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BC-HI--Hawaii News Coverage Advisory, 9:30 am, HI

April 3, 2019

Here’s a look at AP Hawaii’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

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Hawaii at 9:30 a.m.


HONOLULU _ Hawaii would be the latest state to overhaul its bail system to make it less unfair for the poor if a bill before the state Legislature becomes law. Lawmakers are considering allowing defendants accused of non-violent offenses to be released on bail without paying cash up front. Instead, defendants could sign a promissory note and commit to showing up for trial. The measure says such unsecured bail would be allowed for those who would face financial hardship from posting cash bail and for those who would lose a job or house, drop out of school or not be able to care for a child if detained. New Jersey, New Mexico, and California have all adopted versions of bail reform. By Audrey McAvoy. UPCOMING: 500 words by noon.



HONOLULU _ A new guided missile destroyer that is among the U.S. Navy’s newest class of warships has arrived in Pearl Harbor. The USS Zumwalt arrived Tuesday morning after making its first operational trip, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. SENT: 185 words, photos.


WAILUKU, Hawaii _ Staff at a Maui jail say they were “scared for our lives” during a riot by inmates earlier this month. The Maui News reported Tuesday that the staff members wrote a letter to the newspaper Friday describing inmates damaging their cells and modules and setting fires in attempts to “burn officers alive in the control boxes” during the March 11 riot. SENT: 140 words.


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The AP, Honolulu.