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.

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Alaska at 8:30 a.m.

AROUND ALASKA:

KODIAK RENTAL MARKET

KODIAK — Kodiak has the highest rent in Alaska this year despite its average rate of rent decreasing from the prior year, according to a state report. SENT: 270 words.

FAIRBANKS SMOKE SCRUBBERS

FAIRBANKS — Fairbanks-area officials are considering a program to test if devices designed to scrub wood smoke of toxic particles could help reduce air pollution in the city. SENT: 280 words.

IN BRIEF:

— FIRE DEATH — A woman who died in a fire outside Fairbanks has been positively identified.

— KENNEDY COUSIN — Eleven states, including Alaska, are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Connecticut's appeal in Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder case and reinstate his conviction.

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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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