BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK
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 email@example.com. News Editor Mark Thiessen can be reached at 907-272-7549 or firstname.lastname@example.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
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Alaska at 8:30 a.m.
WASHINGTON _ The White House is trying to hold jittery congressional Republicans in line on the 19th day of the partial government shutdown, with no end in sight to the impasse over President Donald Trump’s demand for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. There’s growing concern about the toll the shutdown is taking on everyday Americans, including disruptions in payments to farmers and trouble for home buyers who are seeking government-backed mortgage loans — “serious stuff,” according to Sen. John Thune, the No. 2 Senate Republican. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, urged colleagues to approve spending bills that would reopen various agencies, “so that whether it’s the Department of the Interior or it is the IRS, those folks can get back to work. I’d like to see that.” SENT: 1000 words, photos. Moved on national wires.
ACROSS THE STATE:
ALASKA EARTHQUAKE-MUSEUM EXHIBIT
ANCHORAGE _ An exhibition featuring Alaska Native artifacts will remain closed until earthquake-cracked display cases are repaired at the Anchorage Museum. SENT: 210 words.
FAIRBANKS HOSPITAL-ER REDESIGN
FAIRBANKS _ A Fairbanks hospital is planning to remodel its emergency room to expand services for people experiencing mental health emergencies. SENT: 250 words.
_ BROTHERS-FATAL STABBING _ An 18-year-old Fairbanks man has been charged with manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of his older brother.
_ PARKING LOT SHOOTING _ An Anchorage man was shot and wounded in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant.
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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.