Vancouver authors Betty O’Keefe and Ian MacDonald tell the story of Lulu Mae Eads who was the subject of the Robert Service poem ‘The Shooting of Dan McGrew.’ Eads finally decided to leave Dawson City, but she ended up booking passage on the last voyage of the Princess Sophia. Related Link: More on the Wreck of the Princess Sophia
- With U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan’s help, the Water Resources Development Act has passed the U.S. Senate, inching Nome closer to the possibility of an Arctic deep draft port. The act will bring $1.4 billion dollars to new water infrastructure over the next five years.
- Cabinet members and high-ranking science advisors from 25 governments will convene on the White House tomorrow to discuss the Arctic. It’s billed as the first-ever White House Arctic Science Ministerial.
- Citing the concerns among his constituents an Anchorage Assembly member knelt during the pledge of allegiance during a Tuesday meeting.
- Tarps and blankets, and heat sinks made out of buckets of water can minimize frost damage to plants and vegetables.