In Friday’s news:
- President Obama declares disaster for AK communities damaged by Nov. storms;
- Gene Peltola, CEO of YKHC, forced to retire early by board’s decision;
- Gov. Parnell delivers State of the State address, focusing on school choice movement;
- Scottish archeological team excavates 500-year-old AK village, Nunaathlaq, as it erodes into the ocean.