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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

April 10, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 PARKS-BEETLE INFESTATION

ANCHORAGE _ A forest hazard brought on by insects and exacerbated by climate warming will close two Alaska state campgrounds this summer. Trees made rotten by spruce bark beetles, whose infestations are accelerated by mild winters and hot summers, are a threat to fall on campers, according to the Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation. By Dan Joling. UPCOMING: 400 words by noon.

ALASKA BUDGET-PIONEER HOMES

JUNEAU _ Officials are moving ahead with proposed rate changes for residents of state-supported elder care centers known as Pioneer Homes. By Becky Bohrer. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2 p.m.

AROUND ALASKA:

ALASKA BUDGET-TRANSITIONAL HOUSING

ANCHORAGE _ Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget cuts could cause a transitional housing program to shut down, program administrators said. SENT: 300 words.

MARIJUANA ORDINANCE

FAIRBANKS, Alaska _ The Fairbanks City Council has delayed an ordinance allowing onsite consumption at retail marijuana stores so preparations can be made for a ballot measure to let voters decide the issue. SENT: 270 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ WHITE SUPREMACISTS-ALASKA PRISON GANG _ A suspect in the death of an Alaska gang member has been arrested in Georgia.

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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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