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 News Editor Mark Thiessen can be reached at 907-272-7549 or

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Alaska at 8:30 a.m.


VALIER, Mont. — The searchers rummage through the abandoned trailer, flipping over a battered couch, unfurling a stained sheet, looking for clues. It's blistering hot and a bear unleashes a menacing growl. But they can't stop. Not when a loved one is still missing. The disappearance last year of Ashley HeavyRunner Loring of the Blackfeet Nation is one small chapter in the unsettling story of missing and murdered Native American women and girls. By National Writer Sharon Cohen. 3,129 words with an abridged version of 900 words. With photos and a video story by David Goldman. Text and photos moved in advance on Aug. 30 and again on Sept. 3. The abridged version was sent on Aug. 31.

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—BC-US-Death and Disappearance-Reforming the System. The cases of missing and murdered Native women have renewed outcry over a criminal justice system that legal experts say still leaves Native American women vulnerable to crime and allows for their cases to languish. By Mary Hudetz. 1,100 words. Moved in advance on Aug. 30 and again on Sept. 3.

—BC-US--Death and Disappearance-Laws: A glance of proposals, from Capitol Hill to state legislatures, aimed at addressing this issue. 632 words. Moved in advance on Aug. 30 and again on Sept. 3.

—BC-US--Death and Disappearance-The Posters: Vignettes of five of the missing or murdered women around the country who are depicted in some of the many missing person posters featuring Native women. 1,000 words. Moved in advance on Aug. 30 and again on Sept. 3.



ANCHORAGE — Anchorage has purchased two lots from a man who has filed lawsuits and complained for years that a downtown homeless shelter and nearby soup kitchen have hurt his business. The $750,000 purchase last month is the first step in a plan for the city to buy all of auctioneer Ron Alleva's land in the area, including his auction yard next to the Brother Francis Shelter, the Anchorage Daily News reported . SENT: 260 words.


FAIRBANKS — Scores of crime suspects have been identified through the Fairbank Police department's Facebook presence, police said. The police department maintains a photo album that has 210 pictures of people possibly involved in crimes taken from video surveillance systems or sent by residents, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Tuesday. SENT: 230 words.


— PARKS HIGHWAY FATAL — Alaska State Troopers say a 63-year-old Houston man has died in a crash on the Parks Highway.

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