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AP-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

November 30, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

MYSTERY BALLOT-ALASKA

ANCHORAGE — Control of the Alaska House of Representatives could hinge on a ballot that an election worker found on a table in a Fairbanks voting precinct more than three weeks ago. The ballot could break a tie in a legislative race. By Dan Joling. Will be updated with recount. AP Photos.

TRANSGENDER-ALASKA WOMEN’S SHELTER

ANCHORAGE — The city of Anchorage files its response to an injunction sought by a local faith-based women’s shelter to stop the city from requiring it to accept transgender women. By Rachel D’Oro. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2 p.m.

ACROSS THE STATE:

ALASKA NEWSPAPER-LAWSUIT

ANCHORAGE — An Anchorage jury says the former owner of the Alaska Dispatch news website is entitled to more than $850,000 from the purchaser. A jury Thursday ruled in favor of Tony Hopfinger and ordered Alice Rogoff to make good on a payment promise she made on a cocktail napkin. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 10 a.m.

ANCHORAGE ALCOHOL-SERVING HOURS

ANCHORAGE — An Anchorage assemblyman has proposed allowing bars and restaurants to serve alcohol earlier in the morning. SENT: 325 words.

SEWARD-HEAT PUMP

KENAI — Seward is planning to heat four city buildings using seawater pumped from Resurrection Bay. SENT: 275 words.

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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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