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Anna Rose MacArthur

News Director

Anna Rose MacArthur catching a four-wheeler ride in Napakiak, Alaska.
Credit Katie Basile / KYUK

Anna Rose MacArthur serves as KYUK's News Director. She got her start reporting at KNOM in Nome, Alaska and then traveled south to report with KRTS in Marfa, Texas. Anna Rose soon missed rural Alaska and returned to join KYUK in 2015. She leads an award-winning newsroom and has launched statewide public radio reporting collaborations. Her journalism has received a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award and statewide awards for coverage on climate change, health, business, education, and mushing. Anna Rose’s favorite stories to tell include a muskox, salmon, or sled dog. Her work has appeared on NPR, 99 Percent Invisible, HowSound, and Transom. She was a 2020 fellow in the Editorial Integrity and Leadership Initiative, a partnership between the CPB and Arizona State University Cronkite School of Journalism. Anna Rose is a Transom Story Workshop alumni.

2020 Bethel City Council candidates (clockwise) Perry Barr, Michelle DeWitt, Conrad “CJ” McCormick, and Rose “Sugar” Henderson
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Whoever is elected to the city council in Bethel will grapple with the city’s response to the pandemic, along with other issues like road maintenance and hiring Bethel’s next city manager. Four candidates are competing for three open seats on Bethel City Council, and each responded to these issues and more during a live forum on Sept. 23 hosted by KYUK.


2020 Bethel City Council candidates (clockwise) Perry Barr, Michelle DeWitt, Conrad “CJ” McCormick, and Rose “Sugar” Henderson
KYUK

Four candidates are running for three open seats on Bethel City Council. Hear the candidates respond to questions on how the city can better respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, solutions to address Bethel's housing shortage, how to retain the next city manager, and more. 


  

YKHC Dentist David Humphrey holds a test tube at the drive-thru test site where he was helping on April 10, 2020.
Katie Basile / KYUK

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is investigating why dozens of COVID-19 test samples were lost. A YKHC employee reported that test samples from 95 patients were lost in transit, according to an email from YKHC Vice President of Communications Tiffany Zulkosky. 

Registered Nurse Avelina Chung runs through protocol with a YKHC employee at the COVID-19 drive-thru test site on March 25, 2020 in Bethel, Alaska.
Katie Basile / KYUK

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases announced by the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation rose to 132 over the weekend. Twenty-six of these cases are active, meaning that the infected have not recovered.


A sled dog waits at the K300 start line on Jan. 17, 2020.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Winter is coming, and that means sled dog racing is on its way. The Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee plans to sponsor a local race season throughout the winter, and to run its main event, the Kuskokwim 300 Seld Dog Race, on Jan. 15, 2021. Plans could change as the pandemic changes. Kuskokwim 300 Race Manager Paul Basile joins KYUK to talk about the race season as it currently stands.


CJ McCormick runs as write in for city council in September 2020
Juanita Nick

Four candidates are vying for three open seats on Bethel City Council. Conrad “CJ” McCormick is running as a write-in candidate for the 2020 election. He grew up in Bethel, and at age 23, he wants to bring a youthful perspective to the municipal governing body.


CJ McCormick runs as write in for city council in September 2020
Juanita Nick

At 23 years of age, Conrad "C.J." McCormick is the youngest person running for Bethel City Council in this election. No stranger to the process, McCormick regularly attended city council meetings while a high school student in Bethel. 

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