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

May 2, 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 A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

HAWAII LEGISLATURE

HONOLULU _ Hawaii lawmakers wrap up a legislative session featuring bills requiring vacation rental platforms to collect taxes on behalf of hosts, decriminalizing marijuana and establishing all-mail elections. By Audrey McAvoy. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 3 p.m.

OF HAWAII INTEREST

ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES

With the entrance of U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado into the 2020 Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, the field includes more than 20 candidates. SENT: 1,800 words, photos.

SCHOOL LUNCH

Is white bread about to make a comeback on school lunch menus? After complaints of gritty macaroni and cardboard pizza crusts, the Trump administration rolled back a rule that required foods like pasta and bread be made with whole grains. The cafeteria directors who lobbied for the change say they just want greater flexibility to serve foods like white bread _ which are more processed and have less fiber _ when whole grains don’t work. By Food & Health Writer Candice Choi. SENT: 950 words, photos. WITH: SCHOOL LUNCH-STATES _ The foods that schools wanted exempt from the whole-grain rule. SENT: 550 words.

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HAWAII-BEER LAWSUIT

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii_ The parent company of a Hawaii brewery agreed on a tentative settlement with the plaintiffs in a lawsuit over allegations that the company’s packaging and advertising misleads customers. SENT: 270 words.

HAWAII TEACHERS-HOMEBUYING

HONOLULU _ An investment firm that helps educators buy homes in high-cost communities has brought its services to Hawaii. SENT: 380 words.

IN BRIEF

_ HAWAII-VOLCANO RESCUE _ Man badly injured after falling into Hawaii volcano crater

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The AP, Honolulu.