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
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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, December 8, 2023

Alaska's domestic violence remains high, but advocates are trying to reverse the trends. Plus, a forum discusses Alaska's education funding.
a woman

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, December 7, 2023

After major snowfall, Anchorage leaders envision a better plan for plowing. Plus, Juneau considers a limit on cruise passengers.
A man takes his oath of office in front of an American flag in the Mat-Su Borough School Board chambers.

Mat-Su School Board selects replacement member

Anthony “Brooks” Pitcher told the school board he shares the values of the former school board member he was chosen to replace.
A man stands over two chainsaws on the forest floor in Ketchikan.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, December 6, 2023

The White House unveils nearly 200 agreements with Indigenous Tribes. Plus, Alaska Airlines offers an alternative to "mileage runs."
Class desks in front of clear windows with alternated yellow and blue tints

Mat-Su School District sued over restraint and seclusion practices

Alaska's second-largest school district has been hit with a third lawsuit in as many weeks, this time for restraint and seclusion practices.
A police car marked as Anchorage Police.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Sen. Sullivan heralds military promotions. Plus, staffing shortages and a federal requirement contribute to a food stamp backlog.
a house

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, December 4, 2023

Wrangell residents share perspectives from the night of the fatal landslide. Plus, Alaska Airlines announces it is buying Hawaiian Airlines.
man in suit in hallway, seated on bench

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, December 1, 2023

Searchers find a fifth body after the landslide in Wrangell. Plus, Mayor Bronson clashes with the Assembly over his budget vetoes.
A student wearing colorful makeup holds a sign that says "Are you even listening?" during a walkout protest at Career Tech High School.

Mat-Su high school students sue school district alleging free speech violations

Mat-Su students have sued their own school district over alleged First Amendment violations for the second time in as many weeks.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, November 30, 2023

A Cook Inlet natural gas producer says it's sitting on a large deposit, but nobody wants in. Plus, Alaska ferries get a major funding boost.
three men pose for a photo together

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, November 29, 2023

A trial over a teen's murder opens, 45 years after her death. Plus, some Hooper Bay residents are still without adequate housing.
a dock

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Scientists discuss the factors that led to the deadly landslide in Wrangell. Plus, a Wrangell man's retirement project becomes a lifeline.
The snowy facade of Inlet View Elementary School in Anchorage.

Anchorage voters to decide school bond package that again includes Inlet View rebuild

A 2022 bond failed after the Anchorage School Board put $26 million toward the aging school, now estimated at more than $50 million total.
a woman

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, November 27, 2023

Searchers find a body in Wrangell as two people remain missing. Plus, state and federal governments go to court over the Kuskokwim River.
a nuclear reactor tower

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, November 24, 2023

Officials continue the search for people after a deadly landslide in Wrangell. Plus, Alaska's minimum wage will increase next year.

No fatalities after Friday morning fire at Midtown Anchorage condo

No one was killed or seriously injured in a house fire Friday afternoon in Midtown Anchorage.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Wrangell continues the search for people still missing after a deadly landslide. Plus, Sen. Murkowski hosts a bipartisan sing-a-long.
a landslide

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, November 21, 2023

A girl died, a woman was found alive and five are still missing after a landslide. Plus, Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson gives a speech.
People sit at tables during a meeting.

Mat-Su School District’s removal of books from school libraries prompts federal lawsuit

The plaintiffs’ lawyers noted many of the protagonists in the challenged books are people of color or LGBTQ+ characters.
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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, November 20, 2023

Sen. Murkowski affirms support for Israel while contemplating the fate of innocents on both sides. Plus, Planned Parenthood sues the state.