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  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Troubadour North

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 24, 12:37

    Troubadour North recently won the preliminary round of Hard Rock Rising – a battle of the bands style competition at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Anchorage. The band now heads to the finals on May 6 to face the winner of next week’s preliminary round. At stake is $1,000 and a potential spot in […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Color Me Badd

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 24, 10:21

    Color Me Badd is back in Alaska with a flashback to some of their hit ’90s music for a prom 3.0 event happening this weekend. “We will do a lot of old hits we had back in the ’90s,” said Mark Calderon, singer with Color Me Badd. “We got some new stuff that will be […]

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    Meet Betty & Wilma, Daybreak’s Adopt-A-Pets

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 24, 9:04

    Betty and Wilma are a pair of cats hoping for a special adopter. Betty, 8 years old, and Wilma, 4 years old, have lived together for 4 years and their previous owner says they slept next to each other, groomed each other and played together. Wilma has developed sores on the side of her neck, […]

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    Local, independent film set to premiere in Valley theater

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 23, 14:02

    An independent movie made by one Mat-Su Valley community comes to life this weekend. “Moose the Movie” is about two park rangers in a small fictitious town in Alaska who start investigating strange moose encounters. “As the movie progresses we find it’s a two-legged moose,” said Chad Carpenter, the film’s co-writer. “A ‘moose-a-dor’ … half-man […]

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    New book by Alaskan photographer aims to help amateurs

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 23, 10:09

    Alaskan outdoor adventure photographer Dan Bailey is looking to help amateur photographers shoot like professionals. “I love photography and I feel like I have a lot to pass on to people,” Bailey said. He stopped by Daybreak Thursday morning to talk about his new book “Outdoor Action and Adventure Photography.” It includes information on equipment […]

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    Hard Rock: Battle of the Bands

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 22, 10:54

    Hard Rock Cafe is searching for the best musical talent Alaska has to offer. Wednesday night, round one of a Battle of the Bands event called “Hard Rock Rising” will kick off. Three bands will compete on the Hard Rock stage. The winner will head to the finals in May for a shot at $1,000 […]

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    Ask Alaska: ‘Full House’ reunion

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 22, 9:51

    The spinoff of one of the biggest television shows of the ’90s is confirmed – Netflix plans to launch 13 episodes of  a “Full House” reboot called “Fuller House.” Netflix plans to release the show in 2016. It will star original cast members Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber, with guest appearances by John Stamos. The […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Spring weekend trip ideas

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 21, 11:31

    Local tourism businesses are opening up and many have great early deals Alaskans can take advantage of. Here are some great weekend trips for the family, according to Kathy Dunn with Travel Alaska. Wildlife Viewing In addition to the annual gray whale watching tours going on in Seward, wildlife viewing is a great option for families […]

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    Veterans prepare to embark on Honor Flight 2015

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 20, 11:16

    More than 20 Alaskan veterans are headed to Washington, D.C., to see memorials built in their honor. As part of last year’s Honor Flight, KTVA’s Joe Vigil traveled with veterans for an emotional journey to the nation’s capital to see the World War II memorial. This year, a new group of veterans will take that […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Jesse Cook

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 17, 11:21

    Jesse Cook’s sound combines a flamenco style into a world music fusion. Friday, he plans to take the stage at the Atwood Concert Hall. But before that performance he visited Daybreak for a Mic Check in the Morning with guitarist partner Nicolas Hernandez and shared the inspiration behind his latest album “One World.” “I kind […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

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

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 17, 11:01

    Meet Rex, an outgoing and friendly rabbit who was trying to negotiate the wilds of Alaska on his own. Fortunately, he was hungry enough to go into a humane trap and then was brought to the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center. Rex is an explorer — hopping all over the room, sniffing and investigating. He […]

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    A how-to on a hairstyle for prom

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 16, 11:53

    The price of prom can add up quickly for families. In fact, the average spending on prom this year is $919, according to a recent survey. Styling hair at home is a good way to save money while still looking like a million bucks on prom night. Stylist Megan Lango with Ulta Beauty in Anchorage […]

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    Cup with the Chief: State of sexual assaults in Anchorage

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 16, 10:03

    The number of rapes being reported in Anchorage is down compared to this time last year. That is according to Anchorage Police Department Chief Mark Mew, who stopped by Daybreak Thursday morning for KTVA’s monthly segment, “Cup With the Chief.” “To date we’re about, not all the way through the year, but running a little […]

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    On the couch with vlogger Cory Williams, April 15

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 15, 12:56

    Seeing the sights through the eyes of  your four-legged friend — viral vlogger Cory Williams was on Daybreak Wednesday to talk about his latest Alaskan adventure. Williams bought his dog a GoPro Fetch Mount that fits on dogs like a harness. He says it fits dogs from 15 pounds and up. “I would highly recommend […]

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    Firefighters go bald for a cause at St. Baldrick’s ‘Brave the Shave’

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 15, 11:13

    Every day a child is diagnosed with cancer, according to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The organization aims to help in the fight by raising money for childhood cancer research. Wednesday, a handful of Alaskans will go bald for the cause. Anchorage firefighter Patrick Barnes joined Daybreak Wednesday morning to talk about the “Brave the Shave” event. […]

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    Ask Alaska: Coloring books for adults

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 15, 9:16

    There is a new trend among adults — doodling in coloring books. Scottish artist Johanna Basford has two sold-out coloring books at the top of Amazon.com’s best-seller list. Geared toward adults, her two titles have sold more than one million copies around the world. KTVA 11 Daybreak’s James Gaddis hit the streets to “Ask Alaska” […]

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    Travel Tuesday: Step into spring in Southcentral

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 14, 10:49

    It’s a sure sign spring has arrived in Southcentral — the gray whales have migrated back into Alaskan waters. “It’s one of the largest mammal migrations, longest mammal migrations anywhere in the world,” said Jack Bonney, spokesperson for the Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau on Daybreak Tuesday morning. “That’s going on right now out of […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: ‘Make Me Laugh’

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 14, 9:02

    The search is on for the funniest amateur comedian in Alaska. The “Make Me Laugh” competition is in town this week. Open auditions begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Chilkoot Charlie’s. The semi-finals and finals are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, respectively. “Amateur is somebody that hasn’t had a TV spot, isn’t on the road continuously doing […]

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    ‘Scouting for Food’ in Anchorage this weekend

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 10, 11:48

    This weekend, dozens of members of the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of the United States of America will be collecting food for organizations like the Food Bank of Alaska. They are teaching young people in our community about leadership and giving back to those who may need a helping hand. It’s all […]

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    A tale of two pit bulls rescued in Anchorage

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 10, 11:34

    Thanks to some good Samaritans, two pit bulls have a place to call home. Laura Atwood with the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center joined Daybreak on Friday to tell their stories. Ratchet “We received a phone call from a member of the community, saying we have an injured dog running around our neighborhood,” Atwood […]