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 8:45 a.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

COAST GUARD-PLANES

KODIAK — The U.S. Coast Guard has received the first of five new multipurpose aircraft that will replace its aging air fleet at an air station in Alaska. The HC-130J Super Hercules landed at Air Station Kodiak this week to replace one of the five C-130H airplanes in operation at the station, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported Thursday. The remaining four planes are expected to be delivered by late next year. SENT: 255 words.

MILITARY TRAININGS-MOOSE SEASON

FAIRBANKS — Closures of military training lands near Fairbanks during moose season are needed because of special training requirements, Army and Air Force officials in Alaska said. The military officials from Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base met with members of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Association this week to explain the reasons behind the closures in September, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Thursday. SENT: 315 words.

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