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 News Editor Mark Thiessen can be reached at 907-272-7549 or

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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Alaska at 8:45 a.m.


ANCHORAGE — The race for Alaska governor looks to be a three-man contest, though some are still seeking to pressure the Democratic challenger to bow out. That Democrat, Mark Begich, said he's not going anywhere: "I'm in the race," he said. By Becky Bohrer. SENT: 1,005 words. Will be updated.

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ANCHORAGE — An Inupiaq actor and cinematographer who came to fame during Hollywood's golden age has been reburied in Alaska 65 years after his death. The cremated remains of Ray Mala and his wife Galina Mala were buried with a ceremony in a downtown Anchorage cemetery Monday, the Anchorage Daily News reported . SENT: 250 words.


JUNEAU — Global climate projections have drastically underestimated carbon emissions from thawing permafrost in the Arctic, a new study suggests. The study published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Communications indicated that permafrost emissions could be more than double what has been projected because of the methane from thermokarst lakes, which form in permafrost, Alaska's Energy Desk reported Monday. SENT: 280 words.


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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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