Lisa Murkowski

Local peonies grace Obama hotel suite

Though President Barack Obama’s three-day visit to Alaska this week didn’t bring him to the lower Kenai Peninsula, he got a scent of Homer when… Continue reading

 

Alaska utilities, leaders welcome exemption from emissions rule

Alaska utilities will not have to comply with new federal standards requiring cleaner power production. The state is currently exempted from the Environmental Protection Agency’s… Continue reading

 

New director announced for Division of Elections

JUNEAU — Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott has chosen a new director for Alaska’s Division of Elections. Mallott asked for and accepted the resignation of Gail… Continue reading

 

Trade pact will give corporations more power

An obscure and controversial trade bill negotiated by the Obama Administration and pending in Congress poses a direct threat to our democracy and to Alaska’s… Continue reading

Murkowski: Arctic issues important on global scale

For Sen. Lisa Murkowski, there aren’t many topics hotter than the Arctic these days, especially as the U.S. steps into the chairmanship role of the… Continue reading

Begich bids farewell to U.S. Senate

Democratic Sen. Mark Begich bid an emotional farewell to the U.S. Senate on Dec. 11, saying he was proud of the work he had done… Continue reading

Murkowski, Sullivan receive committee assignments

JUNEAU (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has retained her spot on the Senate Appropriations Committee, while incoming senator Dan Sullivan was assigned to several… Continue reading

Begich concedes race to Sullivan

JUNEAU — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich conceded the Alaska Senate race to Republican Dan Sullivan on Monday, nearly two weeks after the hard-fought election.… Continue reading

Murkowski readies for role as Energy Committee chair

ANCHORAGE — It was tough to find anyone who was more excited than Sen. Lisa Murkowski at Dan Sullivan’s election night party. Warming up the… Continue reading

Race for Senate seat pivotal, says Begich

Nearing the end of what he called a “very, very close campaign,” Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, made a swing through Homer on Sunday, asking for… Continue reading

Most lawmakers not from Alaska

According to the Begich campaign, among Dan Sullivan’s greatest sins is that he isn’t from Alaska. Since when do you have to be born in… Continue reading

Joe Miller leads in right direction

In November we have the chance to replace a liberal senator who supports the agenda of Barack Obama nearly all the time.  We are hearing… Continue reading

GOP U.S. Senate candidates target issues, each other in Homer debate

Eileen Becker was clear about her reason for organizing Tuesday’s debate between Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, Joe Miller, Dan Sullivan and Mead Treadwell. “As… Continue reading

Six Native corporations fight oil tax referendum

ANCHORAGE — Six Alaska Native corporations have pledged at least $500,000 to fight efforts to repeal the state’s new oil tax structure. The coalition, “No… Continue reading

Homer student chosen as intern

Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced Tuesday the names of her 10 first-session summer interns that will work in Murkowski’s Washington, D.C., office. Alfonso Sitenga of Homer… Continue reading

Begich speaks out against Pebble mine

JUNEAU — U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has come out against the proposed Pebble mine, calling the massive gold-and-copper project “the wrong mine in the wrong… Continue reading

HSC: 40 years young and grateful

Homer Senior Citizen’s Inc. wants to thank Coal Point, Gear Shed, The Bagel Shop, The Best Western, Upstairs Boutique, Sen. Mark Begich and Sen. Lisa… Continue reading

Murkowski signs onto bill to avoid shutdowns

JUNEAU (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has signed onto legislation aimed at avoiding a repeat of the recent federal government shutdown. Under the measure,… Continue reading

Murkowski requests health insurance exchange updates

JUNEAU — No one from Alaska has enrolled in the new health care exchange, and a U.S. senator wants weekly updates on future enrollments. Glitches… Continue reading

Alaska’s congressional delegation on Syria:

Sen Lisa Murkowski: “Sen. Murkowski is extremely concerned about the attacks that killed over 1,400 Syrians and the United States sending a signal to other… Continue reading