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    Political scientist weighs in on Republican primary results

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 20, 11:32

    Dr. Forrest Nabors, a political science professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage, joined KTVA’s Daybreak Wednesday morning to provide some insight into the primary election results so far. When Nabors was asked if he was surprised by Wednesday morning’s Republican U.S. Senate primary results, his response went straight to the point “Not really,” he […]

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    Mat-Su schools welcome returning students, new facilities

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 19, 11:39

    While students in Anchorage are getting ready to head back to the classroom Wednesday, students in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough have been back to school for nearly a week now. The Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District is responsible for nearly 18,000 students living everywhere from Big Lake to Sutton; an area larger than the entire state of […]

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    Travel Tuesday: Up in the air

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 19, 10:04

    Travel Tuesday is taking flight this week, and Daybreak travel guru Scott McMurren shared some of his favorite “up in the air” tours for a new perspective on where to go on your next staycation. First, there’s the K2 Aviation Tour. You can fly up from Talkeetna, deep into Denali National Park and land on […]

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    Creating change with chalk

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 18, 12:36

    One nonprofit organization is getting ready to take to the sidewalks to kick off the new school year. June Sobocinski, vice president of Education Impact at United Way of Anchorage, joined Daybreak on the couch to talk about the Chalk the Walks campaign. “Chalk the Walks is a fun event where folks can come to […]

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    Pioneering peonies in the Last Frontier

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 18, 9:18

    It’s a relatively new industry, but Alaska’s peony trade is bringing worldwide attention and financial gain for farmers because of Alaska’s late growing season. Rita Jo Shoultz, owner of Alaska Perfect Peony in Homer, joined KTVA’s Daybreak Monday to talk about the budding industry. Shoultz started growing peonies as a result of a request from […]

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    Mic Check in the morning: Divas with a Cause

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 15, 11:15

    The musical fundraising group Divas for a Cause is performing at UAA’s Wendy Williamson Auditorium this Saturday at 7 p.m. They performed Friday for KTVA’s Daybreak. Click the video box above to watch.

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

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 15, 11:00

    Here is Khloe, a 3-year-old, spayed female pit bull mix with intense blue eyes. This beautiful girl is attentive, calm, friendly and alert. She’s very active, likes playing ball and exploring and is used to three walks a day and short rides in the car. Curious and strong, she handles fine on a leash and […]

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    New book combines Aleut culture, traditional foods

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 15, 9:28

    It’s a uniquely Alaskan book that aims to nourish the mind, body and spirit for generations through subsistence recipes from the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands. The title of the book, Qaqamiigux, means to hunt or fish for food — subsistence. Author Suanne Unger and contributor Moses Dirks stopped by KTVA’s Daybreak to share some of the […]

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    Anchorage recognized as top outdoor city

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 14, 13:00

    Anchorage has landed on another top 10 list. This time, it’s for its abundant wildlife and access to adventure. Outside Magazine compiled more than 1.5 million votes in its contest to rank the greatest places to live in America. Not only did they use votes cast, but also a mathematical formula to score communities based […]

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    Anchorage nonprofit plans book giveaway

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 14, 10:17

    Books can be expensive, but one organization is making sure that no child is left behind. Stephanie Berglund, CEO of Thread, joined KTVA’s Daybreak Thursday to talk about the 8th annual Book Party in the Park. Thread’s mission is to advance quality early learning and empower parents as their child’s first teacher, Berglund said. Throughout […]

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    Anchorage graduate receives Simon scholarship

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 13, 9:32

    One Anchorage high school graduate is receiving some scholarly cash this Saturday at a special back-to-school event at the 5th Avenue Mall. Jennifer Sheasley, who received her scholarship through the Simon Youth Foundation, said the money makes it possible for her to attend Scripps College, where she plans on studying biochemistry. She’ll officially receive her […]

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    Annual festival celebrates bacon and beer

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 13, 9:11

    It was a beer and bacon bonanza on KTVA’s Daybreak Wednesday. Carol Fraser, general manager of the Millennium Alaskan Hotel, joined us on the couch to talk about the 2014 Beer and Bacon Festival, the second annual event. So why beer and bacon? Fraser said it’s because she believes beer and bacon are the two […]

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    Ask Alaska: Remembering Robin Williams

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 13, 8:28

    After comedian Robin Williams died from an apparent suicide earlier this week, Alaskans and visitors alike recalled their favorite memories of the iconic performer. Click the video box above to watch this week’s Ask Alaska.

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    Travel Tuesday: Alaska’s autumn road trips

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 12, 9:32

    There’s a chill in the air, but Alaska TravelGram’s Scott McMurren says it’s not too late to get out and enjoy the Last Frontier before the snow flies. First, there’s the Golden Circle Tour from Juneau Take the ferry from Juneau to Auke Bay. Travel through the Lynn Canal to Skagway. Board the White Pass […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Emma Hill and Bryan Daste

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 11, 8:41

    Emma Hill and Bryan Daste are an Alaskan duo who have played and toured together for the past seven years. Their music is described as folksy Americana and catchy alternative country. Monday on KTVA 11′s Daybreak they performed songs from their new album, “Denali.” It’s their fifth album together. They will be touring through Alaska […]

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    Teen storytellers seek public support for new program

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 11, 8:16

    They’re Alaska’s teen storytellers and they’re celebrating a decade on air: The young reporters and producers at the Alaska Teen Media Institute are kicking off 10 years with a kickstarter campaign asking for public help. Arina Filippenko and Sam Bernitz are hosts of ATMI’s program, “In Other News.” They joined KTVA 11′s Daybreak on the […]

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

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 08, 11:02

    Meet Dude, a 14-year-old, neutered male, Persian-Himalayan mix cat available for adoption from the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center. Dude is a friendly guy who prefers petting to playing. He is very affectionate and sweet with a huge love for head rubs.  This handsome kitty has previously lived with children and other cats and […]

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    Young fairgoer steals the show, ‘apparently’

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 08, 8:50

    When 5-year-old Pennsylvania resident Noah Ritter grabbed the mic for a quick TV interview at the Wayne County Fair, it took less than a week for the video to amass more than 9 million views on Youtube. Friday, WNEP reporter Sofia Ojeda appeared on KTVA’s Daybreak to talk about Noah’s interview, and how the fair […]

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    Gathering a fresh taste of Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 07, 11:46

    From berries to broccoli, it’s gathering season in Alaska, and that means it’s the prime time for some family fun. Erin Kirkland, of the popular family travel blog AK on the GO, has a few tips on ways to introduce your kids to the process of gathering fresh foods before winter sets in. Blueberry Festival […]

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    Ask Alaska: Big bucks for Big Bang cast

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 06, 9:09

    Cast members of “The Big Bang Theory” on CBS are getting back to work after holding out for better contracts: Three of the show’s top stars inked deals worth $1 million per episode over the next three seasons. So what do Alaskans think of the deal? Is it too much? Well-deserved? Click the video box […]