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AP-HI--Hawaii News Coverage Advisory, HI

October 5, 2018

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 A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

Hawaii at 9:30 a.m.

SOULFUL SURFER

Hawaiian surfer Matt Meola doesn’t like contests, but is one of the biggest names on his sport in part because of his energy-packed films. By AP Sports Writer Pat Graham. SENT: 1,000 words, photo.

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HAWAII VOLCANO-NATIONAL PARK

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — More than 15,000 people have visited Hawaii Volcanoes National Park since it partially reopened last month, according to the National Park Service. The park reopened on National Public Lands Day — when admission was free — after closing in May because of the Kilauea volcano eruption, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Thursday. SENT: 290 words.

PROPERTY TAXES-BALLOT MEASURES

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Supreme Court has agreed to hear a petition from the state’s four counties that are seeking to quash a ballot question giving the Legislature the power to tax investment real estate to fund education. The state’s highest court is scheduled to hear arguments on Oct. 18, days before early walk-in voting sites for the November election open throughout the state. SENT: 350 words.

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If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to aphonolulu@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. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Honolulu bureau at 808-536-5510 or aphonolulu@ap.org. Correspondent Caleb Jones can be reached at 808-536-5510 or cjones@ap.org.

The AP, Honolulu.

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