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Julia O'Malley, Anchorage Daily News

Judy Ayers, 19, left, and Calesia Monroe, 16, are outreach workers at Alaska Youth Advocates on the second floor of the Downtown Transit Center where they work with homeless teenagers. Photo by Bill Roth, Anchorage Daily News.

For Homeless Teens, It’s About More Than Right And Wrong

Homeless teenagers have been in the news a lot lately. Not as individuals, but as a faceless group responsible for crime and vandalism in downtown Anchorage. Anchorage Daily News Columnist Julia O’Malley wrote last summer about two downtown bike police who questioned whether non-profits that serve teenagers aren’t making the problem worse. Earlier this month, she visited one of those non profits to get their side of the story.

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October 31, 2013 - 5:05 pm
Photo courtesy of the Anchorage Daily News.

Budding Local Market For Local Blooms

The local food market in Alaska is well established. But there’s a quieter movement gaining momentum in Alaska agriculture: flowers. Peonies make up the largest share of flower farming in the state, and they’re exported around the world. And at Anchorage farmers markets zinnias, sunflowers and dahlias have moved in alongside the kale and potatoes.

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September 5, 2013 - 5:18 pm
An Anchorage Woman Steps Up to Help Seng Family

An Anchorage Woman Steps Up to Help Seng Family

Community support has been pouring in for the Mountain View couple who’s grandparents were killed and 2-year-old daughter sexually assaulted on Memorial Day weekend. Last week, an event for the family at the Northway Mall raised nearly $25,000. It was organized in just a few days by an Anchorage woman who didn’t know the family but wanted to find a way to help.

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June 6, 2013 - 5:30 pm
Dr. Joanie Hope talks with Galena Fechik during a clinic appointment on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Fechik, 30, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer just days before. Anchorage's Joanie Hope is the lead singer of N.E.D., a rock band made up of six gynecologic oncology surgeons from across the country. Hope is the only gynecologic oncologist based in Alaska. Photo by Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News

AK: Hope

If you’re in the habit of running East Anchorage trails in the winter in the dark, then you might have run by a compact, dark-haired doctor named Joanie Hope, jogging slowly with her headphones on, singing. She is the state’s only gynecologic oncologist. But she’s also in a rock band, that tours nationally to raise awareness for gynecological cancers. Their first Alaska concert is tomorrow.

February 1, 2013 - 5:05 pm
Popp Family Meets Long-Lost Sibling

Popp Family Meets Long-Lost Sibling

Last year, everything Bill Popp thought he knew about his family changed. He found out he had a younger sister, who his mom had to give up for adoption. In the first two stories, we heard why that family secret existed and how it was eventually revealed. In this final story, Anchorage Daily News columnist Julia O’Malley describes how the family was reunited again after fifty years.

December 28, 2012 - 4:39 pm
Anchorage Family’s 50-Year-Old Secret Revealed

Anchorage Family’s 50-Year-Old Secret Revealed

Bill Popp thought he knew his family. Popp is president of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation. And his family is a close-knit, longtime Alaska clan who talk and text and gather often at Bill’s house in east Anchorage. But last year, everything Bill thought he knew about his family changed. And all it took was one random Google search. A collaboration of the the Anchorage Daily News and APRN, hear the full 30-minute radio story of how the family came to be reunited on A Closer Look.

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December 28, 2012 - 1:48 pm
Mary Lou Popp, Monday Dec. 3, 2012 at her Midtown home. Photo by Erik Hill / Anchorage Daily News

Anchorage Family’s 50-Year-Old Secret Revealed

This is the time for big family gatherings. And for Bill Popp’s family in Anchorage, those celebrations will be even sweeter this year. Last fall, Popp found out he had a younger sister, who his mom had given up for adoption in 1961. Yesterday, we heard how that family secret was revealed after 50 years. Today, Julia O’Malley tells part two of the story – why Bill’s mom Mary Lou had to put the baby up for adoption.

December 27, 2012 - 5:14 pm
Web Search Reveals Painful, 50-Year Secret For Anchorage Family

Web Search Reveals Painful, 50-Year Secret For Anchorage Family

Bill Popp thought he knew his family. Popp is president of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation. And his family is a close-knit, longtime Alaska clan who talk and text and gather often at Bill’s house in east Anchorage. But last year, everything Bill thought he knew about his family changed. And all it took was one random Google search. Anchorage Daily News columnist Julia O’Malley has the first story in a three part series.

December 26, 2012 - 5:30 pm