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AP-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

September 28, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 8:30 a.m.

KAVANAUGH-ALASKA DEMONSTRATERS

ANCHORAGE — Demonstrators for a second day plan to gather outside the Anchorage office of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski to protest the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. By Dan Joling. UPCOMING: 350 words by 4 p.m. AP Photos.

AROUND ALASKA:

SITKA-BAG TAX

SITKA — Sitka officials have shelved a measure that would tax single-use carryout bags provided to customers by businesses on the Alaska island. SENT: 315 words.

BOX OF SYRINGES-HOMER

HOMER — A Homer-area resident turned over to police a box containing more than 100 used syringes collected on the small peninsula jutting from the town, police said. SENT: 280 words.

IN BRIEF:

— BERING SEA-MISSING MAN — A man is missing from a fishing vessel in the Bering Sea north of St. Matthew Island.

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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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