BC-HI--Hawaii News Coverage Advisory, 9:30 am, HI
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Hawaii at 9:30 a.m.
HAWAII-FLAVORED E-CIGARETTE BAN
HONOLULU_ The first state to limit tobacco and electronic cigarette sales to people 21 and older is contemplating a new nicotine crackdown: outlawing flavored electronic cigarette liquids and flavored tobacco to combat a spike in teenage vaping. By Audrey McAvoy. SENT: 975 words, photos.
OF HAWAII INTEREST
ALBANY, N.Y._ Gov. Andrew Cuomo and fellow Democrats who control the Legislature have reached a deal to make New York the third state with a ban on single-use plastic grocery bags as they worked to finalize budget agreements, officials said Friday. The ban would prohibit grocery stores from providing plastic bags for most purchases, something California has been doing since a statewide ban was approved in 2016. Hawaii has an effective statewide ban, with all its counties imposing their own restrictions. By Chris Carola and David Klepper. SENT: 500 words, photos.
GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH-NOT GUILTY PLEA
WAILUKU_ A former girls basketball coach on Maui has pleaded not guilty to charges he had an inappropriate relationship with an underage athlete. SENT: 180 words.
HONOLULU _ Repairs to the USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor are expected to keep the dock closed through the summer. SENT: 270 words, photo.
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