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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

October 1, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 11:45 a.m.


ANCHORAGE —Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s oldest son, Track, was arrested on suspicion of assault less than a year after being accused of attacking his father at the family’s home. SENT: 330 words. Developing. AP Photos.


JUNEAU — The state of Alaska is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging Gov. Bill Walker’s plan for paying off the state’s remaining oil and gas tax credit obligations. By Becky Bohrer. UPCOMING: 200 words by 2 p.m.



KODIAK — A rural public school on Kodiak Island will close in November unless it can enroll at least three more students, officials said. SENT: 315 words


— HUNTER INJURED-FALLING BEAR: A hunter sustained life-threatening injuries after a bear he shot tumbled down a slope, dislodging rocks.

— HELICOPTER CRASH: The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for possible survivors of a helicopter crash in southeast Alaska


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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