Quote of the day

“While in rural communities, I make a point of visiting the store to see what they pay for basic groceries: eggs and milk (if they even have it), flour, sugar, and laundry detergent. In Napaskiak, a box of Tide sells for $46.94. While laundry detergent may seem like a luxury to some, I see it as one of those basic sanitation items that help keep our families healthy.”

From U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s newsletter about a trip that she took to Napaskiak, in the Bethal area, with Indian Affairs Committee Chair Sen. Maria Cantwell.