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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

December 21, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

OF ALASKA INTEREST:

SAVANNA’S ACT

FARGO, N.D. _ A bill meant to help authorities solve cases in which Native American women go missing or are killed on tribal land looks like it will expire before getting a vote in the U.S. House. The Senate passed the initiative sponsored by outgoing North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, but Heitkamp said the bill is being blocked by Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte, KFGO radio reported . It’s not clear why Goodlatte, a Republican who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, is standing in the way. SENT: 350 words.

ACROSS THE STATE:

KODIAK SPACEPORT-WATERWAY CLOSURES

KODIAK _ The closures of waterways during launches at the spaceport on Kodiak Island are disrupting commercial fishing operations, fishermen claim. Fishermen voiced their concerns at a meeting Wednesday of the Kodiak Fisheries Workgroup, seeking for officials to rein in the closures related to the Pacific Spaceport Complex, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported . SENT: 315 words.

DONLIN GOLD MINE

BETHEL _ The company behind a massive open-pit gold mine proposed in western Alaska has signed an agreement to protect some wetlands in the Cook Inlet area. The Donlin Gold Mine planned for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region would disturb about 2,800 acres (1,133 hectares) of wetlands if built, Alaska’s Energy Desk reported this week. SENT: 250 words.

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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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