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.

The public has the opportunity to anonymously let a review panel know about their experiences with the state Office of Children's Services.

Courtesy of the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation


The final test results for the botulism initially found in preliminary tests on a native salad dish sold at the Cama-i Festival two weeks ago are taking a bit longer than expected. That’s due to having to import laboratory mice.


Napaimute's Oscar Samuelson and Mark Leary with dog Honey pretend to ride in the Lund skiff painted onto the legs of the Kuskokwim Ice Classic tripod on March 30, 2018. Also in the picture is Napaimute's ice road grader and the Kuskokwim ice road itself.
Courtesy of Mark Leary / Native Village of Napaimute

The Kuskokwim ice road from Bethel upriver to Chuathbaluk is ready for Easter travelers. Tribal road crews just hope that it will last through the weekend.

The remains of the front entryway where the fire started on the porch of the Kotlik Community Hall on March 26, 2018.
Alvin Aketachunak

Kotlik continues searching for the person allegedly responsible for burning down the village’s Community Hall and is working to replace what the fire destroyed.

Twenty-one years ago, Principal Ron Edwards and Sophomore Josh Palacios were killed by young shooter Evan Ramsey at Bethel Regional High School, in the Lower Kuskokwim School District.
Dean Swope / KYUK

How to better protect students from school shootings is a debate happening around the country.  There are some who can provide unique insights into this issue: the survivors of school shootings who chose to continue working in schools. KYUK talked with educators who survived the 1997 Bethel Regional High School shooting about changes they would like to see.

The warm winter and prolonged freeze/thaw cycle has severely damaged Bethel’s Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway and made traffic unpredictable and dangerous. Picture taken March 28, 2018.
Amara Freeman / KYUK

The state is about to go to work responding to Bethel's pothole predicament. Starting Thursday, the Department of Transportation will begin repairing Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway. The warm winter has wreaked similar havoc on highways across Alaska.

Cameron Jackson of Akiak won the Camp Out Race with a time of 3 hours and 2 minutes on March 25, 2018.
Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race

Cameron Jackson of Akiak took first place in the Camp Out Race this weekend with a time of 3 hours and 2 minutes. Joe Demantle of Tuluksak took second, coming in five minutes after Jackson with a time of 3 hours and 7 minutes. Maurice Andrews of Bethel earned third, finishing three minutes later in 3 hours and 10 minutes.

Kotlik's Community Hall burns in the early morning hours of Monday, March 26, 2018. Alvin Aketachunak helped put out the fire and titled this photo on Facebook, "Our poor hall :("
Alvin Aketachunak

Kotlik is searching for the suspect responsible for what may have been an act of arson that destroyed the village's Community Hall early Monday morning. No injuries are reported and only one other building, which was abandoned, sustained damage. The community worked together to save what they could after a weekend of dancing and potlatch inside the hall.

Bethel High School Junior Amara Freeman and Senior Kelly O'Brien join the hundreds of thousands across the nation who marched for stricter gun regulation in the "March for Our Lives" on March 24, 2018.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Hundreds of thousands of Americans across the nation marched for more gun regulation this Saturday. In Bethel, about 30 people joined the movement, carrying signs and walking the slushy shoulder of Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway. Most of those who took to the Bethel streets were students, teachers, school administrators, parents, and grandparents. Some remembered the school shooting in Bethel more than 20 years ago; the teenage students in the march have grown up amid the threat of mass shootings. KYUK brings you the voices of those marching in Bethel.


The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation has slowly taken over the state's role in approving travel for Medicaid care.
Courtesy of the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation

Throw away any leftover Native Salad that you bought from the Cama-i Dance Festival. 

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation reports that a sample of the salad containing whale and whale oil has preliminarily tested positive for botulism. It will take at least a week for the Alaska State Public Health Lab to release confirmation.