Sen. Lisa Murkowski

My Turn: Every student succeeds

Fixing the flawed No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has been years in the making. This past week, we've reached a major milestone. On Thursday, the president signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act, referred to as "ESSA". Read more

My Turn: Best way to advance AKLNG is together

I was reminded recently, while viewing a short film produced by the Consumer Energy Alliance of the marvel that is our Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS). Read more

My Turn: Murkowski: President's Alaska goal should be partnership

As Alaskans, we take great pride in welcoming visitors to our beautiful state. That is especially true when our guest is the President of the United States. Read more

My Turn: Veterans Affairs still needs fixing

Sometimes things seem too good to be true. Last year when the Phoenix VA waiting list scandal broke, and even as we began to discover that VA facilities in other parts of the country weren't meeting wait time standards, things were better in Alaska. Read more

My Turn: Leaving behind No Child Left Behind

Twenty-two to zero. In sports, that sounds like a convincing football score. In the halls of the United States Senate, though, such unanimity is nearly unheard of. Read more

My Turn: Forested communities must be made whole

For all of the progress we made at the end of the 113th Congress, most notably on public lands issues in Alaska, the Senate's inability to fund even a short-term extension of the Secure Rural Schools program is a major disappointment. Read more

My Turn: Embrace challenges, rewards of being an Arctic nation

As Alaskans and the rest of America emerge from their election bunkers and turn on their televisions again, we are faced with another pressing... Read more

My Turn: Scientists who know say 'no' to legal pot

On Nov. 4, Alaskans will consider Ballot Measure 2, an initiative to legalize the sale and use of marijuana for recreational purposes. And those who support that commercial trade are investing heavily in hoping you will vote "yes. Read more

My Turn: Health care math doesn't add up for Alaskans

It has now been more than four years since then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi explained to Americans why she had to push the health care... Read more

My Turn: Far-fetched scenarios possible if EPA's power left unchecked

What would Alaskans say if a federal agency retroactively vetoed permits for development of Prudhoe Bay, declaring it never should have been... Read more

We need new ways to fund our national park system

When the federal government recently shut down, our national parks became headline news, as public access was temporarily and at times questionably restricted. Read more

Stolen Valor Act protects veterans

Our men and women in uniform take a solemn vow to protect the country we love and to put their lives on the line in order to allow us all to possess the freedoms envied by the rest of the world. Read more

35th anniversary of TAPS, June 20, 2012

The Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline System, commonly referred to as TAPS, turns 35 years old this week. We should all wish the pipeline a very happy birthday, and most importantly, many happy returns. Read more

My Turn: Why Alaskans should care about Keystone XL pipeline

President Barack Obama's denial of the Keystone XL pipeline may seem like a distant political battle, but there are reasons why Alaskans should care about the project beyond its potential to raise America's employment levels and energy security. Read more

My turn: Correcting the record on Sealaska Bill

I find the need to correct some misimpressions that might have been formed after a June 2 opinion piece concerning the proposed Senate version of... Read more

He made Alaska a better place for all

When one thinks about the giants of Alaska’s history the names of Reverend Dr. Walter Soboleff and Elizabeth Peratrovich immediately... Read more

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