- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Good morning! Here are AP’s general news coverage plans for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Hawaii. If you have a news tip or questions about the report, please call Hawaii News Editor Oskar Garcia at 808-536-5510. As a reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are HST unless otherwise noted.

VETERANS HEALTH CARE-HAWAII

HONOLULU - U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono hosts a hearing for the Senate Veterans Affiars Committee to discuss wait times for veterans trying to get health care. By Cathy Bussewitz. UPCOMING: Developments from hearing starting at 10 a.m., followed by 400 words by 2 p.m.

HAWAII ELECTION CHALLENGE

HONOLULU - A state senator is questioning the results of a Hawaii County council race after the primary election held in storm-damaged areas of the Big Island. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 12 p.m.

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GUAM-OVERTIME FRAUD

HAGATNA, Guam - Federal prosecutors say several public works employees in Guam claimed inflated and false overtime as part of a scheme to collect extra pay. UPCOMING: 200 words by 12 p.m.

LAHAINA HARBOR

LAHAINA, Hawaii - Organizers of a plan to revitalize the area around Lahaina Harbor say their improvements will focus on pedestrians. UPCOMING: 200 words by 1 p.m.

TROPICAL STORM-DONATIONS

HONOLULU - Organizations say they have raised more than $80,000 in donations for tropical storm relief efforts on the Big Island. UPCOMING: 200 words by 1 p.m.

IN BRIEF: TROPICAL STORM-FEDERAL AID

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