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 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.
Colored computer lights in a dark studio.

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.
Second grade students sit on the floor in Deanna Dunn's classroom at Ptarmigan Elementary School in Anchorage.

Anchorage educators aiming high as Alaska schools begin legislated literacy efforts

The Alaska Reads Act requires literacy screenings and help for struggling students, and its implementation is already visible in Anchorage.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Congresswoman Peltola is optimistic about a functioning U.S. House. Plus, an agreement for the Ambler Road project is up in the air.
A group of native dancers perform in front of a crowd.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, October 24, 2023

AFN member tribes consider how to move forward as a unified group. Plus, Alaska's Chief Medical Officer urges people to get the flu vaccine.
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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, October 23, 2023

Alaska's last living constitutional delegate Vic Fischer dies at age 99. Plus, the AFN convention advocates for subsistence protections.
A group of Alaska Native Dancers invite the audience to join.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, October 20, 2023

Deb Haaland addresses Native boarding school trauma. Plus, Congresswoman Peltola applauds federal aid to improve the electrical grid.
a woman in a white suit speaks at a podium

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, October 19, 2023

Mary Peltola discusses the search for a House speaker. Plus, Anchorage’s winter shelter season begins with a longer waitlist than expected.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Breaking up is hard to do in Anchorage's tight and expensive rental market. Plus, The state is hoping for new development in Cook Inlet.
Men in boats sit on a river in Bethel.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, October 17, 2023

A new report examines the factors contributing to Alaska's labor shortage. Plus, restoration begins on a Russian Orthodox Church that’s the oldest building in Anchorage. And, a documentary about a teenage whaler premieres in Anchorage tomorrow.
Professional musicians stand on an auditorium stage with a high school jazz band.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy jams with Service High jazz band

Five members of the swing band showed up to jam — and offer a few pointers — with the 9 a.m. jazz band class.
A man speaks at a podium in front of a crowd.

ASD launches ‘career academies’ plan for high schools

Superintendent Jharrett Bryantt said that the changes will increase graduation rates and provide job training opportunities for students.
Workers are preparing to remove the old bell tower from the c.1870 Old St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church as the sun rises on Friday morning October 13, 2023

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, October 16, 2023

A resolution calling for congressional protections for subsistence fishing is up for consideration at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention. Plus, thawing permafrost could have dramatic impacts for Alaska. And, Anchorage officials say they are more prepared for snow this year.
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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, October 13, 2023

The Alaska Federation of Natives joins a lawsuit against the state over management of the Kuskokwim River. Plus, Typhoon Merbok accelerated the erosion of sand dunes in Hooper Bay, impacting subsistence gathering. And, artists and activists gather in Fairbanks to express Indigenous grief over climate change.
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, October 12, 2023

A year after Typhoon Merbok, Western Alaska subsistence harvesters are still seeing the impact. Plus, hundreds of Alaskans gather to show solidarity with Israel as the war escalates. And, a survivalist reality show agitates local hunters in Southeast.
A dirt road in Hooper Bay, Alaska

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Anchorage loosens its drug testing policy for city workers' off-the-clock marijuana use. Plus, Longtime Senator Donny Olson weighs in on the vacancy for House District 40. And, Fat Bear Week 2023 comes to a close as one big bruin is crowned champion.