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Workforce Wednesday: Coffee shops, carts and cafes

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Alaska's sports legends help the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame celebrate its 10th year

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A new way to measure quality of early child care programs in Alaska

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Story Time w/ Aunt Phil: William Seward's Alaska arrival

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Fashion Friday: Stock up & save at Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in Anchorage

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  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: Coffee shops, carts and cafes

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 27, 11:17

    Anchorage is second to Seattle for having the most coffee carts per capita, according to the National Coffee Association. That’s 189 coffee carts for all of Anchorage’s coffee lovers. Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium states that owners can make anywhere between $300 to $1,400 per day, depending on the location and concept. The captial needed […]

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    Alaska’s sports legends help the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame celebrate its 10th year

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 26, 13:34

    The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame is celebrating its 10-year-anniversary and a collection of the state’s greatest all-stars will be in attendance. From Super Bowl and Stanley Cup winners, to Olympic medalists, the public is invited for a chance to meet all of them Thursday and Friday. Tuesday, Alaska Sports Hall of Fame executive director […]

  • Alaska News

    A new way to measure quality of early child care programs in Alaska

    by Sierra Starks on Jul 26, 8:12

    Choosing the right fit when it comes to early child care just got easier for parents in Alaska. The state now has a way to measure the quality of early child care and learning programs, called Learn and Grow. Child care centers and programs who sign up are evaluated on numerous standards, like health and safety, […]

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    Story Time w/ Aunt Phil: William Seward’s Alaska arrival

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 25, 11:43

    This week in 1869, William Seward arrived in Alaska for the first time. His trip came two years after negotiating its purchase from Russia. Author Laurel Downing Bill told Daybreak about the former secretary of state and his love of Alaska Native people and their art. She also recounts the tale of how Seward almost […]

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    Fashion Friday: Stock up & save at Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in Anchorage

    by Sierra Starks on Jul 22, 14:40

    The much-anticipated Nordstrom anniversary sale begins Friday, July 22. Shoppers can anticipate major discounts through the sale’s end on Aug. 8, says Kari Skinner with Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale will offer more than just marked-down merchandise from last season; there’s also new merchandise up for grabs at a fraction of the price, Skinner […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Rico G TheMayor

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 22, 13:57

    In 2010, Rico G TheMayor started his own record label, Goodfellas Music. Now, the homegrown rapper Rico is set to release a new album in September. His single “Way Out” is already out on iTunes and you can check out his music on SoundCloud. For more on how he started his own career, check out the video […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Daybreak Adopt-a-Pet for July 22, 2016

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 22, 9:00

    From Anchorage Animal Care and Control Cats: Dog (yes, that’s the name he came to us with): Hello, I’m Dog. Would you rub my head, please? I’m a big, gentle, loving boy who just wants to hang out with my person. I’m not good with stress (it makes me a bit cranky) so I’m asking […]

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    Cup with the Chief: Doubling down with father-son duo in police academy

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 21, 13:26

    It is a father and son bonding experience and a chance to study their passion together. Richard Macias Sr. and his son Richard “RJ” Macias Jr. are looking to graduate from Anchorage’s police academy at the same time. After working in law enforcement in Arizona for more than 20 years, Richard decided to retire from the force […]

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    QUIZ: How likely are you to survive a zombie apocalypse?

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 20, 14:42

    A recent Estately blog post ranked each state on its likelihood to survive a zombie apocalypse. In the end, Alaska is the best state to fend off the zombie menace. Do you have what it takes to survive should an army of the undead rise from their graves?

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: The spirit of small business in Alaska

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 20, 9:19

    Jumpstarting your career in small business in Alaska takes an entrepreneurial spirit. “You really can’t discount the importance of small business here,” said Cari-Ann Carty with Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium, saying 94 percent of employers they represent are small businesses. John Clark started with Skinny Raven Sports more than 20 years ago. Clark began as […]

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    Alaska child care experts call updated parental leave policies ‘smart business’

    by Sierra Starks on Jul 20, 8:38

    The squeal of a happy baby is a sound almost as familiar as fingers typing on a computer keyboard at Thompson & Co. “There is no better stress reliever when you work in an agency life, where you have a lot of clients and a lot of stress, to be able to grab a baby […]

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    ‘Where Water is Gold’ photographer captures faces, places of Bristol Bay

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 19, 9:55

    Photographer Carl Johnson spent half a decade capturing images for his new photo book, “Where Water is Gold: Life and Livelihood in Alaska’s Bristol Bay.” While gathering pictures, Johnson learned what being wealthy meant to the people living along the bay. “Consistently everybody who said, ‘I feel wealthy when … ‘ it was when their […]

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    Story Time w/ Aunt Phil: Austin ‘Cap’ Lathrop and the 4th Avenue Theater

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 18, 11:39

    It’s not surprising that a storied Anchorage landmark and the state’s first motion picture have a common denominator — Austin “Cap” Lathrop. Laurel Downing Bill, author of “Aunt Phil’s Trunk” book series, discussed the history of the aging Fourth Avenue Theater and the man behind it. She said Lathrop was lured to Alaska by the […]

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    Midnight Sun Island Music Festival celebrates Pacific Islander culture

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 15, 16:00

    An event celebrating Pacific Islander culture is making its appearance this weekend. Musician J Boog and event organizer Elisiva Maka were on Daybreak to discuss what the third annual Midnight Sun Island Music Festival is all about. “This came about in light of wanting to showcase our community and our culture more in a positive […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Jonathan Cannamore

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 15, 11:01

    With a mix of indie, alternative, acoustic and folk, a solo artist from Alaska has hopes to make it big one day. Jonathan Cannamore is currently working on his second album, while also pursuing a master’s degree in education at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Cannamore, a homegrown artist from Eagle River, joined Daybreak for a […]

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: Careers in information technology

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 13, 9:05

    On this Workforce Wednesday, Daybreak looked at careers in information technology, better known as IT. Cari-Ann Carty with Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium and retired APD Detective Glen Klinkhart discussed how widespread the career is how much it pays. “IT is everywhere,” Klinkhart said, “I mean, from a mom and pop shop that uses the […]

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    Story Time w/ Aunt Phil: Captain Cook’s buried treasure

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 12, 12:29

    Did you know that a small treasure is buried on the Kenai Peninsula? That treasure and its story date back to the 1700s and the Alaska expedition of English Cap. James Cook and his ships the Resolution and the Discovery. In fact, it was this week in 1778 that Cook arrived in what we call […]

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    Summer of Heroes: How to nominate a young community activist

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 12, 10:31

    Summer of Heroes is back for its sixth straight year. In that time, Alaska Communications and Boys and Girls Club have given away $45,000 in scholarships. Hannah Blankenship with Alaska Communications joined Daybreak on the couch to discuss how to nominate a young person who has gone above and beyond to give back to their […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Post-millennials want ‘experiences over souvenirs’ when traveling

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 12, 10:21

    Anita Nelson with Visit Anchorage stopped by Daybreak for Travel Tuesday. With a rising demographic of world travelers, she discussed how Anchorage could get on their radars. Nelson said the demographic of travelers is changing and that includes what the “post-millennial” generation looks for on vacation. According to Nelson, the generation born in and after 1998 is […]

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    Alaska gamers say Pokémon Go has upped the playing experience

    by Sierra Starks on Jul 11, 10:48

    At any given moment there’s a battle brewing between Alaska gamers on their smartphones. The constant swipe-up motion and ferocious tapping on the screen are dead giveaways of playing Pokémon Go, says Branndon Thomas with 907 Gamers, a community of local game enthusiasts. Pokémon Go is a new take on the popular video game franchise. […]