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

March 15, 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 A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at https://newsroom.ap.org. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

Hawaii at 9:30 a.m.

SPORTS

MATCHMAKER THOMAS

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Calif._ Major champion. FedEx Cup champion. And now Justin Thomas has another title. Matchmaker for Michelle Wie and Jonnie West. Wie, the golf prodigy from Hawaii and former U.S. Women’s Open champion, revealed on Instagram this week she was engaged to West, the Golden State Warriors’ director of basketball operations and the son of NBA great Jerry West. And it all started with an exchange of text messages. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 420 words, photos.

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MAUI JAIL DISTURBANCE

HONOLULU_ Nearly two dozen inmates participated in the disturbance at a Maui jail where they broke fire sprinklers and started a small fire in a common area, officials said. SENT: 230 words.

VOLCANO-DISASTER FUNDS

HILO_ County councilors in Hawaii are seeking details about how administrators plan to spend millions in disaster funds resulting from the volcanic eruption last year. SENT: 260 words.

ALSO

_ BIGWEST-LONG BEACH ST-HAWAII_ Jordan Roberts scored 18 points and hit a pull-up jumper in the paint with 0.5 seconds on the clock as fifth-seeded Long Beach State rallied past No. 4 seed Hawaii 68-66 in the quarterfinals of the Big West Conference Tournament Thursday night.

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The AP, Honolulu.