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.

Alaska’s U.S. senators have signed onto a bipartisan bill that would require states to include Native tribes and tribal organizations in suicide intervention and prevention planning.

Dean Swope / KYUK

The Association of Village Council Presidents has joined the Alaska Federation of Natives and Tribal groups across the nation in opposing the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.

A small group of Bethel citizens are organizing a campaign to rally support for a "yes" vote on the October 2, 2018 local option proposition.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

In less than two weeks, Bethel residents will head to the polls to vote on representatives for Bethel City Council. They’ll also vote on a proposition asking residents whether Bethel should return to local option status. The change would end legal alcohol sales in Bethel but would still allow for limited alcohol importation. With voting day approaching, local option supporters have begun to mobilize their campaign. KYUK attended their first public meeting on Wednesday.

Bethel Regional High School sophomore Thomas Phelan takes first in the BRHS Cross-Country Invitational on September 8, 2018.
Kaylee King / KYUK Intern

“Here’s What It Is At LKSD” is a weekly round-up of upcoming events happening across the Lower Kuskokwim School District. This week’s segment is brought to us from students in the district’s Critical Media Literacy Class.

The underwater camera BSAR is using to search the Kuskokwim River for Stacey Hoagland, who has been missing since September 13, 2018.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

Bethel Search and Rescue is scaling back its search efforts for a missing man who’s disappearance is possibly related to a recent boat accident. The group is waiting for Alaska State Troopers to gather more information on the case.

Anna Rose MacArthur

If you’ve been putting off a trip to the Bethel DMV office, this is a good week to cross that errand off the to-do list. The office will be closed after Friday for more than a month, possibly two.

KYUK is gathering the candidates and asking them questions at Bethel City Hall on Tuesday, September 19 at 6:30 PM.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Bethel City Council elections are two weeks away, and seven candidates are vying for four open seats. To help Bethel residents learn more about the candidates and make their decision on who to vote for, KYUK hosted a candidate live forum on Monday night at Bethel City Hall.

Update 11:45 p.m. Sept. 17, 2018: One body has been recovered and the search continues for a second person involved in a presumed boat accident on the Kuskokwim River last week.

Search and rescue volunteers are dragging the river on the south end of the island across from Bethel, hoping to recover the body of 28-year-old Stacey Hoagland of Akiak. Hoagland is missing and is believed to have been involved in a recent boat accident.

Twenty-one high school girls from schools across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta compete in Bethel's brutal cross-country Pit Race on September 16, 2017.
Austin Fitka

There's a fiery debate in Bethel over a grueling tradition coming to an end. For the first time since the 1990s, the Bethel Regional High School Cross-Country Invitational will not run through the notorious Bethel sand pit. 

LKSD journalism students Lucilia Angaiak of Tununak, Dorothy Jackson of Nightmute, Katya John of Tuntutuliak, and Kaylee King of Mekoryuk.
Patrick Williams / LKSD

School is back in session and student journalists at the Lower Kuskokwim School District are hard at work. A new crew of reporters are continuing the weekly segment called “Here’s What It Is At LKSD.” It’s a regular roundup of activities happening across the school district. What’s happening this weekend is sports.