Alaska News Nightly: December 14, 2012

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ASD Talks About School Safety

Anchorage leaders held a press conference at City Hall today (Friday) to discuss school safety after news of the school shooting in Connecticut. Anchorage School District Superintendent Jim Browder says he’s had a lot of inquires from parents about school safety since this morning’s tragedy in Connecticut. And he says he wants people to know that every school in the district has an emergency plan that’s required by state law.

Governor Parnell Announces 2014 Budget Plan

Today Governor Sean Parnell announced a $12.8 billion-dollar budget for 2014, saying it’s more than a billion dollars leaner than this year’s budget and leaves a half-billion-dollar surplus.

Legislative Aide Resigns After Ethics Violation

A legislative aide resigned today because of ethics violations involving an anti-Islam organization.

Seniors, Advocates Organize At Anchorage Housing Summit

The Alaska Commission on Aging, along with several state agencies, held a summit on senior housing Wednesday in Anchorage (12/12).

Kikkan Randall Scores World Cup Career Best At Canmore

Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall finished 6th in a 10 kilometer World Cup ski race in Canmore, Alberta yesterday (Thursday).

Two Rescued After Troller Sinking West Of Wrangell

A troller with two people on board almost sank about 30 miles west of Wrangell Wednesday night. Coast Guard spokesman David Mosley says the Carrie Arlene’s crew donned survival suits after rough weather threatened the 36-foot troller.

Low Forecasts For Two Southeast King Salmon Runs

Low forecasts for next year’s Stikine and Taku river king salmon returns will mean no opportunity for commercial fishing fleets to target those king runs early next May.

AK: Necropsy

When dead marine mammals wash up in Unalaska, a team of local scientists springs into action to reconstruct what went wrong. These forensic investigators come from the fish and wildlife office, from a university program and, as was the case this month, Unalaska’s high school.

300 Villages: Manley Hot Spring

This week, we’re heading to Manley Hot Springs, a small community of about 80 people in the interior, west of Fairbanks.

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