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BC-Hawaii News Coverage Advisory, 9:30 am

May 15, 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 A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

OF HAWAII INTEREST

CONGRESS-FEMALE VETERANS

WASHINGTON _ Congresswomen who have served in the military are setting up a new caucus to support the nation’s growing ranks of female service members, and they’re looking for clout, too, in American politics. SENT: 500 words, photo.

US-SOUTH CHINA SEA

SINGAPORE _ A top U.S. admiral said Wednesday the Navy has not stepped up maritime patrols to challenge China’s sweeping territorial claims in the South China Sea but is maintaining a “consistent” presence in the disputed waters. SENT: 450 words, photos.

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HAWAII HEROIN TRIAL

LIHUE, Hawaii _ The mother of a Hawaii woman charged with heroin possession was expected to take the stand as the first witness against her daughter, a report said. SENT: 260 words.

HAWAII POLICE-DRUG RING

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii _ A grand jury has indicted two retired Hawaii Police Department officers in a case involving stolen drug evidence, according to court records. SENT: 240 words.

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The AP, Honolulu.