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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

February 19, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 LEGISLATURE-MURKOWSKI

JUNEAU _ U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is set to address a joint session of the Alaska Legislature. UPCOMING: 350 words by 4 p.m.

ALASKA COLD CASE

LEWISTON, Maine _ A Maine man who faces extradition to Alaska after his arrest in a 26-year-old cold case is due to make his first appearance in court. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

ACROSS THE STATE:

ANCHORAGE PORT

ANCHORAGE _ Steep tariff hikes could be on the way at the Port of Alaska if the municipality of Anchorage has to pay for repairs to the dock, a recent study says. SENT: 310 words.

ALASKA BUDGET-PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

ANCHORAGE _ Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has proposed doing away with Alaska’s practice of providing payments so people do not lose food stamps and other benefits after Alaska Permanent Fund dividends arrive. SENT: 290 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ HOTEL FATAL SHOOTING _ Charging documents in a fatal Anchorage hotel shooting say the event occurred after a confrontation over a debt.

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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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