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Story Time w/ Aunt Phil: Going for gold in Nome

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Workforce Wednesday: All about drones

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Girl Scouts of America is about more than selling cookies

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PuppyUp Walk benefits cancers in canines and humans

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  • DayBreak

    Story Time w/ Aunt Phil: Going for gold in Nome

    by Laurel Downing Bill on Sep 22, 12:05

    The Discovery Claim was staked on Anvil Creek near Cape Nome on Thursday, Sept. 22, 1898, which would lead to the creation of the town of Nome. America’s last big placer gold rush came that year after three greenhorn Scandinavians discovered gold at Anvil Creek on that Thursday. Swedish tailor Eric Lindblom, Norwegian Jafet Lindberg […]

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: All about drones

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 22, 10:48

    When it comes to drones, and the broad range of business uses — and career opportunities — might be surprising. Ryan Marlow, the co-founder of Alaska Aerial Media, showed off one of his survey drones that allows him to finish survey work in just a few hours. Without it, the work would take a crew […]

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    Girl Scouts of America is about more than selling cookies

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 21, 14:37

    What do all female astronauts have in common? They’ve all been a Girl Scout. The Girl Scouts of America is more than a pint-sized cookie salesforce —  it’s an organization geared to empower young women. According to the Girl Scout Research Institute, studies suggest young women who have been Girl Scouts have more leadership experiences than […]

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    PuppyUp Walk benefits cancers in canines and humans

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 20, 15:51

    Cancer not only affects humans — dogs can get many of the same types of cancer as their owners. The PuppyUp Foundation is working to raise awareness of canine cancer and raise funds to support research for a cure. Headquartered in Tennessee, the organization funds research known as comparative oncology, which studies similarities in canine […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: PFD travel fair

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 20, 12:38

    According to the State of Alaska’s website, Alaska Permanent Fund dividend checks will be sent out Oct. 6. Which begs the question: What will you do with your PFD? If you’re thinking about going on a vacation, but don’t have any ideas on where to go, the PFD Travel Fair can help point you in the […]

  • Recipe Box

    Recipe Box: Barley pancakes and poached eggs

    by Sierra Starks on Sep 20, 11:12

    September is National Better Breakfast Month, so why not mix up your meal plans tonight and have breakfast for dinner? In this week’s Recipe Box, Amanda Cash whips up barley pancakes topped with poached eggs. Cash is an Anchorage mom who does double duty as head chef of The Magpie food truck. In true Magpie fashion, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage invited to weigh in on how to memorialize John S. Parks

    by Sierra Starks on Sep 19, 11:30

    There’s a home in Fairview that Cal Williams holds in high regard. It’s a charming house on Latouche Street crafted by the hands of his late mentor, John S. Parks. A carpenter by trade, Parks was a public servant by nature, says Williams. “I remember one time the city honored him with a plaque of some […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Sid Conklin and preview of theTapRoot Fall Music Festival

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 16, 14:45

    Ever been to an A-list party? Take a look at the lineup for the TapRoot Fall Music Festival and you might get that feeling. The Super Saturated Sugar Strings, The Jephries, the Hannah Yoter Band, Blackwater Railroad Company, Hope Social Club and the Dirty Hands will all perform at the festival on Sept. 17. Sid Conklin […]

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    Shipping company rivalry on ice benefits United Way

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 15, 15:41

    Two shipping companies enter, one leaves with another year of bragging rights. This year, FedEx and UPS will take the ice once more in a hockey match to benefit the United Way of Anchorage. Both companies play for local leagues, and the sport is a natural place to settle a grudge match in Alaska, according […]

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    Story Time w/ Aunt Phil: Sydney Mortimer Laurence

    by Laurel Downing Bill on Sep 15, 11:30

    Among the memorials in the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery stands a small, pink marker adorned with a palette. It is the final resting place of Sydney Mortimer Laurence, one of Alaska’s greatest artists, who died this week in 1940. Known for his dramatic landscape paintings, Laurence was one of the first professionally trained artists to […]

