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Alyssa London aims to be first Alaskan to win Miss USA crown

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Something for everyone in Anchorage Concert Association's upcoming season

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  • DayBreak

    National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: Safely dispose of old medication

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 27, 12:27

    Alaskans with old or expired prescription drugs can get rid of them safely at various locations across the state on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which falls on Saturday, April 27. JoEllen Walters, a member of Healthy Voices, Healthy Choices said a lot of people don’t realize flushing old medication down the toilet is not […]

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    Workforce Wednesday: The National Center for Construction Education and Research

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 26, 13:01

    The Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium (APICC) has become a sponsor for the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). The NCCER is a nonprofit that helps people build skills and earn credentials across the oil and gas, construction and mining industries. Mandy Beaulieu who is with both APICC and NCCER, says it can […]

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    Alyssa London aims to be first Alaskan to win Miss USA crown

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 26, 11:58

    In February, Alyssa London became the first Alaska Native woman of Tlingit heritage to win the Miss Alaska USA crown. In May, London says she plans to win the Miss USA competition and bring the crown to Alaska for the first time. London has been all around the country preparing for the competition. She said reading to […]

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    Something for everyone in Anchorage Concert Association’s upcoming season

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 25, 12:00

    From “Roger & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” to “One Man Star Wars,” the Anchorage Concert Association’s 2017 to 2018 season has a little bit of everything. Kicking off the season is Grammy Award-winning artist Melissa Etheridge in September. Later that month is “Straight No Chaser,” an a capella group. In October, there’s “Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox,” […]

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    Ride hard and breathe easy in this year’s Clean Air Challenge

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 25, 11:53

    Ride hard, and breathe easy in this year’s Clean Air Challenge fundraiser. It’s a bike ride happening in Talkeetna, Alaska on Saturday, May 6. One of the volunteers and participants, Julie Hasquet said she’s riding for her mother and daughters. Hasquet’s mother had lung cancer and passed away in 2001. She says her daughters have […]

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    From coding to aerodynamics: UAA hosts summer engineering youth academies

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 24, 15:35

    UAA has summer engineering academies for kids to learn about science, technology, engineering and math during their summer break. The program’s director, Dr. Scott Hamel, says engineers do more than build bridges and make roads; they solve problems. In the various academies, kids are given one problem each week, then they get creative and learn how […]

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    How plastic impacts Alaska’s seabirds, how to reduce your use

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 24, 12:38

    A recent study of Alaska’s seabirds found they are ingesting plastic that has found its way out to the oceans. Specifically, they are eating what is known as “microplastic.” Veronica Padula, a graduate student of the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, in collaboration with the University of Alaska Anchorage, says […]

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    Daybreak Adopt-A-Pet: April 21, 2017

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 21, 14:00

    From Anchorage Animal Care and Control: Gary: All Gary the dog thinks about is playing fetch…all day, everyday. Spruce: Spruce the cat doesn’t like to toot his own horn but he’s hoping you’ll read the sign the kennel supervisor put by his kennel because it says “Sweetest Cat in the World.” Who wouldn’t want to […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Janie Lidey

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 21, 13:07

    Janie Lidey is an Emmy-winning songwriter, speaker and author of the book “Leap of Faith: 8 Daily Habits to Power Up Your Leap.” Lidey’s book also comes with an album simply titled, “Leap of Faith.” Each of her original songs go at the end of each chapter, and relate to its message. According to Lidey’s […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Beautifuljoy

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 21, 13:04

    Singer-songwriter Olivia “Beautifuljoy” Carmody released her EP, “Honestly, ” at the age of 14. Now 16, Carmody has released a new single titled “Swan.” She is currently working on her next EP, due out sometime in 2017. Beautifuljoy’s EP “Honestly” can be purchased at CDBaby.com. Her single, “Swan” is available on iTunes and Spotify as well.

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    March For Science on Earth Day

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 21, 13:03

    This Earth Day, Alaskans can join Americans all over the country in the March For Science. It’s a movement to encourage people to look to science when forming opinions and decisions on policy and public interest. Bryan Box, a forest ecologist and presenter during the march, said the movement also advocates the furthering of science education […]

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    Learning lifelong lessons at the Horsin’ Around Summer Camp

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 21, 11:25

    With the school year ending, it’s time to start thinking about summer vacation. Kids all around the state will be enjoying what Alaska’s summers have to offer, including summer camps. The Horsin’ Around Summer Camp focuses on horsemanship and life skills to kids who may have anger problems, an abusive history or challenges being in […]

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    Workforce Wednesday: Maritime industry apprenticeships

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 19, 11:59

    The Calista Corporation has partnered with AVTEC in Seward for an entry-level apprenticeship program aimed at high school students and graduates. Cari-Ann Carty with Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium says students will learn nautical and shoreside skills, how to navigate in the waters of Alaska as well as get certifications and on-the-job training. Students will […]

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    Alaska Paleo-Project: Recreating natural history

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 19, 10:01

    The Alaska Paleo-Project works to raise public awareness of new discoveries like finding dinosaurs in Alaska, and hopes to ultimately produce an exhibit. The latest project was to recreate the skull of an elasmosaur, which was discovered in Alaska. James and Andi Havens with Alaska Paleo-Project have been working on it for a year. James said they worked […]

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    Cascada de Flores: A taste of Latin American culture and music

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 18, 13:14

    Cascada de Flores will bring a taste of Latin American culture and music to Anchorage. Arwen Lawrence, who sings for the group, said the show will have romance, humor and highlight the diverse roots of Mexican culture and its neighbors. The quartet will play songs in both English and Spanish. Before the band plays in concert to […]

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    A family-friendly Easter party with DJ Spencer Lee

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 14, 10:30

    DJ Spencer Lee will be hosting another Baby Loves Disco party on April 15. The Baby Loves Disco Easter Bunny Hop will be at Williwaw in downtown Anchorage. Families can expect Easter eggs, the Easter bunny, tons of prizes and swag bags. Lee says it’s a fun and healthy activity, and it’s a little different […]

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    Be a part of steampunk culture with this year’s Steamposium convention

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 13, 13:14

    The Alaska Steamposium is hosting this year’s steampunk convention — The Polar Emporium of Supernatural Oddities. Steampunk is a genre of low-tech science fiction that covers multiple forms of media with the most common being literature. Tess Purvis, an organizer and co-founder of the convention, says it’s where the height of invention was steam power. […]

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    Avoiding scams in Alaska for April

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 13, 13:10

    Michelle Tabler with the Better Business Bureau says there are two scams going around to con Alaskans out of their cash, as well as a data breach. The Internal Revenue Service reported hackers could have stolen data from 100,000 people from the Federal Student Aid program, commonly known as FAFSA. Tabler said those hackers stole […]

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    Catch UAA’s New Dances 2017 this weekend

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 13, 13:05

    Every year, the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Theatre Department hosts the New Dances program. This year there are 10 diverse dances that will be performed. The director, Brian Jeffery, says he started it 15 years ago to showcase the talent within the department. According to Jeffery, the performances are mostly contemporary dance pieces. The styles, however, […]

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    Take the 100 Miles in May challenge, support Alaska Sports Hall of Fame

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 12, 11:48

    The 100 Miles in May challenge is a way to encourage healthy lifestyles and competition between Alaskans young and old. It’s also a fundraiser for Alaska Sports Hall of Fame nonprofit. Alaskans can register by themselves or a for a team at the Healthy Futures website, and log activities throughout the month of May with […]