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 @aprnListen nowRain dampening McHugh Fire, officials say prospects are goodAnne Hillman, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageLight rain in Anchorage this morning is helping stop the spread of the nearly 850 acre McHugh Fire. Crews are able to get close to the blaze and start building a fireline near the Seward Highway. The fire is considered five percent contained.Walker vetoes bills allowing lawmakers on gas pipeline board, insurers to use credit scoresAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauGovernor Bill Walker vetoed two bills this week that would have allowed legislators to serve on the board overseeing gas pipeline development, and insurers to use credit scores to adjust rates.Gusto levels vary as Alaskans embrace TrumpLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – ClevelandThe Republican Convention ends tonight in Cleveland with a big speech by the party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump. Alaska, of course, favored Cruz in the GOP vote in March. Are Alaska delegates now lining up behind their nominee? Yes. Mostly.B.C. mine officials announce new changes to mining codeLakeidra Chavis, KTOO – JuneauTwo years after one of the worst mine disasters in Canada’s history, mine officials in British Columbia are rolling out new mining codes.Wrangell’s water shortage causes borough to declare local disasterAaron Bolton, KSTK – WrangellWrangell is in a water crisis. Between two fish processors and the public, demand is exceeding the water treatment system’s ability to produce clean water. The assembly and borough manager declared a local emergency disaster Tuesday and are asking the public to cut water consumption 30 to 50 percent.Southeast’s Columbia ferry stalls in PetersburgAbbey Collins, KFSK – PetersburgOne of Southeast Alaska’s ferries stalled near Petersburg on Wednesday.ADN owner responds to $1 million dollar lawsuitZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe owner of the Alaska Dispatch News has submitted a response to a $1 million lawsuit filed against her.A closer look at the ship bringing high-speed internet to Western AlaskaLaura Kraegel, KUCB – UnalaskaWestern Alaska just got one step closer to high-speed internet.Researchers study webcams to look at human connection with bearsHannah Colton, KDLG – DillinghamIt’s peak bear season at Katmai National Park. That means visitors to Brooks Camp are waiting their turn to get on crowded viewing platforms, while this season over 10 million viewers have watched the action via web-cam.
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