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AP-HI--Hawaii News Coverage Advisory, HI

July 13, 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 A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 3:30 p.m.

— HAWAII-MISTAKEN MISSILE ALERT — The Federal Communications Commission is adopting a new rule to boost the reliability of emergency alerts after Hawaii earlier this year mistakenly sent warnings to cellphones and broadcasters that a ballistic missile was heading for the state. SENT: 130 words.



BOSTON — Anticipating renewed fights over abortion, some governors and state lawmakers already are looking for ways to enhance or dismantle the right in their own constitutions and laws. President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court has raised both fears and hopes that a conservative court majority could weaken or overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that created a nationwide right to abortion. That could fan an already raging battle in states over what should and should not be legal. By David A. Lieb and Steve LeBlanc. SENT: 900 words, photos.


— ABORTION STATES-GLANCE — A list of the 10 states that have old laws banning abortion.


YOKOSUKA, Japan — Not just one, not just two, but three generations of McCains are now honored on a U.S. Navy ship in the Pacific. The secretary of the Navy added U.S. Sen. John McCain’s name Thursday to a warship that had already been named for the Arizona lawmaker’s father and grandfather, both former Navy admirals. SENT: 450 words.



KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii — Construction shouldn’t be prohibited in lava zones without compensating property owners for the lost use of their lands, Big Island Mayor Harry Kim said. The two lava zones with the highest risk of inundation include part of Puna and large subdivisions in the southwestern section of the island, West Hawaii Today reported. SENT: 260 words.


HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A Big Island firefighter has been placed on paid leave after he was accused of lying to a federal grand jury about his relationship with a Honolulu deputy prosecutor in the fraud and corruption case against her and her husband. Jesse Ebersole was charged Monday in federal court in Honolulu with felony conspiracy to obstruct, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported. SENT: 320 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.

The AP, Honolulu.

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