Indigenous activists concerned by Dunleavy statements, citing historical trauma

Indigenous activists concerned by Dunleavy statements, citing historical trauma

Indigenous activists are extending an invitation to Alaska's new governor, Mike Dunleavy, to talk about Native language and education policy following some controversial comments he made on the campaign trail.

Liz Raines
Meet Fish and Game's new acting commissioner

Meet Fish and Game's new acting commissioner

The Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game's new, acting commissioner, Douglas Vincent-Lang, is the only one to apply for the job.

Liz Raines
Scientists in Alaska are tracking fish by DNA

Scientists in Alaska are tracking fish by DNA

Geneticists here in Alaska are using that same technology on fish, but they're not looking for their ancestors. Instead, they're using it to trace back where marine species are born and where they're caught. 

Liz Raines
Workforce Wednesday: 5 New Year's resolutions for a better work life

Workforce Wednesday: 5 New Year's resolutions for a better work life

5 tips for advancing your career and increasing wellness in the workplace. 

Liz Raines
GCI's Paul Landes honored for philanthropy work

GCI's Paul Landes honored for philanthropy work

GCI's Paul Landes is recognized for his philanthropic work that benefits fellow Alaskans.

John Thompson
Fish & Game stocks Southcentral lakes for ice fishing

Fish & Game stocks Southcentral lakes for ice fishing

If there's fishing gear is under your tree this Christmas, you don't have to wait until the spring to use it.

Liz Raines
Anchorage's Polar Plunge is coming Saturday

Anchorage's Polar Plunge is coming Saturday

KTVA.com will carry a live stream of the Polar Plunge, into Anchorage's Goose Lake, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday.

John Thompson
Head of the Class: Megan Webb

Head of the Class: Megan Webb

Wendler Middle School band director Megan Webb is KTVA 11's Head of the Class.

John Thompson
AEA president talks tentative teacher contract agreement

AEA president talks tentative teacher contract agreement

AEA President Tom Klaameyer joins KTVA 11's Daybreak to discuss recent contract negotiations with ASD.

John Thompson
AYEA celebrates 20 years of environmental action

AYEA celebrates 20 years of environmental action

Alaska Youth for Environmental Action celebrates 20 years of educating and encouraging teens on the subject of climate change.

John Thompson
Workforce Wednesday: Growing Alaska's farms

Workforce Wednesday: Growing Alaska's farms

Commonwealth North's members are urging the state to look at policies that can help farmers drive down their costs to better compete with products coming in from long, out-of-state supply chains.

Liz Raines
Tribal health conference highlights Alaska climate change

Tribal health conference highlights Alaska climate change

The Alaska Tribal Conference on Environmental Management, hosted by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is now in its 24th year.

Liz Raines
Head of the Class: Jasmine Lewis

Head of the Class: Jasmine Lewis

Jasmine Lewis of North Star Elementary School is KTVA's Head of the Class!

John Thompson
Pro skateboarder from Anchorage continues to inspire and motivate

Pro skateboarder from Anchorage continues to inspire and motivate

Anchorage native Preston Pollard tours the world, inspiring our youth and telling his story.

John Thompson
Workforce Wednesday: Hiring for the holidays

Workforce Wednesday: Hiring for the holidays

Alaska Executive Search joins Daybreak for Workforce Wednesday, to discuss the holiday job season and job-seeking tools.

Daybreak Staff
Travel Tuesday: Holiday travel tips from Alaska Airlines

Travel Tuesday: Holiday travel tips from Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines' Scott Habberstad discusses emotional support and service animals, the new hangar at ANC and holiday travel.

John Thompson
AFD: Proposed cuts would increase response time up to 8 minutes

AFD: Proposed cuts would increase response time up to 8 minutes

The Anchorage Assembly is slated to vote on a 2019 budget Tuesday evening, but the Anchorage Fire Department warns some its cuts could have serious consequences for emergency services.

