honored in events for National Nurses Week

Beth Farnstrom and Susan Bain with the Alaska Nurses Association joined Daybreak on Wednesday to discuss what's going on in Anchorage for National Nurses Week.

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'I missed Alaska': UAA class speaker describes journey to graduation

'I missed Alaska': UAA class speaker describes journey to graduation

Lyndea Kelleher was among the more than 1,200 undergrad and graduate students who retrieved their diplomas over the weekend.

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Can't miss events in Anchorage Cinco de Mayo weekend

Can't miss events in Anchorage Cinco de Mayo weekend

Whether your thing is big hats and horse racing or Mexican music and food, there are some great opportunities for fun on the first weekend of May.

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Colony High graduate wins Pulitzer prize for international reporting

Colony High graduate wins Pulitzer prize for international reporting

Colony High School graduate from Palmer recently won a Pulitzer Prize award for her investigative journalism on the drug war in the Philippines.

Cassie Schirm
Deadline to ride in Clean Air Challenge this week

Deadline to ride in Clean Air Challenge this week

The Clean Air Challenge is a bike ride that starts and finishes at the Talkeetna Alaska Lodge and raises money and awareness for the American Lung Association.

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Go 100 miles in May for a healthy future

Go 100 miles in May for a healthy future

The Alaska Sports Hall of fame is encouraging Alaskans to work toward a healthy future by going 100 miles in the month of May.

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Cabaret brings pizazz to Anchorage this week

Cabaret brings pizazz to Anchorage this week

Cabaret, the Tony Award-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way, is here in Anchorage this week, presented by the Anchorage Concert Association. 

Cassie Schirm
The North by North Festival returns to Anchorage

The North by North Festival returns to Anchorage

The North by North Festival captures the spirit of Alaska and the Arctic while addressing the challenges and opportunities in front of it.

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Atz Kilcher releases 'Son of a Midnight Land'

Atz Kilcher releases 'Son of a Midnight Land'

Born and raised in Homer, Alaska, Atz Kilcher is a homesteader, musician and father. He's on the popular Discovery Channel show, "The Last Frontier" and is the father of singer-songwriter, Jewel.

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49th annual Walk and Roll for Hope

49th annual Walk and Roll for Hope

Calling all superheroes. You're invited to join the 49th annual Walk and Roll for Hope, and help Alaskans who experience intellectual or physical disabilities.

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Shockwave Trampoline Park presents the Citywide Smash Dodgeball Tournament

Shockwave Trampoline Park presents the Citywide Smash Dodgeball Tournament

You and a team of five others have a chance to win $1,500 dollars in the Citywide Smash Dodgeball Tournament by Shockwave Trampoline Park.

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Ms. Woman United States delivering encouragement to families in Anchorage

Ms. Woman United States delivering encouragement to families in Anchorage

Sierra Scott is the reigning Ms. Woman United States, an award winning journalist, and a popular speaker. She's in Anchorage for a few speaking events, including visiting children and their families in hospitals in town.

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'Peter and the Wolf' comes to Anchorage

'Peter and the Wolf' comes to Anchorage

"Peter and the Wolf" is a symphonic fairy tale come to life, and it is now in Anchorage. The Producing Artistic Director with Pushcart Players, Paul Whelihan, joined KTVA's Daybreak to discuss "Peter and the Wolf".

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First annual Wakanda Ball happening at The Center in Anchorage

First annual Wakanda Ball happening at The Center in Anchorage

The first Wakanda Ball will be an evening of East African culture, elegance, and empowerment.

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Last-minute tax scams to look out for

Last-minute tax scams to look out for

Michelle Tabler with the Better Business Bureau joined KTVA's Daybreak to discuss some last minute scams for tax season, and how to avoid them.

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Can the zombie apocalypse happen here in the Arctic?

Can the zombie apocalypse happen here in the Arctic?

Can the zombie apocalypse happen in the Arctic?
That will be a real discussion, with a real member of the CDC this Friday April 15th.

Cassie Schirm
How you can become a Beluga Citizen Scientist

How you can become a Beluga Citizen Scientist

The Beluga Whale Alliance, as well as the Cook Inletkeepers, are working together to try to get people in the area to help monitor some of the beluga whales coming in for the season.

