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.

CHUKCHI POLAR BEARS-SUBSISTENCE HUNTING

ANCHORAGE — The commission that manages the polar bear population shared by the United States and Russia has increased the quota of bears that can be harvested by subsistence hunters. By Dan Joling. AP Photo. UPCOMING: 350 words by 2 p.m.

OF ALASKA INTEREST:

NEVADA MARIJUANA-FIRST YEAR

RENO, Nev. — Nevada regulators and industry insiders say the state's first year of broad marijuana legalization has exceeded even their highest expectations, with sales and tax collections already surpassing year-end projections by 25 percent. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 1,000 words.

AP Photos NVJL201, NVJL202, NVJL203, NVJL204.

AROUND THE STATE:

MARIJUANA BOARD-ETHICS COMPLAINT

FAIRBANKS — Two members of the Alaska Marijuana Control Board say they have no plans to step down following allegations of ethics violations from a cannabis cultivator. SENT: 270 words.

ALASKA ARTIFACTS

BETHEL — The community of Quinhagak is awaiting the return of about 60,000 artifacts unearthed from a nearby ancient village and sent to Scotland. SENT: 260 words.

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