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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

March 5, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Alaska at 8:30 a.m.

ALASKA BUDGET-PIONEER HOMES

JUNEAU _ State officials are proposing rate increases for residents of Alaska’s state-supported elder-care facilities that they say are intended to be more in line with the cost of service. Critics say the approach is wrong-headed. UPCOMING: 500 words.

ACROSS THE STATE:

OVERDUE MEDICAL FLIGHT

JUNEAU _ Searchers believe they have found part of the air ambulance that went missing with three people on board in Alaska, the aircraft owners said. SENT: 240 words.

ALASKA ISLAND CONSERVATION

KODIAK _ An Alaska island about 5 miles off the coast of Kodiak has been permanently designated for conservation after the Great Land Trust reached an agreement with the landowner. SENT: 240 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ TEEN KILLED-TRIAL _ Two suspects in a high-profile southcentral Alaska murder case will be tried in Fairbanks.

_ IDITAROD _ Defending champion Joar Ulsom is in the lead of the 2019 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. UPCOMING: 130 words by 9 a.m.

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If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apanchorage@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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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