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Ask Alaska: How does fish-flavored baby food taste?

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Workforce Wednesday: Water treatment facility operator

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Anchorage doctor, son raise awareness for cancer care by climbing Kilimanjaro

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  • DayBreak

    Mic Check in the Morning: Connor Larson

    by Daybreak Staff on May 27, 13:56

    He’s just out of high school and ready for the big stage. Soldotna High School graduate Connor Larson’s passion for singing and songwriting started his sophomore year after his grandfather gifted him a guitar. Since then he’s been playing at coffee shops and festivals around Alaska. Now that he is graduated from high school, he plans […]

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    Daybreak Adopt-a-Pet for Friday, May 27

    by Daybreak Staff on May 27, 11:25

      From Anchorage Animal Care and Control One dog, two cats and four birds for you! Sammie: Meet Sammie, a friendly and easy-going girl who is looking for a walking companion. You’ll enjoy walking with Sammie because she’s easy on leash. She also sits nicely for treats and is ready and willing to learn more […]

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    Ask Alaska: How does fish-flavored baby food taste?

    by Sierra Starks on May 27, 8:18

    Fish-flavored baby food — one Anchorage mom says she has the formula. Bambino’s Baby Food, brainchild of Zoi Maroudas-Tziolas, boasts locally sourced ingredients and comes in several flavors but two stand out — Hali Halibut and Salmon Basket. Maroudas-Tziolas’ flavors are taste-test approved by her own daughter, Athina. Both salmon and halibut are favorites among Alaskans, but […]

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: Water treatment facility operator

    by Daybreak Staff on May 25, 12:23

    Anchorage has some of the best drinking water in the country. We use more than 25 million gallons per day. Water Treatment Facility Operators are in charge of filtering, disinfecting and putting fluoride in the water before sending it into a thousand miles of piping to your tap. Wednesday, Mike Kukowski, a foreman with Anchorage […]

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    Anchorage doctor, son raise awareness for cancer care by climbing Kilimanjaro

    by Daybreak Staff on May 24, 12:11

    An Anchorage cancer doctor and his son are headed to Africa this week to summit Mount Kilimanjaro. The trip is part of a volunteer effort called “Radiating Hope,” which works to improve cancer care in developing countries. Friday, Dr. Larry Daughtery, with Alaska Cancer Treatment Center, and his son, Calvin, will fly to Tanzania with […]

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    Ask Alaska: See a penny, pick it up?

    by Sierra Starks on May 23, 11:17

    “See a penny, pick it up. All day long you’ll have good luck,” Pink Lady Jan says before the famous Thunder Road race scene in the 1978 movie “Grease.” This right before Kenickie gets hit in the head by the car door and has to sit out of the race. National Lucky Penny Day is celebrated on […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Superfrequency

    by Daybreak Staff on May 20, 13:39

    Complete with guitar, bass, drums, sax and trumpet, the Anchorage band Superfrequency brings an eclectic sound that spans numerous musical genres such as rock, funk and reggae. Before they take the stage at Bernie’s Bungalow Lounge, the band joined Daybreak for a Mic Check in the Morning. Upcoming Events Saturday, June 4 Bernie’s Bungalow Lounge […]

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    Nokia plans return to mobile market with cellphones, tablets

    by Associated Press on May 19, 7:30

    Nokia is back in the game. The pared-down Finnish telecoms company, which currently focuses on networks, says it is bringing out “a new generation” of cellphones and tablets together with a new company called HMD. Nokia said Wednesday that HMD, led by a group of former Nokia and Microsoft executives, will help it return to […]

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    Workforce Wednesday: Careers in HVAC-R

    by Daybreak Staff on May 18, 13:21

    Careers in HVAC-R, can be one of the most steady jobs during a down economy. These technicians work on and maintain the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration of commercial buildings. Wednesday, Eric Robinson, a local technician instructor, joined Daybreak. He said the new service apprenticeship offer cross training in the sheet metal trade and construction […]