Cassie Schirm
Shining Abilities Craft Fair highlights abilities of Alaskans with special needs

Shining Abilities Craft Fair highlights abilities of Alaskans with special needs

Puzzled With Purpose and Hope Studios is putting on the Shining Abilities Craft Fair is this weekend. It's a fair that gives Alaskans with special needs a place to show their work and abilities.

Cassie Schirm
Alaska Huts helps you explore Alaska's back country

Alaska Huts helps you explore Alaska's back country

Alaska Huts is an organization looking to add Alaska's backcountry to your summer adventure.

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Discussing early 2018 Municipal election returns

Discussing early 2018 Municipal election returns

Longtime Alaskan pollster Ivan Moore, the owner of Alaska Survey Research, joined Daybreak to discuss his insight into Anchorage's Municipal election so far.

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Dogs take on Spring Fever Flyball Fest this weekend

Dogs take on Spring Fever Flyball Fest this weekend

This weekend is going to the dogs as their speed and agility will be shown off at the 10th Annual Spring Fever Flyball Fest here in Anchorage.

Cassie Schirm
Kikkan Randall returns home to celebrate Olympic victory

Kikkan Randall returns home to celebrate Olympic victory

It's welcome home week for Alaska's Olympic champion and cross-country skier Kikkan Randall. Wednesday night, you'll have a chance to meet her and also get a peek at that hard-earned gold medal. 

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Alaska Quarterly Review: 2018 winter and spring

Alaska Quarterly Review: 2018 winter and spring

The "Winter & Spring" 2018 edition of the Alaska Quarterly Review (AQR) is set to be released on Friday with a powerful presentation by a local actress.

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The mission of Lady Shriners of Alaska

The mission of Lady Shriners of Alaska

Lady Shriners of Alaska's newest priestesses share details about their mission and how others can get involved.

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Motivational Speaker Jesse LeBeau inspires teens in Mat-Su

Motivational Speaker Jesse LeBeau inspires teens in Mat-Su

He's an actor, author and motivator. Jessie LeBeau is back in his home state to inspire teens and young adults in the Mat-Su School District.

Megan Mazurek
2018 Alaska Young Professionals Summit

2018 Alaska Young Professionals Summit

The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce's third annual Young Professionals Group is hosting a series of workshops for young people in the workforce.

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Breaking down proposition 10 on the Anchorage ballot

Breaking down proposition 10 on the Anchorage ballot

Proposition 10 on the Anchorage ballot, if approved, would authorize the sale of Municipal Light and Power to Chugach Electric for approximately $1 billion.

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Teacher of the Week: Nadine Price

Teacher of the Week: Nadine Price

Nadine Price says health and physical education is the most important class her students will ever take. 

Megan Mazurek
'Eight Songs for a Mad King' by Anchorage Festival of Music

'Eight Songs for a Mad King' by Anchorage Festival of Music

The Anchorage Festival of Music presents 'Eight Songs for a Mad King', which is based on King George, III, who had lost his grip on reality.

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'March for Our Lives' event in Anchorage

'March for Our Lives' event in Anchorage

High school students in Anchorage are taking the lead to organize a local "March for Our Lives" event.

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Safe Families for Children: helping those in crisis

Safe Families for Children: helping those in crisis

A movement called 'Safe Families for Children' is one of compassion and hospitality across the United States. It gives families a place to turn when faced with a crisis.

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Div. of Elections hosts language summit

Div. of Elections hosts language summit

The Division of Elections wants you to learn more about their language assistance. Panelists will discuss the framework for voting rights and what has been done to make voting more accessible. 

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Step Afrika! Live in Anchorage

Step Afrika! Live in Anchorage

Step Afrika! is the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping, which blends percussion and dance.

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'Lucky You, a Mostly Male Review' cabaret show for St.Patrick's Day

'Lucky You, a Mostly Male Review' cabaret show for St.Patrick's Day

Sweet Cheeks Cabaret is putting on a St.Patrick's Day showcase titled 'Lucky You, a Mostly Male Review".

