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BC-HI--Hawaii News Coverage Advisory, 9:45 am, HI

January 17, 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 A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 9:45 a.m.


HONOLULU _ The partial U.S. government shutdown is affecting an upcoming trial on corruption-related charges against a now-retired Honolulu police chief and his former deputy prosecutor wife. Katherine Kealoha’s attorney is asking to postpone the trial scheduled for March. By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.



HONOLULU _ Divers monitoring tiger sharks feeding on a decomposing sperm whale off the coast of Oahu were surprised by a great white shark, a rare sighting in Hawaii waters. The smaller sharks left when the possibly pregnant great white came to dine on the dead whale Tuesday, diver Ocean Ramsey told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. SENT: 300 words. Will be updated.


HONOLULU _ The grounds of the Honolulu palace of the Hawaiian monarchy will close earlier to eliminate the potential for vandalism and vagrancy, officials said. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources announced this week that the Iolani Palace State Monument will close at 6 p.m. starting Feb. 1, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. SENT: 260 words.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to aphonolulu@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. 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.

The AP, Honolulu.

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