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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

December 20, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 8:35 a.m.

LEGISLATURE-ALASKA

An Alaska Superior Court judge will hear arguments Thursday in the challenge of an election recount that showed a Fairbanks Republican winning a state House seat by one vote. A lawsuit by Democrat Kathryn Dodge says election officials erred in accepting or rejecting a handful of ballots. An outcome in the case could decide whether Democrats or Republicans lead the state House. By Dan Joling. UPCOMING:

ALASKA MARIJUANA

JUNEAU _ Marijuana regulators are expected to discuss whether to advance proposed rules that would govern onsite use at authorized retail shops. The Marijuana Control Board has gone back and forth on this issue in the past. Story on merits.

ACROSS THE STATE:

CBD OIL REGULATIONS-ALASKA

ANCHORAGE _ Products containing cannabidiol have been offered in stores and coffee shops in Alaska, but CBD oil has not been approved to be used in food, drinks or edibles, state regulators said. Regulations governing CBD items are still being written, and the state has been warning residents to be cautious about what they ingest, the Anchorage Daily News reported Wednesday. SENT: 295 words.

PERMANENT FUND-INCENTIVES

JUNEAU _ The Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. wants to pay its investment managers incentive compensation, which officials said is needed to recruit and retain talented employees. The board presiding over the nearly $64 billion fund adopted a policy earlier this year to start paying incentives worth up to 50 percent of investment managers’ salaries, KTOO Public Media and Alaska Public Media reported this week. SENT: 280 words.

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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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