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The Art of Fandom closes with 'half-price party'

The Art of Fandom closes with 'half-price party'

The Art of Fandom exhibit will be coming to an end this weekend and the museum is ready to celebrate, with a half-price party.

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Special Olympics Alaska endowment fund grows in Balamaci's honor

Special Olympics Alaska endowment fund grows in Balamaci's honor

To help ensure Jim Balamaci's work continues, an endowment fund has been set up in his honor.

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Miss Amazing pageant helps girls shine in Anchorage

Miss Amazing pageant helps girls shine in Anchorage

A local organization is giving girls with disabilities the chance to show off their talents.

Cassie Schirm
Eagle River student helps feed homeless with her pottery bowls

Eagle River student helps feed homeless with her pottery bowls

The 24th annual event is the biggest event the Bean's Cafe holds and one of the most successful benefits in the state bringing in close to $100,000 a year to help feed hungry Alaskans.

Cassie Schirm
Duluth Trading Company opens store in Anchorage

Duluth Trading Company opens store in Anchorage

Wisconsin-based apparel firm Duluth Trading Company is opening its first Anchorage store Thursday.

Cassie Schirm
'Go Red for Women': Cardiologist gives heart health tips

'Go Red for Women': Cardiologist gives heart health tips

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women. The "Go Red for Women" event is aiming to end cardiovascular disease and stroke for women.


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Getting ready for Fur Rendezvous 2018

Getting ready for Fur Rendezvous 2018

Fur Rendezvous 2018 kicks off on Friday, Feb. 23.

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Daybreak's Megan Mazurek live at 'Little Shop of Horrors'

Daybreak's Megan Mazurek live at 'Little Shop of Horrors'

Broadway musical Little Shop of Horrors is live in Anchorage. Daybreak's own Megan Mazurek had a chance to go backstage for an exclusive preview.

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Free tax prep!

Free tax prep!

United Way of Anchorage is helping people prepare for tax season with 'Free Tax Prep Anchorage', which is an initiative through tax season to help people prepare and process their taxes.

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Curated Conversations: Indigenous Women in Activism

Curated Conversations: Indigenous Women in Activism

The Anchorage Museum is hosting two events as part of its Curated Conversation series, this time focusing on indigenous women in activism.

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Sankofa Dance Theater previews "Pamoja"

Sankofa Dance Theater previews "Pamoja"

In celebration of Black History Month, The Sankofa Dance Theater Alaska is putting on a special performance of "Pamoja: An African Heritage Showcase."

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How DOT crews take care of your roads

How DOT crews take care of your roads

Department of Transportation crews have been busy for the past couple of days after our most recent round of snow and freezing rain.

Cassie Schirm
Get ready to Rondy at the Rondy Rotary Beer Festival

Get ready to Rondy at the Rondy Rotary Beer Festival

To signal the start of Fur Rondy, the east Anchorage Rotary is hosting the inaugural Rondy Rotary Beer Festival.

Get started with UAA's College of Engineering

Get started with UAA's College of Engineering

It's National Engineering Week -- which is a time dedicated to encouraging kids to get excited about science, physics and engineering. 

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Daybreak live at Bagoy's for Valentine's Day

Daybreak live at Bagoy's for Valentine's Day

Flowers are the second biggest item sold on Valentine's Day -- at Bagoy's in Anchorage, the demand is high.

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Homesteading 101: Whale harvest

Homesteading 101: Whale harvest

Dr. Gary Ferguson, a healthy community consultant, joined Daybreak on Tuesday to teach you more about the process and how it played an integral part in people's lives for hundreds of years. 

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Tundra Vision lecture series celebrates Alaska’s youth

Tundra Vision lecture series celebrates Alaska’s youth

A lecture series at the Mountain View Community Library is celebrating the role Alaska’s kids have played in our state.

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Barbershop's 'Operation Reborn': Gives haircuts for the homeless

Barbershop's 'Operation Reborn': Gives haircuts for the homeless

Barbers at Hair Science are making a difference in people's lives, the best way they know how: by offering free haircuts to homeless people in Anchorage.

Cassie Schirm
Register for the 4th Annual Last Frontier Pond Hockey Classic

Register for the 4th Annual Last Frontier Pond Hockey Classic

Bigger, better and more freedom to play. The Scotty Gomez Foundation is preparing for its 4th Annual Last Frontier Pond Hockey Classic.

