Lisa Murkowski

Opinion: American karma - the past due notice for inequality

Opinion: American karma – the past due notice for inequality

Women are demanding an American future with full equality.

Opinion: American karma - the past due notice for inequality
Protestors rally Friday at the Juneau office of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who will soon vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. The group of about 130 urged Murkowski to vote against the nomination of Kavenaugh, who is accused of sexual assault. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Protesters challenge Murkowski on Kavanaugh vote

Correction: Brett Kavanaugh is nominated to replace retired Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy, not deceased justice Antonin Scalia. This article has been updated to reflect… Continue reading

Protestors rally Friday at the Juneau office of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who will soon vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. The group of about 130 urged Murkowski to vote against the nomination of Kavenaugh, who is accused of sexual assault. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
Opinion: Stop pushing timber-first policies

Opinion: Stop pushing timber-first policies

Alaska’s Congressional Delegation is once again showing how out of touch they are with the realities of the Tongass.

Opinion: Stop pushing timber-first policies
Opinion: The U.S. Supreme (Political) Court

Opinion: The U.S. Supreme (Political) Court

When the president and the Senate majority are of same party, the Supreme Court selection process is mostly rigged. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Susan… Continue reading

Opinion: The U.S. Supreme (Political) Court
Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, leaves the Senate Judiciary Committee room for a short break on the third day of his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. (J. Scott Applewhite | The Associated Press)

Opinion: Sen. Murkowski should vote ‘no’ on Kavanaugh

For the sake of Alaska’s workers, I hope they reject his nomination.

Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, leaves the Senate Judiciary Committee room for a short break on the third day of his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. (J. Scott Applewhite | The Associated Press)
Opinion: Alaska’s Congressional delegation joins Alzheimer’s fight

Opinion: Alaska’s Congressional delegation joins Alzheimer’s fight

My name is Cindy Harris and I am a volunteer ambassador in Alaska for the Alzheimer’s Association. I am an advocate for individuals and families… Continue reading

Opinion: Alaska’s Congressional delegation joins Alzheimer’s fight
Carole Shay, right, and Gwen Helms participate in a protest outside U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office Monday, July 9, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Protesters rallied to urge Murkowski to vote against President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. (AP Photo/Rachel D’Oro)

Health care campaign wants Alaskans to reach out to Sen. Murkowski about Supreme Court vote

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is in the spotlight in the ongoing national health care debate.

Carole Shay, right, and Gwen Helms participate in a protest outside U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office Monday, July 9, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Protesters rallied to urge Murkowski to vote against President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. (AP Photo/Rachel D’Oro)
The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (123rf.com Stock Photo)

Lisa Murkowski, Don Young and Dan Sullivan in their own words

In the last week of February, all three members of Alaska’s Congressional delegation visited the Juneau Empire to speak with the Empire’s editorial board. Where… Continue reading

The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (123rf.com Stock Photo)
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, center, is greeted by Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, left, and Sen. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, after her speech to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature at the Capitol on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sen. Murkowski offers optimism for state mired in recession and deficit

This is Lisa Murkowski, victorious. On Thursday morning, Murkowski addressed to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature and delivered a 30-minute ray of optimism.… Continue reading

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, center, is greeted by Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, left, and Sen. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, after her speech to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature at the Capitol on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, left, listens during an event in her office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (Susan Walsh | The Associated Press File)

Sen. Lisa Murkowski will deliver annual Legislative address this week

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski will be the headline speaker in the Alaska Legislature this week as she makes her annual pilgrimage to Juneau to deliver… Continue reading

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, left, listens during an event in her office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (Susan Walsh | The Associated Press File)
The Capitol is seen in Washington, Jan. 3, 2018. (J. Scott Applewhite | Associated Press)

Despite Alaska votes, Congress again approves warrantless wiretapping

Despite the ‘no’ votes of Alaska’s Congressional delegation, Congress has passed a measure extending the federal government’s warrantless wiretapping program for six more years. The… Continue reading

The Capitol is seen in Washington, Jan. 3, 2018. (J. Scott Applewhite | Associated Press)
Courtesy Image | C-SPAN  Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks about oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on Tuesday during debates about the GOP tax cut on the floor of the U.S. Senate.

ANWR drilling approved

As the final votes were tallied and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, enthusiastically banged his gavel, U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, was smiling.… Continue reading

Courtesy Image | C-SPAN  Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks about oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on Tuesday during debates about the GOP tax cut on the floor of the U.S. Senate.
Young says Arctic drilling is priority from tax bill; Murkowski wants quality

Young says Arctic drilling is priority from tax bill; Murkowski wants quality

Rep. Don Young is clear about what he wants from the Republican tax legislation being debated in Congress. “ANWR’s the No. 1 thing,” he told… Continue reading

Young says Arctic drilling is priority from tax bill; Murkowski wants quality
Luann McVey, right, joins about a dozen people to protest the U.S. Senate’s proposed tax reform bill in front of Juneau’s Congressional Delegation Office on Glacier Avenue on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Murkowski will vote for GOP tax bill

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, will support the Republican tax reform plan, she announced in a written statement Wednesday afternoon. “After thoroughly reviewing the good… Continue reading

Luann McVey, right, joins about a dozen people to protest the U.S. Senate’s proposed tax reform bill in front of Juneau’s Congressional Delegation Office on Glacier Avenue on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Dan Sullivan had different views on the U.S. Senate’s recent health care votes, but the record shows both side far more often than not with each other, and with President Donald Trump. (Juneau Empire File)  Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Dan Sullivan had different views on the U.S. Senate’s recent health care votes, but the record shows both side far more often than not with each other, and with President Donald Trump. (Juneau Empire File)

Analysis: Despite health care vote, Alaska’s senators still align with Trump on most issues

Let’s go for a drive. I’ll meet you at the Douglas Breeze-In, and we’ll head down the road to Merchant’s Wharf. It’s only 1.2 miles:… Continue reading

Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Dan Sullivan had different views on the U.S. Senate’s recent health care votes, but the record shows both side far more often than not with each other, and with President Donald Trump. (Juneau Empire File)  Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Dan Sullivan had different views on the U.S. Senate’s recent health care votes, but the record shows both side far more often than not with each other, and with President Donald Trump. (Juneau Empire File)

Murkowski rejects ‘quick’ fix for health care

Alaska’s senior U.S. Senator is calling for a “go-slow” approach to national health care reform. Murkowski visited Juneau on Thursday as part of Congress’ weeklong… Continue reading