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AP-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

September 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 9:15 a.m.


ANCHORAGE — A student in Alaska’s largest city is under arrest after posting a photograph of guns on social media and warning others to stay away from school Thursday. Anchorage police did not identify the male student, his school or charges faced because he is a minor. By Rachel D’Oro. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by noon.


JUNEAU — Alaska gubernatorial candidates headline a chamber of commerce forum in Juneau. By Becky Bohrer. UPCOMING: 450 words by 2 p.m.

AP Photos planned.



ANCHORAGE — More than half of Alaska public school students failed to meet grade-level standards in English language arts, math and science this year — but the results improved slightly from the prior year, according to state standardized testing results. SENT: 260 words.


SITKA — A former employee of the city of Sitka has been sentenced to 45 years in prison in the deadly shooting of his girlfriend last year. Reuben Yerkes, 40, was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty in June to second-degree murder in the death of 28-year old Ali Clayton, the Daily Sitka Sentinel reported . SENT: 230 words.


— ILLEGAL MACHINE GUNS-ARREST — Federal prosecutors in New York say a 25-year-old Alaska man illegally shipped nine firearms that were modified to operate as machine guns.

— ALASKA PIPELINE-LAYOFFS — The operator of the trans-Alaska pipeline says it plans to cut about 10 percent of its workforce.

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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