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Mic Check in the Morning: Tanana Rafters

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Meet Frankie, this week's Daybreak Adopt-A-Pet

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VIDEO: James Gaddis tackles "Fire Ops 101" with Anchorage Fire Dept.

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Valley Performing Arts celebrates 40th anniversary

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On the couch with vlogger Cory Williams, Aug. 26

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  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Tanana Rafters

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 28, 11:59

    Members of Tanana Rafters describe their sound as “bluesy folk rock.” Jamie Whiteman, Matt Faubion, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Harrison Jennings and Jamie Goudreau make up the Anchorage-based band. They got their start in 2013 after a brief run-in with Faubion, Whiteman said. “I was thinking about recording, I was playing a lot of solo stuff,” Whiteman […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

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

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 28, 9:17

    From the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center: You wouldn’t know it now, but when Frankie first came to the shelter he was in rough shape. He had been abandoned inside a trailer for nearly three months, so he was very thin and dehydrated. But shelter staff took care of him for nearly a month: […]

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    VIDEO: James Gaddis tackles “Fire Ops 101″ with Anchorage Fire Dept.

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 27, 12:55

    Firefighters in Anchorage hope some hands-on training will give city leaders a better understanding of their demanding profession. Anchorage Firefighters Local 1264 recently invited Mayor Ethan Berkowitz and other policymakers, along with journalists and community leaders, to “Fire Ops 101” at the Regional Training Center in Airport Heights. KTVA 11’s James Gaddis was invited to […]

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    Valley Performing Arts celebrates 40th anniversary

    by James Gaddis on Aug 27, 11:58

    Valley Performing Arts in Wasilla is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The community theater got its start inside an empty church building that was donated to the state fairgrounds in Palmer in 1976. Co-founder Carol Rice performed in VPA’s first show, “Harvey,” in 1976. “It was a big success. We had unfortunately no heat in […]

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    On the couch with vlogger Cory Williams, Aug. 26

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 26, 11:08

    Viral vlogger Cory Williams joined Daybreak Wednesday with his latest Alaskan adventure. The newest vlog in his LiveLikeHELLA series showed Williams and his family taking on dip netting for the first time. To Williams’ surprise it was a lot harder than he thought. “When you first kind of hear about dip netting, you think OK, […]

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    Top Dog Names in Alaska: See if your pup made the list

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 25, 18:15

    Aug. 26 is National Dog Day – a day to celebrate the pup in your life and to promote adoption of furry friends in need of a good home. National Dog Day was founded in 2014 by animal advocate Colleen Paige, according to a website devoted to the holiday. On Tuesday, Nextdoor.com — the social network and […]

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    Story time with Aunt Phil, Aug. 24

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 24, 12:10

    ANCHORAGE – The Alaska State Fair kicks off in three days at the fairgrounds in Palmer. There is going to be plenty of food, fun, rides, exhibits and entertainment. But how did it all start? Author of the “Aunt Phil’s Trunk” book series, Laurel Downing Bill joined, Daybreak with the full background story. “The Alaska […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Karina Lissi-Du Bois

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 21, 12:15

    She may be living in California now, but her music dream started right here in Alaska. Aspiring singer, songwriter Karina Lissi-Du Bois’ music journey started when she was just 4 years old when her mother signed her up for the Alaska Children’s Choir. After Lissi-Du Bois graduated high school, she moved to southern California to […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    3 friendly felines: Daybreak’s Adopt-A-Pets

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 21, 8:04

    From the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center: Monday was “Black Cat Appreciation Day,” so we wanted to show off just a few of the stunning black cats we have at the shelter. Meet Mittens, Nico and Betty. Mittens: Don’t open the door to Mitten’s kennel unless you want a cat in your lap. This […]

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    Cup with the Chief: Mark Mew looks ahead

