907 Updates June 29, 2018

By Chris Klint: Fairbanks man’s body found in Chena River search
By Chris Klint: Homeless camp copper burning leads to S. Anchorage fire
By Leroy Polk: Alaska hospital patient allegedly stabbed nurse in the throat with ballpoint pen
By Kalinda Kindle: A mother’s ashes are stolen after a storage unit gets ransacked
By Kyle Hopkins: How counterfeit cash, SB 91 & stolen guns fit into the Anchorage car theft epidemic: A Q&A with detectives
By Steve Quinn: Troopers now posting monthly drug seizure data
By Victoria Taylor: Digital dashboard gives view of drug seizures across Alaska
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – The Alaska State Troopers have released a new tool to give the public a closer look at the statewide drug enforcement unit. Troopers say they hope the new digital dashboard connects with communities across the state and encourages Alaskans to start having conversations.
By Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media: Tara Sweeney confirmed as assistant Interior secretary for Indian Affairs
By Seung Min Kim, The Washington Post: Focus on coming Supreme Court nomination turns to Murkowski, Collins
By Lauren Maxwell: Abandoned house in Airport Heights will be demolished
By The Associated Press: Budget woes force city of Nenana to close its library
By Alex DeMarban: New tug and crew dents oil tanker, prompting reviews as Edison Chouest takes reins in Prince William Sound
By Makayla Clark: ANSEP uses drones to teach kids about 3D modeling
Lofty Minded in Alaska: Hometown Pride Parade Follow-up
By Amy Carney: Alaska State Libraries, Archives & Museums to Close for Independence Day Holiday
Steam Laundry
Boreal Books/Red Hen Press, 2012
Steam Laundry is a novel in poems available from Boreal Books, an imprint of Red Hen Press. It tells the story of Sarah Ellen Gibson, who arrived in Fairbanks in the gold rush of 1903. With her two children, she followed her husband to Dawson City, Yukon Territory in 1898. As their relationship faltered and her business opportunities dried up, she fled to Fairbanks with hopes of opening her own hotel. The book weaves persona, with poems in the voices of many characters, lyric poems, and historical photographs and documents to trace her path. Steam Laundry was the 2017-2018 Alaska Reads selection