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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

June 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 THE STATE:

KENAI BED TAX

KENAI — The Kenai Peninsula Borough is considering asking voters to approve a 12 percent sales tax on temporary lodging after officials have voted down bed taxes twice in the past year. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by noon.

EARTHQUAKE RESEARCH

FAIRBANKS — Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks are working on a new way to forecast seismic activity in central Alaska by examining low-frequency earthquakes. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by noon.

IN BRIEF:

— HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT — A Palmer man with two previous convictions for eluding was arrested after a high-speed chase.

— ANCHORAGE PLAYGROUND FIRE — For the second time in two years, an arson fire has destroyed playground equipment at an Anchorage elementary school.

— KODIAK ARSON — Alaska State Troopers are investigating an arson fire that destroyed two vehicles in Kodiak.

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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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