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Big outside money expected for US Senate race

Big outside money expected for US Senate race

Outside money is expected to pour into the race for the U.S. Senate seat held by Mark Begich, and the first of it is making a splash across Alaska’s TV sets.

FDA To Announce Decision On Genetically Modified Salmon

FDA To Announce Decision On Genetically Modified Salmon

Sen. Mark Begich has asked the head of the agency not to exploit the holiday season to release what’s expected to be an unpopular report.

Democratic Legislators Push For Stricter Campaign Disclosure Rules

Democratic Legislators Push For Stricter Campaign Disclosure Rules

With so much money that will be spent on political ads, some state legislators would like to see stronger federal disclosure laws, so voters know who’s paying for the airtime.

Begich proposing more insurance options for ACA

Begich proposing more insurance options for ACA

Senator Mark Begich is proposing a change to the Affordable Care Act that would make cheaper insurance options available.

Senate passes anti-discrimination bill

Senate passes anti-discrimination bill

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill to ban workplace discrimination against gay and transgender people.

Begich pushes for extension for Health Care sign up period

Begich pushes for extension for Health Care sign up period

U.S. Senator Mark Begich says he still supports the Affordable Care Act but he recently joined nine other Senate Democrats in asking the Obama administration to extend the sign-up period.

Storis Supporters See Ray of Hope in Saving Cutter

Storis Supporters See Ray of Hope in Saving Cutter

Fans of the retired U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Storis have been holding their collective breath all weekend, hoping there might be a way to prevent the scrapping of the ship in Mexico.

Bills don’t move, but Alaskans in Congress file away

Bills don’t move, but Alaskans in Congress file away

Congress usually passes a few hundred bills a year. So far this year it has passed only 46.

Definition of ‘Alaska Native’ needs fixing in health care law

Definition of ‘Alaska Native’ needs fixing in health care law

Thousands of Alaska Natives will miss out on benefits they qualify for under the Affordable Care Act if the definition of Alaska Native under the law isn’t changed.

A few successes for Alaska’s health insurance marketplace

A few successes for Alaska’s health insurance marketplace

Enroll Alaska has successfully signed up seven people last week for health insurance on the state’s new Affordable Care Act Marketplace, but nearly three weeks into the launch of the marketplace, the company expected to have many more people enrolled.