  • Recipe Box

    Recipe Box: Grilled cheese and roasted tomato soup

    by Sierra Starks on Sep 15, 10:55

    They say the heart of the home is the kitchen. But sometimes, daily home-cooked meals can be a strain on working parents. So KTVA 11′s Daybreak is rolling out a new segment to help moms and dads cook up quick and healthy meals. In this week’s Recipe Box, Amanda Cash grills up a grilled cheese […]

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    Meet the Orbera, a device to kickstart your weight loss

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 15, 7:48

    Losing weight is difficult, but the hardest part is getting started. A simple device called the Orbera, now available in Alaska, can help with that. Dr. Justin Clark said the Orbera is a balloon inserted into the stomach through the mouth and then inflated with saline. The device, approved by the Food and Drug Administration, […]

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    ‘Our Lives Matter, Our Votes Count’: NAACP Anchorage leaders talk Freedom Fund Celebration

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 15, 4:21

    The theme for this year’s Anchorage NAACP C.T. Lewis Freedom Fund Celebration is “Our Lives Matter, Our Votes Count.” Over the past year, Anchorage has hosted several Black Lives Matter rallies. Organizers with the local NAACP chapter have been pushing for the community to be part of the national conversation. Wanda Greene, president of Anchorage […]

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: Youth careers

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 14, 13:12

    My House in Wasilla has been helping give a “hand up” to homeless and troubled youth for almost three years. On Workforce Wednesday, the organization’s executive director, Michelle Overstreet shared a success story with Brandi Kinney. Kinney was a teen mother and homeless youth, now she’s Overstreet’s administrative assistant. The two shared the couch with […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    After nearby shooting closes schools, Kaladi Brothers welcomes students back with free hot chocolate

    by Sierra Starks on Sep 14, 11:17

    Students at Chugach Optional Elementary School were welcomed back to classes with messages of encouragement and free hot chocolate. Neighbors spent Tuesday evening chalking the sidewalks along both schools with encouraging messages after Chugach Optional and Central Middle School were both were closed for the day, following a deadly shooting nearby. Luree Audrey Crumley, a fourth-grader […]

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    Travel Tuesday: Adventure Travel Summit comes to Anchorage

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 13, 13:15

    If you’re booking a vacation — or staycation — and need some ideas or gear, Anchorage is your next stop. Anchorage will be hosting the Adventure Travel World Summit from Sept. 19-22 at the Dena’ina Convention Center. Julie Saupe, CEO of Visit Anchorage, said first and foremost, the summit will be a group of travel sellers from […]

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    What you can do for Hunger Action Month

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 12, 12:53

    The most common items in your pantry are the most needed by food banks. Your aging jars of peanut butter, jams, jellies, and top ramen could all go to help feeding the homeless. Jim Baldwin, the executive director of the Food Bank of Alaska, and Sarra Khlifi, manager of Alaska Food Coalition, joined Daybreak to […]

  • DayBreak

    QUIZ: What is your signature fall drink?

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 09, 16:28

    Ah, autumn. It’s so much more than falling leaves and the first frost. It’s fuzzy socks and warm sweaters. Football, scarves, reading books and warm drinks sipped by the fire. Which fall beverage is sure to soothe your soul this season? Take our quiz to find out.

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Ben Balivet

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 09, 11:50

    Hailing from Bethel, Alaska, singer songwriter Ben Balivet has a musical talent that spans multiple genres. Friday, Balivet took the Daybreak stage for a Mic Check in the Morning. He discussed the process of putting together his new album, which has been years in the making. Find more information on Ben and his new album […]

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    Story Time with Aunt Phil: History of Alaska’s first grocery stores

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 08, 13:36

    Grocery shopping was transformed 100 years ago this week. Grocery stores like New Sagaya, Fred Meyer and Carrs can thank one store in particular for starting the trend to our modern way of shopping; Piggly Wiggly. The nation’s first true supermarket opened in Memphis, Tennessee, 100 years ago this week. Prior to Sept. 6, 1916, […]