Tim Rockey, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

A man speaks at a podium

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.
A school bus turning into the street

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.
a mother playing with her baby on the floor

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.
a Bering Sea crab

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.
The Ketchikan state courthouse

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. 
A display at the Ketchikan Public Library celebrating Pride Month in June 2022.

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.
A pressman prints newspapers

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 middle school musician plays violin.

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. 
A Unangax̂ nigilax̂ frame

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. 
the Newtok Village Council building

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.
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.