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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

May 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



KETCHIKAN _ Ketchikan’s mayor and city manager accepted a free cruise to Los Angeles, which they said allowed them to continue talks with those in the private sector as the city looks to expands berths for cruise ships. It’s the same trip the mayor and city manager from Juneau was to attend, until the assembly said no. UPCOMING: 300 words by 10 a.m.


FAIRBANKS _ The University of Alaska has issued lay-off notices to 48 employees as part of an overhaul of its human resources department. The employees will be eligible to apply for jobs in the reorganized department. UPCOMING: 300 words by 11 a.m.


_ FATAL HIT AND RUN _ Anchorage police are investigating an apparent early morning hit-and-run crash.

_ CHILD DEATH _ A 32-year-old Anchorage man has been indicted in the death of a child in his care 11 months ago.


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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