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AP-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

November 6, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


ANCHORAGE — Alaska voters will decide a governor’s race that was upended when Gov. Bill Walker dropped his re-election bid. By Becky Bohrer. SENT: 375 words. Will be updated with election results.

AP Photos FX108, FX111, FX109, FX110, RPBB701, RPBB703, RPBB702.


ANCHORAGE — U.S. Rep. Don Young is the longest-serving member of the U.S. House. Alyse Galvin wants to give him a retirement party instead. By Mark Thiessen. SENT: 280 words. Will be updated with election results.

AP Photos FX111, FX110, FX109, FX108, WYE904, RPBB703.



KODIAK — A shortage of available family housing is having an effect on the community of Larsen Bay on Kodiak Island. SENT: 525 words.


JUNEAU — Terrain around the remains of two climbers who died eight months ago while scaling the Mendenhall Towers is still too treacherous to access, rescue officials said. SENT: 260 words.


— FAIRBANKS-GROUND POLLUTION — The city of Fairbanks has hired outside legal counsel as part of its response to ground contamination at a firefighter training center.


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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