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AP-HI--Hawaii News Coverage Advisory, HI

September 28, 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 A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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MICRONESIA-PLANE CRASH

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — All 47 passengers and crew survived a plane’s crash landing in a Pacific lagoon Friday morning, wading through waist-deep water to the emergency exits and escaping on local boats that came to the rescue in the Micronesia archipelago. Seven people were taken to a hospital, according to officials, including one described as being in critical but stable condition. Passenger Bill Jaynes said the Air Niugini plane came in very low as it was attempting to land at the Chuuk Island airport. By Nick Perry. SENT: 850 words, photos.

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HAWAII TOURISM

HONOLULU — Hotel occupancy dipped last month across Hawaii, but room revenues increased slightly, according to a state tourism report. The Hawaii Tourism Authority report on hotel performance shows occupancy was just above 78 percent, falling by nearly 3 percentage points last month, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday. SENT: 295 words.

WILD ANIMAL BAN-CARNIVALS

HONOLULU — A Hawaii panel has approved amended rules prohibiting “dangerous, wild animals” from entering the state for performances, carnivals or circuses. The Hawaii Board of Agriculture voted Tuesday in favor of the rules, sending them to the state Attorney General’s office for review, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. SENT 290 words.

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