In Wednesday’s news:
- Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski now supports gay marriage;
- Police in Bethel say man drowned while trying to swim across a lake;
- 2013 Norton Sound Commercial Herring Fishery is wrapping up this week;
- U.S. Senate committee advances bill providing $50 million to clean up abandoned oil wells in NPR-A;
- Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell is running for Senate;
- Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan says he will seek position of lieutenant governor.