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AP-HI--Hawaii News Coverage Advisory, HI

July 31, 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 A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 a.m.


WASHINGTON — When it handed over 55 boxes of bones that it said are remains of American war dead, North Korea provided no information -- other than a single dog tag -- that could help U.S. forensics experts determine their nationalities, let alone individual identities, a U.S. defense official says. The official said it could be years before identifications are completed. By National Security Writer Robert Burns. UPCOMING: 800 words by 10 a.m., photos.


HONOLULU — Scientists are touting the first sighting of a hybrid between a melon-headed whale and a rough-toothed dolphin in the ocean off Hawaii. But don’t call it a “wholphin,” they say. The melon-headed whale is one of the various species that’s called a whale but is technically a dolphin. By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher. SENT: 390 words, photo.



WAILUKU, Hawaii — A Maui ranch has planted thousands of acacia koa trees to help stave off the spread of an invasive plant species. The Haleakala Ranch has planted nearly 15,000 koa trees in the past three years to impede the growth of the thorny gorse shrub, The Maui News reported Monday. SENT: 310 words.


HONOLULU — Hawaii’s hotel industry had the highest revenue per available room and the highest average daily rate among its competitors in top U.S. markets for the first half of this year, according to a report by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Revenue increased 8 percent to $229 per night for the first half of this year and the average daily rate grew by 6 percent to $280, compared with the same period last year, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. SENT: 225 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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