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BC-Hawaii News Coverage Advisory 9:30 am

May 23, 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 A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

HAWAII CORRUPTION TRIAL

HONOLULU _ A special federal prosecutor spent an hour taking jurors through what’s been called the biggest corruption case to rock Hawaii, showing how a high-ranking law enforcement power couple schemed to silence relatives who threatened to expose the fraud that funded their lavish lifestyle. By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.

TRAVEL-BEST BEACHES

KAILUA, Hawaii _ Hawaii’s Kailua beach has been selected as the best beach for an annual list of the top U.S. beach destinations. The list is compiled by Dr. Beach, who is Stephen Leatherman, a coastal scientist and professor at Florida International University. Kailua is on the island of Oahu and has soft and white sand and clear and calm water. Leatherman has been compiling the list since 1991. By Caleb Jones. SENT: 700 words, photos, video.

OF HAWAII INTEREST

INVESTMENT SCHEME-SENTENCE

LAS VEGAS _ The former head of a Tokyo and Las Vegas investment firm has been sentenced to 50 years in a U.S. prison for bilking thousands of Japanese victims in what prosecutors called a $1.5 billion international Ponzi scheme. By Kent Ritter. SENT: 130 words. Will be expanded.

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HAWAII-FAKE TSUNAMI

HONOLULU _ A fake threat was circulated about an earthquake in Japan and a subsequent tsunami, according to officials in Hawaii. SENT: 240 words.

HAWAII-DOLPHIN SWIM BAN

KEAUHOU, Hawaii _ Federal officials are in the final review stages of rules that would ban swimming with Hawaiian spinner dolphins, officials said. SENT: 250 words.

IN BRIEF

_ HAWAII-AFFORDABLE HOUSING _ Honolulu’s mayor has signed a bill to provide small property owners with incentives to develop affordable housing units.

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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.

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