By Mark C. Robinson
Wrangell Sentinel 

Murkowski will push for federal aid to help with hillside monitoring


January 3, 2024

Mark C. Robinson / Wrangell Sentinel

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski met with Wrangell's first responders and borough officials at the Public Safety Building on Dec. 20 after touring the site of the Nov. 20 landslide.

Alaska's senior senator, Lisa Murkowski, told community leaders she will push for federal funding to bolster monitoring efforts of hillsides out the road.

"What we need to have is greater monitoring and greater data that will help inform. That is something that I'm committed to working on," she said at a meeting with borough officials on Dec. 20 in Wrangell.

"How do you give people that certainty that your home sitting on the beach where you thought you were always safe, and now you're looking up at the hill wondering if you are?" she said. "Through the addition of more data on soil stabili...

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