Tag: Lisa Murkowski

A stretch of the Denali Park Road sits atop a creeping landslide. And it’s picking up speed.

Officials at Denali National Park and Preserve are studying whether the existing path of the park’s 92-mile road can be spared from a creeping landslide, in what scientists say could be a preview of Denali’s future as its permafrost thaws.

Murkowski declares ANWR wilderness bill ‘dead on arrival’

A pair of Democratic senators have introduced a bill to designate parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a permanent wilderness area, prompting outrage from Alaska Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski.

Statoil will exit Alaska, following Shell

Norwegian oil company Statoil said Tuesday (Nov. 17) that it will end exploration efforts in the Chukchi Sea and close its Anchorage office. The decision comes just two months after Shell ended its quest to drill in the Arctic Ocean, citing disappointing results at its first well. Download Audio

U.S. Senators Try Again to Kill Vessel Discharge Regs

Alaska fishermen have three years before the EPA is supposed to begin regulating deck wash, bilge water and other liquids discharged from small vessels. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski this week introduced a bill to permanently block the regulation for commercial vessels under 79 feet. Senate co-sponsors include Alaska’s Dan Sullivan, and California Democrat Barbara Boxer. Download Audio

UPDATE: Supreme Court Strikes Down Portion Of Voting Rights Act

The U.S. Supreme Court vacated a major provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act on Tuesday morning. The Court did not invalidate the entire law, and Alaska’s Congressional delegation has mixed reactions. Download Audio

Hall Takes Lead Over Write-in in West Anchorage Assembly Race

This weekend, the Anchorage Municipal Clerk's office released updated numbers for the April 2nd Municipal Election, including for the close race in West Anchorage's District 3. By Saturday evening, Ernie Hall had widened the gap between he and the write-ins, leading by more than 300 votes. Download Audio

Sen. Murkowski Seeking Answers On Japan Tsunami Debris

It’s been nearly a year since an earthquake in Japan triggered a tsunami that devastated whole communities in that country’s Northwest area.

Justice Department Looking Into Allen Plea Deal

The US Justice department now says it will look further into the plea deal prosecutors made with former VECO owner Bill Allen. Senator Lisa Murkowski called on Attorney General Eric Holder to say more about the department's decision not to charge Allen with having an affair with a 15-year-old girl.

Congress Wrestles With Payroll Tax Holiday Funding

Democrats and Republicans are wrestling over how to pay for continuing the payroll tax holiday that’s been in affect this year.

Congress Works To Keep Government Funded As Latest Continuing Resolution Ends

Congress is scheduled to adjourn for the holidays within the week, but there’s a hefty to-do list remaining before they can leave Washington.

Murkowski Names New Fisheries Aide

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski has hired a new fisheries aide.Murkowski’s office says Stefanie Moreland will start next month. Moreland will replace Arne Fuglvog , who pleaded guilty this summer to one count of violating the Lacey Act for falsely reporting where he caught sablefish that were intended for interstate commerce. Fuglvog’s sentencing is set for November.

Murkowski Warns of Decline in Federal Dollars for Energy Projects

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski says reducing the high cost of energy is the best way to promote economic growth in the state.

U.S. Senate Business

Tuesday, August 23 at 10:00 am It’s August recess time for the U.S. Congress – when members get back in touch with their districts. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski is looking for ways to advance her issues in a Senate controlled by Democrats, even as those Democrats find all sorts of bills in front of them that were passed by the Republican- controlled House.

“Arctic Imperative” Concludes With Investment Discussion

The "Arctic Imperative" conference concluded yesterday in Girdwood with talk of future investment options.

Alaska News Nightly: August 24, 2009

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Murkowski Holds Town Hall Meeting on Health Care

It was an overflow turnout at a large Anchorage high school auditorium Thursday night for Republican US Senator Lisa Murkowski's town meeting on...

Alaska News Nightly: August 21, 2009

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Begich, Murkowski Meet on EPA’s Mine Decision

Alaska's senators met on Thursday with the head of the Environmental Protection Agency to talk about the Kensington Mine Project.  They're upset that the...

Alaska News Nightly: July 23, 2009

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