BC-HI--Hawaii News Coverage Advisory, 9:30 am, HI
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Hawaii at 9:30 a.m.
TAIWAN-US ARMS REQUEST
BEIJING_ Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said her government has asked to purchase advanced new fighter jets and tanks from the U.S., a request that if approved, could set off new tensions between the U.S. and China. Beijing considers self-governing Taiwan part of China, to be annexed by force if necessary. Speaking during a visit to Hawaii on Wednesday, Tsai said requests have been submitted for F-16V fighters and M1 Abrams tanks. By Christopher Bodeen. SENT: 700 words, photos.
HILO_ Scientists have downgraded the alert level for Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano in response to reduced activity, saying the next eruption is likely a few years away. SENT: 250 words, photo.
PAY RAISES-ELECTED OFFICIALS
HONOLULU_ Hawaii’s state legislators should receive a series of annual pay raises beginning in 2021, according to recommendations by the state Commission on Salaries. SENT: 275 words.
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