Emily Hofstaedter, KNOM – Nome People who work with released prisoners say the best way to combat crime is enhancing access to programs that target mental health problems and drug addiction — not increasing prison terms. Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks Two floatplanes with a combined total of 16 people on board crashed Monday afternoon in the George Inlet area near Ketchikan. Nathaniel Herz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Anchorage The University of Alaska is making progress restructuring its teacher education program, following the University of Alaska Anchorage’s loss of accreditation for its initial licensure program. Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO – Juneau The Senate Finance Committee passed House Bill 49 on Sunday after adding elements of a criminal justice package proposed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy. Shaktoolik students save abandoned bearded seal pup Fire officials take preventative measures to combat Oregon Lakes Fire Military begins Northern Edge exercises in Alaska Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage Eielson GPS signal-jamming exercise may affect navigation devices, cellphone apps A Juneau woman is at the center of a federal lawsuit against the company that employs the people who give out samples at Costco. The suit alleges the company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – Juneau Senate committee goes further than House in repealing controversial crime law Workplace anti-discrimination agency sues free sample company, alleges ADA violations in Juneau Eielson Air Force Base has begun a series of exercises that may cause intermittent problems for navigation systems and other electronic devices around the Interior over the next couple of weeks. Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage Last month, an all-female group of mountaineers flew high into the mountains of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. After nine days, they claimed two first ascents of unnamed peaks. University of Alaska begins transition for Anchorage campus’s teacher education program Around 10,000 service members participate in Northern Edge, with exercises primarily above the Alaska Range and Gulf of Alaska. The National Park Service rescued a climber Sunday on Denali who had been injured in a fall days earlier while snowboarding down the mountain, the tallest in North America. Alaska lawmakers are trying to fight crime by toughening prison sentences. Not everyone agrees that will work. Three dead after two planes collided midair near George Inlet Rangers rescue Denali climber hurt in snowboarding fall Tim Ellis, KUAC – Fairbanks Abbey Collins, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage Fire fighters took preventative action yesterday against the Oregon Lakes wildfire, south of Delta Junction. The blaze is consuming dry grasses and dead trees on military training lands, previously burned in 2013. Claiming two first ascents, climbing group seeks to create more opportunities for women in the mountains Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks Leila Kheiry, KRBD – Ketchikan 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 An abandoned and starving bearded seal pup is making her way towards good health thanks to a group of Shaktoolik students.