Senator Murkowski E-Newsletter for the week of August 5, 2014

Hello, Alaska! Summer is in full swing, which means I'm home in Alaska for the full month of August. I will be traveling all over the state, from the Southeast to the Interior, and am looking forward to connecting with many of you and hearing your stories and concerns about what is going on in Washington, D.C. But in the meantime, I wanted to update you on the latest … America is an Arctic Nation Time and time again, I have pressed our government to take our future in the Arctic serio… Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski E-Newsletter for the week of July 17, 2014

Greetings, Alaska! A week in the state is good for the mind and body. Over the 4th of July weekend, I was able to escape the heat and humidity in Washington and enjoy the fresh air, sunshine (and showers) from Fairbanks to Wrangell. All over the state people are talking about fishing. My son is on a tender in Bristol Bay and he reports that the season is good, the reds are running in Southcentral and folks are waiting to go dipnetting, but those on the Yukon and Kuskokwim are again disappointed… Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski E-Newsletter for the week of June 20, 2014

Greetings, Alaska! Hello from Washington, D.C., where summer is in full swing and it's awfully hot and humid. It was truly a breath of fresh air to be home in Alaska last weekend. I hope you are enjoying a beautiful Alaskan summer full of hiking, fishing, camping, biking, and all of the activities that make this season in our state so special! Delivering on the Promise to our Veterans Alaska embraces our veteran community and cares for them - which is why the recent revelations about 'secret… Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski E-Newsletter for the week of May 23, 2014

Hello, Alaska! Greetings from Washington, DC, where I have been busy with Alaska-related events and hearings, many of you have come through town to visit and catch up with me on the latest news and developments back home. Though I was back in Alaska for Mother's Day weekend, I am looking forward to Memorial Day week when the Senate's schedule will allow me to visit more areas of the state. But most of all, the Memorial Day events will be an opportunity for us as a community to thank those in … Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski E-Newsletter for the week of April 8, 2014

Friends, March was a whirlwind of a month. Spring back in Alaska allowed many of you to make the long trek back to D.C. so I had the chance to meet a lot of Alaskans on Capitol Hill to discuss issues. I also spoke with many of you while I was up in Alaska for a week traveling through the Railbelt. I will be back in Alaska soon for a Senate State Work Period and look forward to connecting with many more of you across the state. King Cove Like thousands of Alaskans, I continue to be appalled… Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski E-Newsletter for the week of March 18, 2014

Friends, The last few weeks have been a whirlwind! I was back home in Alaska for the start of Iditarod 42, and then off to Houston, Texas to speak at a major international energy conference before heading back to Washington, D.C. for a number of important votes. Many Alaskans make the trek back to D.C. in March and I was busy with constituent meetings throughout last week. Now I am back in Alaska and spent time in Fairbanks to help kick off the Arctic Winter games before taking a road trip to… Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski E-Newsletter for the week of February 26, 2014

Friends, I just wrapped up a great week back home in Alaska, where I was able to catch up with many of you in Anchorage, Girdwood, Kenai, Juneau, and Ketchikan. I gave my annual speech- for the twelfth time - before our state legislature, and met with Alaskans around the state to discuss issues across all economic sectors. I thank each and every one of you for your time. Arctic Representative On February 14, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the United States would soon name a Spe… Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski E-Newsletter for the week of February 19, 2014

Alaskans, Last week was 'Arctic Week' back here in D.C - starting with meetings on Capitol Hill; speaking in Seattle at the Arctic Encounter Symposium and ending with the Polar Vortex shutting Washington DC down for a couple of days. As I head home to Alaska for Presidents Day I look forward to visiting with folks in Anchorage, Kenai, Juneau and Ketchikan. Delivering on a Promise to Veterans Last week I stood with our brave men and women in uniform who put their lives on the line for the s… Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski E-Newsletter for the week of February 7, 2014

Friends, I spent an unseasonably warm week in Alaska around Martin Luther King Jr. day - it was unlike anything I had ever experienced in Alaska in January. I drove out to Alyeska, hoping to get a day of skiing in but when the temperature was 55 degrees in Indian and Bird Creek I opted for a hike instead. Even with the odd weather pattern, I had a great time visiting with many of you across the state and appreciate each and every one of you for sharing a piece of your daily lives with me. Stat… Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski E-Newsletter for the week of January 12, 2014

Happy New Year! This Holiday season I hope you had the opportunity to spend time with loved ones and focus on the real priorities of the season. It was nice to be home and get a little rest, spend some time with family and friends and also connect with many of you. Polar plunge: When the phrase "Freezin' for a Reason" is used, it can only mean one thing: Alaskans getting together for a great cause and sacrificing a little warmth. This year marked the 5th Annual Polar Plunge for Special Olymp… Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski E-Newsletter for the week of December 20, 2013

