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Anna Rose MacArthur

News Director

Anna Rose MacArthur is the KYUK News Director. She got her start reporting in Alaska at KNOM in Nome and then traveled South to report with KRTS in Marfa, Texas. Anna Rose soon missed rural Alaska and returned to the bush to join KYUK in September 2015. Anna Rose is a Transom Story Workshop graduate.

Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation

Rural Health Aides have a long, successful history of improving access to health care in Alaska. Now, dental a program based on that model is improving oral care in the YK Delta. The Dental Health Aide Therapist program was controversial when it started a decade ago, but a new study suggests that smiles have gotten healthier, cleaner, and toothier in villages where it’s appeared. 


GCI CEO Greg Chapados addresses a Bethel crowd on August 17, 2017.
Dean Swope / KYUK

GCI held a community gathering in Bethel on Thursday to celebrate the upcoming completion of its terrestrial broadband network.

Rep. Zach Fansler talks with constituents at a GCI community event on August 17, 2017.
Dean Swope / KYUK

YK Delta legislators have joined the ranks of public officials denouncing President Donald Trump’s statement that “both sides” were to blame for the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend. Protests injured more than a dozen people, and one woman was killed when struck by a car allegedly driven by a white supremacist.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski addresses a crowd gathered in Bethel to celebrate the upcoming completion of GCI's TERRA project.
Dean Swope / KYUK

President Trump's latest move to scale back Obama administration climate change initiatives is not impressing Alaska policymakers. 

Silver salmon fills the bottom of a boat during a subsistence opening in August 2016 near Bethel.
Katie Basile / KYUK

The Kuskokwim River is seeing a slow silver salmon run this year, but recent data suggests that the numbers might be building.

Darren Lieb

Two Bethel High School wrestlers just missed earning top honors in a major national tournament this summer, but one has piqued the interest of a few college coaches.

Update: The Red Cross is also providing assistance. Individuals who have been displaced by a fire can contact the Red Cross disaster team 24 hours at 907-646-5400.

A child is dead and a family’s belongings destroyed after a house fire in Toksook Bay on Saturday.

Dean Swope / KYUK

Only piles of charred rubble remain of an unoccupied house that burned in Bethel this weekend. The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation.


Katie Basile / KYUK

Fitness is no longer taking a day off.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Moose season is less than a month away. As hunters begin applying for permits for the Kuskokwim, here are some changes to know about.

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