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To rename or not? Reconsidering honors for racists

...later became governor of South Carolina and a U.S. senator. According to census information cited by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Hampton's name was first attached to the Alaskan district at the suggestion of his son-in-law...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-06/rename-or-not-reconsidering-honors-raci
State
New title for area named for confederate officer

...Virginia, who had been assigned to Nome as a judge in 1913, according to census information cited by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, in a recent letter to Walker urging a name change.Walker's letter was accompanied by Murkowski's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-03/new-title-area-named-confederate-office
State
Name change sought for area named for confederate officer

...Spokeswoman Katie Marquette says Alaska place names should reflect and respect the diversity of this state.U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski wrote to Walker Tuesday, urging a name change. She said she learned of local concerns with using the name for a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-25/name-change-sought-area-named-confedera
State
Reaction to health care decision mixed in state

...care law.Gov. Bill Walker said he was pleased so many people could continue receiving health care.U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said the ruling simply means Alaskans who followed the law won't be punished for its shortcomings.U.S. Sen...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-25/reaction-health-care-decision-mixed-sta
Local
Name change sought for area named for confederate officer

...Virginia, who had been assigned to Nome as a judge in 1913, according to census information cited by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska.Murkowski urged a name change in a letter to Walker Tuesday. She said she first learned of local concerns...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-25/name-change-sought-area-named-confedera
Local
My Turn: Red Chris mine poses great risk

...from these mines.Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott have strongly advocated safe development. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has also called on the Canadian government to ensure the state has a "seat at the table," our concerns are addressed...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-28/my-turn-red-chris-mine-poses-great-ri
Opinion
Day after SCOTUS ruling, longtime Juneau partners wed

...I fully respect the role of the attorney general on matters defending Alaska's constitution."U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, released a statement of support for the SCOTUS ruling."I support marriage equality, and believe...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-26/day-after-scotus-ruling-longtime-juneau
State | Local
Bill seeking new Native corporations in Congress

...radio network CoastAlaska reported. The Alaska Republican chaired the hearing. Earlier this year, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, introduced similar legislation.Haines, Petersburg, Wrangell, Ketchikan and Tenakee were excluded...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-21/bill-seeking-new-native-corporations-co
State
Border crossing between Hyder, Canada open again

...this policy that has been established with minimal compromise to those moving across the border," U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican from Alaska, said Monday."We're also continuing to monitor this and assessing this pilot (program...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-24/border-crossing-between-hyder-canada-op
State
Federal VA health program jeopardizes Alaska system

...was temporarily put on hold as VA attempted to implement the Choice Program, drawing criticism from U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan as some veterans said it created complications.Sullivan, a Marine Corps reservist, called for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-21/federal-va-health-program-jeopardizes-a
State

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