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AP-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

November 29, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

LEGISLATURE-ALASKA

JUNEAU, Alaska — There are no hanging chads, but there is one uncounted vote that could sway control of the Alaska House to the Democrats, preventing complete domination by the GOP in Alaska. A recount has been ordered Friday for a House race in Fairbanks. Both the Democratic candidate, Kathryn Dodge, and the Republican Bart LeBon, have 2,661 votes, but an uncounted ballot was found in a secrecy sleeve. By Becky Bohrer. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2 p.m., file photos.

ACROSS THE STATE:

ALASKA-MADE FIRELOGS

KETCHIKAN — An Alaska-made product that aims to be an environmentally friendly alternative to regular wood logs will be sold for the first time across the state. Viking Firelogs made on Prince of Wales Island are being shipped to the nine Walmart stores in the state. SENT: 285 words.

IDITAROD-MUSHER BAN

ANCHORAGE — Officials have banned a longtime musher from competing in Alaska’s Iditarod sled race next year, citing concerns about his care of dogs. The race’s Qualifying Review Board denied musher Hugh Neff’s application. SENT: 240 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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