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 @aprn.Download Audio Walker: I’ll pull reserves tax if AKLNG partners cement withdrawal agreementRachel Waldholz, APRN – AnchorageGovernor Bill Walker says he would consider removing a natural gas reserves tax from  this month’s special legislative session agenda — but only if the state’s partners in the Alaska LNG pipeline project can negotiate an acceptable replacement by Friday.Palmer prison hearing outlines ankle-monitoring planEllen Lockyer, KSKA – AnchorageA state Department of Corrections plan to release non-violent prisoners and put them on electronic monitoring has raised alarm in Palmer.Fear, confusion prompted false confessions, 2 Fairbanks 4 defendants sayDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksTwo of the Fairbanks Four say they lied to police about some of what they did the October 1997 night John Hartman was attacked, but maintain they did so out of fear and confusion, not guilt.NTSB: Unbalanced weight caused 2013 crash that killed 10Shaylon Cochran, KDLL – DillinghamThe National Transportation Safety Board has released the results of an investigation into a 2013 airplane crash in Soldotna that killed 10 people.Women’s legal rights handbook gets update, publishes onlineJennifer Canfield, KTOO – JuneauA little-known handbook for Alaskan women that details victim’s rights and outlines practical ways to get out of abusive situations has been updated and, for the first time, published online.Leaked memo shows Morris misled Juneau, Kenai newspaper readersZachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageLast month, a Georgia-based media group with several papers and magazines in Alaska misled readers with a controversial editorial.Survey finds billions of Arctic cod under sea iceMonica Gokey, KSKA – AnchorageWhat happens under Arctic sea ice has largely been hidden from the prying eyes of science. But a new under-ice trawl net has changed that. A new study finds a northern cod species lurking there in the billions.Volcano Observatory repairs seismic monitors in Southwest AlaskaJosh Edge, APRN – AnchorageThis summer, Alaska Volcano Observatory scientists embarked on an ambitious project to repair seismic monitoring equipment at active volcanoes around Southwest Alaska. Now 176 of the Observatory’s 216 seismic stations are in working order.French sailor makes desperate Pacific Ocean leap onto Shell vesselJohn Ryan, KUCB – UnalaskaA French sailor dove onto a Shell Oil icebreaker in 20-foot seas Tuesday. He made the desperate jump with his cat about 350 miles southeast of Dutch Harbor in the Pacific Ocean.last_img read more