Happy Holidays Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! During this special season, I hope that you have the opportunity to spend time with those you hold dear. (Click image to watch video message.) As Alaskans we are incredibly lucky to live in a true winter wonderland. The snow globe feel of our communities truly makes the holiday season. So during this special time of year, give yourself a Christmas present and take some time to enjoy our beautiful outdoors. Whether it's hitting the … Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski's E-Newsletter for the week of November 17, 2013

Wrap up from Alaska to DC: Veterans Day: Veterans Day is a day the nation sets aside to reflect, honor and appreciate those who have put their lives on the line for our country and our freedoms. Here in Alaska, we have the highest concentration of vets in America. Seventy-seven thousands of our neighbors, co-workers and best friends have answered the call to serve. It is important to recognize not only their sacrifice, but also the sacrifice of their families, not just once a year, but every d… Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski E-Newsletter for the week of November 3, 2013

Dear Friends, Last week was a full one back in Alaska. I would like to say thank you to all those who welcomed me throughout my travels. It is your willingness to show me pieces of your daily lives that keeps me connected with the beautiful state we call home. Over the weekend I had the privilege to speak at the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Convention in Fairbanks where I caught up with old friends and made a few new ones. As I returned to Anchorage, I shared stories with a woman about h… Continue Reading


Shutdown, Working to Open Government

Friends, Many Alaskans that I've heard from in the last few days are concerned and frustrated about the government shutdown, especially about how it will impact their daily lives. Though you may have already seen stories touching on this topic in the paper, online and on TV around Alaska, I'd like to share the information I have in hopes of helping you in every way possible. Each government agency is required to implement contingency plans for operating during a shutdown, meaning agencies' pla… Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski E-Newsletter for the week of September 3, 2013

Back Home and Loving It! Friends, As I travel across the state, I'm hearing so many of you boast about our gorgeous Alaskan summer but then conversations quickly turn to issues like energy, the cost of living, and infrastructure. Whether it's the need for roads, building supplies for homes and communities, or affordable energy - I am always listening. Alaska is where I recharge my battery, and each of you plays a part in inspiring me to keep working hard for our state's unique needs. From King… Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski E-Newsletter for the Week of August 4, 2013

Dear Friends, As I write this, I am finalizing plans for my trip back home in the state for the August work period. After an eventful few weeks in Washington, D.C., I look forward to an informative time in Alaska meeting with many of you. My plans have me going from Ketchikan to King Cove, Barrow to Unalaska, with dozens of locations in between. I truly look forward to the people I'll meet, the places I'll see, and the insight I'll gain along the way. Before I get started on my trip, I would … Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski E-Newsletter for the Week of June 15, 2013

Kuskokwim River Fish Camp Visit I had a wonderful weekend on the Kuskokwim River at the end of June, visiting nine fish camps to hear from Alaskans about subsistence fishing. The traditional camps I visited - located near Bethel, Akiak, Akiachak, Kwethluk, Kalskag, Aniak and Chuathbaluk - serve as both an important food source and cultural training ground for many Alaska Natives and their families. Many families spend weeks on end in their fish camps, but high gas prices are impacting some fa… Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski E-Newsletter for the week of June 16, 2013

A Glorious Week Home in Alaska Dear Friends, We are so blessed to live in Alaska, and I am reminded of this each and every time I am home. With the sun shining across the state, I traveled Southcentral and Kodiak at the end of May, and visited places I've never been to before. I am so grateful to have shared boat rides, hikes, meals, and conversations with you. My time with you grounds me in the issues that matter to Alaska, and set my priorities straight during the times that I can't be wit… Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski's E-Newsletter for the week of May 13, 2013

Friends, I had such a great time in the state last week. It's always good to be home and though the calendar shows that spring is on its way, the snow throughout the state reminded us that we live in an Arctic nation. Here are some of the highlights of my visit to Fairbanks, Anchorage, Ketchikan, Delta and Glennallen. Congratulations Graduates of 2013 It's that time of year again, when we salute our family members and neighbors for crossing that significant and meaningful threshold of graduat… Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski's E-Newsletter for the week of April 15, 2013

Alaska, After a busy Easter work period back home in Alaska, I'm now back in Washington, D.C. I would like to thank the hundreds of Alaskans I was able to personally speak to and work with while home - your time and input is truly appreciated. While I was able to visit and discuss issues and policies with folks from across the state, I did unfortunately have to miss a few scheduled events due to an awful bout of the flu. I'm glad to be back to full speed! Here's a quick look-back at some of t… Continue Reading

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