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AP-HI--Hawaii News Coverage Advisory, HI

January 8, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Hawaii. 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Hawaii at 1:30 p.m.


HONOLULU — U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa is launching her campaign for Hawaii governor by criticizing the incumbent for a lack of leadership and saying the state should consider establishing safe zones for homeless people. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2 p.m.



KAPALUA, Hawaii— Dustin Johnson hit one of the best shots he never saw. Not all of it, anyway. He was 6 inches away from a hole-in-one on the 433-yard 12th hole at Kapalua. It was a signature moment in an eight-shot victory in the Sentry Tournament of Champions. By Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 740 words, photos.


KAPALUA, Hawaii — Column: For someone who never looks back, Dustin Johnson is measuring his progress by comparisons with last year. SENT: 860 words.



HOUSTON (AP) — In her early days as a trial lawyer, Lee Rosenthal contemplated what it took to be a great judge. The Houston Chronicle reports you had to be thoughtful, efficient, compassionate, creative, practical and independent. But above all, she’s often said, a judge had to be fair to all. Rosenthal’s father had been a Marine sergeant in Hawaii during World War II and was close enough to see pilots’ faces as they dropped bombs on Pearl Harbor. Harold Hyman became a historian, specializing in the Civil War and Reconstruction. He told his children the scariest moment of his life was as a demonstrator crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, with Martin Luther King Jr. because he couldn’t tell who his enemies were, Root said. SENT: 2010 words.



KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii officials instituted a ban on commercial aquarium fishing in West Hawaii waters. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources announced the ban on Friday pending the results of an environmental review, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported. SENT: 270 words.

— HUMAN TRAFFICKING INDICTMENT — Honolulu police say a man who once spent time on Delaware’s death row has been indicted in Hawaii on human trafficking charges. SENT: 130 words.

— MONK SEAL DEATH — A juvenile monk seal that was one of four born in 2017 has died. The seal was found on Christmas Day floating listlessly in waters near Hawaii. It was brought to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s monk seal treatment facility on Oahu. SENT: 130 words.


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