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 News Editor Mark Thiessen can be reached at 907-272-7549 or

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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Alaska at 8:30 a.m.



ANCHORAGE — Witnesses told federal investigators the airplane that crash near Willow Lake failed two takeoff attempts before becoming airborne. SENT: 240 words.


BETHEL — The Alaska National Guard is getting rid of dozens of armories in cities and villages across the state, seeking to hand over ownership to local communities. SENT: 235 words.



HONOLULU — A Chicago-based chain that trademarked "Aloha Poke" has faced backlash with calls for boycott after sending cease-and-desist letters to businesses with similar names, including the Aloha Poke Shop in Honolulu. SENT: 300 words.


— PEDESTRIAN FATAL — A car struck and killed a pedestrian on the Kenai Peninsula.


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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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