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BC-HI--Hawaii News Coverage Advisory, 9:30 am, HI

December 18, 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 A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 9:30 am

GABBARD-EYEING THE WHITE HOUSE

HONOLULU _ One of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s duties when she deployed to Iraq with the Hawaii Army National Guard in 2005 was to scan a list of U.S. combat casualties for names of her unit’s soldiers. Her job as a brigade surgeon operations specialist was to make sure these soldiers got the care they needed. This daily confrontation with the cost of war helped propel the 37-year-old Hawaii Democrat on a path to Congress and now, potentially, a run for president. By Audrey McAvoy. UPCOMING: 1,200 words, photos.

LIFE EXPECTANCY-NEIGHBORHOODS

NEW YORK_ Even your lifespan can be local. Researchers have long said that health disparities are heavily influenced by where you live. New data from the National Center for Health Statistics show just how much your neighborhood can impact the length of your life. The AP analysis also found discrepancies among states. Life expectancy in Hawaii topped all other states at 82 years. Mississippi’s estimate of 74.9 was the lowest, followed closely by West Virginia , Alabama, Oklahoma and Kentucky. By Nicky Forster. SENT: 475 words, photo.

WITH: LIFE EXPECTANCY-THE WAY DOWN

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MANOA FALLS DEATH

HONOLULU_ A 27-year-old man has died after falling from near the top of a waterfall in a popular hiking area on Oahu, authorities said. SENT: 210 words.

FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL

HONOLULU_ Former Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin has joined a Honolulu law firm following his unsuccessful run for Congress this year. SENT: 240 words.

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