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 Bethel, Kotzebue, and Nome high school girl cross-country runners compete on September 22, 2018 at Bethel Regional High School for positions in the state cross-country championship.
Gabrielle Fredericks

This week's "What It Is At LKSD" is brought to you by athletes from the Bethel Regional High School Cross-Country team: Cadence Cedars, Fiona Phelan, and Beth Hensley.

National Park Service

It’s illegal to sell big game meat in Alaska, but sales of subsistence foods are a constant presence on the social media site and regulations governing the trade of these foods can be inconsistent and confusing. Recently, a Bethel man has been ordered to appear in court for advertising moose meat for sale on Facebook.

C-SPAN captured U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh meeting with Sen. Lisa Murkowski at her office in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 23, 2018. After a photo op, they continued meeting behind closed doors.
C-SPAN screen grab

The Bering Sea Elders Group has joined ranks with tribal groups across Alaska and the nation in opposing the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Just after midnight on September 19, State Troopers responded to the house of Ellenore and Ralph Kvamme, brother and sister, to find Ralph Kvamme, the brother, lying dead in a recliner with a stab wound in his chest.

Katie Basile / KYUK

While Alaska’s two biggest sled dog races have reduced their prize money, the Kuskokwim 300 is doing the opposite. The Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee has raised the purses of its three largest races for the fifth time in seven years. The increase is $10,000 per race. 

Greg Lincoln / Delta Discovery

In what’s being called “The Year Of The Woman,” State Rep. Tiffany Zulkosky has been using her legislative position to recognize the achievements of women across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

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.