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

November 9, 2018

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 A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

OF HAWAII INTEREST

MICHELLE OBAMA

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama had a miscarriage about 20 years ago and underwent in vitro fertilization to conceive her two daughters with former President Barack Obama. In her new memoir, “Becoming,” out Tuesday, the former first lady also lets her fury fly at President Donald Trump for questioning whether her husband was an American citizen. Trump on Friday declined to respond to her writing directly. SENT: 890 words, photos.

PHILIPPINES-IMELDA MARCOS

MANILA, Philippines — A Philippine court found former first lady Imelda Marcos guilty of graft and ordered her arrest Friday in a rare conviction among many corruption cases that she plans to appeal to avoid jail and losing her seat in Congress. SENT: 600 words, photos.

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HAWAII-PILOT SHORTAGE

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s shortage of pilots could lead to fewer flights and higher prices if the problem is left unchecked, aviation officials said. Three flight schools on Oahu have closed over the last 18 months, citing high operating costs and diminishing student enrollment numbers, Hawaii News Now reported this week. SENT: 250 words.

HONOLULU-BUILDING PERMITS

HONOLULU — Honolulu officials have advanced a measure mandating that building permits for one- and two-family dwellings are processed within 60 days. The council’s Zoning and Housing Committee approved the bill Wednesday, sending it forward for a final reading by the council, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. SENT: 300 words.

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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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