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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

May 9, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

ALASKA-GUNS

JUNEAU _ As part of a sweeping proposed rewrite of the state’s crime laws, Alaska lawmakers would ask the court system to go back and scour 38 years of court records to find anyone who has been involuntarily committed to see if that would affect their ability to own firearms. By Becky Bohrer. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

ALASKA-FERRIES GROUP

KETCHIKAN _ Members of a new group focused on the future of southeast Alaska ferry service will look for ways to sustain the system. SENT: 240 words.

ALASKA COMMUNITY-SECEDE

EAGLE RIVER, Alaska _ Residents of two Alaska communities are discussing the possibility of leaving the municipality of Anchorage to form their own local government. SENT: 250 words.

CHILD DEATH-SENTENCE

FAIRBANKS _ A 31-year-old North Pole man convicted of first-degree murder in the death of his 4-year-old son has been sentenced to 90 years in prison. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 10 a.m.

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If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apanchorage@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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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