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 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
A woman in red short throws a basketball.

Anchorage hoop hero Alissa Pili returns home for Great Alaska Shootout

Alissa Pili is in her final year of eligibility, so this might be the last time Anchorage hoop fans can catch her playing in her hometown.
A man drives a four-wheeler with a plow

Anchorage superintendent says ‘strategic failure’ at play in snow-related school closures

Anchorage School District officials and city leaders addressed criticism over the recent cancellations of in-person school, which they say were forced by historic snowfall and unsafe streets.
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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, November 17, 2023

Anchorage's homeless prepare for sub-zero temperatures. Plus, a Coast Guard crew is rescued by the people they were sent to rescue.
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, November 16, 2023

Commissioners hear about funding for a campaign to overturn ranked choice voting. Plus, an assembly member asks to stand up warming centers.
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Anchorage mayor responds to frustration over snow plowing and canceled in-person school

Anchorage schools are "on track" to reopen Thursday, after district officials said it was unsafe to bus students Wednesday, the fourth consecutive school day of remote learning.
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Anchorage's mayor responds to criticism of city snow plowing. Plus, an investigative journalist looks into the deaths of two women.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Anchorage parents contend with remote learning. Plus, Anchorage leaders aim to expand winter sheltering options.