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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.

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation COVID-19 testing tent is located in the YKHC Administrative Building parking lot.
Dean Swope/KYUK

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is asking everyone in the region to get a flu shot. The health corporation warns in a news release that simultaneous COVID-19 and flu outbreaks in the region could overwhelm the local medical capacity.

Alyse Galvin Campaign

Alyse Galvin is running for Alaska’s sole seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. She’s an Independent who won the Democratic Primary and is challenging incumbent Republican Don Young. She joins Coffee at KYUK to explain why she should replace the the nation's longest serving representative.


Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young
U.S. House of Representatives

Rep. Don Young has served as Alaska’s U.S. Representative for nearly 50 years. The Republican incumbent is running for another term in the U.S. House, and joins Coffee at KYUK to explain why he should continue serving.


Alyse Galvin Campaign

This is the second time that Alyse Galvin will try to defeat Don Young, the longest-serving member of Congress. She said that Young has been there too long, and that he doesn’t have any power because term limits prevent him from chairing any committee, even if the Republicans were to regain control of the House of Representatives.

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

When a certain percentage of a population tests positive for COVID-19, deaths and hospitalizations usually follow. The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta has passed that mark and is witnessing its grim effects. Health officials are calling on everyone to take action to slow the spread of the virus.


This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (in yellow), the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (in blue/pink) cultured in a lab.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – Rocky Mountain Laboratories

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is urging everyone to stop gathering with people outside their households to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the region. It’s also urging people to stay home if they feel sick.

Voters cast ballots in the Bethel City Elections at the Bethel Cultural Center on Oct. 4, 2016.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Early, in-person voting for the general election began Oct. 19 in Alaska. You can avoid the congestion of election day voting and still cast a ballot in person by voting early.

Reyne Athanas inside her art classroom at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim Campus. Athanas will be inducted into the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame on Oct. 20, 2020.
Greg Kim / KYUK

A well-known Bethelite will be inducted into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame on Oct. 20.


Nunapitchuk, Alaska on July 28, 2018.
Petra Harpak / KYUK

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation says that there is no more evidence of community spread of COVID-19 in the village. The news comes exactly a month after YKHC, in partnership with the Native Village of Nunapitchuk and the City of Nunapitchuk, announced evidence of community spread on Sept. 16. The village contained the virus after a long lockdown, during which some families quarantined for weeks.

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