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

March 19, 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 A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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-PLASTICS BAN

HONOLULU_ Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most plastics at restaurants under legislation that aims to cut down on waste that pollutes the ocean. By Audrey McAvoy. SENT: 800 words, photos.

SERIAL STOWAWAY

CHICAGO_ A woman who’s been dubbed a serial stowaway was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months of probation after pleading guilty to sneaking past Chicago airport security last year, boarding a plane and flying to London without a ticket. The plea is the latest chapter in a story that’s played out over the past decade in Chicago, Hawaii, San Francisco, Florida and elsewhere. SENT: 300 words.

ALSO

_ VETERANS CENTER PLANNED_ A nonprofit group has launched plans to construct a West Hawaii Community Veterans Center on the Big Island.

_ FAILED DAIRY PLAN _ Some Hawaii taxpayers lost money following a private investment firm’s failed plan to establish a dairy on Kauai.

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The AP, Honolulu.