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AP-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

October 2, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 8:50 a.m.

US-ELECTION 2018-ALASKA GOVERNOR

JUNEAU — Candidates for Alaska governor meet at an Alaska Native issues forum in Juneau. UPCOMING: 350 words by 3 p.m.

AP Photos planned.

AROUND ALASKA:

FAIRBANKS POLICE SHOOTING

FAIRBANKS — Alaska prosecutors say authorities were legally justified in their use of deadly force in the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old Fairbanks man last Christmas Eve. A report released Monday says Alaska State Troopers and Fairbanks police fired on Cody Eyre after he ignored repeated requests to put down his gun and pointed the gun at officers, the Fairbanks Daily-News Minor reported. UPCOMING: 400 words by noon.

MARIJUANA BUSINESS LAWSUIT

SITKA — An Alaska businessman is suing a Sitka Assembly member, seeking repayment of more than $135,000 in loans and vendor payments related to a marijuana business. Connor Nelson filed a lawsuit earlier this year, claiming assembly member Aaron Bean has refused to pay down loans Nelson has given since February 2016 to Bean’s company Green Leaf, which operates out of Sitka buildings owned by Nelson, the Daily Sitka Sentinel reported last week. SENT: 250 words.

MOOSE MEAT-FACEBOOK

BETHEL — A Bethel man has been accused of advertising the sale of moose meat on Facebook, an action illegal under Alaska law. Alaska Wildlife Trooper Walter Blajeski said he issued a citation to Arnold Lupie last month after seeing his online ad for moose meat, KYUK-AM reported last week. SENT: 225 words.

IN BRIEF:

— PARKS HIGHWAY DEATHS — Alaska State Troopers are investigating a collision on the Parks Highway that left four men dead and injured others, including a 2-year-old boy.

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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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