Liz Raines
Head of the Class: Johanna Bushue

Head of the Class: Johanna Bushue

Eagle River Elementary teacher Johanna Bushue is KTVA 11's Head of the Class.

John Thompson
Alaska's jackpot: Fish and Game opens 2018 hunting lottery

Alaska's jackpot: Fish and Game opens 2018 hunting lottery

What could be so popular that some call it Alaska's own version of Powerball? The hunting permit lottery.

Liz Raines
Workforce Wednesday: Job opportunities for veterans

Workforce Wednesday: Job opportunities for veterans

Workforce Wednesday addresses job opportunities for military veterans. A job fair is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 16th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at University Center Mall.

Daybreak Staff
Sleep Out encourages compassion, support for homeless youth

Sleep Out encourages compassion, support for homeless youth

Dozens of Anchorage corporate executives are sleeping outside in the cold Thursday night so kids who are homeless don't have to.

Mary Simton
Local magician to hold charity performance for school and food bank

Local magician to hold charity performance for school and food bank

With Thanksgiving and the holidays right around the corner, the food bank is in need of donations. A local magician is doing his part to bring the magic to this holiday season.

Daybreak Staff
Alaska communities consider online sales tax

Alaska communities consider online sales tax

Communities across the state may start taxing online shopping. It's a proposal up for consideration by the Alaska Municipal League at its annual conference in Anchorage this week.

Liz Raines
Alaska Warriors Hockey helps disabled vets through sport

Alaska Warriors Hockey helps disabled vets through sport

Alaska Warrior Hockey provides sports and recreational therapy for our nation’s heroes.

John Thompson
New options offer cheaper health care coverage for Alaskans

New options offer cheaper health care coverage for Alaskans

There's just about a month left to enroll in health care through the Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment ends on Dec. 15.

Liz Raines
Invasive species cost millions to eradicate from Alaska waters

Invasive species cost millions to eradicate from Alaska waters

Invasive species in Alaska waters carry a hefty price tag — both in cash and precious fish.

Liz Raines
Mic Check in the Morning: Lullaby Project

Mic Check in the Morning: Lullaby Project

Helping inmates connect with their children through music, the Lullaby Project takes the Daybreak stage for a Mic Check in the Morning.

Daybreak Staff
Urban farm sprouting at old Native Hospital site

Urban farm sprouting at old Native Hospital site

The plot of land where the old Alaska Native Medical Center used to be near Ship Creek is getting a makeover. The 10-acre tract of land at Third Avenue and Ingra Street has been vacant since the hospital came down in 1992.

Angela Krenzien
Workforce Wednesday: House Build in Southeast Alaska

Workforce Wednesday: House Build in Southeast Alaska

The House Build program in Southeast Alaska provides educational opportunity for students, while producing affordable housing for the city of Juneau.

Daybreak Staff
Travel Tuesday: Alaska Air and Delta getting upgrades

Travel Tuesday: Alaska Air and Delta getting upgrades

Alaska Airlines is set to open a new hangar at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and Delta will soon see new planes in the sky.

Daybreak Staff
Eagle River Hockey League talks Movember, fight to end prostate and testicular cancers

Eagle River Hockey League talks Movember, fight to end prostate and testicular cancers

Movember is hear and the Eagle River Hockey League is doing it's part to raise money and awareness in the fight against prostate and testicular cancers.

John Thompson
Special Olympics Alaska talks going global and Polar Plunge!

Special Olympics Alaska talks going global and Polar Plunge!

Special Olympics Alaska joins Daybreak to discuss the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi and the upcoming Polar Plunge.

John Thompson
Head of the Class: Lem Wheeles

Head of the Class: Lem Wheeles

Dimond High history and government teacher Lem Wheeles is KTVA's Head of the Class.

John Thompson
Arctic Entries shares Alaskans' stories of parting ways in November edition

Arctic Entries shares Alaskans' stories of parting ways in November edition

Seven stories, 7 minutes each, from seven community members -- that's what makes a round of Arctic Entries. The program, which celebrates the tradition of oral storytelling, is into its tenth season.

