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AP-HI--Hawaii News Coverage Advisory, HI

July 24, 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 A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



HONOLULU — A passenger on a lava tour boat near Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano says he thought he was going to die when molten rock blasted out of the sea last week and struck the vessel he was on. Will Bryan, a 38-year-old paramedic who was on vacation in Hawaii when the accident happened, says both he and his girlfriend, Erin Walsh, suffered burns and cuts from the volcanic debris. By Caleb Jones. SENT: 800 words, photos, video.


LOS ANGELES — A federal appeals court has ruled that the 2nd Amendment provides the right to openly carry a gun in public for self-defense. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that Hawaiian officials had violated George Young’s rights by denying him a permit to openly carry a loaded gun in public. The 2-1 decision reversed a lower court decision that sided with officials who said the amendment only applied to guns kept in homes. By Brian Melley. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


— MAUI INVITATIONAL-BRACKET — Five-time Maui Invitational champion Duke will open against San Diego State in the quarterfinals of this year’s bracket, with a potential showdown against Arizona or Gonzaga in the title game. SENT” 115 words.



WAILUKU, Hawaii — Animal rescue groups and volunteer pilots are finding new homes on Maui for dogs displaced by the Kilauea volcano eruption on the Big Island. The Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation has taken in about 80 dogs from the Big Island, finding homes for almost all of the pets, The Maui News reported. SENT: 280 words.


KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii — A mysterious disease affecting wild horses in Waipio Valley on the Big Island has prompted an investigation by Hawaii agencies and veterinarians. The disease is makes the animals unable to walk, resulting in a number of wild horse deaths, West Hawaii Today reported. SENT: 275 words.


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.

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