Tim Rockey, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

Tim Rockey, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
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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
A nasal injector for Naloxone

Anchorage student fentanyl use prompts school district response, including more kits to reverse overdoses

The Anchorage School District is ramping up efforts to educate students, staff and parents about the dangers of fentanyl amid an increase in use of the synthetic opioid by students.
Dillinham Middle School students hold signs that say "Amau Creek."

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, April 27, 2023

Legislators could vote on taxes as a new form of revenue this session. Plus, Sen. Lisa Murkowski cosponsored a measure to revise the Equal Rights Amendment.
the Alaska State Capitol

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Amid the debate over increasing education funding, some calls for a longer-term plan. Plus, how Anchorage library employees recorded inflammatory comments by their well-connected, conservative boss.
sockeye salmon filets

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, April 24, 2023

Lawmakers discuss the possibility of introducing new taxes. Plus, as wildfire seasons grow more intense, researchers want to provide air quality data to Alaskans.
Tim Fulton

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, April 21, 2023

Two bills aim to change the way health care is offered to school district employees in Alaska. Plus, a Sitka man's invention to arrange luggage is sold to airlines around the world.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, April 20, 2023

The Kenai Peninsula Borough has a new sexual harassment policy after settling a lawsuit against the former mayor. Plus, a new bill would remove marijuana offenses from online court records.
Skiers test snow

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, April 18, 2023

The state House passes a budget that would pull nearly $600 million from savings. Plus, after adapting to fishing for more rockfish, charters will see new limits this summer.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, April 17, 2023

Exxon says it does not plan to expand its oil drilling in the Arctic. Plus, electric vehicle owners in Alaska are enthusiastic and their numbers are growing quickly in the state.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, April 14, 2023

Alaska's biggest homeless shelter is closing and many using it don't know where they'll go. Plus, Fairbanks finally begins demolition on a dilapidated downtown high rise.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, April 13, 2023

Senator Lisa Murkowski makes a trip to Ukraine in support of its defense against Russia. Plus, the eruption of a Russian volcano is causing some air travel to be delayed.
A chef stands in front of a commercial kitchen

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Alaska Native tribes sue the federal government over failed salmon runs. Plus, the state ferry system's new leader shares his priorities for the system.
Family Partnership Charter School

Anchorage School District revokes charter of Family Partnership Charter School

Last week the Anchorage School Board voted to revoke the charter of Family Partnership Charter School. 

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, April 11, 2023

After years of subsistence salmon closures, Federal fisheries authorities inch forward on limiting bycatch. Plus, a new bill would change veterinarian's access to human medical records.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, April 10, 2023

A federal council fails to choose a new fishing plan for Cook Inlet. Plus, troopers warn Mat-Su residents after several fentanyl-related overdose deaths. 
A scientist installs a weather station on a glacier in Alaskan mountains

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, April 7, 2023

Federal Fisheries managers considering chum salmon bycatch limits. Plus, the Anchorage assembly seems likely to approve Dave Bronson's fourth pick for Municipal Attorney.
Students march in Fairbanks

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, April 6, 2023

The Dunleavy administration establishes a Child Care Task Force. Plus, Tuluksak receives state assistance more than a month after the water line to the school broke.
Parking lot full of parked police cars.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, April 5, 2023

The Alaska House Minority disappears in a dispute over increased education funding. Plus, more delays getting body-worn cameras on Anchorage police.
Holland family

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, April 4, 2023

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Narcan

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, April 3, 2023

Strong opposition to the governor's parental rights bill. Plus, Alaska providers welcome fewer restrictions on overdose reversing drug.
a grocery aisle

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, March 31, 2023

Advocates say funds passed for the SNAP benefit backlog may not be addressing the right problem. Plus, Bills to increase the Base Student Allocation are making their way through the legislature.