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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

April 15, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

NENANA CLASSIC-RECORD

NENANA _ Early ice melt has provided a record finish to an annual Alaska guessing game that’s been going on for 102 years, officials said. SENT: 240 words.

ALASKA-POLICE SHORTAGE

FAIRBANKS _ Fairbanks is facing a shortage of police officers that is raising concerns about the police department’s operations. SENT: 245 words.

ALASKA PARKS-BEETLE INFESTATION

ANCHORAGE _ State parks officials say removing trees infested with spruce bark beetles at two campgrounds in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough could cost more than $1 million. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 11 a.m.

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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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