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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

July 12, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 3:05 p.m.

LAST BLOCKBUSTER

ANCHORAGE — The last two Blockbuster video stores in Alaska are calling it quits, leaving just one Oregon store as the only remaining Blockbuster store in the nation. By Rachel D’Oro. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.

ABORTION-STATES

BOSTON — Anticipating renewed fights over abortion, some governors and state lawmakers already are looking for ways to enhance or dismantle the right in their own constitutions and laws. President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court has raised both fears and hopes that a conservative court majority could weaken or overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that created a nationwide right to abortion. That could fan an already raging battle in states over what should and should not be legal. By David A. Lieb and Steve LeBlanc. 1,050 words. Photos.

With:

— BC-US--Abortion-States-Glance, a list of the 10 states that have old laws banning abortion.

AROUND THE STATE:

BEAR-DOG CARCASSES

JUNEAU — An Alaska man who operates a pet crematorium was cited for creating a nuisance after one or more bears tore into his soft-sided carport, dragged carcasses out and fed on them in a roadway. SENT: 330 words. AP Photo.

LYNX TRAPPING

KENAI — Lynx trapping will not open up on the Kenai Peninsula this year as populations of the wildcat and its prey move through a low cycle. SENT: 315 words.

BETHEL LIQUOR STORE

BETHEL — Bethel has a shop selling alcohol again after the town’s only operating liquor store was shut down by the state alcohol board earlier this year. SENT: 235 words.

IN BRIEF:

— CRAB BOAT SINKING — Federal accident investigators say evidence indicates an ice accumulation likely led to the deadly sinking of a crab boat last year near an Alaska island.

— ALASKA-CRUISE SHIP DEATH — A federal judge is barring release of certain visitor information for an imprisoned man accused of killing his wife on an Alaska cruise last summer.

— FATAL CRASH-CANTWELL — Alaska State Troopers have released the names of two people killed in a Parks Highway crash at Cantwell.

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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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