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AP-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

August 20, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 3 p.m.

ALASKA PRIMARY

ANCHORAGE — Alaskans on Tuesday will decide which Republican candidate will move on in what’s expected to be a closely watched governor’s race this fall. By Becky Bohrer. SENT: 830 words. AP Photos.

With: US-Alaska Primary-News Guide

WHALE KILLED-ALASKA

ANCHORAGE —Indigenous hunters in southwest Alaska initially believed they were legally taking a beluga whale when they unlawfully killed a protected gray whale with harpoons and guns after it strayed into the Kuskokwim River last year. By Rachel D’Oro. UPCOMING: 625 words by 3:30 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

SHIPYARD LAYOFFS

KETCHIKAN — A Ketchikan shipyard is expecting to lay off 50 to 80 workers between October and the end of the year. SENT: 260 words.

AIR BASE-RUNWAY EXTENSION

ANCHORAGE — The U.S. Air Force is planning a $150 million project to extend the runway at Anchorage’s Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson so it can to reduce airspace congestion and ease jet noise over neighborhoods. SENT: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

— ALASKA BOATING ACCIDENT-THREE DEAD — Three residents of an Alaska village died in a riverboat accident.

— PIZZA ROBBERY — A man tried to steal money from an Anchorage pizza restaurant and fired a shot at employees who pursued him.

— MISSING COMMERCIAL FISHERMAN — A search has ended for a commercial fisherman missing in southwest Alaska.

— ANCHORAGE HOMICIDE-SUSPECT ARRESTED — Anchorage police have arrested a man wanted on a manslaughter warrant.

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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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