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

April 10, 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 A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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Hawaii at 9:30 a.m.

SCI-BLACK HOLE

WASHINGTON _ Scientists on Wednesday revealed the first image ever made of a black hole, depicting a fiery ring of gravity-twisted light swirling around the edge of the abyss. The picture, assembled from data gathered by eight radio telescopes around the world, shows the hot, shadowy lip of a supermassive black hole, one of the light-sucking monsters of the universe theorized by Einstein more than a century ago and confirmed by observations for decades. It is along this edge that light bends around itself in a cosmic funhouse effect. Jessica Dempsey, a co-discoverer and deputy director of the East Asian Observatory in Hawaii, said the fiery circle reminded her of the flaming Eye of Sauron from the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. SENT: 900 words, photos, video.

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GUAM-CHURCH ABUSE

HAGATNA, Guam _ The Catholic Church in Guam does not agree that its parishes and schools should be sold to settle more than 200 clergy sexual abuse claims, according to officials. The statement by the Archdiocese of Agana Tuesday was in response to a lawsuit filed by the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors, the Pacific Daily News reported Tuesday. SENT: 260 words.

HOMELESS NUMBERS DROP

HONOLULU _ The number of people who were homeless on two Hawaii islands fell by 2% in 2018, according to officials. The overall number of homeless people on the Big Island and Maui fell from 2,035 to 1,995 between January 2018 and January 2019, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday. SENT: 280 words.

MAUI COUNTY OFFICIAL-RESIGN

WAILUKU, Hawaii _ The top legal official for Maui County has resigned amid protests over his arrest on a domestic abuse charge, according to reports. Maui County Department of Corporation Counsel Patrick Wong held a press conference Tuesday to announce his resignation without providing a reason, news outlets said. SENT: 260 words.

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The AP, Honolulu.