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 nowAfter a week of special session, nothing new in JuneauAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauIt’s been a week since Governor Bill Walker called the Legislature into a special session to fix the state’s budget crisis. There’s no sign of progress so far.JPD sends Capitol slap case to Office of Special ProsecutionsJeremy Hsieh, KTOO – JuneauThe Office of Special Prosecutions now has the case in which a state senator is accused of slapping an Alaska Dispatch News reporter in the state Capitol.Some Homer City Coucil members weigh recall case appealAaron Bolton, KBBI – HomerAn Anchorage Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday against three Homer City Council members seeking to halt a recall election next month.Alaska justices rule victim can sue state’s foster careAssociated PressThe Alaska Supreme Court has decided a woman who had been sexually abused by her foster brother in 2012 will be able to sue the state Office of Children’s Services.Human leg pulled from Gastineau Channel, owner unknownTripp Crouse, KTOO – JuneauA human leg and boot were pulled out of Gastineau Channel near Sandy Beach on Monday afternoon, according to a Juneau Police Department news release.Should the U.S. enter conflict with North Korea, Alaska at center of responseDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksAlaska will be at the center of the response if the U.S. gets into a conflict with North Korea. That’s according to Alaska’s senior military officer.He’s back: Former Gov. Murkowski pitches Alaska-Canada rail link (again)Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageFrank Murkowski is again pitching a rail link between Canada and Alaska, an old idea the former senator and governor worked on when he was in office.Sea lion feeding hot spots have reliable, not necessarily abundant, foodZoe Sobel, Alaska’s Energy Desk – UnalaskaNew research could help wildlife managers better protect declining Steller sea lion populations. The study looks at why sea lions zero in on specific hunting hotspots.A conversation about death over cake and coffeeLeila Kheiry, KRBD – KetchikanTwo Ketchikan women are trying to make a difficult topic a little easier for people to talk about. Their big goal is to encourage more people to plan for their own end.The Bard of Mooselandia: a wordsmithing wildlife workerZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageFor state workers, the task of communicating strange animal news to the public is equal parts zoological and literary.