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AP-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

November 23, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


JUNEAU — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker laments the lack of political courage he says some lawmakers showed during the fiscal crisis that marked his term in office and stands by his decision during that time to cap the check Alaska residents receive from the state’s oil-wealth fund. He labels as irresponsible a call from Republican Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy for a full payout from the fund and back payments for the three years the check was reduced. By Becky Bohrer. SENT: 1010 words.

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ANCHORAGE — Control of the state House of Representatives could be decided Friday as the state reviews absentee ballots in a House race in Fairbanks. The Democrat and Republican in the race are currently tied. If the race remains tied, a recount will be held Nov. 30. The stakes are high in the outcome of this race: If the Republican wins, the GOP will have a majority in the 40-member body. If the Democrat wins, there will be a 20-20 tie and the horse trading will have to begin for one side to woo someone to their side to secure a majority. By Mark Thiessen. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.



JUNEAU — An Alaska runner hit a milestone that took him 16 years to reach when he crossed the finish line at a marathon in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Juneau runner John Kern finished the Williams Route 66 Marathon and completed his goal of running a marathon in all 50 states. SENT: 310 words.


— POLICE SHOOTING-PALMER — A man armed with a machete was shot and killed by an Alaska State Trooper in downtown Palmer.

— FAIRBANKS-AIR QUALITY CODE — The Fairbanks North Star Borough is considering removing ordinances involving air quality after voters took away the borough’s authority to regulate solid fuel heating appliances.

— FATAL CRASH-FIRE — Anchorage police have released the name of a man who died in a fiery crash of a sport utility vehicle.


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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