first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @aprnDownload AudioGov. Walker declares June 3 as Dutch Harbor Remembrance DayZoe Sobel, KUCB – UnalaskaGovernor Bill Walker has declared June 3rd to be recognized as Dutch Harbor Remembrance Day. Statewide all flags will fly at half-mast to recognize Japan’s World War II attack on Dutch Harbor.Senate votes to lower health insurance premium increases for individuals and familiesAndrew Kithcenman, KTOO – JuneauThe Senate voted 15 to 2 Friday to pass a bill to lower health insurance premium increases for individuals and families.UA Board of Regents approves $909.8M operating budgetJosh Edge, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe University of Alaska Board of Regents have adopted the system’s $909.8 million operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year.Man in Wasilla shot by State Troopers after charging at them with a knifeJosh Edge, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAlaska State Troopers shot a man wielding a knife Thursday evening in Wasilla.BLM continues work on cleaning debris from North Slope oil drillingEllen Lockyer, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe Bureau of Land Management continues to work on cleaning up the debris from decades-old experimental oil drills on Alaska’s North Slope.U.S. Senate bill could give five Southeast “landless” Native groups landAaron Bolton, KSTK – WrangellA U.S. Senate bill introduced last week could allow Alaska Natives in five Southeast communities to form urban corporations. Haines, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Tenakee, and Wrangell each stand to gain about 23,000 acres of land if the bill passes. But, the legislation does not come without controversy.Cause of Kodiak fire still a mystery as troopers work to identify victimsJay Barrett, KMXT – KodiakThere is still no official word from authorities as to the identities of the victims of the fire yesterday morning at a remote Kodiak Island lodge that claimed one life and injured three. State Trooper spokesperson Megan Peters says Troopers made it to the site late Thursday evening, and are still working to identify the victim.Department of Environmental Conservation seeks herbicide for invasive Elodea plantDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is considering a state sought permit to apply an herbicide to 3 Fairbanks area water bodies infested with the invasive plant Elodea.  Floridone has proven successful at battling back the aquatic weed known to choke out fresh waters.UAF researchers study effects of wildfires and thawing permafrost on carbon productionTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksA new study co-authored by two UAF researchers suggests that contrary to previous studies Alaska’s wildfires and thawing permafrost may not generate more carbon that its ecosystems can capture – at least, through the end of the century.Numerous fires reported with causes ranging from lightening strikes to human errorEllen Lockyer, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageFour new fires have been reported Friday, two of them human caused.  A house fire in Delta threatened wild-lands, but was contained and is out.AK: “Walk to Fisterra”: A Fairbanks musician’s pilgrimage through SpainLori Neufeld, KUAC – Fairbanks“Walk to Fisterra” is a new documentary film showing tonight in Fairbanks featuring Alaskan born cellist Dane Johansen walking over 500 miles carrying his cello on his back, playing the Bach Cello Suites along the Spanish pilgrimage to Carmino de Santiago.49 Voices: Grant Deussing of AnchorageWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThis week we’re hearing from Grant Deussing in Anchorage. Deussing is a graphic designer and student worker at UAA.last_img read more