Politics

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski brought in nearly $1.1 million for her re-election bid during the latest fundraising period.Associated Press
A new link on Mayor Ethan Berkowitz's page on the city website, “Anchorage Innovates,” asks residents for ideas, suggestions or questions. Devin Kelly
Staunch legislative opponents of the Affordable Care Act may have lost their last chance at blocking the expansion of Medicaid to the working poor in Alaska with the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling upholding subsidies in June.Pat Forgey
The North Slope Borough Assembly voted Monday to investigate allegations of ethics violations made against the office of Borough Mayor Charlotte Brower by hiring a law firm to investigate borough purchases from members of the mayor’s family.Nathaniel Herz
A spokeswoman for Gov. Bill Walker says Walker is expected to announce Thursday how he will move forward on Medicaid expansion in Alaska.Alaska Dispatch News
Five years after the death of former Sen. Ted Stevens, the millions of pages he accumulated over decades remain off limits to researchers, locked away three floors below ground at the UAF Rasmuson Library in Fairbanks. The plan now is to move the entire collection to Anchorage this summer.Dermot Cole
A cellphone tower disguised as a spruce tree may soon be rising up near a ski lift at Alyeska Ski Resort, the first “stealth” antenna in the area.Devin Kelly
Cellphone antennas could soon be popping up on top of more Anchorage utility poles -- an industry push playing out in a battle between a telecommunications corporation and neighbors worried about safety and aesthetics.Devin Kelly
Gov. Bill Walker has given the OK for the Knik Arm bridge project to resume work, but that doesn't yet mean final approval for the controversial project.Pat Forgey
A new Southeast Alaska ferry service that the state had planned to begin this summer will be delayed until next year and operated mainly to avoid paying back the federal government for the cost of new terminals.Pat Forgey