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GoFundMe page set up for Anchorage coach battling lung cancer

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  • DayBreak

    6th Annual TEDx Anchorage: Industry, Story and Power

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 27, 11:04

    A series of Alaskan presenters are aiming to spark conversations and create connections at the sixth annual TEDx Anchorage. “The point of a Ted Talk is to explain a big idea, something new, a new way of thinking that people haven’t thought of before,” said Clare Ross, who is on the board of directors for […]

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    Becca’s Closet helps girls on a budget get their prom dresses for free

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 27, 10:36

    The start of spring means prom season is right around the corner. For many, this high school tradition is a rite of passage into adulthood and a great way to celebrate four years of hard work. However, proms don’t always come cheap — especially when it comes to prom dress shopping. Anna Grant, the founder […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Meet Gizmo & Tinkerbelle, this week’s Daybreak Adopt-A-Pets

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 27, 8:13

    Tinkerbelle and Gizmo are two long-time companions who are very comfortable in each other’s company. Gizmo comes out to greet you and gently asks for attention without being overly demanding. Tinkerbelle is a bit more reserved, but once she warms up you’ll be treated to kisses. They have lived with children ages 6 to 18, […]

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    GoFundMe page set up for Anchorage coach battling lung cancer

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 26, 11:18

    He’s encouraged kids to never give up the fight and neither is he, or his friends and family. Local football coach and mentor, Will “Yogi” Foma’i, was diagnosed with lung cancer in November and has been undergoing treatment ever since. “He’s actually doing fairly well,” said Leilua Fadley, Foma’i's sister. “Chemo and treatment is taking […]

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    Alaskans Pick.Click.Give. their PFD to favorite nonprofits

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 26, 10:15

    There are more than 45 new organizations Alaskans can donate to this year through Pick.Click.Give. when they sign up for their Permanent Fund Dividend. “There are 540 different organizations [total],” said Kathy Day, Pick.Click.Give. spokesperson. “The list grows every year. Organizations actually apply each year to be a part of Pick.Click.Give. We do vet the […]

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    Julia O’Malley explores the life of the Gwich’in, housing in Anchorage

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 25, 13:19

    She writes about people, culture, food, family and more. A former columnist for the Anchorage Daily News turned independent journalist, Julia O’Malley joined Daybreak Wednesday to talk about her recent work where she explored the life of the Gwich’in people and the competitive search for housing in Anchorage. In piece for Al Jazeera America, O’Malley traveled […]

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    On the couch with vlogger Cory Williams, March 23

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 25, 11:29

    Viral vlogger Cory Williams recapped his experience of spending nearly two weeks on the 2015 Iditarod Trail. He crossed the finish line in Nome just behind champion Dallas Seavey and called it the greatest of Alaskan adventures. “It was an amazing experience,” Williams said. “It really was. The people, environment, [and] learning the history of […]

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    Harlem Globetrotters to play at Alaska Airlines Center

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 20, 13:54

    The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Anchorage next month and they’re bringing their bag of basketball tricks and comedy with them. “I’ve been to 74 countries around the globe,” said Globetrotter Handles Franklin. “I think what the Globetrotters are about, all good, bringing families together, creating memories that last a lifetime. I love that part […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Midnight Sons A Cappella Chorus

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 20, 11:24

    Spring starts with some smooth sounds as the Midnight Sons A Cappella Chorus will hold its spring concert,”A VERY A Cappella Night,” this Saturday. Before taking the stage at Our Lady of Guadalupe church in West Anchorage, the fellas returned to Daybreak for a Mic Check in the Morning. For concert info, check out the […]

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    Rock band 36 Crazyfists takes seventh album on tour

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 20, 10:53

    Alaska metal band 36 Crazyfists is heading back on tour to promote its seventh album to date, Time and Trauma. “[I] just got home from Europe, we started the tour cycle off over there,” said Brock Lindow, lead vocalist for 36 Crazyfists. The album was released in February and has debuted at no. 80 on […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

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

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 20, 9:39

    Gaia is an outdoor-loving 4-year-old who is looking for an active family. This girl looooves to be outside – loves the snow, loves to hike, loves to run and is even an experienced camper! But at the end of the day, she enjoys just hanging out and cuddling. She is also attentive and eager to […]

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    Freestyler aims to inspire those in Alaska’s dance scene

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 20, 9:05

    Alaskan freestyle dancer Sedale Johnson showed off his moves on Daybreak Friday morning. The three-time Alaska’s Got Talent winner said he started dancing as a toddler. “Heard a little Michael Jackson and since then just loved dancing,” Johnson said. His skill on a dance floor has led to performances across the country. “I’m hoping that […]

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    Rock band Beasto Blanco to perform in Anchorage, Soldotna

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 19, 12:44

    Beasto Blanco was formed in 2012 and has a few rock names you just might recognize. The lead vocalist and guitarist Chuck Garric is also the bass player for Alice Cooper. Cooper’s daughter, Calico is a vocalist with the band and grew into the role after growing up on the rock stage. “I met Chuck […]

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    Two women set to graduate APD Academy

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 19, 11:36

    Two women will graduate the Anchorage Police Department Officer Academy later this month. One of those recruits, Amanda Renee Minjares, stopped by Daybreak Thursday morning to talk about the experience. “I’m honored to be one of the two females graduating from the academy,” Minjares said. “This is a great opportunity to prove we’re just as […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: This is the year to visit Europe

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 17, 10:56

    A trip across the pond could cost you about 30 percent less in 2015, according to Daybreak Travel Guru Scott McMurren. “The Euro is in a precipitous dive against the dollar, almost par right now. When I went to Sicily last year it was $1.40,” McMurren said. “Now it’s trending at $1.06. Analysts predict it […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Michael Grimm

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 16, 6:29

    “America’s Got Talent” winner Michael Grimm was in Anchorage over the weekend to perform at the Hard Rock Cafe. The blues and soul singer first stopped by Daybreak for a Mic Check in the Morning. Afterwards, Grimm chatted with the Daybreak crew about his musical influences and his experience in Alaska.

  • Adopt-a-Pet

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

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 13, 13:00

    I’m looking for a playmate. What about you? Signed, Noodles Noodles is a fun-loving, 9-month-old neutered male cat who enjoys playmates of various species: dogs, cats and us two-legged creatures. Noodles used to play and sleep next to the dog in his former home — now that’s a friendly cat (and dog!). He also lived, […]

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    Special Olympics Winter Games: Two events cancelled

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 13, 10:42

    The Special Olympics Alaska Winter Games get underway this weekend in Anchorage, but without two of the usual events. Jim Balamaci, President and CEO of Special Olympics Alaska, said snowshoeing and cross-country skiing have been cancelled because of the lack of snow. “But we’ll prevail and ski at Hilltop, figure skating at Dimond and floor […]

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    Girls Scout cookies on sale through March

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 12, 9:15

    If you haven’t bought any boxes yet, local Girl Scout troops are selling their cookies until March 29. Money raised through the program stays in Alaska to support local councils and troops and helps teach the girls financial literacy. “The Girl Scout mission is to teach girls how to be a leader and how to […]

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    UAA prepares to host NCAA West Region Championships

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 10, 10:24

    The University of Alaska Anchorage’s women’s basketball team is hosting the NCAA Division II West Region Championships this week and they’ve got some tough competition from some of the top seven teams in the region. “Point Loma Nazarene is a good team with a really good player on their team,” said Ryan McCarthy, UAA women’s […]