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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

May 14, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

ALASKA-FLOATPLANES

ANCHORAGE _ A team of federal accident investigators is expected to arrive Tuesday in Alaska to try to piece together what caused a deadly midair collision between two sightseeing planes. By Mark Thiessen and Rachel D’Oro. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2 p.m. AP Photos.

WESTERN ALASKA JAIL DEATHS

ANCHORAGE _ Three people died in two weeks in western Alaska jails and regional officials say it’s part of ongoing public safety issues in rural villages. By Dan Joling. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

ALASKA-TUBERCULOSIS ALERT

BETHEL _ Attendees at an Alaska religious meeting in April may have been exposed to tuberculosis. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words by 11 a.m.

ALASKA-CREEK CLEAN-HOMELESS

ANCHORAGE _ An Alaska environmental cleanup event is considering whether the safety of its volunteers is being put at risk by homeless encampments. UPCOMING: 200 words by 11 a.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ EAGLE RIVER-EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE _ Construction experts are assessing whether the building that houses municipal offices and a library in Eagle River is safe.

_ MOUNT RUSHMORE-SUPERINTENDENT _ The National Park Service has named the deputy superintendent at Denali National Park as acting superintendent for Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.

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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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