Rashah McChesney, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Juneau Jacob Resneck, CoastAlaska – Juneau Escalating tariffs, lingering questions hamper University of Alaska timber sale in Haines Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage As the legislature fights over the budget, a decades-old accounting quirk takes on new importance Hoonah is planning a multi-million dollar pedestrian project to ease congestion from hundreds of thousands of cruise ship visitors. Police say an Indiana man arrested on federal child pornography charges is connected to the shooting death of an Anchorage teenager earlier this month. Elizabeth Gabriel, KRBD – Ketchikan If an amendment to the capital budget to pay full permanent fund dividends isn’t successful, the Republican House minority leader expects there won’t be enough votes to draw from the Constitutional Budget Reserve. As Alaska’s population ages, new senior housing developments are drawing elders from all over Aaron Bolton, KBBI – Homer Kirsten Swann, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage Hoonah planning pedestrian project to address tourist congestion 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 @AKPublicNews Federal child pornography charges against Indiana man related to shooting of Anchorage teenager City of Anchorage program trains child care providers, parents on potentially toxic products City of Homer works with state and Army Corps to battle erosion on the spit Alaska’s senior population is booming. That’s leading to a surge in senior housing developments: In Anchorage alone, three new assisted living homes are in various stages of planning and construction. Claire Stremple, KHNS – Haines Capital budget, Power Cost Equalization, college scholarships are caught in PFD debate Amy Mostafa, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage There are various factors slowing the 10-year timber sale the University of Alaska announced last March. A new city program in Anchorage is training childcare providers and parents on what to look for in household products to avoid potentially harmful ingredients. Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – Juneau Team Angry Beaver wins 5th annual Race to Alaska The Constitutional Budget Reserve is at the center of the debate in the legislature this week because of something called “the sweep.” The Homer Spit’s future as an iconic tourist attraction is in danger of washing away. Erosion along the spit’s sea walls is not a new problem. City officials are working with state and federal agencies to find a lasting solution. Named after their local Seattle bar, this was Team Angry Beaver’s first time competing in the 750-mile boat race from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan, Alaska.