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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 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 2015. She leads an award-winning newsroom and has launched statewide public radio reporting collaborations. Her journalism has received regional 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 is a Transom Story Workshop alumni and a certified Zumba instructor.



Bethel City Council candidates Raymond "Thor" Williams, Haley Hanson, Cece Franko, Alyssa Gustafson-Leary, and Mark Springer at the Bethel City Council Candidates Forum at Bethel City Hall on September 17, 2019.
Gabby Salgado / KYUK

Update: The Yugtun translation of the forum has been added.

KYUK and Delta Discovery hosted the 2019 Bethel City Council Candidates Forum live at Bethel City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The forum consisted of candidates responding to questions from Bethel journalists, fellow candidates, and audience members. Topics included alcohol and marijuana local option propositions, infrastructure, council member civility, and the hiring of future city employees. Five of the six candidates attended: Raymond "Thor" Williams, Cece Franko, Haley Hanson, Alyssa Gustafson-Leary, and Mark Springer. Incumbent candidate Fritz Charles was unable to attend due to a prior work commitment. Listen to the full broadcast below. The forum was translated Yugtun by Julia Jimmie, Lillian Miachel, Jack Beaver, and Sam Berlin.


Shots rang out in Akiachak this weekend, leaving one brother dead and another brother medivacked to Seattle for advanced medical care. 


A bottle of R&R Whiskey found lying in a Bethel parking lot.
Dean Swope / KYUK

How Bethel votes on alcohol has a big effect on both the community and its emergency service providers. That’s the takeaway from a study looking at more than a decade of data from law enforcement, health providers, state agencies, and non-profits.




A silver Dodge truck, allegedly driven by an intoxicated driver, collided with a Kusko Cab on September 10, 2019 on Tower Drive in Bethel, Alaska, sending all five people involved to the emergency room.
Krysti Shallenberger / KYUK

The driver of a pickup truck crashed into a Kusko Cab, injuring everyone involved on Tuesday. The truck driver, Jerry David, age 53, of Bethel has been arrested and charged with a DUI and four counts of assault in the third degree. 


Katie Basile / KYUK

It took a little longer than planned, but a window of clear weather allowed the old Napakiak school fuel tanks to be moved to Bethel. The U.S. Coast Guard ordered the Lower Kuskokwim School District to empty the tanks to prevent an environmental disaster as the eroding Kuskokwim riverbank advanced towards the fuel site. Wednesday's forecasted storm could cause more erosion at Napakiak. 

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