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HONOLULU _ The Hawaii state Supreme Court is considering a case in which plaintiffs say the state has not enforced the terms of a lease for U.S. Army training grounds. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday that the court heard arguments in the state’s appeal of a lower court ruling that the Hawaii land and resources department failed to properly care for the Pohakuloa Training Area. A state lawyer says the case belongs in federal court. A plaintiffs’ attorney says the state is responsible. SENT: 250 words.
HAWAII-MONK SEAL SICK
KAILUA0KONA, Hawaii _ A CT scan performed on a Hawaiian monk seal at a hospital shows the animal is suffering from muscle inflammation and infection. West Hawaii Today reported Thursday that the scan April 21 at North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea discovered the 3-year-old female seal was suffering muscle inflammation and infection in her back flippers. It spread to her bloodstream and caused a wide range of other problems. The endangered mammal identified as RH38 is one of only 1,400 alive in the wild. SENT: 280 words.
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