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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

December 7, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 3:35 p.m.

LEGISLATURE-ALASKA

JUNEAU _ The Democrat challenging the results of an Alaska House race argues that errors made by election officials in counting ballots “work to deprive” her of the seat. By Becky Bohrer. UPCOMING: 415 words by 4 p.m.

ACROSS THE STATE:

IDITAROD-DOG DOPING

ANCHORAGE _Iditarod officials have cleared a four-time champion of any wrongdoing in a dog-doping scandal that followed the sled dog race last year. SENT: 475 words.

AP Photo LA405.

ALASKA GOVERNOR-POLICY ADVISER

ANCHORAGE _ Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has picked a former state senator who was once a subject of a corruption investigation by federal authorities to work in his administration. Former state Senate President Ben Stevens will serve as one of the Republican governor’s three policy advisers, focusing on transportation, legislation and fishing. SENT: 235 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ ENTANGLED WHALES _ Federal officials say last year was slightly worse than average for the entanglement of large whales, which is a major threat to the animals’ populations.

_ MISSING NATIVE WOMEN-ALASKA _ A coalition of Alaska Native groups is urging Gov. Mike Dunleavy to push for funding to investigate the death and disappearance of indigenous women.

_ EARTHQUAKE-ALASKA _ Strong aftershocks from last week’s powerful earthquake in southcentral Alaska continue to shake up residents.

_ HOCKEY COACH-ABUSE _ A former Kenai Peninsula hockey coach has been sentenced to 62 years in prison for sexually abusing children and possessing child pornography.

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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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