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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

May 15, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 LEGISLATURE

JUNEAU _ Alaska lawmakers face a Wednesday deadline to complete their work, with state spending plans, a crime package and a decision on how to address the check paid to residents from the state’s oil-wealth fund yet to be settled. By Becky Bohrer. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2 p.m.

ALASKA FLOATPLANES CRASH

ANCHORAGE _ Two sightseeing planes carrying cruise ship passengers in Alaska collided at about 3,300-feet, representatives of the National Transportation Safety Board announced. SENT: 560 words. Will be updated.

AROUND THE STATE:

ALASKA EROSION

NAPAKIAK _ The village of Napakiak has lost its boat landing and chunks of land along the Kuskokwim River and officials say the accelerated erosion was caused by climate change. SENT: 210 words.

ALASKA-HEATING RULES

FAIRBANKS _ Residents of the Fairbanks North Star Borough who burn wood, coal and oil for heat face new air pollution control measures. SENT: 260 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ FAIRBANKS STRANGLING DEATH _ A warrant has been issued for a 25-year-old Fairbanks man suspected of killing a 69-year-old woman with whom he had been staying.

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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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