Tim Rockey, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

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
A Tlingit dance group performs in front of an entryway.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Senators are split on the impeachment of the Homeland Security Secretary. Plus, transportation officials examine how to connect two highways.
a man at podium

Dunleavy says new polling data shows Alaskans want education reform with BSA increase

The poll was commissioned by the governor and conducted by Dittman Research just one week after Dunleavy vetoed the legislature’s bipartisan education bill.
a man at podium

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, April 9, 2024

A new poll shows Alaskans favor education reform. Plus, efforts continue to retrieve the remains of Indigenous Alaskans.
cruise ships

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, April 8, 2024

Coming off a record cruise ship season, Juneau considers changes. Plus, Indigenous midwives are working to improve the birthing experience.
A man in a reflective vest picks uses a trash picker around tarps, tents and needles.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, April 5, 2024

Some say the solution to Cook Inlet's gas shortage is renewable energy. Plus, education advocates continue to push for a funding increase.
A student sitting on the shoulders of another student holding up a sign in protest.

Alaska students stage statewide walkout to protest education funding veto

Students protested Gov. Dunleavy’s veto of an education funding bill and the Legislature's failure to override the veto.
A high school student holds a megaphone while protesting in front of the Alaska Capitol.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, April 4, 2024

The federal government is set to cut funding for tsunami hazard mitigation in Alaska. Plus, high school students walk out of class in protest.
A gray concrete building labeled Eklutna Power Plant along a snowy road

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Alaska lawmakers hear about the partial approval of a transportation plan. Plus, Wrangell residents can get reimbursed for subsistence foods.
The snowy facade of Inlet View Elementary School in Anchorage.

Anchorage school bond passing and public bathroom bond failing in early results

A bond to pay for cemetery projects was also failing Tuesday night, while bonds for ambulances, trail upgrades and road projects were passing.
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Incumbents lead in Anchorage School Board races

By Tuesday night, nearly 45,000 ballots had been tallied. Thousands of additional ballots will be counted over the next week.
A gravel road next to a mountainside

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Lawmakers nix funding for lawsuits against the federal government. Plus, the Mat-Su school district's book removals lands in court.
Plaintiffs who sued the Mat-Su school district over their removal of 56 books without review.

Mat-Su schools book ban goes to federal judge for oral arguments

Parents and students sued the school district over the book removal of 56 books without review from school libraries last April.
Dungeness crabs

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, April 1, 2024

A Fairbanks school board member apologizes for comments she made on the vote to override the education bill veto. Also, after much debate, the Ketchikan City Council votes to extend its homeless shelter's lease. And a new program keeps tabs on marine toxins in Kodiak.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, March 29, 2024

Congresswoman Mary Peltola frequently votes against her party. Plus, the federal government says the state owes school districts millions.
a man speaks from an office desk

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, March 28, 2024

Lawmakers debate the size of this year's PFD. Plus, an overdue audit of Anchorage’s bookkeeping might keep the city from millions of dollars.
The school in Newtok.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, March 27, 2024

The Newtok school is without power again. Plus, officials respond to clean up mine waste spilled near Juneau.
The snowy facade of Inlet View Elementary School in Anchorage.

Voters to decide on Inlet View Elementary replacement, security upgrades on Anchorage school bond

The $62 million bond includes roof repairs, secure vestibules and a new Inlet View Elementary School.
Six candidates for Anchorage School Board

Social issues separate candidates in 3 Anchorage School Board races

Angela Frank is running against incumbent Dora Wilson for seat F, Chelsea Pohland is running against incumbent Carl Jacobs for Seat G, and Kay Schuster is running against incumbent Pat Higgins for Seat E.
Juneau residents celebrate Holi festival.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Lawmakers restart an effort to support Alaska children and families. Plus, a proposed no-kill zone for wolves is rejected.
man speaking in legislative chamber

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, March 25, 2024

The State Senate passes a bill to increase internet speeds at rural schools. Plus, a cyberattack leaves one healthcare provider struggling.