Tag: Sen. Lisa Murkowski

Citing a responsive industry, CDC’s Walensky will allow cruising rules to sunset January 15, ‘but I can’t predict what the summer will bring’

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control, told the US Senate committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on Tuesday (1-11-22) that the Conditional Sailing Orders in effect for cruise lines since last year would be lifted, in favor of voluntary participation. Read More

Gov’t shutdown puts Forest Service staff, National Park visitors in a pinch

Many Sitkans returned to work the day after Christmas, except for civilian federal employees, who remain on indefinite furlough following last weekend’s government shutdown. The US Forest Service and National Park Service will both be largely unstaffed during the shutdown. The Post Office and uniformed members of the Coast Guard will function as usual. Read More

Murkowski flips on the filibuster

Keith_Nyitray_80 Last week Sen. Lisa Murkowski issued a statement that the recent change in the senate filibuster rules was "a power grab, plain and simple." It's interesting how time affects some people's memories. Read More
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