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BC-HI--Hawaii News Coverage Advisory, 2:30 pm, HI

February 14, 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 A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 2:30 p.m.

HONOLULU-CORRUPTION INVESTIGATION

HONOLULU _ A U.S. judge is allowing the release on bond of a Hawaii pain doctor accused of dealing opioids with his sister, a former Honolulu deputy prosecutor. Dr. Rudolph Puana and his sister Katherine Kealoha pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a 54-count indictment alleging the former prosecutor used her position to cover up their crimes. By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3:30 p.m.

With: HONOLULU-CORRUPTION INVESIGATION-THE LATEST

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HONOLULU HOUSING

HONOLULU _ The owner of a 25-story office building in downtown Honolulu plans to convert the tower into about 500 apartments with moderately priced rent. SENT: 270 words.

MOKULELE AIRLINES

HONOLULU _ Southern Airways has acquired Mokulele Airlines, adding flights in Hawaii and California to the commuter airline’s portfolio. SENT: 280 words.

IN BREIF

_ SOUTHWEST AIRLINES-VEGAS-HAWAII _ Southwest Airlines considers Las Vegas-Hawaii flights

_ NEW ALASKA PUBLISHER _ A new publisher is leading both the Homer News and the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai.

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