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DJ Spencer Lee to host 'Spenard Prom', 'Jams for the Fams' events

DJ Spencer Lee to host 'Spenard Prom', 'Jams for the Fams' events

Whether it's your significant other or the kids, you'll have the chance to party with both before and after Valentine's Day. 

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UAA Theatre previews 'Earthquake '64' performance

UAA Theatre previews 'Earthquake '64' performance

Theater students at the University of Alaska Anchorage are putting on a production that weaves together the personal stories and experiences behind the quake that changed the lives of thousands of Alaskans.

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Will Pickvance performs in Anchorage

Will Pickvance performs in Anchorage

Will Pickvance is a professional piano player who will be performing for students in Anchorage this week. His show is called "Anatomy of the Piano", in which he performs songs and stories about his life as a musician.

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James Gaddis behind the scenes of the Anchorage Opera

James Gaddis behind the scenes of the Anchorage Opera

The Anchorage Opera's newest performance is titled "As One" Daybreak's James Gaddis took a look backstage for a preview.

James Gaddis
Let Every Woman Know's Arts of Healing Weekend

Let Every Woman Know's Arts of Healing Weekend

A group known as 'Let Every Woman Know' is having their Annual Arts of Healing Weekend, to spread awareness to women about the early signs of gynecologic cancer.

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AEDC president discusses Anchorage's economic forecast

AEDC president discusses Anchorage's economic forecast

AEDC President Bill Popp joined Daybreak on Thursday to break down the 2018 economic outlook for Anchorage.

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Author Tom Brennan discusses 'Dead Man's Dancer' crime novel

Author Tom Brennan discusses 'Dead Man's Dancer' crime novel

Tom Brennan, the author of "Dead Man's Dancer", joined Daybreak on Wednesday, to discuss the novel.

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Girl Scout cookies on sale now!

Girl Scout cookies on sale now!

'Tis the season...for Girl Scout cookies!

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Everything you need to know about 2018's Alaska Brain Bee

Everything you need to know about 2018's Alaska Brain Bee

The 2018 Alaska Brain Bee, an academic competition for high schoolers interested in learning more about neurosciences.

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Christopher Jung defends starting high school later in the day

Christopher Jung defends starting high school later in the day

The Anchorage School District is considering starting high school later in the day. University of Alaska Anchorage professor, Christopher Jung, supports the idea and has research to back it up.

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Southcentral Foundation's Community Wellness Fair

Southcentral Foundation's Community Wellness Fair

For the twenty-first year, Southcentral Foundation is hosting its annual Community Wellness Fair.

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2018 Woodturning Symposium kicks off Saturday

2018 Woodturning Symposium kicks off Saturday

This weekend, a symposium by the Alaska Woodturners Association will take a place. Whether you are a woodturning pro or are looking to start, the event will be an educational experience for all attendees.

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Getting Superbowl-ready with Mark Schlereth

Getting Superbowl-ready with Mark Schlereth

Three-time Superbowl champion Mark Schlereth joined Daybreak with the best dishes that will help put some power behind your Superbowl party.

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Fashion Friday: Accessorizing in the workplace

Fashion Friday: Accessorizing in the workplace

On this fashion Friday, we are giving you tips on ways both men and women can accessorize their look, to bring some flair into the workplace.

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Alaska Hip Hop and R&B Awards

Alaska Hip Hop and R&B Awards

On Saturday, the Alaska Hip Hop and R&B Awards will kick off.

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The top scams of 2017

The top scams of 2017

With a new year comes new opportunities for scammers to try to steal your money or identity.

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Southcentral Foundation receives presidential honor

Southcentral Foundation receives presidential honor

Southcentral Foundation has recently won the prestigious Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award, which is presented each year by the president to organizations that demonstrate performance and innovative excellence.

BP Teachers of Excellence looks for nominations

BP Teachers of Excellence looks for nominations

The BP Teachers of Excellence program is currently asking for your submissions to recognize teachers doing great things in the classroom and community.

