AP Stylebook update
Here's an updated entry:
Hawaii Do not abbreviate the state name. Hawaiians are members of an ethnic goup indigenous to the Hawaiian Islands and are also called Native Hawaiians. Use Hawaii resident or islander for anyone living in the state.So what changed?
The state comprises 132 islands about 2,400 miles southwest of San Francisco. Collectively, they are the Hawaiian Islands.The largest island in land area is Hawaii. Honolulu and Pearl Harbor are on Oahu, where more than 80 percent of the state's residents live.Honolulu stands alone in datelines. Use Hawaii after all other cities in datelines, specifying the island in the text, if needed.
Just the first graph. It used to say: "Do not abbreviate. Residents are Hawaiians, technically natives of Polynesian descent."
I'd never noticed how poorly the old entry was stated, but this is a good change. The stylebook now asks you to differentiate between Hawaiians the ethnic and Hawaiians the residents.