OPINION: The deeper we get into the Affordable Care Act, the less affordable health care becomes in Alaska.
OPINION: If the president makes an honest effort to engage with Alaskans, he will leave as awed by our people as he will inevitably be by our mountains.
OPINION: We will not rest until the earned health care benefit is a reality for Alaska veterans wherever in the state they may live.
OPINION: If United States doesn't lead in the Arctic, other nations will claim our share of the future there.
OPINION: Approving the Keystone XL pipeline will not eat into the markets for Alaskas oil. In fact, it will likely help us to preserve them.
OPINION: Alaska's 22 craft breweries are hubs of innovation and economic progress for their communities. Celebrate them with me this week at the Great Alaska Beer and Barleywine Festival.
OPINION: After an international conference in Iceland, Alaska's senior senator lays out concerns as the United States prepares to take leadership of the Arctic Council.
OPINION: Alaskans deserve better than the Affordable Care Act.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, came out Wednesday in support of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples, saying it is an issue of "personal liberty" and that her own views on the issue have "evolved."
OP-ED: This unusual demonstration of unity reflects a deep-seated concern that even after the death of Osama bin Laden, Al Qaeda remains a potent threat.
Last week, I traveled our state and engaged with Alaskans in one of the most important conversations facing our nation: the state of our economy. I'd like to thank everyone who attended one of our town hall meetings.
Alaskans know that the No Child Left Behind Act, or NCLB, has shortcomings. I'm working to fix the law while still giving parents and communities solid information to help schools improve. Until that process is complete though, let's all be honest about how our schools are really doing. It's not as bleak as some media portray.
The Fourth of July, our Independence Day, is a time to recognize the American heroes -- from the founders to soldiers who have devoted, risked or lost their lives in the name of our freedom. It's an especially important day this year for Alaskans as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Elizabeth Peratrovich's birth.
On Memorial Day, Alaska welcomes Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki for his first visit since taking office in 2009. Alaska is proud to be the state with the most veterans per capita in the country: 77,000 and growing. Unfortunately, Alaska is also the state in which the VA may be most challenged to effectively serve its beneficiaries.
It's become nearly impossible to turn on the news or pick up a newspaper without seeing a story about rising oil prices. The combination of international events and our restrictive domestic energy policies has now pushed oil prices past $104 per barrel.