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Celebrating Martin Luther King Junior Day through community service

Celebrating Martin Luther King Junior Day through community service

Alaska Points of Light Youth Leadership Institute (PYLI) are celebrating 20 years of youth leadership on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 15.

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First Friday: Cosplay Alaska photo exhibit

First Friday: Cosplay Alaska photo exhibit

Celebrating all things cosplay, a new exhibition for First Friday will showcase the costumers and performers from around Alaska.

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Kaladi Bros. to hold 'Dale Tran New Years Day of Giving' on Jan. 1

Kaladi Bros. to hold 'Dale Tran New Years Day of Giving' on Jan. 1

On January first, for the 27th year, Kaladi's will be donating 100 percent of their proceeds to a good cause.

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UAA's fall commencement speaker Alexandria McLearen

UAA's fall commencement speaker Alexandria McLearen

University of Alaska Anchorage's fall commencement speaker Alexandria McLearen discusses her educational journey.

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Tips for wiping data clean for personal safety

Tips for wiping data clean for personal safety

If you get a new tech toy this holiday season, such as a computer or phone, you may want to sell your old one.

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Fun and games offered at Cirque De Chanukah celebration

Fun and games offered at Cirque De Chanukah celebration

Chanukah is underway, and on Sunday, Dec. 17, over 1,000 people will gather for the annual celebration, Cirque De Chanukah.

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907 Life: Top three events in December

907 Life: Top three events in December

As we say goodbye to November, Phil Crawford with 907 Life joins us to name his top three picks for events in Anchorage for the month of December.

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The 'Lions Quest' program from the Anchorage School District

The 'Lions Quest' program from the Anchorage School District

The Anchorage School District has implemented a new program in some Anchorage middle schools that teaches social and emotional learning to children, helping them to become more socially conscious

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The 2017 Polar Plunge

The 2017 Polar Plunge

It's that time of year to be freezin' for a reason. The ninth annual Polar Plunge is happening this weekend, and you're encouraged to join in on the fun while helping to benefit Special Olympics Alaska.

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Alaska Festival of Trees 2017

Alaska Festival of Trees 2017

Enjoy the season while making a difference with the Alaska Festival of Trees.

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Vision & Voice Lecture Series: Steven Johnson

Vision & Voice Lecture Series: Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson is an author and speaker, and will be a part of The Anchorage Museum's Vision & Voice Lectures Series. He will be discussing the ways science, technology, art and history merge in today's world.

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Ways to avoid getting scammed while shopping for the holidays

Ways to avoid getting scammed while shopping for the holidays

While shopping for Christmas gifts, especially online, there are a lot of grinches out there looking to rope you into a scam. Michelle Tabler with the Better Business Bureau joins us to tell us how to spot, and avoid scammers.

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Baby Loves Disco Holiday Pajama Jam

Baby Loves Disco Holiday Pajama Jam

It's the coolest dance party for kids and their parents, The Baby Loves Disco Holiday Pajama Jam. This fun and family-friendly event will be hosted by DJ Spencer Lee.

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Anchorage Classical Ballet presents 'The Nutcracker'

Anchorage Classical Ballet presents 'The Nutcracker'

The Anchorage Classical Ballet is bringing their take on the holiday classic, "The Nutcracker" to the stage this weekend.

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Holiday gift giving with APD's 'Angel Tree'

Holiday gift giving with APD's 'Angel Tree'

Giving you a chance to bring holiday cheer to a child in need, the Anchorage Police Department has once again put up its 'Angel Tree'.

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The 'Toast to the Coast' fundraiser

The 'Toast to the Coast' fundraiser

Bean's Cafe is hosting a brand new fundraiser, aimed at helping end hunger in Alaska. It's being called 'Toast to the Coast'.

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Charles Ross: The one-man Star Wars trilogy

Charles Ross: The one-man Star Wars trilogy

He's a one man Star Wars Trilogy, Charles Ross is bringing his one man show, filled with sci-fi shenanigans, to Anchorage, but first he sat down with us to discuss his act, and love for Star Wars.

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'A Very Electric Christmas' performs this weekend

'A Very Electric Christmas' performs this weekend

This weekend "A Very Electric Christmas" hits the stage to help light up the holidays.

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