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 nowRural House members demand apology from Rep. Eastman over abortion remarksAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauAlaska House members are demanding Rep. David Eastman apologize for saying some women are glad to become pregnant so they can receive Medicaid-funded travel to have abortions. So far, he’s declined.Alaska Marine Highway System overseer resignsEd Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauThe person overseeing the Alaska Marine Highway System is leaving his post. Captain Mike Neussl submitted his resignation Thursday.As fire season approaches, trees and grasses have yet to green upVikram Patel, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageWith temperatures rising and little rainfall across much of the state: fire season is here. But Alaska’s trees and grasses aren’t quite ready.25-acre fire hits Delta JunctionDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksA wildfire charred 25 acres in Delta Junction yesterday.Juneau arson investigators’ conference coincided with playground fireMatt Miller, KTOO – JuneauThe Juneau fire marshal’s office says it’s still investigating a series of unexplained fires in the Capital City last month. Meanwhile, local investigators got some unexpected help when a popular playground was destroyed by arson.After losing managing editor, Alaska Commons to closeZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAlaska’s media landscape is undergoing some changes, as an influential political website has announced its shutting down.Cultural landscape conference focuses on Native educationEd Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauTeachers from around Southeast Alaska will gather in Juneau next month to discuss culturally responsive education.Alaska’s first Hall of Fame teacher talks about mixing dancing and mathLori Townsend, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageFor a teacher who loves nurturing confidence in students as much as he loves mathematics, being the first Alaskan to be inducted into the National Teacher’s Hall of Fame was the fitting cap on nearly 30 years of inspiring young people in Alaska and other parts of the world.After large haul, Togiak herring fleet closes in on quotaDave Bendinger, KDLG – DillinghamAfter a big haul Thursday, the Togiak herring purse seine fleet is closing in quickly on its quota. As of this morning’s tally, the fleet had about 2,800 tons left to fish. Tim Sands is the area management biologist with the Department of Fish and Game.AK: Close combat trooper training in SitkaEmily Russell, KCAW – SitkaTwice a year the Trooper Academy in Sitka gets a new class of recruits. Over a 15-week period they go through everything from spelling tests to target practice. They also get close combat training.49 Voices: Nina Lee of AnchorageWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThis week we’re hearing from Nina Lee in Anchorage. On Sunday, Lee will serve as UAA’s Spring 2017 Commencement Speaker.