Alaska News Nightly: December 14, 2012
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.
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.
A legislative aide resigned today because of ethics violations involving an anti-Islam organization.
The Alaska Commission on Aging, along with several state agencies, held a summit on senior housing Wednesday in Anchorage (12/12).
Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall finished 6th in a 10 kilometer World Cup ski race in Canmore, Alberta yesterday (Thursday).
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 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.
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.
This week, we’re heading to Manley Hot Springs, a small community of about 80 people in the interior, west of Fairbanks.