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AP-HI--Hawaii News Coverage Advisory, HI

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 A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

KAVANAUGH-GENDER WARS

WASHINGTON— Nowhere is gender politics thicker in the election season air than in the mannerly U.S. Senate as it considers what President Donald Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, did or didn’t do in high school. Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation of sexual assault — and Kavanaugh’s staunch denial — has ignited a tense, gender-infused war among the Senate’s 100 members, 23 of whom are women. Whether Kavanaugh and Ford testify under oath, and to what details, has enormous stakes for President Donald Trump and the Nov. 6 midterm elections — not to mention American men, women, teenagers, parents, schools and anyone who rises to the top of a profession in the #MeToo era. A look at how it’s playing out in the Senate. By Laurie Kellman. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.

WITH: SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH

OF HAWAII INTEREST

KOREAS-SUMMIT

PYONGYANG, North Korea— The leaders of North and South Korea announced a wide range of agreements Wednesday which they said were a major step toward peace on the Korean Peninsula. But the premier pledge on denuclearization contained a big condition, with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stating he’d permanently dismantle his main nuclear complex only if the United States takes unspecified corresponding measures. By Eric Talmadge and Foster Klug. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.

WITH: KOREAS-SUMMIT-THE LATEST, KOREAS-SUMMIT-DEALS, KOREAS-SUMMIT-ANALYSIS

FEMA-THE STORMS

WASHINGTON— While Hurricane Florence barreled through the Carolinas, a different type of storm was brewing within the federal disaster relief agency tasked with responding to the fallout. The fate of Brock Long, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, was cast in doubt with revelations that he was being investigated by Homeland Security’s internal watchdog and a congressional committee for the possible misuse of government vehicles. Long has largely kept a low public profile during Florence. He’d been front-and-center at press briefings as FEMA managed Hurricane Lane in Hawaii. After the news broke of the investigation last week, Long appeared at a briefing in Washington to say he was fully focused on the storm preparations and would fully comply with the probe. By Colleen Long. SENT: 760 words, photos.

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FORMER OFFICER-BRIBE SCHEME

HONOLULU — A former Maui police sergeant convicted in a scheme to bribe a man to withdraw a complaint to the police department has been sentenced to three years of probation. SENT: 275 words.

RAPE SENTENCING

KAILUA-KONA— A Big Island teenager accused of holding a woman against her will and beating and raping her was sentenced to 20 years in prison. SENT: 280 words.

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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.

The AP, Honolulu.

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