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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

JUNEAU _ Before Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy took office, his chief of staff set a letter to about 800 at-will state employees asking them to submit resignations and indicate if they wanted to work for the new administration. The state hasn’t responded to requests seeking the number of people who lost jobs, but the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska plans to file lawsuits Thursday, saying the practice violated the constitutional right of state employees. Developing from 10 a.m. news conference. By Becky Bohrer. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.

ACROSS THE STATE:

BETHEL-PUBLIC TRANSIT GRANT

BETHEL _ Officials in a western Alaska city have been given the go-ahead to apply for a state public transit grant despite missing the deadline. The Bethel City Council voted Tuesday to apply for the $300,000 grant after residents warned that the city’s bus service would stop in June 2020 if action is not taken. SENT: 225 words.

JUNEAU SCHOOL-NEW NAME

JUNEAU _ A Juneau high school incorporated Alaska Native culture into its name following a yearlong effort led by students. The school district board adopted the name change Tuesday for Juneau-Douglas High School, adding “Yadaa.at Kale.” SENT: 310 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ DRIVERS KILLED _ Two drivers died in Anchorage in a head-on collision on the city’s east side.

_ MOBILE HOME FIRE DEATH _ A 2-year-old girl died in a fire in a mobile home just outside the city limits of Fairbanks.

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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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