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 20, 13:06

    Anchorage will soon have a new chief of police. It’s one of the first major transitions of Anchorage’s new administration under Mayor Ethan Berkowitz. Chris Tolley, a former Baltimore police officer and Drug Enforcement Administration agent, will take over the department in October. To help with the transition, Tolley will first serve as deputy chief in […]

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    Alaska Salsa Festival kicks off Thursday in Anchorage

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 20, 12:34

    The sixth annual Alaska Salsa Festival features professional dance instructors and performers from around the world all under one roof to bring the best salsa, bachata and cha cha dancing to the Last Frontier. Thursday, Michelle Holland and Alain Mata joined Daybreak to talk about the festival and show off some of their moves. Those […]

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    Testosterone mythbusting with Dr. Kiessling

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 19, 17:46

    Men who are lacking in energy, easily agitated and gaining weight may need a little more testosterone in their lives. It’s more commonly known as “Vitamin T.” Medical expert Dr. Bruce Kiessling joined Daybreak Wednesday with his viewpoint. “I have been providing testosterone replacement for carefully selected men for 35 years,” Kiessling said. “What we’re […]

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    On the couch with vlogger Cory Williams, Aug. 19

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 19, 13:22

    Viral vlogger Cory Williams joined Daybreak Wednesday with his latest Alaskan adventure. In Part 6 of his newest LiveLikeHella series, Williams takes his viewers on a fishing adventure to Seward, AK. See what he catches in the video above. Watch Williams’ full vlog here.  

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Viewing Alaska’s wildlife

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 18, 14:23

    Get inspired to make the most of your August by getting out this weekend. There are a lot of options for quick weekend trips for the family to learn more about Alaska’s wildlife. Kathy Dunn with the State of Alaska joined Daybreak Tuesday to share some popular hotspots for people of all ages. Alaska SeaLife […]

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    ‘Chalk the Walks’ event aims to pave the way to positive start of school year

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 18, 10:53

    School sidewalks should be a bit more vibrant Tuesday afternoon. The “Chalk the Walks” event is a way to spread messages of hope and encouragement across the streets of Anchorage as kids head back to school Wednesday. Event organizers encourage everyone to join the colorful event worth chalking about from noon to 1 p.m. United […]

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    Back-to-school fashion

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 17, 10:24

    This week thousands of students are heading back to the classroom — which means the excitement of new teachers, new classmates and new clothes. Kari Skinner with the Anchorage Fifth Avenue Mall joined Daybreak Monday with some fashion trends for both older and younger students. ’70s fringe and fall florals are some of this season’s […]

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    Story time with Aunt Phil, Aug. 17

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 17, 9:21

    Alaska’s border with its neighbor is pretty distinct. More or less a straight line up and down. However, when you get to Southeast, it’s a bit of a different story. Have you ever wondered why the region isn’t part of Canada? Author of the “Aunt Phil’s Trunk” book series, Laurel Downing Bill, joined Daybreak to […]

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    Beast of Burden Challenge brings awareness to America’s food banks

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 14, 13:55

    Jess Kurti is a marathon runner on a mission and she’s taking her message to end hunger across the country. Kurti calls it the Beast of Burden Challenge. She’s running a marathon in all 50 states to raise awareness for the nation’s food banks. She joined Daybreak Friday to talk about her mission. For years, […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: The Hannah Yoter Band

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 14, 11:57

    The Hannah Yoter Band’s sound is a mix of country, Americana and folk. And it’s a sound made right here in Alaska by some old friends. Hannah Yoter, Silas Hoffman and Morgan Hough stopped by Daybreak on Friday for a Mic Check in the Morning. Upcoming performances: Aug. 15, 10 p.m. Tap Root Alaska (Anchorage) […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Meet Drake and Phoebe, this week’s Daybreak Adopt-A-Pets

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 14, 7:40

    From the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center: Drake and Phoebe are an upbeat pair of 7-year-old Labradors who think staying together is better than being apart. They are friendly, gentle, good-natured and enjoy being with people. Drake will keep you entertained with his antics – fetching and swimming – while Phoebe sits by your […]