Liz Raines
Voters offer post-debate thoughts on candidate positions

Voters offer post-debate thoughts on candidate positions

Thursday night's gubernatorial debate between Republican Mike Dunleavy and Democrat Mark Begich featured a few barbs and doubling down on positions relating the Permanent Fund and crime.

Liz Raines
Procession celebrates Dia de los Muertos in Anchorage

Procession celebrates Dia de los Muertos in Anchorage

Halloween may be over, but you will still see skeletons in the streets of Anchorage tonight. It's part of the Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead festival.

John Thompson
Fighting Parkinson's disease: Rock Steady Boxing therapy in Anchorage

Fighting Parkinson's disease: Rock Steady Boxing therapy in Anchorage

Rock Steady Boxing Anchorage helps fight back against Parkinson's through sport and camaraderie.

John Thompson
Mic Check in the Morning: Mariachi Agave Azul

Mic Check in the Morning: Mariachi Agave Azul

Mariachi band Mariachi Agave Azul is this week's featured band for Mic Check in the Morning.

John Thompson
ASD to gubernatorial candidates: 'Support education financially'

ASD to gubernatorial candidates: 'Support education financially'

Anchorage School District superintendent Dr. Deena Bishop shares her thoughts on what the state's next governor can do to help students. 

Liz Raines
Travel Tuesday: APD's tips for home safety when leaving town

Travel Tuesday: APD's tips for home safety when leaving town

APD suggests ways to keep your home and valuables safe while you're on vacation.

John Thompson
'He ran that race for a reason': Breast cancer patient draws strength from lost son

'He ran that race for a reason': Breast cancer patient draws strength from lost son

Jennifer Meyer is going on year one of treatment for a rare form of breast cancer known as triple-negative. She describes her journey as a race; one she is determined to win. Not just for herself, but for her son.

Liz Raines
Head of the Class: Rebecca Haag

Head of the Class: Rebecca Haag

West High School band director Rebecca Haag is KTVA's Head of the Class.

John Thompson
Women now fastest-growing hunting demographic

Women now fastest-growing hunting demographic

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says increased interest led to new women-only hunter education classes.

Liz Raines
Portugal. The Man to headline suicide prevention benefit concert

Portugal. The Man to headline suicide prevention benefit concert

Portugal. The Man returns to Alaska for a two sold out shows, and benefit concert for suicide prevention.

Manny Creech
Berkowitz discourages SB 91 repeal, backs Begich for governor

Berkowitz discourages SB 91 repeal, backs Begich for governor

Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz warns against a repeal of Senate Bill 91, the measure that established a framework for the state's 2016 criminal justice overhaul.

Liz Raines
State establishes new review for insurance denials

State establishes new review for insurance denials

If you've had health care coverage denied by your insurance, there's now another way to appeal that decision.

Liz Raines
Survey: Anchorage residents want smaller homes closer to downtown

Survey: Anchorage residents want smaller homes closer to downtown

If you've looked at buying a home in Anchorage, but found it too expensive, you're not alone.

Liz Raines
Travel Tuesday: TSA adds 50 more K-9 agents

Travel Tuesday: TSA adds 50 more K-9 agents

The Transportation Security Administration is expanding its K9 program, adding 50 new dog and handler teams across the U.S.

CBS News
Head of the Class: Heidi Tsukada

Head of the Class: Heidi Tsukada

Ocean View Elementary School fourth grade teacher Heidi Tsukada is KTVA's Head of the Class.

John Thompson
Cancer survivor creates 'chemo comfort' bags

Cancer survivor creates 'chemo comfort' bags

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. But Teresa Koop is part of an exceptional statistic, the Anchorage woman got the news not once — but twice.

Liz Raines
Biologists ask for help spotting Alaska bats

Biologists ask for help spotting Alaska bats

White nose syndrome in bats is spreading across Canada and parts of the U.S., with cases already reported in Washington state. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is asking for help protecting them against a deadly disease.

