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BC-HI--Hawaii News Coverage Advisory, HI

August 24, 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 A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 10 a.m.


HONOLULU — Hurricane Lane barreled toward Hawaii on Friday, dumping torrential rains that inundated the Big Island’s main city as people elsewhere stocked up on supplies and piled sandbags to shield oceanfront businesses against the increasingly violent surf. The city of Hilo, population 43,000, was flooded with waist-high water. The National Guard and firefighters rescued six people and a dog from a flooded home. Five tourists from California were rescued from another home. By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher and Audrey McAvoy. SENT: 1,000 words, AP Photos, AP Video, AP Interactive. Will be updated.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A nationwide telecommunications company promised changes Friday as state lawmakers said they were shocked to learn that Verizon slowed Northern California firefighters’ internet service while they battled what became the state’s largest-ever wildfire. Verizon said it removed all speed cap restrictions for emergency workers fighting wildfires on the West Coast and for those in Hawaii, where emergency crews were rescuing people Friday from areas flooded by Hurricane Lane. The company promised to lift restrictions on public safety customers and provide full network access when other disasters arise. By Don Thompson. SENT: 600 words, AP Photos.


LIHUE, Hawaii — Hawaii has revised its rules for the rabies quarantine program that aims to prevent the introduction of the virus into the state. Gov. David Ige, a Democrat, this week signed off on the revision, which reduces the waiting periods for pets complying with the 5 Day or Less Rabies Quarantine Program, The Garden Island reported . The new rules go into effect next week. SENT: 320 words.


HONOLULU — The National Park Service is planning to reopen sections of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park next month following the lull in activity from the Kilauea volcano. The reopening date has been set for Sept. 22 after the May eruption prompted the Big Island park closure, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday. SENT: 340 words.


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