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

January 9, 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 A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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CATHOLIC SCHOOL-FINANCIAL WOES

HONOLULU _ A Catholic school on Oahu is planning to close its middle and high schools at the end of the school year, citing financial difficulties. The board of St. Francis School in Manoa said the entire school could close if enrollment goals are not met. The school chose to continue teaching preschool through sixth grade rather than reduce services for all students, board chairman Randall Yee said in a letter. The decision to drop the upper grades was not easy, he said. SENT: 280 words.

DIVING DEATH-BOY

HONOLULU _ The family of a 13-year-old boy who died while scuba diving off Oahu is searching for answers. Temuulin Tsogt was diving Saturday with his family near Hawaii Kai as part of a tour with Island Divers Hawaii. He was visiting the U.S. from Mongolia. SENT: 210 words.

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