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

February 20, 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 A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


HAGANTA, Guam _ An intensifying tropical storm in the Pacific is bearing down on Micronesia and could threaten the U.S. territory of Guam in the coming days. The U.S. National Weather Service in Guam reports typhoon warnings are in place for Satawal in Yap State and Puluwat in Chuuk State, both part of the Federated States of Micronesia. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.



WAILUKU, Hawaii _ A woman who spit on a security officer and scratched another when she was stopped in a Hawaii shopping mall with stolen merchandise has been sentenced. Alicia Sinenci, 30, received a six-month jail term last Friday. She also was ordered to perform 200 hours of community service as part of four years’ probation, The Maui News reported Tuesday. SENT: 1250 words.


HILO, Hawaii _ Two proposed bills are intended at creating a housing voucher program for full-time teachers employed by the Hawaii Department of Education or at public charter schools. The bills would authorize the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp. to implement the housing program, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Tuesday. SENT: 245 words.


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The AP, Honolulu.