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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

JUNEAU _ Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget director is set to appear before a key state Senate committee. The state faces a $1.6 billion deficit and Donna Arduin has been tasked with proposing budget cuts. By Becky Bohrer. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m. AP Photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

ALASKA JOBS

JUNEAU _ Alaska’s oil and gas industry experienced modest growth last month as some sectors of the economy have continued shedding jobs, according to a state jobs report. SENT: 175 words.

ANCHORAGE MUSHING DISTRICT

ANCHORAGE _ A section of downtown Anchorage will honor the sport of dog mushing, city officials and business groups announced. SENT: 270 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ EARTHQUAKE-SCHOOL CLOSURES _ Two Anchorage public schools will stay closed next year for repair of earthquake damage.

_ FATAL SHOOTING-MANSLAUGHTER INVESTIGATION _ A woman suspected of holding a gun that discharged and killed a man in Anchorage will not be prosecuted.

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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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