Liz Raines
Anchorage breast cancer survivor shares spiritual experience

Anchorage breast cancer survivor shares spiritual experience

Denise Brown was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 47. She had no family history of the disease, was at no apparent increased risk for cancer, in fact, her doctors weren't even recommending she get mammograms yet.

Liz Raines
Alaska leads the country in women entrepreneurs, research finds

Alaska leads the country in women entrepreneurs, research finds

More than 160 universities and colleges nationwide are celebrating Women's enterpreneurship week, Oct. 13-20, 2018. Alaska leads the country in the percentage of women-owned employer firms.

Manny Creech
Mic Check in the Morning: Calina Lawrence

Mic Check in the Morning: Calina Lawrence

Singer and performer Calina Lawrence is part of a national weekly radio show produced in Anchorage called "Indigefi" and airs locally on KNBA.

Daybreak Staff
Alaska Fitness Expo returns to Anchorage this weekend

Alaska Fitness Expo returns to Anchorage this weekend

From power-lifting to bodybuilding, this weekend's Alaska Fitness Expo is set to put Alaska's strongest and most disciplined on display.

John Thompson
Premera awards $450K grant for rural services

Premera awards $450K grant for rural services

Behavioral health services in some areas of rural Alaska are getting a financial boost, thanks to a six figure grant from Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska. Premera announced it's granting $450,000 to the Rural Aaska Community Action Program, Inc.

Liz Raines
Berkowitz proposes bigger budget, despite newly discovered deficit

Berkowitz proposes bigger budget, despite newly discovered deficit

What was once considered a budget surplus in the Municipality of Anchorage's finances, is actually a couple million dollar deficit.

Liz Raines
Alaska company on the cutting edge of drone technology

Alaska company on the cutting edge of drone technology

An Alaska company is working with the FAA and other industry leaders to create rules and regulations for drones while developing their own technology.

John Thompson
'Cubania' celebrates latin culture in Anchorage

'Cubania' celebrates latin culture in Anchorage

This weekend, Cuban culture takes the stage, right here in Anchorage. It's part of a Latin dance event called 'Cubania,' hosted by dance group Anaya Latin Dance. 'Cubania' features dance workshops, and a dance party Saturday night at the 49th State Brewin

Liz Raines
Sleep doctor supports new proposed ASD start times

Sleep doctor supports new proposed ASD start times

Dr. Ross Dodge of Peak Neurology, a specialist in pediatric sleep medicine, says he backs the Anchorage School District's planned changes.

Liz Raines
Gibbs set to become Merrill Field manager

Gibbs set to become Merrill Field manager

Donald Gibbs has been working in aviation for over 30 years Starting Monday, he will be the interim manager at Anchorage's Merrill Field airport.

John Thompson
Time to suit up, level up at Senshi Con 2018

Time to suit up, level up at Senshi Con 2018

From video games to comic books and anime to cosplay, it's Alaska's version of Comic-Con and it's kicking off this weekend in Anchorage. 

Mary Simton
Alaska drive raises money for affordable housing

Alaska drive raises money for affordable housing

The 1,000 Women Strong campaign is a new collaborative effort between GCI and Wells Fargo, looking to help facilitate housing for those in need while empowering women.

John Thompson
New partnership will use Zumba as child therapy tool

New partnership will use Zumba as child therapy tool

Zumba Alaska is partnering with local nonprofit, AK Child and Family, to launch a program that integrates Zumba into a family therapy setting. 

Angela Krenzien
Hispanohablantes celebrate Welcoming Week in Anchorage

Hispanohablantes celebrate Welcoming Week in Anchorage

As part of Welcoming Week in Anchorage, a group of local professionals will host a panel Tuesday to talk about life as a Spanish speaker in Alaska.

Liz Raines
NOAA needs your help counting belugas

NOAA needs your help counting belugas

Believe it or not, the Cook Inlet beluga whale is an endangered species in Alaska. NOAA is asking for your help to count the beluga population.

