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Alaska senators try to give Mount McKinley its Native name

U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan are resurrecting an effort to give Mount McKinley its historical Alaska Native name.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-05/alaska-senators-try-give-mount-mckinley
State
Letter: Feigned outrage and finger pointing

...running television ads in Alaska blaming Begich for problems at the VA. Again, all readers should know that both Alaska senators voted for the veterans' bill.As a former sailor, I have the words in my vocabulary to express my disgust at their...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-06-01/letter-feigned-outrage-and-finger-poi
Letters
My Turn: Alaska's Women: Pioneers of the past and present

...Presidents Jan Faiks, Drue Pearce and Lyda Green.In Alaska, women don't record history - they write it.Today, 16 Alaska Senators and Representatives are women who hold many key positions in the Capitol.I am proud to work with Sen. Cathy Giessel...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-19/my-turn-alaskas-women-pioneers-past-a
Opinion
Editorial: Keep up the pressure - support vaccination

...than not, we use this space to criticize. This time, we'd like to offer our congratulations.One week ago, 18 Alaska Senators voted in favor of SB169, a measure that will provide vaccines to all Alaska children and to most adults. Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-28/editorial-keep-pressure-support-vacci
Opinion
At hearing, public support for pipeline

Alaska senators listened to over an hour of public testimony Wednesday on a bill that enables the Alaska gas pipeline to move forward.The vast...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-20/hearing-public-support-pipeline
State | AK legislature
IHS proposes caps as federal budget deadline nears

...advocating for the IHS to fully fund the tribes for the costs they incur while providing healthcare to tribal members. Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski said in an interview Tuesday that she's disappointed in IHS Director Yvette Roubideaux and the Obama...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-18/ihs-proposes-caps-federal-budget-deadli
State
Alaska senators support anti-discrimination bill

JUNEAU - Alaska's U.S. senators voted with the majority Thursday in approving legislation that would bar workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Democratic Sen. Mark Begich called it a matter of fairness.

http://juneauempire.com/2013-11-08/alaska-senators-support-anti-discrimination-b
In capital budget, millions for Juneau infrastructure but nothing for schools

Each Alaska senator has an approximate limit on capital budget spending for projects in his or her district - how they spend it is up to them.Anchorage...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-09/capital-budget-millions-juneau-infrastr
State | Local | AK legislature
Alaska senators support anti-discrimination bill

JUNEAU - Alaska's U.S. senators voted with the majority Thursday in approving legislation that would bar workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.Democratic Sen. Mark Begich called it a matter of fairness. He said it's not right that in some states, people can still be fired for being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski said discrimination should never be tolerated. She said individuals should be judged on their merits "and not how they look or how they are perceived to be."

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-07/alaska-senators-support-anti-discrimina
State
Record pink harvest creating market glut

...pink salmon for food assistance programs across the country. That's an expanded purchase over previous years. Alaska senators hailed the decision in January.Not all pink salmon is canned. Some are frozen and shipped overseas for additional...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-26/record-pink-harvest-creating-market-glu
State

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