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    Summer Food Service Program returns to feed Alaska kids

    by Daybreak Staff on May 17, 20:29

    As school comes to an end for many of Alaska’s young students, so do those free or reduced-price lunches. To make sure no kid goes hungry during this summer break, the Summer Food Service Program has returned to help fill in the gap. Karla Jutzi, the director of development and communications for the Food Bank […]

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    Yoga for mental health issues

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 16, 16:06

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The path to better mental health could start with some yoga. Studios around Anchorage are encouraging locals to practice yoga when battling anxiety, moodiness, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder or post-traumatic stress. Monday, Margi Clifford, a yoga teacher and counselor, joined Daybreak. She said listening to your body and practicing different exercises […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check: Jonathan Heynen

    by Daybreak Staff on May 13, 10:52

    He was classically trained right here in Alaska. Folk and alternative singer-songwriter Jonathan Heynen recently graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage where he studied classical guitar. His inspiration to write and perform started eight years ago after a visit to a music festival in Juneau. “I went to the folk festival,” Heynen said. “There […]

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    Alaska Quarterly Review honors late Alaskan poet

    by Daybreak Staff on May 12, 12:43

    The latest edition of “Alaska Quarterly Review” arrives on book stands May 14. It’s dedicated, in part, to award-winning writer and poet Eva Saulitis, who died of Breast Cancer in January. Thursday, Ron Spatz, editor-in-chief or Alaska Quarterly Review, joined Daybreak to talk about the feature, which focuses on Saulitis collaboration with Alaska painters. Alaska […]

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    Garden Report: How to grow a carnivorous plant

    by Rachael Penton on May 12, 11:51

    They’re not animals and they don’t quite have minds of their own, but carnivorous plants are anything but typical greenery. These plants are insectivores, which means that they extract their nutrients from bugs and worms. Charles Darwin first discovered these plants growing in acidic, nutrient-poor soils in the mid-1860s. It is believed that these plants […]

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: Career training for high school students

    by Daybreak Staff on May 11, 11:59

    Getting job experience while in high school or on summer break can payoff when you graduate. It has for 18-year-old Jacob Wood who joined Daybreak Wednesday to talk about his new career as an apprentice electrician. Wood said it wouldn’t have been possible without his hard work and planning throughout high school. He took on-the-job […]

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    Shoot for a Cure event to benefit Alaskans with Cystic Fibrosis

    by Daybreak Staff on May 11, 11:56

    Your best shot could give someone else a shot at life. The 9th annual “Shoot for the Cure” is Friday at Birchwood Park. The event has a clay-target shooting challenge that benefits Alaskans living with Cystic Fibrosis, which is a genetic and life -threatening disorder that damages the lungs and digestive system. Wednesday, Karen Rey, […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Visit Anchorage Frontline Trade Show

    by Daybreak Staff on May 10, 15:22

    The first cruise ship of the season is set to dock at the Port of Anchorage on Memorial day. According to Visit Anchorage, the state is projected to bring in over 2 million visitors this year. On the heels of tourist season, businesses across the state are gearing up for one of its busiest times […]

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    March for Babies event this weekend in Anchorage

    by Daybreak Staff on May 10, 11:05

    It’s an organization that’s helping mothers have healthy babies. This weekend, the March of Dimes is holding its annual “March for Babies” event. The walk promises a day of fun with bouncy houses, food, and prizes. The money raised goes towards research to help prevent premature births, which is the number one killer of babies […]

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    High-ranking VA doctor hopes to improve healthcare in Alaska

    by Daybreak Staff on May 09, 11:58

    One high-ranking doctor with the Department of Veterans Affairs is hoping to transform and improve healthcare for veterans in Alaska. This week, Dr. Baligh Yehia, the assistant deputy under secretary for community care at the Veterans Health Administration, will get feedback from Alaskans on how to do it. Yehia said Tuesday and Wednesday he’ll be discussing […]

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    Teacher of the Week: Agnes Bowers

    by James Gaddis on May 09, 11:09

    Redington Junior/Senior High School English teacher Agnes Bowers got a jump-start on her teaching career when she was only in second grade. “I would actually come home and have a classroom of stuffed animals and I would teach whatever I learned that day,” said Bowers. KTVA 11’s Teacher of the Week now teaches living, breathing […]