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

April 1, 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 A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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WORLD WAR II CASUALTY

BOSTON _ An airman from Massachusetts who died during World War II when his plane crashed in Southeast Asia has been accounted for using DNA evidence. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Monday that U.S. Army Air Forces Tech. Sgt. Alfred Sandini, of Marlborough, was accounted for earlier this year. His remains were initially buried at the American Military Cemetery in Kunming, China, before being moved to Schofield Mausoleum in Hawaii. SENT: 140 words.

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PRIONSER SUICICDE FAMILY SETTLEMENT

HONOLULU _ Hawaii is expected to pay the family of a prisoner who killed himself in his cell, according to officials. The state is prepared to pay about $75,000 to the family of 32-year-old Jonathan Ibana, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Sunday. SENT: 265 words.

SOLAR PANEL PROJECT APPROVED

WAILUKU, Hawaii _ Maui’s largest solar power project has been approved by Hawaii state utilities regulators, according to officials. Hawaiian Electric Company Inc. announced the 60-megawatt Kuihelani Solar project was approved by the state Public Utilities Commission, The Maui News reported Saturday. SENT: 280 words.

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The AP, Honolulu.