Senator Lisa Murkowski

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Murkowski says the $50 million the CARES Act designated for commercial fisheries nationwide is not enough.

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Murkowski wrote that the extension is needed “given the length and complexity” of the corps’ environmental impact statement for the mine proposal. The current comment period ends May 30.

Bristol Bay fishermen tour the East Coast

Mar 15, 2016
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Bristol Bay drifters were among the ten young Alaska fishermen who toured the East Coast this month.

Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Dan Sullivan’s campaign is touting the support of Alaska’s Senior U.S. Senator in a new television ad that started airing on Tuesday. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Office of Senator Lisa Murkowski

It’s been seven months since Interior Secretary Sally Jewell rejected a road that would connect King Cove and Cold Bay.  US Senator Lisa Murkowski sent a letter Wednesday to Secretary Jewell expressing her disappointment in the lack of action. 

King Cove is 25 miles away from Cold Bay, the residents of King Cove would like a direct road to the Cold Bay all weather airport so in the event of a medical emergency it will be faster and easier to Medevac to safety. 

United States Coast Guard

With the purchase of Alaska in 1869, the United States became an Artic nation.  Though it shares that honor with several other countries, its goals in the region have not been strictly coordinated.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has the details on a government appointment that hopes to change that.

A hunting and fishing bill has unexpectedly advanced straight to the US Senate Floor, before any Senators could offer amendments.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

Murkowski Addresses FedEx Rural Deliveries

Jul 8, 2014

Rural mail has been a concern to Senator Lisa Murkowski as of late.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

The US Department of Veterans Affairs has been plagued by scandal in recent months due to long wait times for veterans and allegations that VA staff falsified wait list times.  Senator Lisa Murkowski recently called for an investigation into VA affairs in Alaska.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more. 

Mike Mason

The most controversial and talked about issue in the Bristol Bay region for well over a decade has been the proposed Pebble Mine. Many organizations have come out in opposition to the mine including several fishing groups. One of those groups is the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association, which represents the over 18-hundred Bristol Bay driftnet permit holders. KDLG's Mike Mason reports.

EPA Proposes New Power Plant Rule

Jun 11, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency announced last week it’s considering a new rule that would require power plants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent in 15 years.  US Senator Lisa Murkowski says this rule is unfair to Alaska. 

Senator Murkowski, as the ranking republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said last week the EPA’s restriction on greenhouse gas emissions is an effort to bypass Congress and levy policies that would drive electric supply away from coal.  She says coal power accounts for almost 40% of power services.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014

The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report is back. Friday's report includes details about Thursday night's public townhall meeting in Dillingham with Senator Lisa Murkowski and a report about the upcoming Coast Guard fishing vessel safety inspection in the Bay. The report also includes a story about the passing of veteran fisheries journalist bob Tkacz.

Lodge Owners Disappointed in Senator Murkowski

May 8, 2014
Brian Kraft

Several sportfishing lodge owners and guides ran an ad in the Anchorage Daily News this week expressing disappointment in Alaska’s senior U.S. Senator. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Alaska’s Senior U.S. Senator took to the floor of the Senate on Tuesday to honor the 2 Alaska State Troopers who were killed last week in the line of duty in Tanana. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.


Several groups dedicated to stopping development of the proposed Pebble Mine are criticizing Alaska’s senior U.S. Senator for supporting legislation that would limit a power the EPA is using to stop development of the mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason reports.