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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

April 1, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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-RIFLE STICKER

JUNEAU _ A human rights commission plans to meet on a personnel matter. The meeting comes after the governor sought an investigation into the actions of a commission employee who pointed out on social media a “Black Rifles Matter” sticker on the back of a truck that she said she thought was racist. By Becky Bohrer. UPCOMING: 350 words by 3 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

COAST GUARD-GROUP RESCUE

HAINES _ A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued boaters from a sandbar in an Alaska river early Sunday, according to authorities. SENT: 215 words.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL-PROGRAMS MERGE

FAIRBANKS, Alaska _ Two Alaska high schools hope to end their difficulties fielding football teams by merging their programs, according to school officials. SENT: 260 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ BODY FOUND _ Anchorage police reopened a busy midtown intersection Monday morning after investigating a suspicious death.

_ KUSKOKWIM RIVER-MISSING ATV RIDERS _ Two all-terrain vehicles carrying five people crashed through ice on the Kuskokwim River and two people are missing.

_ ANCHORAGE FATAL CRASH _ A man died in a one-car rollover crash in south Anchorage. Police say a driver in a sport utility vehicle Sunday morning was heading west on O’Malley Road and failed to negotiate the left-hand curve where the road turns into Minnesota Drive.

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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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