Tim Rockey, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Anchorage School Board votes to change school start times beginning in fall 2024
Starting in fall of 2024, elementary school students will begin class at 8 a.m., followed by high school at 8:45 a.m. and middle school at 9:30 a.m.
Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Two large tribal organizations leave the Alaska Federation of Natives. Plus, Alaskans mourn missing and murdered Indigenous loved ones.
Anchorage School Board reconsiders change to start times
Anchorage school start times could be rearranged under a proposal the school board is considering, and possibly voting on, at its meeting Tuesday night.
Alaska News Nightly: Monday, May 8, 2023
How Alaska’s child care crisis is impacting Anchorage families. Plus, researchers are crowd-sourcing river ice photos to help predict potential floods.
Alaska News Nightly: Friday, May 5, 2023
Oil company executives testify against legislation that increases their taxes. Plus, a look at the economic toll of a snow crab population crash that coincided with a marine heat wave.
Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, May 4, 2023
Uncertainty remains for a valuable Southeast Alaska king salmon fishery. Plus, a trial in Ketchikan questions the constitutionality of tribal values posted in schools.
Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Lawmakers in Juneau are considering a special legislative session to settle on a fiscal plan for the state. Plus, Alaskans spoke in favor of ranked-choice voting during a hearing on a bill to repeal the measure.
Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, May 2, 2023
State officials can no longer appoint public guardians due to a shortage of workers. Plus, Sen. Lisa Murkowski supports a bill requiring U.S. Supreme Court justices to write a code of ethics.
A gifted Anchorage middle school pianist finds a new instrument and rediscovers his love for music
With instruction from his mother and encouragement from his father, Han Keum has become one of the most talented young musicians in Anchorage.
Alaska News Nightly: Monday, May 1, 2023
Lawmakers discuss changing the way oil companies are taxed. Plus, Alaska State Troopers will soon begin using body-worn cameras.
Alaska News Nightly: Friday, April 28, 2023
The Army investigates a helicopter crash near Healy that killed three soldiers. Plus, advocates and family members question a man's treatment after his death behind bars.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.