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 Navy plans to be more active in the ArcticLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.As part of an increased presence in the Arctic, Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said he’d like to send a ship through the Northwest Passage this summer.New legislation introduced in Congress aims to strengthen Roadless RuleElizabeth Jenkins, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauA few states are in the process of challenging a federal rule that makes it difficult to build new roads through national lands, called the Roadless Rule.Dunleavy administration pick for $94,000-a-year labor relations manager comes without labor relations experienceNathaniel Herz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageJared Goecker started as the state’s labor relations manager last month – a job that includes helping to supervise negotiation of union contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars. His boss said she interviewed several candidates for the job and that Goecker was the best fit.Juneau man dies of stab wounds; police detain suspectAssociated PressJuneau police have detained a 39-year-old man in a fatal stabbing.Emmonak votes to keep alcohol and remain ‘damp’Davis Hovey, KNOM – NomeVoters in the western Alaska community of Emmonak have narrowly decided to continue restricted alcohol sales and remain a so-called “damp” community under local option laws.Kenai rejects changing local rules for onsite marijuana useAssociated PressAlaska marijuana regulators will take public comment on proposed tweaks to first-in-the-nation statewide rules for allowing onsite use of cannabis at authorized stores.GVEA plans to highlight state’s largest solar farmTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksGolden Valley Electric Association will highlight the utility’s new solar-energy array during tonight’s annual members meeting. Completed last fall, it’s the biggest solar farm in Alaska, designed to power 70 homes.Marie Adams Carroll became a ‘folk hero’ fighting for Iñupiat whaling rights. Now she’s in the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame.Ravenna Koenig, Alaska’s Energy Desk – FairbanksOn Tuesday, 10 women were inducted into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame. One of them was Marie Adams Carroll from Utqiaġvik, who stepped into a leadership role as a young woman on the North Slope during a time of crisis — when subsistence activities were threatened — and has been involved in public life ever since.Region I music director of the year reflects on teaching in DillinghamIsabelle Ross, KDLG – Dillingham“I have the best job in the world,” said Dillingham’s Brandon Smith. He was recently named music director of the year for schools in western Alaska, and he is planning on continuing the school’s music program at full speed in the fall.‘The Sun is a Compass’ highlights yearn for the outdoors Claire Stremple, KHNS – HainesFew Alaskans have seen as much of Alaska as Caroline Van Hemert, author of the new book, The Sun is a Compass.
VAN GAAL VS KOEMAN CITY WARY OF HAMMERS LONDON (AP): After a 4-0 victory against Maccabi Tel Aviv reminded Jose Mourinho of what it feels like to win, the Chelsea manager has an important decision to make before facing Arsenal in the Premier League tomorrow. Mourinho made six changes for the Group G Champions League game on Wednesday after Chelsea lost their third league game out of five at Everton last Saturday. Regular starters John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic, Nemanja Matic and Diego Costa were on the bench. The commanding victory could boost confidence among the Chelsea ranks, but Mourinho must decide whether to return his underperforming stars to the line-up or keep faith with players such as Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Loic Remy, who impressed against Maccabi. With Willian and Pedro Rodriguez expected to miss the Arsenal game through injury, Eden Hazard should keep his starting place, despite a below-par performance against Maccabi where he missed a penalty after five minutes. Manchester City have five wins from their opening five games in the Premier League and are yet to concede a goal. Manuel Pellegrini’s team is the early pacesetter atop the standings and the overwhelming favourites to beat West Ham tomorrow – although it knows the east London club is capable of upsets. Manager Slaven Bilic has already masterminded West Ham to two surprise away victories against Arsenal and Liverpool – games they were widely expected to lose. They comfortably beat Newcastle 2-0 on Monday and will head to Manchester confident of springing another surprise. West Ham could face a City side missing Sergio Aguero. The striker went off after 25 minutes with a right-knee problem when his side beat Crystal Palace last weekend and missed Tuesday’s loss to Juventus in the Champions League. Manchester United travel to Southampton on Sunday, where Louis van Gaal will renew his rivalry with Dutch counterpart Ronald Koeman. Their fractious relationship stems from when Koeman was manager at Ajax and Van Gaal was appointed technical director. Last season, Van Gaal’s United battled to a scarcely deserved 2-1 victory at St Mary’s, before Koeman avenged the defeat with a 1-0 win at Old Trafford. United heads to the south of England in inconsistent form – an impressive 3-1 victory against fierce rival Liverpool at Old Trafford was followed by a 2-1 loss to PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League on Tuesday. Captain Wayne Rooney missed both games with a hamstring problem and it’s unclear whether he will be available against Southampton.