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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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Alaska at 8:30 a.m.

ALASKA-OUTDOOR DEATHS

ANCHORAGE — Two people hiking in Alaska died in separate Independence Day accidents. By Dan Joling. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL VANDALISM

ANCHORAGE — Vandals broke windows, smashed electronics and knocked holes in walls at an Anchorage-area elementary school, causing about $100,000 in damage, authorities said. SENT: 250 words.

OIL FIELD SWAP

ANCHORAGE — BP is planning to sell its stake in a large northern Alaska oil field to ConocoPhillips and increase its holdings in an offshore oil field near the United Kingdom. SENT: 290 words.

IN BRIEF:

— PICKUP FATALITY — A southeast Alaska man has been charged with manslaughter and driving under the influence in the death of his girlfriend.

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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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