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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

May 22, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 FERRIES

JUNEAU _ The state of Alaska wants to sell two ferries that it says are expensive to run and no longer make sense to keep in the fleet. By Becky Bohrer. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

ALASKA-HOME FINES

JUNEAU _ Juneau is considering a plan to fine residents at homes requiring an excessive number of police calls. SENT: 255 words.

ALASKA-CONTAMINATED WATER

YAKUTAT _ Alaska plans to begin shipping water to a town where chemical contamination was found in area wells. SENT: 260 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ FAIRBANKS HOME INVASION-SENTENCE _ A 42-year-old Fairbanks man convicted of murder in a December 2015 home invasion has been sentenced to 45 years in prison.

_ HOMELESS AREA-PESTICIDE _ An Alaska judge fined an Anchorage businessman $6,500 for spreading a hazardous chemical on a site used by homeless people.

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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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