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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

WARM ALASKA

ANCHORAGE _ Unusually high temperatures lopped weeks off Alaska’s long winter, with high temperatures in March melting snow and making ice on waterways hazardous for travel. By Dan Joling. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m.

OF ALASKA INTEREST:

SEARS-NEW SMALLER STORES

NEW YORK _ After its journey through bankruptcy, Sears is getting ready to open its first batch of smaller stores that won’t carry clothing but will focus on appliances, mattresses and home services. The first three stores called Sears Home & Life will open Memorial Day weekend and are a fraction of the size of the company’s traditional stores. By Anne D’innocenzio. SENT: 375 words.

AP Photos NY108-1015181340.

AROUND THE STATE:

FERRY SALES

JUNEAU _ Alaska plans to sell two of its fast ferries as part of cost saving measures. SENT: 300 words.

SNOWMOBILE RIDERS-AVALANCHE

FAIRBANKS _ An Alaska man said he and his friends are lucky to be alive after triggering an avalanche while riding their snowmobiles in the eastern Alaska Range. SENT: 300 words.

IN BRIEF

_ ANCHORAGE SHOOTING _ A woman was found shot and critically injured on an Anchorage street.

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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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