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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

May 2, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



PHOENIX _ When Chris Williamson was in the market for a new family car, a timely ad and conversations with a co-worker convinced him to try something out of the ordinary. He bought a BMW 3 Series convertible and covers the payments by renting it to strangers on a peer-to-peer car sharing app called Turo. It allows his family of seven to have a nicer car, essentially for free. By Jonathan J. Cooper. SENT: 1,185 words.

AP Photos AZRF101-0423190743, FX901-0429190552, AZRF102-0423190745.



JUNEAU _ The oldest original lighthouse in Alaska is in dire need of repairs. The paint on the 114-year-old Eldred Rock Lighthouse atop a cliff in the middle of Lynn Canal is peeling, the Juneau Empire reported on Wednesday. SENT: 310 words.

AP Photos AKJUN401-0429191138, AKJUN404-0429190931, AKJUN403-0429191001, AKJUN402-0429191014.


ANCHORAGE _ An Alaska nonprofit is suing the governor and the state education commissioner for not paying the $20 million to public K-12 schools that lawmakers agreed to last year. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 11 a.m.


_ MISSING MAN-TRAILS SEARCH _ A search is underway on trails near the Eagle River Nature Center for a missing Palmer man.

_ TUNDRA SWANS-TOXIC WASTE _ Tundra swans are dying along the Coeur d’Alene River flood plain in northern Idaho, poisoned by waste from old mines as they migrate through Idaho on their way to Alaska.


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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