Individual news stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download AudioKodiak CommSta Killer Sentenced To 4 Consecutive Life TermsJay Barrett, KMXT – KodiakThe man convicted of a 2012 double murder at the Kodiak Coast Guard Base will spend the rest of his life in federal prison. Sixty-three-year-old James Wells was sentenced Tuesday to four consecutive life sentences in federal court in Anchorage.Helicopter Service To Diomede Halted Amid Contract SnagZachariah Hughes, KNOM – NomeTransportation to one of Alaska’s most remote communities has stopped, because of a contract delay that’s tying up funds.Merged Alaska Dispatch News Website LaunchesJosh Edge, APRN – AnchorageThe Alaska Dispatch and Anchorage Daily News websites Tuesday merged under a new name – Alaska Dispatch News. The new name will soon appear in the print edition as well.National Geographic Remaps Melting ArcticSarah Yu, KTOO – JuneauA new National Geographic Atlas of the World is coming out this fall, and it’s already controversial.The tenth edition of the world atlas depicts Arctic sea ice during a record-low year. Some scientists say that’s not representative.Study Says Wolf Deaths Have Implications For Pack Emily Schwing, KUAC – FairbanksA new study indicates that the death of a wolf has implications for the rest of the pack, depending on the size of the pack and the dead wolf’s sex. The study is in response to the legal trapping of a breeding female that was part of a well-known wolf pack that was frequently spotted in Denali National Park.Southeast Housing Project Targeting Rural, Native CommunitiesCasey Kelly, KTOO – JuneauWhat kind of housing will Southeast Alaska communities need in the future?Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority is looking to answer that question with a housing needs assessment due out in September. The nonprofit says it will use the study to secure funds for housing projects, including some targeting rural and Native communities.Mushers Relieved As Kusko Fishing Restrictions LoosenedCharles Enoch, KYUK – BethelDog mushers in remote Alaska are breathing a collective sigh of relief as fishing restrictions are being relaxed on the Kuskokwim River. Mushers along that Western Alaskan river feed their dogs fish because it’s nutritious and inexpensive. But this year, because of restrictions, they got a late start.Dairy Farm Doubles As Educational OpportunityEllen Lockyer, KSKA – AnchorageA determined woman named Louise Kellog established a dairy farm in Palmer in the days after World War II. These days, Spring Creek Farm honors her legacy with educational programs that operate on the original dairy site. Alaska Pacific University, which manages the land, is balancing expanding the farm’s viability as an educational center, with keeping it’s open spaces undisturbed.
Go back to the e-newsletterWith help from its guests, Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney promises a brighter Mother’s Day this year for the less fortunate women residing at Manly Women’s Shelter.Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney has pledged to donate 10 per cent of the revenue raised from its Mother’s Day High Tea transactions to the Manly Women’s Shelter in an effort to raise some much-needed funds for the women living there. In addition, the hotel will also be donating 10 per cent of all the room revenue generated on Sunday 8 May.The Manly Women’s Shelter is a non-government organisation, which has been assisting distressed women since 2010. Its aim is to provide short-term homeless women with security, support and assistance to ensure they feel safe.President of Manly Women’s Shelter, Julia Lever said: “We help all women over 18 in crisis including many mothers. The funds Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney raise on Mother’s Day will assist us greatly to help them re-build their lives. Every dollar helps us and we appreciate this thoughtful initiative”.The Mother’s Day High Tea will be served from midday on Sunday 8 May in the Lady Fairfax room and offers a range of sweet and savoury treats.High Tea costs range from $49 – $69 per person.Go back to the e-newsletter