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.

City of Bethel

Six candidates are running for four open seats on the Bethel City Council. To help voters get to know the candidates, KYUK hosted the 2021 Bethel City Council Candidates Forum on Sept. 21.

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation hospital in Bethel, Alaska.
Greg Kim / KYUK

Editor's note: This story has been updated with a response from the YKHC Communications Department.  

Alaska is reporting the highest COVID-19 case rate per capita of any state, according to the New York Times tracker. The statewide surge in cases is straining resources and staff causing patients to receive a lower quality of care than before the surge. Here's what that looks like at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation Hospital.

Elyssa Loughlin / KYUK

Join KYUK for a live forum with the Bethel City Council candidates on Sept. 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tune into KYUK 640AM to hear the candidates respond to questions important to Bethel. Six candidates are running for four open seats. The candiates are Mary “Beth” Hessler, Jared Karr, Jess Schroeder, Eric Whitney, and incumbents Conrad “CJ” McCormick and Mark Springer. Each term lasts two years.

The general election will occur November 6, 2018.
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Bethel City Council Elections are coming up on Oct. 5. The Lower Kuskokwim School Board is holding elections on the same day. Bethel residents can start voting in both elections before then, beginning this coming Monday, Sept. 20. There are three ways to vote early, including in-person, by mail, and e-mail.

A proposed map of District 38 the 2021 Alaska Redistricting Board is considering.
Alaska Redistricting Board

Appointed officials are in the process of redrawing Alaska’s voting districts. The boundaries are reshaped each decade following the release of the U.S. Census data. Here's how the changes could affect the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.