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Made in AK: New book highlights the unpredictable life of a commercial fisherman

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Anchorage writer Julia O'Malley blogs about life in Alaska

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Travel Tuesday: Airline fees really add up

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Meet Miss Alaska USA & Miss Alaska Teen USA

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Meet Walter, this week's Daybreak Adopt-A-Pet

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  • DayBreak

    Made in AK: New book highlights the unpredictable life of a commercial fisherman

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 17, 10:45

    A well-known fisherman and author is out with a new book that gives readers an inside look at life at sea. Dave Atcheson spoke with KTVA’s Daybreak Wednesday about “Dead Reckoning: Navigating a Life on the Last Frontier, Courting Tragedy on Its High Seas.” The 199-page book offers a hair-raising account of Atcheson’s time on […]

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    Anchorage writer Julia O’Malley blogs about life in Alaska

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 16, 12:57

    For the past five years she wrote about Alaska life and politics for the Anchorage Daily News, but has since left and started her own publication of sorts. Writer Julia O’Malley came by Daybreak Tuesday to talk about her blog, “An Alaska Life.” O’Malley has won a series of awards including the Blethen Award, McClatchy […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Airline fees really add up

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 16, 11:38

    Unless you travel light, chances are you check your bags when flying. It turns out that the $20 you occasionally pay to check those bags adds up to huge profits for the airlines. In total, 27 airlines took in nearly $1 billion from baggage fees last quarter. That’s a 9-percent increase from the same time […]

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    Meet Miss Alaska USA & Miss Alaska Teen USA

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 12, 10:37

    This past weekend Miss Alaska USA 2015 was crowned here in Anchorage. But it’s not all about glitz and glamour. Miss Alaska USA Kimberly Agron, along with Miss Alaska Teen USA 2015 Katelyn Cusack, joined Daybreak Friday to talk about what it means to wear the crown and represent our great state. The winner of […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Meet Walter, this week’s Daybreak Adopt-A-Pet

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 12, 9:03

    Don’t let my muscular build fool you. I’m a lover not a fighter. Meet Walter, a large male cat who came to the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center as a stray. Although Walter may look like a heavy-weight fighter, he’s just a lap kitty who wants nothing more than to be loved. He likes […]

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    Alaskan cartoonist, Peter Dunlap-Shohl

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 11, 16:19

    He was a cartoonist for the Anchorage Daily News for more than a quarter of a century; now he shares animations and political cartoons with the world via his blog “The Frozen Grin.” Cartoonist Peter Dunlap-Shohl joined Daybreak Thursday to discuss his time at ADN, his current blogs and his work with Parkinson’s disease awareness. […]

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    The Nutcracker comes to Anchorage

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 11, 12:27

    Celebrating the holiday season with dancing snowflakes and the iconic Sugar Plum Fairy. It’s a classic Christmas tale where toys and dreams come alive. The Christmas 2014 Nutcracker is in Anchorage. Farah Canale with the Anchorage Ballet came by the studios Thursday with dancer Tegan Grunditz for a sneak peek of the show. Putting on […]

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    Murkowski looks ahead, discusses final days of the 113th Congress

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 11, 11:50

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski made a satellite appearance on Daybreak Thursday as the 113th Congress wraps up and she readies for her new roles as chair of the Energy and Natural Resources committee and chair of the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee. First, Murkowski touched on the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s interrogation techniques, which says the […]

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    On the couch with vlogger Cory Williams, Dec. 10

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 10, 13:54

    Exploring the Last Frontier for the first time and taking Daybreak along the way, viral vlogger Cory Williams, aka DudeLikeHELLA, is back on the couch. He talked about exploring around Anchorage and the gift of giving this season. In his latest vlog, Williams tries to track down an older man he spotted walking down the […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Alaska Chamber Singers

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 10, 9:02

    The Alaska Chamber Singers stopped by the KTVA 11 Daybreak studios to spread the joy and magic of the holidays with a preview of their upcoming show. They performed live for a Wednesday edition of Daybreak’s Mic Check in the Morning. The choir will perform “Noel! A Christmas Celebration” Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12-13, at […]

