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BC-HI--Hawaii News Coverage Advisory, 10 am, HI

January 10, 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 A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 10 a.m.

HONOLULU RAIL

HONOLULU _ The Hawaii State Auditor releases the first of what it expects will be several reports on a $9 billion, over-budget commuter rail line Honolulu is building. By Audrey McAvoy. UPCOMING: 130 words by 10 a.m., 500 words by noon. File photo.

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BIG ISLAND DAIRY

HILO, Hawaii _ A Big Island dairy farm agreed to end its operations by April 30 in a settlement reached with a community group and an environmental organization. Kupale Ookala and the Center for Food Safety filed a lawsuit against Big Island Dairy in 2017, alleging violations of the federal Clean Water Act, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported. SENT: 330 words.

MURDER SUSPECT-MISTAKEN RELEASE

HONOLULU (AP) _ Procedures have been changed for jails and courts after a man charged with murder was mistakenly released from a Big Island jail last summer, officials said. Hawaii Department of Public Safety Director Nolan Espinda told state lawmakers Tuesday that Big Island courts now email bail documents to the jail in additional to hand delivering them. Espinda said the investigation is ongoing into how Brian Lee Smith was mistakenly freed from the Hawaii Community Correctional Center in July, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. He turned himself in two days later. SENT: 280 words.

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