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AP-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

October 3, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 8:45 a.m.


ANCHORAGE — A judge on Wednesday will tell the oldest son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin whether allegations he hit a woman in the head should lead to jail time or if he can stay in a therapeutic program for veterans tied to a separate assault case. Track Palin, 29, has been accused of three attacks on people close to him over the past few years, the most recent coming last week. Palin, an Army veteran who served one year in Iraq, entered a program intended to rehabilitate veterans after he was arrested in an assault on his father less than a year ago. By Rachel D’Oro. SENT: 385 words. Will be updated after 2 p.m. hearing.

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JUNEAU — A large lead and zinc mine in northwest Alaska is planning to build a 10-mile (16-kilometer) road to a pair of possible expansion sites. Red Dog Mine operator Teck has applied for state and federal permits for the road project. The company wants to transport heavy equipment to the prospective sites to do more intensive underground drilling. SENT: 290 words.


ANCHORAGE — Five Anchorage residents have been indicted on federal charges after prosecutors said they worked together to kidnap and beat a man who was delivered to a hospital in an animal cage last year. U.S. Attorney for Alaska Bryan Schroder announced Tuesday the new charges against 29-year-old Macauther Vaifanua, 28-year-old Faamanu Vaifanua, 30-year-old Jeffery Ahvan, 25-year-old Rex Faumui, and 22-year-old Tamole Lauina. SENT: 240 words.


— HELICOPTER CRASH — Authorities have recovered the body of a man who was onboard a helicopter that crashed last week in southeast Alaska.

— PARKS HIGHWAY DEATHS — One of four men killed in a collision on the Parks Highway has been identified as a 78-year-old man from India.


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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