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

August 17, 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 A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at 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.

OF HAWAII INTEREST

TROPICAL WEATHER

MEXICO CITY — Tropical Storm Ernesto is moving rapidly over the north Atlantic toward Ireland and the United Kingdom, while Hurricane Lane has formed far from land in the Pacific and is heading on a path likely to take it south of the Hawaiian islands next week. SENT: 180 words.

AMERICAN ATHLETIC PREVIEW

Josh Heupel takes over for Scott Frost as coach at Central Florida, a team that went unbeaten last season. Most of the playmakers return from a potent offense, including quarterback McKenzie Milton, a Mililani graduate. Fans expect another Athletic Conference championship. South Florida and Temple are likely challengers in the East Division. In the West, Memphis is the favorite. By Ralph D. Russo. AP College Football Writer. SENT: 800 words, photos.

FROM AP MEMBERS

HAWAII VOLCANO-NATIONAL PARK

HILO, Hawaii — The closure of the main area of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has prompted more people to visit the less-frequented Kahuku Unit, leading to more resources being directed into that area. SENT: 250 words.

KOHALA AIRPORT

HILO, Hawaii — Air service at a small airport on the Big Island will continue this year after officials and community partners raised the amount required in matching funds. SENT: 230 words.

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The AP, Honolulu.

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