John Thompson
Gas agreement, but what about the pipeline project?

Gas agreement, but what about the pipeline project?

A former federal coordinator for Alaska gas line projects shares his thoughts on the future of Alaska's oil and gas.

Liz Raines
Federal regulations add to Alaska's already high health care costs

Federal regulations add to Alaska's already high health care costs

Alaska has some of the highest healthcare costs in the nation, and the numbers are getting worse.

Liz Raines
4 trends for fall fashion

4 trends for fall fashion

Experts with Apricot Lane Boutique in the 5th Avenue Mall shared four trends and looks you can incorporate into your wardrobe this fall.

Megan Mazurek
907 Life: 3 events to have fun and give back in September

907 Life: 3 events to have fun and give back in September

September ushers in the season of giving back; Phil Crawford with 907 Life gives his top three-picks for fun events this month.

Megan Mazurek
Celebrate sobriety during September Recovery Month

Celebrate sobriety during September Recovery Month

There are a series of events happening every week to help those in recovery get out and feel good about their accomplishments, including a free concert Thursday night with, "Medium Build".

Megan Mazurek
Vegfest: Focus on foods for brain-health

Vegfest: Focus on foods for brain-health

Alaska Vegfest is an annual event put on by the Alaska Vegan Society educating others about the benefits of eating a more plant-based diet. This year's theme: "How to Live a Vibrant, Brain-Healthy Life".

Megan Mazurek
Champion of Civic Engagement: Michelle Carton

Champion of Civic Engagement: Michelle Carton

School Library Journal named Tudor Elementary School's Michelle Carton its 2018 Champion of Civic Engagement.

Megan Mazurek
Alaska State Fair offers fresh look at dinosaurs

Alaska State Fair offers fresh look at dinosaurs

The Alaska State Fair is in full swing with rides, fair food and exhibits. This year, one exhibit takes guests back in time to the Jurassic period.

Cassie Schirm
Valley Performing Arts enters 43rd season

Valley Performing Arts enters 43rd season

The Valley Performing Arts Center is in its 43rd season and says it's reintroducing theater to a new generation.

Megan Mazurek
Alaskan couple teaches others to live off the grid

Alaskan couple teaches others to live off the grid

George and Jill Davis have been living and thriving off-the-grid in Alaska for the past 30 years. Now, with a new book, the couple hopes to teach others to do the same.

Megan Mazurek
Former Alaskan makes his board game's next move

Former Alaskan makes his board game's next move

Terminus Breach is a board game dreamed up here in Alaska. Its creator, Matt Lloyd, is now hoping to secure enough funding to make his dream of getting it mass-produced come to life.

Daybreak Staff
Music video could score $1M to help homeless in Anchorage

Music video could score $1M to help homeless in Anchorage

"Streets 2 Success" is a music video that could land the Anchorage community a $1 million grant to fight homelessness, help people find stable housing and increase economic opportunities.

Daybreak Staff
Denali dino discovery explains Bering Land Bridge, scientists say

Denali dino discovery explains Bering Land Bridge, scientists say

"It's the weirdest looking dinosaur you can possibly think of," said Dr. Fiorillo, the chief curator for the Perot Museum of Natural Science in Dallas.

Megan Mazurek
Identity theft: Protect your child as they return to school

Identity theft: Protect your child as they return to school

As kids get ready to head back to school, it may surprise you that children are good targets for identity theft.

Daybreak Staff
Back-to-School: Packing lunches

Back-to-School: Packing lunches

Packing your kid's lunch doesn't have to be stressful. Here are some tips to make it fun and easy.

Cassie Schirm
Celebrate Alaska Wild Salmon Day

Celebrate Alaska Wild Salmon Day

Friday, August 10 is the official day to celebrate one of Alaska's greatest natural resources, salmon.

Megan Mazurek
Ride raises money for children undergoing cancer treatment

Ride raises money for children undergoing cancer treatment

The annual motorcycle ride, "Kruisin' for Katie's Handprint" is helping to cover cancer costs for families impacted by childhood cancer.

