Local News

Second batch of Murkowski interns arrives in D.C.

From left are Corey Hester, Kelsey Cunningham, Thaddeus Isaacs, Madeleine Moore, Connor Hula, Senator Murkowski, John Gutsch, Maggie Graham, Mitchell Forbes, Rachell Gulanes, Emelia Van Whye, Kenzie Bjerken, and Ayla O’Scannell.

Klawock student Thaddeus Isaacs is one of ten Alaska students working in Senator Lisa Murkowski’s office for the second session of her annual summer internship program.

Selected students spend four weeks in Washington, D.C., where they learn to assist in daily operations of the U.S. Senate. The interns help Murkowski through clerical and administrative tasks, speak with constituents and assist with research projects.

Murkowski says students will have the opportunity to “shadow” her during meetings, hearings and sessions. She says she is excited to work with the students, and hope they will learn about the legislative process through their participation.

Recent News

School Board reacts to 72% budget reduction

WhiteCliff
The Ketchikan School Board moved quickly though its meeting Wednesday night discussing a potentially devastating budget cut. more

Marijuana committee discusses ban and zoning options

(Creative Commons photo by Brett Levin)
The Ad Hoc Marijuana Advisory Committee was updated on proposed state regulations of commercial pot sales and discussed ban options and zoning at its meeting Wednesday afternoon. more