Tim Rockey, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

Tim Rockey, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Tim Rockey is the producer of Alaska News Nightly and covers education for Alaska Public Media. Reach him at trockey@alaskapublic.org or 907-550-8487. Read more about Tim here

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, April 19, 2024

Sen. Sullivan rips the Biden administration on a pair of decisions. Plus, fisheries managers consider the impacts of chum salmon bycatch.
A woman in a blue shirt and black cardigan gestures to floor plans on a table.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, April 18, 2024

Senators blast decisions from the Biden administration. Plus, lawmakers contemplate how to correct a provision ruled unconstitutional.
a legislative hearing

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Gov. Dunleavy's preferred dividend is larger than what's in the budget. Plus, food that Alaskans harvest are contaminated by mircoplastics.
Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy speaks to a microphone.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

The Army Corps of Engineers upholds its decision halting Pebble Mine. Plus, Gov. Dunleavy defends a program deemed unconstitutional.
two people pose on stage, one holding a jersey

Anchorage’s Alissa Pili selected 8th in WNBA draft

Pili is the sixth Alaskan to make the WNBA. She now shares the record as the highest overall WNBA draft pick by an Alaskan.
A woman in red short throws a basketball.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, April 15, 2024

A ruling that Alaska's correspondence allotment is unconstitutional. Plus, fewer Alaska children are tested for lead exposure.
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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, April 12, 2024

The House rejects a constitutional amendment on the Permanent Fund Dividend. Plus, a former Alaska VPSO was arrested in Texas.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, April 11, 2024

An operating budget passed by the house draws criticism. Plus, Alaskans and Canadians along continue working to revive dwindling salmon runs.
A Tlingit dance group performs in front of an entryway.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Senators are split on the impeachment of the Homeland Security Secretary. Plus, transportation officials examine how to connect two highways.
a man at podium

Dunleavy says new polling data shows Alaskans want education reform with BSA increase

The poll was commissioned by the governor and conducted by Dittman Research just one week after Dunleavy vetoed the legislature’s bipartisan education bill.
a man at podium

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, April 9, 2024

A new poll shows Alaskans favor education reform. Plus, efforts continue to retrieve the remains of Indigenous Alaskans.
cruise ships

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, April 8, 2024

Coming off a record cruise ship season, Juneau considers changes. Plus, Indigenous midwives are working to improve the birthing experience.
A man in a reflective vest picks uses a trash picker around tarps, tents and needles.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, April 5, 2024

Some say the solution to Cook Inlet's gas shortage is renewable energy. Plus, education advocates continue to push for a funding increase.
A student sitting on the shoulders of another student holding up a sign in protest.

Alaska students stage statewide walkout to protest education funding veto

Students protested Gov. Dunleavy’s veto of an education funding bill and the Legislature's failure to override the veto.
A high school student holds a megaphone while protesting in front of the Alaska Capitol.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, April 4, 2024

The federal government is set to cut funding for tsunami hazard mitigation in Alaska. Plus, high school students walk out of class in protest.
A gray concrete building labeled Eklutna Power Plant along a snowy road

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Alaska lawmakers hear about the partial approval of a transportation plan. Plus, Wrangell residents can get reimbursed for subsistence foods.
The snowy facade of Inlet View Elementary School in Anchorage.

Anchorage school bond passing and public bathroom bond failing in early results

A bond to pay for cemetery projects was also failing Tuesday night, while bonds for ambulances, trail upgrades and road projects were passing.
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Incumbents lead in Anchorage School Board races

By Tuesday night, nearly 45,000 ballots had been tallied. Thousands of additional ballots will be counted over the next week.
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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Lawmakers nix funding for lawsuits against the federal government. Plus, the Mat-Su school district's book removals lands in court.
Plaintiffs who sued the Mat-Su school district over their removal of 56 books without review.

Mat-Su schools book ban goes to federal judge for oral arguments

Parents and students sued the school district over the book removal of 56 books without review from school libraries last April.