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BC-Hawaii News Coverage Advisory 9:30 am

May 22, 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 A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


HONOLULU _ A trial for what has been described as the biggest corruption case in Hawaii history begins for a former Honolulu police chief, his wife and current and former police officers accused of conspiring to frame the wife’s uncle for a crime he did not commit. By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher. SENT: 400 words. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


HONOLULU _ Federal forecasters give the annual hurricane season outlook for Hawaii and the Central Pacific. By Caleb Jones. UPCOMING: 350 words by 1 p.m.



WASHINGTON _ U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says he has no plans for additional changes to national monuments as recommended by his predecessor, but says it’s ultimately up to President Donald Trump.



KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii _ A Hawaii county has closed a bay to prevent disruption of coral spawning that scientists predicted would occur over two days, officials said. West Hawaii Today reported Tuesday that Hawaii County officials closed Kahaluu Bay to allow the spawning event that was expected Monday through Tuesday on the Big Island. SENT: 250 words.


HILO, Hawaii _ The first breeding attempt by a pair of Hawaiian crows in the wild in nearly 20 years appears to have failed, officials said. SENT: 270 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.

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