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 Interior Dept. kicks off new round of meetings on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife RefugeRavenna Koenig, Alaska’s Energy Desk – FairbanksSome people at the meeting expressed concern about the process. Lisa Baraff with the Northern Alaska Environmental Center said that the timeline BLM has been using for their environmental review is too short.Dunleavy’s Fish and Game nominee vows tough stance against federal agenciesJacob Resneck, CoastAlaska – JuneauThe governor’s pick to lead the Alaska Department of Fish and Game told lawmakers he’d push back against federal agencies that interfere with Alaskans’ right to hunt and fish.Alaska gets mixed grades in tobacco reportAssociated PressA new report gives Alaska a generally positive review when it comes to efforts to keep tobacco out of the hands of adolescents – with one exception.Deadline for Anchorage municipal election comes to a close with several new faces in the foldZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThis spring, almost half the seats on the Anchorage Assembly are up for election.Amazon refunds local sales taxes to nonprofitsChristine Trudeau, KYUK – BethelOnline retailing heavyweight Amazon forgot to exempt nonprofits when it started collecting local sales taxes for online purchases. Some nonprofits have started receiving refunds as Amazon works out the kinks in its new system.Southeast students explore careers to meet Alaska’s behavioral health needsZoe Grueskin, KTOO – JuneauAlaska has a shortage of health care workers, especially in rural areas. Students from around Southeast came to Juneau to explore careers in behavioral health, a field that covers mental health and substance abuse.Forest Service reschedules meeting on Southeast Alaska timber salesElizabeth Jenkins, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauThe agency worked on the project during the partial government shutdown, which drew sharp criticism from environmental groups.Metlakatla approves observance of daylight saving timeAssociated PressResidents of a small town in Southeast Alaska have voted for the community to observe daylight saving time.Ask a Climatologist: 2018 one of warmest years on recordCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageClimate researchers are digging into the global and state data for last year, somewhat delayed due to the partial federal government shutdown.Brent Sass first in Dawson City during 2019 Yukon QuestDan Bross and Lex Treinen, KUAC – FairbanksEureka musher Brent Sass pulled into downtown Dawson City Yukon at 11:24 Yukon time this morning, the first musher to reach the Yukon Quest’s midpoint.