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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

OF ALASKA INTEREST:

MARIJUANA PIONEERS-RELAXING RULES

SEATTLE _ When Washington and Colorado launched their pioneering marijuana industries in the face of U.S. government prohibition, they imposed strict rules in hopes of keeping the U.S. Justice Department at bay. Businesses would need to track plants and products with bar codes. Regulators would have to approve money invested to ensure it was not tied to criminals. Owners of pot operations would have to live in-state and pass background checks. By Gene Johnson. SENT: 900 words.

AP Photos WAET201-0327192127, WAET202-0327192125, WAET203-0327192141, WAET204-0327192134, WAET205-0327192130, WAET206-0327192140, WAET207-0327192129.

AROUND THE STATE:

BLOOD BANK

JUNEAU _ An Alaska blood bank is seeking donations in the face of a critical shortage, according to its chief executive. SENT: 175 words.

RAILROAD PERMIT

ANCHORAGE _ Alaska’s governor has submitted a request to President Donald Trump for a presidential permit to extend an Alaska rail line into Canada. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ FATAL CRASH-CHARGES _ A driver in a fatal Wasilla crash has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder and manslaughter and one count of driving under the influence of alcohol.

_ ANCHORAGE POLICE SHOOTING _ Anchorage police shot and killed a man who pulled what appeared to be a firearm from his waistband when confronted by officers.

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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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