Megan Mazurek
Local organizations helping families get ready to go back to school

Local organizations helping families get ready to go back to school

With school starting very soon for many across the state, local businesses and non-profits are doing what they can to help.

Cassie Schirm
Back-to-school week: Shopping for school supplies

Back-to-school week: Shopping for school supplies

It's back-to-school week-- a week dedicated to helping you relieve some of the stress, that comes at the start of a new school year.

Cassie Schirm
Back-to-school week: Tricks to save more and worry less

Back-to-school week: Tricks to save more and worry less

A study by RetailMeNot, 87 percent of parents of schoolchildren say back-to-school shopping stresses them out.

Cassie Schirm
Meet your new Miss Alaska USA and Miss Alaska Teen

Meet your new Miss Alaska USA and Miss Alaska Teen

The Miss Alaska USA organization crowned two new young women to represent Alaska on the national stage. JoEllen Walters is the new Miss Alaska USA and Meghan Scott is Miss Alaska Teen USA.

Megan Mazurek
4th annual Clothesline Project handout this weekend

4th annual Clothesline Project handout this weekend

It's almost back to school for many Alaska students later this month and there's a community effort underway to make sure they head back into the classroom with the tools they need.

Cassie Schirm
Get out and go hike at the Eagle River Nature Center

Get out and go hike at the Eagle River Nature Center

The Eagle River Nature Center is operated by a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide connections to nature through education, resource protection and outdoor opportunities.

Cassie Schirm
Strive Magazine aims to innovate, inspire

Strive Magazine aims to innovate, inspire

Strive magazine is a collection of stories of creative pioneers stepping up into uncharted territory.

Daybreak Staff
Living the 907 Life: artist series, VW vans and concerts

Living the 907 Life: artist series, VW vans and concerts

Highlighting Alaska's unique culture and lifestyle-- blogger Phil Crawford with "907 Life" shares his top three things to do or explore for the month of August.

Megan Mazurek
Ways to use Google Maps while traveling

Ways to use Google Maps while traveling

Whether you are traveling to new places or across the state, you'll need a map. Here's how to use Google Maps to your advantage.

Cassie Schirm
24th annual Dog Jog includes Dog Yoga

24th annual Dog Jog includes Dog Yoga

This weekend Anchorage is going to the dogs for the annual Dog Jog.

Cassie Schirm
6th annual Beer and Bacon Festival

6th annual Beer and Bacon Festival

The Beer and Bacon Festival is a day dedicated to celebrate the delicious pairing.

Daybreak Staff
Learn to use all salmon parts from head-to-tail

Learn to use all salmon parts from head-to-tail

It is the season of sockeyes in Southcentral. A local chef wants to teach you about using all the pieces of your salmon catch not just the fillets.

Megan Mazurek
The Gap Program gives free school supplies for children

The Gap Program gives free school supplies for children

The new school year is right around the corner and The Gap Program wants to give Alaskan kids free school supplies.

Daybreak Staff
Fossil Fuel's donuts give natural, plant-based energy

Fossil Fuel's donuts give natural, plant-based energy

Fossil Fuel's donuts bring high-performance and plant-based in the form of donuts.

Daybreak Staff
Anchorage's economy poised for a turnaround

Anchorage's economy poised for a turnaround

Anchorage's recession may be coming to an end soon, according to the latest numbers forecast by the Anchorage Economic Development Council AEDC.

Megan Mazurek
Mic Check in the Morning: Cage Free and the Overby Sisters

Mic Check in the Morning: Cage Free and the Overby Sisters

Cage Free and the Overby Sisters took the Daybreak stage for a Mic Check in the Morning.

Daybreak Staff
'Get Out' and go hike the backside of Flattop

'Get Out' and go hike the backside of Flattop

Whether you're new in town or looking for someplace new to explore, we want you to "get out" and get to know Alaska.

Cassie Schirm

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