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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

March 4, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

BERING SEA-LOW ICE

ANCHORAGE _ Bering Sea storms have significantly reduced sea ice in the Bering and southern Chukchi Seas, leading to open water that’s not typically seen before June. By Dan Joling. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.

IDITAROD

ANCHORAGE _ A former hockey player from Canada has the early lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. UPCOMING: 200 words by 11 a.m.

ACROSS THE STATE:

ALASKA CONSTRUCTION

ANCHORAGE _ Construction in Alaska is expected to increase by 10 percent this year, a sign the state’s struggling economy is on the rebound. UPCOMING: 250 words by 11 a.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ DORMITORY FALL _ A student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks suffered serious injuries in a fall from the seventh floor of a dormitory.

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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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