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. The Blind Spot: Quitting Meth Alone, TogetherAnne Hillman & Zachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageThis week we’re exploring the Blind Spot, it’s a focus on the teens who are using substances but aren’t being caught by the system that’s set up to help them. In this story, KSKA’s Anne Hillman spoke with a couple relying on each other to get through their past methamphetamine addiction. PSP: With New Lab, STA Takes A Gamble On Shellfish TestingEmily Kwong, KCAW – SitkaDespite the risk of paralytic shellfish poisoning – or PSP – Southeast Alaska has a robust dive fishery that includes geoduck clams. The harvest depends on weekly testing results from the Department of Environmental Conservation laboratory in Anchorage. US Senate Confirms Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch Liz Ruskin, APRN – Washington DCThe U.S. Senate today voted to confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general. Both Alaska senators voted against her. This scenario could change in the not-too-distant future. Alaska Miners Dispute Claim That ‘Much’ Of Alaska’s Federal Lands Are Open To Mining Liz Ruskin, APRN – Washington DCAlaska mining advocates are taking issue with something Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said last week, while defending federal resource management in Alaska. UAF Announces Academic Program Cuts, Changes Dan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe University of Alaska Fairbanks has released a list of academic program cuts and changes in response to reduced state funding. The cost saving measures are the first of numerous expected as UAF tries to cover a more than $20 million budget hole. Download Audio US To Assume Arctic Council Chair Amid Dispute Over Russian Military MovesTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksThe United States will take over Friday as chair of the Arctic Council, the international body of representatives from eight nations with territory in the region. U.S. delegates say they’ll focus on the impact of climate change on the Arctic and its peoples. Observers say the council’s work won’t be disrupted by divisions among some of its members. Cessna 185 Makes Emergency Landing In Nome Francesca Fenzi, KNOM – NomeA privately-owned Cessna 185 airplane made an emergency landing at Nome’s City Field airport this afternoon. Jury Convicts Tanana Man In Evidence Tampering Case The Associated PressA jury has convicted a 59-year-old Tanana man on evidence tampering charges after two Alaska State Troopers were shot to death. Gov. Bill Walker Adopted Into Tlingit Clan Elizabeth Jenkins, KTOO – JuneauGov. Bill Walker was recently adopted into the Tlingit Kaagwaantaan Clan. The ceremony happened during the 80th Assembly of the Central Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, where Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott was also given a lifetime achievement award.