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

August 9, 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 A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


HONOLULU — Hawaii Gov. David Ige faces a challenge in Saturday’s Democratic primary from U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, who wants voters to view the 38 minutes on Jan. 13 when residents feared a missile attack as reason enough to send the incumbent packing. By Caleb Jones. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos, by 10 a.m.



NEW YORK — Is it possible to leverage 17,000 votes into a national political movement? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is trying. The 28-year-old liberal activist, who was nearly unknown outside of Queens and the Bronx until a surprise June victory over a 10-term incumbent in New York’s Democratic congressional primary, has been crisscrossing the country in recent weeks to stump for fellow progressives. By Stephen R. Groves. SENT: 650 words, photos.



HILO, Hawaii — Big Island Mayor Harry Kim is planning to ask the state Legislature for $550 million for disaster recovery following the effects of the Kilauea volcano eruption. SENT: 330 words.


KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii — Hawaii investigators are closing in on the cause of a mysterious disease linked to the deaths of about a dozen wild horses over past two months on the Big Island. SENT: 350 words.


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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