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AP-HI--Hawaii News Coverage Advisory, HI

October 3, 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 A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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Hawaii at 9:30 a.m.

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HAWAII VOLCANO-ELECTRICITY

HILO, Hawaii — An electric utility on the Big Island has restored power to nearly all active customers in a neighborhood that was evacuated when the Kilauea volcano began erupting. Power has been restored to all customers who requested reconnections to their homes in Leilani Estates except at a few sites where damaged equipment still needs to be replaced, Hawaii Electric Light Co. spokeswoman Rhea Lee-Moku told the Hawaii Tribune-Herald. SENT: 245 words.

DENTAL CARE-MEDICAID

HONOLULU — Two health insurers in Hawaii will cover dental care for adults on Medicaid after the state program excluded oral health benefits a decade ago. AlohaCare and Ohana Health Plan are investing nearly $1 million to provide basic adult dental care for Medicaid members, which number about Hawaii 364,000 residents. SENT: 250 words.

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