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

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



DALLAS — Beneath the open jaws of a crouching dinosaur, Briana Smith pressed her small rotating saw into a plaster cast. Inside the cast lay pieces of a creature that had roamed Alaska about 70 million years ago. By Anna Kuchment. SENT: 700 words.

AP Photos TXDAM301, TXDAM302, TXDAM303, TXDAM304, TXDAM105.



KODIAK — The U.S. military has scheduled its exercises in the Gulf of Alaska for the spring, despite calls for the trainings to be moved to the fall. SENT: 340 words.


ACNHORAGE — The Anchorage attorney nominated by President Donald Trump to be a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for Alaska has withdrawn from his nomination. SENT: 235 words.


— ALASKA KIDNAPPING-ANIMAL CAGE — A fourth suspect has been arrested in an Anchorage assault in which a man suffered brain and skull injuries and was delivered to a hospital in an animal cage.


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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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