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
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, May 2, 2024

The Senate's budget has a smaller PFD than the House. Plus, Anchorage residents share their thoughts about the mayoral runoff.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Congresswoman Peltola threads a needle between supporting energy production or salmon. Plus, more refugees are coming to Alaska.
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Is your child enrolled in a correspondence program? We want to hear from you.

A recent Anchorage Superior Court ruling has left families of students in correspondence programs in limbo.
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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, April 30, 2024

A family in Utqiagvik celebrates their teenage son landing his first bowhead whale. Plus, Senators introduce a wide-ranging crime bill.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, April 29, 2024

A pension bill passed weeks ago, but is stuck in limbo in the House. Plus, the climbing community mourns a pioneer of LGBTQ+ mountaineering.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, April 26, 2024

Lawmakers are skeptical of a social media ban for children. Plus, Native boarding school survivors share stories of their trauma.
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Anchorage School District announces plan to close schools as part of ‘right-sizing’ effort

District staff hope to improve the process from the last time a school closed in 2022.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, April 25, 2024

The number of Alaskans dying from opioid overdose is accelerating. Plus, a graphite mine draws environmental concerns from Nome residents.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Opponents of a mine sound off about Congresswoman Peltola's flip. Plus, lawmakers ask for time to correct a correspondence school provision.
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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, April 23, 2024

The military focuses on training its forces in Alaska. Plus, two people are presumed dead after a cargo plane crashed near Fairbanks.
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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, April 22, 2024

Nick Begich and other candidates for congress have differing strategies. Plus, lawmakers consider changing requirements for hunting licenses.
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Anchorage middle schools prepare to include sixth grade starting this fall

Middle schools are rearranging floor plans, hiring teachers and adding portables to accommodate the students.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, April 19, 2024

Sen. Sullivan rips the Biden administration on a pair of decisions. Plus, fisheries managers consider the impacts of chum salmon bycatch.
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, April 18, 2024

Senators blast decisions from the Biden administration. Plus, lawmakers contemplate how to correct a provision ruled unconstitutional.
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Gov. Dunleavy's preferred dividend is larger than what's in the budget. Plus, food that Alaskans harvest are contaminated by mircoplastics.
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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

The Army Corps of Engineers upholds its decision halting Pebble Mine. Plus, Gov. Dunleavy defends a program deemed unconstitutional.
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Anchorage’s Alissa Pili selected 8th in WNBA draft

Pili is the sixth Alaskan to make the WNBA. She now shares the record as the highest overall WNBA draft pick by an Alaskan.
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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, April 15, 2024

A ruling that Alaska's correspondence allotment is unconstitutional. Plus, fewer Alaska children are tested for lead exposure.
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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, April 12, 2024

The House rejects a constitutional amendment on the Permanent Fund Dividend. Plus, a former Alaska VPSO was arrested in Texas.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, April 11, 2024

An operating budget passed by the house draws criticism. Plus, Alaskans and Canadians along continue working to revive dwindling salmon runs.