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The weakened storm is expected to cross into the Central Pacific, still hundreds of miles southeast of Hawaii, by the weekend. Read more
Attorney Cynthia Kagiwada declared in a motion she filed today in U.S. District Court that her effort to withdraw from defending Katherine Kealoha “is made in the interest of justice.” Read more
Rapid ohia death, the fungal blight killing native ohia trees, has been detected on Maui for the first time. Read more
Waves from 5 to 8 feet are expected along the south-facing shores of Kauai and Oahu, and 6 to 10 feet along the south shores of Maui County and the Big Island. Read more
The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office today released the names today of two of the 11 people killed in the June 21 skydiving plane crash at Dillingham Airfield in Mokuleia. Read more
Lee Iacocca, the auto executive and master pitchman who put the Mustang in Ford’s lineup in the 1960s and became a corporate folk hero when he resurrected Chrysler 20 years later, has died in Bel Air, Calif. He was 94. Read more
Hawaii today became the first state in the U.S. to remove a requirement that a person be a victim of sex trafficking to have a prostitution conviction erased.Read more
Hawaii County police identified today a 70-year-old man who died after a single-vehicle crash on May 5 in Kailua-Kona near the airport as Michael A. McCormick of Hawaiian Ocean View Estates. Read more
Trump campaign officials declined repeated requests for comment today. Political experts say that, while it’s not unusual for stock footage to find its way into ads, a presidential campaign should have been more careful. Read more
Officials say Hawaii’s last remaining native lowland bog is thriving again following a more than decade-long restoration effort. Read more
The Sheriff Division and police are looking for a 52-year-old extended furlough inmate who failed to return this morning for a scheduled check-in at the Women’s Community Correctional Center. Read more
An eruption is not imminent, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said, and current conditions are no cause for alarm. Read more
With about three months left in the federal fiscal year, Kenji Price, U.S. attorney in Hawaii, told reporters that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has seized over 130 illegal firearms in the islands. Read more
Police responded and arrested the suspects at the scene on suspicion of first-degree burglary. Read more
Alex Morgan celebrated her go-ahead goal with a cheeky tea-sipping celebration and Alyssa Naeher stopped a late penalty kick to send the United States into the final at the Women’s World Cup with a 2-1 victory over England. Read more
Police said the culprit used counterfeit money to pay for pizza delivered by the victim, 48, in an area along the Ala Wai Boulevard at approximately 2:20 a.m. Sunday. Read more
Jonathan Kealoha Gardner of Hilo made his initial court appearance before Judge Bruce Larson at South Hilo District Court Monday after he was charged Sunday with auto theft, first-degree attempted assault of a law enforcement officer, three counts of first-degree terroristic threatening, one count of resisting arrest, reckless driving and driving without a license. Read more
President Donald Trump marshaled tanks, bombers and other machinery of war on Tuesday for a Fourth of July celebration that traditionally is light on military might, while critics accused him of using America’s military as a political prop. Read more
A federal judge in Seattle today blocked a Trump administration policy that would keep thousands of asylum-seekers locked up while they pursue their cases, saying the Constitution demands that such migrants have a chance to be released from custody. Read more
The family of the 23-year-old militant, Norman Lasuca, has identified him as one of the bombers who detonated a bomb on Friday at the gate of an army encampment in Sulu province’s Indanan town. The other suicide attacker remains unidentified. Read more
He fled with an unknown amount of cash. Read more
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Central Pacific Hurricane Center: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/cphc/
Hawaii Surf Report: https://www.orchidlandsurf.com/surfreports/
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