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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

May 1, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

ALASKA MARIJUANA

JUNEAU _ The Alaska Marijuana Board begins a three-day meeting in Anchorage, and is scheduled to consider tweaking the first-in-the-nation rules allowing onsite consumption to accommodate authorized retailers who only want to allow consumption of edibles. By Becky Bohrer. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m. AP Photos, planned.

AROUND THE STATE:

TONGASS TIMBER SALE

JUNEAU, Alaska _ The first phase of the largest timber sale in Tongass National Forest in decades is moving ahead, and the U.S. Forest Service is asking for public comment through May 13. SENT: 355 words.

ALASKA VILLAGE JAIL FIRE

ANCHORAGE _ Community members are concerned about the safety of Alaska village holding jails after a man and woman died early Sunday locked in their cells as the Napakiak jail burned. SENT: 390 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ BODY RECOVERED _ The body of a southwest Alaska man missing since October has been recovered.

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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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