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The Medical Examiner’s office plans to release the identities of the four remaining victims once they have been confirmed. Read more
Senate Bill 1292 requires vacation rental platforms such as Airbnb and Expedia to collect taxes from transient rental operators on behalf of the state. Read more
The NTSB wants the FAA to categorize parachuting service operators in a way that requires their planes to undergo more extensive maintenance and inspections. Read more
The independent city agency is willing to spend $1 million to yank out the 3,922 metal steps up the side of the Koolau Mountains in Kaneohe and estimates that it could start the removal work late next year and finish the job in mid-2022. Read more
A man who was involved in a terrifying 2016 skydiving accident on the same plane that crashed and killed 11 people in Hawaii on Friday says he wishes he could have done more to prevent the tragedy. Read more
City officials are warning Oahu residents and visitors to prepare for possible heavy rains and flash flooding later this afternoon. Read more
Gov. David Ige says it was a tough call, but he will allow a bill that would decriminalize possession of small quantities of marijuana to become law. Read more
Yesenia D’Alessandro loaded a GPS tracking app on her cellphone and trudged into a remote Hawaii forest, joining more than 100 other volunteers looking for a missing hiker. Read more
Police arrested today a 27-year-old man suspected of burglarizing a Honolulu school over the weekend. Read more
Brendt Christensen, 29, looked straight ahead and showed no emotion as a guilty verdict was announced against him. Read more
Iran on Tuesday slammed the Trump administration over new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader and other top officials, with the Foreign Ministry saying the measures spell “permanent closure” of diplomacy between Tehran and Washington. Read more
She managed to escape at 7:50 p.m. Read more
The highest amount —$3.6 million — will go to Kahului Airport on Maui to reconstruct its taxiway, with an additional $693,750 to purchase aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicles Read more
Spain tested the United States like no other team at the Women’s World Cup. Read more
Jimmy Kerr homered for the third time in the College World Series, and Michigan beat Vanderbilt 7-4 in Game 1 of the best-of-three finals tonight.Read more
SpaceX launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites Tuesday, a middle-of-the-night rideshare featuring a deep space atomic clock, solar sail, a clean and green rocket fuel testbed, and even human ashes. Read more
7-Eleven launched a delivery service today that will send a Slurpee or almost anything else carried by the chain to public places ranging from parks to beaches. Read more
Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, was arrested this morning at his home in West Springfield, Massachusetts, on a fugitive from justice charge related to Friday’s crash, the New Hampshire attorney general’s office said. Read more
Many blame President Donald Trump and his maximalist policy on Iran, which has seen him pull out of Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and levy punishing U.S. sanctions on the country. Read more
North Carolina’s state lottery Saturday said it set a record payout after the winning numbers in a Pick 4 game came back “0-0-0-0.” Read more
The announcement comes a week after new parking and entrance fees were implemented at Ha‘ena State Park, which reopened June 17. Read more
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