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BC-Hawaii News Coverage Advisory, 9:30 am

May 17, 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 A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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HAWAII-ARMY TRAINING

HONOLULU _ The Hawaii state Supreme Court is considering a case in which plaintiffs say the state has not enforced the terms of a lease for U.S. Army training grounds. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday that the court heard arguments in the state’s appeal of a lower court ruling that the Hawaii land and resources department failed to properly care for the Pohakuloa Training Area. A state lawyer says the case belongs in federal court. A plaintiffs’ attorney says the state is responsible. SENT: 250 words.

HAWAII-MONK SEAL SICK

KAILUA0KONA, Hawaii _ A CT scan performed on a Hawaiian monk seal at a hospital shows the animal is suffering from muscle inflammation and infection. West Hawaii Today reported Thursday that the scan April 21 at North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea discovered the 3-year-old female seal was suffering muscle inflammation and infection in her back flippers. It spread to her bloodstream and caused a wide range of other problems. The endangered mammal identified as RH38 is one of only 1,400 alive in the wild. SENT: 280 words.

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The AP, Honolulu.