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    Mountain View Post: Hyperlocal blogging in Anchorage

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 09, 13:15

    Shining a spotlight on one of Anchorage’s oldest neighborhoods one story at a time. That’s the goal of the Mountain View Post, a hyperlocal news blog created by Kirsten Swann. The freelance journalist and former KTVA reporter joined Daybreak Tuesday to discuss her website, as well as her dedication to hyperlocal journalism in northeast Anchorage. “About […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Seattle Christmas Cruise

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 09, 9:30

    Looking for a holiday getaway, but haven’t planned a trip just yet? Daybreak’s travel guru, Scott McMurren says set your sights on Seattle. This week on Travel Tuesday, McMurren shares a Seattle secret: The Christmas Ship Festival hosted by Argosy Cruises. The ship sails all over Lake Washington and Lake Union. Every evening, the ship […]

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    Polar Plunge preparations underway in Anchorage

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 08, 14:00

    Freezin’ for a reason. In a couple weeks more than 1,000 Alaskans will take the Polar Plunge to help support the Special Olympics Alaska. Jim Balamaci and athlete Joe Pichler joined Daybreak on the couch to talk about the annual event. In its sixth year, the goal is to raise $500,000. “It supports our athletes statewide, […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Trinity

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 05, 11:38

    It’s music with a message. Stacia, Catherine and Cody were brought together in 2009 through the love of music and the love of the God. The three perform regularly during masses through the Archdiocese of Anchorage. They’ve even performed with other award-winning Christian artists like Selah, TobyMac and Lincoln Brewster. Rooted in the Catholic church, the […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Meet Bailey, this week’s Daybreak Adopt-A-Pet

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 05, 11:18

    Got plans for the day? I do — walk, play ball, run around … Wanna join me? Bailey, a spayed 5-year-old Husky/Labrador mix is ready for anything. This girl is full of bounce and happy smiles. Playful, eager, attentive and even knows her basic obedience commands — she has all the makings of a spectacular […]

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    Anchorage International Film Festival kicks off this weekend

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 04, 11:10

    Dozens of filmmakers from around the globe are preparing to debut their work on the big screen right here in Anchorage. Director of the Anchorage International Film Festival Laura Moscatello joined Daybreak on the couch with a preview of the 10-day event. There are five different venues showcasing films throughout the festival: the Bear Tooth […]

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    Santa-spotting tips from Daybreak’s family fun expert

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 04, 10:28

    It’s the first Thursday of December and Daybreak’s family fun expert Erin Kirkland stopped by with some Santa-spotting tips and holiday activities for all ages. This is that magical time of year when Alaskan kids can brag they know where Santa Claus lives. How lucky we are! In the next few weeks Santa will be […]

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    On the couch with vlogger Cory Williams, Dec. 3

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 03, 12:48

    This week with vlogger Cory Williams, a.k.a. DudeLikeHELLA, Megan and Lori brought up the beard question, after his girlfriend said, “You need a beard, babe.” Daybreak asked the public to weigh in with the poll: “Should Cory grow a beard?” As of Wednesday morning over 3,700 votes were cast, with an overwhelming 85 percent  saying […]

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    Sen. Begich talks about his final days in office

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 03, 12:25

    Is Sen. Mark Begich eyeing a run for mayor of Anchorage? What is he working on during his final days in office? Sen. Mark Begich joined Daybreak via satellite Wednesday to talk about a piece of legislation he’s been working on that was recently approved by the Senate, his effort to repeal the “Alaska exemption” […]

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    Global Fat-Bike Day celebration hits Anchorage

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 03, 11:24

    This Saturday, Dec. 6 is Global Fat-Bike Day, a worldwide celebration of fat-bikes, started by “a couple of very clever Brits” in 2012, according to fat-bike.com. In recent years, the popularity of fat-bikes has exploded well beyond the borders of Alaska. People have taken to riding the extra-large-tired bikes on all types of terrain, in […]