Alaska News Nightly Monday June 19 2017

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 @aprnListen nowSharp comments reflect ill will as Legislature starts 2nd special sessionAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauHouse majority’s handling of budget debate was compared to Pearl Harbor attack, tyranny and Jim Crow laws.Interior Secretary reassigns top climate policy adviserElizabeth Jenkins, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauInterior Secretary Ryan Zinke is reshuffling several senior government positions, and it could affect Arctic policies in Alaska.Alaska Department of Natural Resources tracks bear that killed Anchorage teenagerHenry Leasia, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAlaska’s Department of Natural Resources is still searching for the black bear that killed 16-year-old Patrick Cooper on Sunday.East Fork Fire grows to 1,300 acresAssociated PressA fire in Alaska has grown to more than 1,300 acres.New equipment helps scientists keep tabs on Bogoslof now and study it laterZoe Sobel, Alaska’ Energy Desk – UnalaskaThere aren’t many volcanoes like Bogoslof. But with an improved monitoring network, scientists are relishing every last eruption.Alleged gunman shot by Fairbanks police Monday morningDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksOne person is dead after being shot by Fairbanks Police. Police spokeswoman Yumi McCullough said the shooting happened  when officers received two calls about a masked man wielding a rifle.Former Kenai city manager dies after motorcycle crashTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksA former Kenai city manager died Sunday of injuries he sustained when he wrecked his motorcycle earlier that day on the Dalton Highway.SEARHC land transfer advances in congressional committeesRobert Woolsey, KCAW – SitkaA bill transferring over 19 acres of federal land in Sitka to the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium — or SEARHC — has passed preliminary committees in both the US House and Senate.Homer City Council members survive recall effortAaron Bolton, KBBI – HomerThree Homer City Council members subject of a highly contentious recall effort will retain their seats. The political battle led to a court case with the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska and two political groups have formed around the issue.2 Anchorage men die when boat capsizes near SewardAssociated PressTwo Anchorage men died and two were rescued when their fishing boat capsized near Seward.Alaska looks to reform its solitary confinement practicesAnne Hillman, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe Department of Corrections and the ACLU are working together to reform the department’s solitary confinement practices. They brought in a team of experts from New York University to tour facilities and their segregation units this week and develop suggestions that will improve conditions for both inmates and staff.last_img read more