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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

May 3, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

CONSTRUCTION KICKBACKS-ARMY BASE

EL PASO, Texas _ An Alaska company and its employees paid kickbacks and bribes to an Army contractor to get government contracts for construction work at Fort Bliss, officials said. Kikiktagruk Inupiat Corp., and its subsidiary, KIC Development LLC, on April 13 agreed to pay more than $2 million as part of a settlement in a civil lawsuit filed by the U.S. government. UPCOMING: 300 words by noon.

AROUND THE STATE:

KODIAK-TSUNAMI SIRENS

KODIAK _ Two firms contracted by the city of Kodiak have recommended that all 21 of the tsunami warning sirens on the road system be replaced with newer models. SENT: 265 words.

HOONAH-NEW DOCK

HOONAH _ The southeast Alaska village of Hoonah is preparing for a new dock that is expected to bring thousands of more tourists. SENT: 175 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ FORMER POLICE CHIEF-THEFT _ A former Fort Yukon police chief convicted of stealing $112,000 from the village’s Native corporation a decade ago has been sentenced to a year in prison.

_ SUSPICIOUS DEATH _ Anchorage police are investigating a suspicious death on the east side of the city.

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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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