Hawaii State News

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Accessed on 24 June 2019, 1520 UTC, Post 19090.



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Bikers bid goodbye to 7 motorcyclists killed in crash

A long-planned Blessing of the Bikes ceremony for motorcycle enthusiasts became a scene of mourning and reflection today as about 400 people paid tribute to seven bikers killed in a devastating collision with a pickup truck . Read more

BET Awards honor Mary J. Blige, Nipsey Hussle, Tyler Perry

The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts, from Cardi B to Lil Nas X, but the show belonged to artists viewed as icons in the black community, including singer Mary J. Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perry and late rapper Nipsey Hussle. Read more

Sentencing looms in Charlottesville attack; man seeks mercy

The avowed white supremacist who plowed his car into counterdemonstrators opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia two years ago, killing one person and injuring dozens, has asked a judge for mercy and a sentence shorter than life in prison. Read more

Arizona fire highlights challenges for energy storage

An April fire and explosion at a massive solar battery array west of Phoenix that sent eight firefighters and a police officer to the hospital highlighted the challenges and risks that can arise as utilities prepare for the exponential growth of solar technology. Read more

‘Toy Story 4’ opens below expectations with $118M

“Toy Story 4” brought the box office to life with a $118 million opening weekend after a three-week slump of underperforming sequels, but the Pixar film’s below-expectations debut didn’t quell continuing concerns about a rocky summer movie season.Read more

Cause of house fire in Waianae undetermined

Fire officials said they could not determine the cause of a fire at a two-story abandoned house that went up in flames early Saturday morning on McArthur Street near Waianae Elementary School. Read more

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Russ Roberts


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