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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

December 28, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

ACROSS THE STATE:

ALASKA EARTHQUAKE-DAMAGE ESTIMATE

ANCHORAGE _ A preliminary assessment shows an early estimate of $76 million in damages from November’s magnitude 7.0 earthquake in south central Alaska. UPCOMING: 300 WORDS by noon.

COOK INLET RAZOR CLAMS

KENAI _ The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says it will again ban the catching of razor clams on the Cook Inlet side of the Kenai Peninsula. SENT: 200 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ MAT-SU COASTAL PARK _ A coastal park in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough will see major renovations next year.

_ ALASKA MAYOR-FATAL CRASH _ Police in Washington, D.C. have arrested the driver of a tour bus that fatally struck an Alaska mayor and her mother.

_ TEEN KILLED-TRIAL _ An Alaska teenager has been convicted of pistol-whipping and shooting to death a 16-year-old boy who prosecutors say was ambushed by “wannabe gang members.”

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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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