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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

March 11, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

IDITAROD

ANCHORAGE _ A native of France is widening his lead in Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

OF ALASKA INTEREST:

LGBT RIGHTS-NORTH CAROLINA

RALEIGH, N.C. _ North Carolina is being sued again over its treatment of transgender people, as state employees argue their health plan violated federal law by dropping coverage of medically necessary procedures. The new lawsuit comes amid unresolved litigation over North Carolina’s so-called bathroom bill and the law that replaced it. By Jonathan Drew. SENT: 680 words.

ACROSS THE STATE:

ALASKA-ALCOHOL LICENSES

JUNEAU _ Some Alaska businesses that have been allowed to sell alcohol for years are finding that the state is denying their license renewals. SENT: 320 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ KODIAK COUNCILMAN-ARREST _ A Kodiak city councilman is free on bail after he was charged last week with six counts of felony assault, including assault with a weapon.

_ AVALANCHE-SNOWBOARDER DEATH _ A 33-year-old Anchorage man died in an avalanche while snowboarding on the Kenai Peninsula.

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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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