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AP-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

October 5, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Alaska. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Anchorage bureau at 800-770-7549 or at apanchorage@ap.org. News Editor Mark Thiessen can be reached at 907-272-7549 or mthiessen@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Alaska at 8:30 a.m.

AROUND ALASKA:

FAIRBANKS FOUR-LAWSUIT

FAIRBANKS — A federal judge has heard arguments on whether a lawsuit should proceed against Fairbanks and a group of former police officers in their handling of a case that resulted in four men spending nearly two decades in prison before their convictions were overturned. Attorneys representing the city and former Fairbanks officers argued Wednesday for the dismissal of the wrongful imprisonment suit, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported . SENT: 325 words.

BETHEL-ALCOHOL BAN

BETHEL — Bethel residents voted down a ballot proposition that would have banned the sale of alcoholic beverages in the western Alaska city. Unofficial election results show about 53 percent of Bethel voters voted against the ban on Tuesday, KYUK-AM reported . SENT: 260 words.

IN BRIEF:

— STEESE HIGHWAY DEATHS — A crash on the Steese Highway near Fox has killed two people, including a child, and injured two others, including a teenager.

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MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Alaska and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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