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AP-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

POLAR BEARS-CHUKCHI SEA

ANCHORAGE — The first count of polar bears in waters between the United States and Russia indicates they’re doing better than some of their cousins elsewhere. University and federal researchers estimate a robust and abundant Chukchi Sea population at 3,000 animals. By Dan Joling. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2 p.m. AP Photos.

AROUND ALASKA:

NUISANCE BEARS-KODIAK

KODIAK — Alaska wildlife officials are considering killing nuisance bears in Kodiak if they don’t go into hibernation soon. SENT: 310 words.

ALASKA ASSAULT-LAWSUIT

ANCHORAGE — An Alaska Native woman is suing a man convicted of assaulting her who walked free following sentencing. SENT: 300 words.

OF ALASKA INTEREST:

EXCHANGE-SMITHSONIAN-SEA MONSTERS

DALLAS — Three weeks before his team’s fossil finds were to go on display at one of the world’s most famous natural history museums, Louis Jacobs stood in a basement lab at Southern Methodist University sanding the lower jaw of a 72-million-year-old sea monster. His colleague Michael Polcyn sat nearby, dabbing sealant on a model of the animal’s upper jaw and skull. White dust hovered in the air. Plaster tailbones, skulls and teeth topped every counter. By Anna Kuchment, Dallas Morning News. SENT: 2,060 words. AP photos pursuing.

IN BRIEF:

— ANCHORAGE TEACHER CONTRACT — Negotiators for Anchorage teachers and the city school district have reached a tentative agreement on an employment contract.

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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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