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

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Anchorage parents contend with remote learning. Plus, Anchorage leaders aim to expand winter sheltering options.
A sign in a snowbank covered in snow.

Successive snow days leave Anchorage schools reliant on remote learning

Some parents, including those who have had to stay home from work, have criticized the lack of plowing and the cancellation of in-person school.
A man uses a snow blower on his driveway.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, November 13, 2023

A U.S. Senate hearing records the impact of fewer salmon. Plus, authorities say profits are behind drug traffickers targeting Alaska.
A building with a blue sign in front of it.

Anchorage teachers, school district agree on contract terms

The Anchorage teachers’ union announced a tentative agreement Friday on a one-year contract with a 3% pay increase.
A man shovels snow off his car.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, November 10, 2023

Congresswoman Peltola voted against an office aimed at preventing gun violence. Plus, kelp farmers hope for an assist from fish processors.
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, November 9, 2023

A judge rules in favor of the Willow project. Plus, A co-author of the Permanent Fund legislation hopes the state can avoid a fiscal cliff.
a snowblower

Anchorage schools closed Thursday due to heavy snow

The Anchorage School District has canceled in-person classes for students on Thursday, citing hazardous weather.
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Members of the Fairbanks Four speak out after settling lawsuits with the city. Plus, a new state House member for northern Alaska.
A sign directs people to a polling place.

Mat-Su Assembly, School Board incumbents fend off challengers in local elections

Matanuska-Susitna Borough voters re-elected conservative Assembly and School Board incumbents in all but one race in local elections Tuesday.
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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Anchorage's newest emergency cold weather shelter opens. Plus, Southcentral prepares for another early-season winter storm.
People wearing yellow clothing wave yellow signs.

In Alaska’s right-leaning Mat-Su, challengers aim to unseat conservative school board incumbents

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough School Board has come under scrutiny after some recent, controversial decisions.
A man in a black hoodie uses a snow blower on his driveway.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, November 6, 2023

Health officials work to remove barriers to HIV medication for Alaskans. Plus, two challengers run against conservative school board members.
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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, November 3, 2023

Health officials want help from the CDC to understand a cluster of HIV cases. Plus, salmon advocates look for limits on bycatch.
a man on a ladder takes down a street sign that says Seward St crossed out in red

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, November 2, 2023

Sen. Sullivan intensifies his calls for military officer promotions. Plus, pink salmon are thriving in the North Pacific Ocean.
A lady places a fan on a white covered altar.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Sen. Sullivan demands a fellow Republican stop holding up military promotions. Plus, Bethel residents respond to an apparent oil spill.
High school kids waving protest signs.

Hundreds of Mat-Su students stage walkout to protest school board decisions 

The protests follow recent controversial decisions by the board, including the removal of its student representative.
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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Sen. Murkowski says support for Israel must go with aid for other countries. Plus, a new proposal could increase food benefits for Alaskans.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, October 30, 2023

University of Alaska graduate students unionize. Plus, thawing permafrost changes the color of rivers in the Arctic.
Bob Sam

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, October 27, 2023

Sen. Dan Sullivan voices support for Israel. Plus, Native boarding school survivors share their trauma in an effort to heal.
Second grade teacher Deanna Dunn flexes in front of her student during a reading lesson at Ptarmigan Elementary School in Anchorage on Sept. 29, 2023.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, October 26, 2023

The state hopes that changing royalty rates for gas producers will spur development. Plus, students just wrapped up literacy screenings.