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AP-HI--Hawaii News Coverage Advisory, HI

November 7, 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 A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

ELECTION 2018-HAWAII

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s Democrats notched overwhelming victories as they rolled over Republicans in midterm elections and cemented their control over the state’s highest offices. Gov. David Ige easily won re-election over state Rep. Andria Tupola on Tuesday to secure a second four-year term. Democrats won all three contests for Congress by large margins. By Audrey McAvoy. SENT: 590 words, photos.

GUAM CHURCH ABUSE

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam’s Catholic Church will file for bankruptcy — a move that will allow the archdiocese to avoid trial in dozens of lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse by priests and move toward settlements. Archbishop Michael Byrnes announced Wednesday that mediation efforts that began in September led the church to bankruptcy. SENT: 525 words, photos.

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OAHU HOUSING

HONOLULU (AP) — Oahu’s residential real estate sales softened last month amid increased inventory and rising interest rates, according to recent figures. The median price for a single-family home rose more than 6 percent from October 2017 with half of the homes selling for above $800,000 and half for below, according to a report released Tuesday by the Honolulu Board of Realtors. However, single-family home sales during the same period dropped 13 percent to 309 transactions, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. SENT: 300 words.

DEAD MOTORIST-SENTENCE

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii man was found guilty of the attempted murder of a man who got pinned under his own car and died. A jury Monday also found Brandon Reis, of Pearl City, guilty of using a firearm to commit the attempted murder, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possessing a firearm while under indictment for other crimes, and carrying a firearm in the open without a license, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. SENT: 330 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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