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Accessed on 13 July 2019, 1455 UTC, Post 19189.
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Just when Maui officials thought they had a handle on the 9,000-acre South Maui fire that began Thursday, a second, separate blaze in Central Maui broke out Friday afternoon. Read more
From the deep blue color of the Pacific Ocean to the brilliance of the stars at night, the biennial Transpacific Race from Los Angeles to Honolulu leaves an impression with anyone who sails it. Read more
Homeowners sandbagged their doors and tourists trying to get out of town jammed the airport today as Tropical Storm Barry began rolling in, threatening an epic drenching that could test how well New Orleans has strengthened its flood protections in the 14 years since Hurricane Katrina.Read more
The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement said efforts to deport families with orders to leave the country will continue after an upcoming national sweep that President Donald Trump said would start Sunday. Read more
When the Los Angeles Angels think about Tyler Skaggs in the months and years ahead, Andrew Heaney is grateful they’ll have the memory of one incredible night to assuage their sadness. Read more
The Maui Police Department is looking a vehicle that was seen today leaving the area of the Hookele Street fire in central Maui. Read more
Smoke also appears in the forecast, along with sunshine, mostly in the same areas affected by the wildland fire in Maui’s Central Valley. Read more
Gov. David Ige has appointed Linda Chu Takayama to be his new chief of staff. Her first day will be Aug. 1, according to Cindy McMillan, a spokeswoman for the governor. Read more
Prosecutors say Epstein faces “the very real possibility” of spending the rest of his life in prison.Read more
Maui residents reached out to Winfrey via Twitter asking her to open her private road. Read more
The animals, along with volunteers and staff, spent the night in shelter at Maui High School. Read more
Police arrested two men in connection with two armed robberies at 7-Eleven convenience stores in Kaimuki and Moiliili. Read more
Starting Monday, city officials will be starting a demolition project to remove the Waimanalo Beach Park Pavilion. Read more
Honolulu police are investigating an early morning robbery in Waianae involving a possible airsoft BB gun. Read more
A portion of North King Street in Honolulu Chinatown is scheduled for lane closures this Sunday for the filming of a stunt sequence, according to the Honolulu Film Office. Read more
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony to Congress has been delayed until July 24 under an agreement that gives lawmakers more time to question him. Read more
At $5 billion, the fine the FTC is about to levy on Facebook is by far the largest it’s given to a technology company, easily eclipsing the second largest, $22 million for Google in 2012. Read more
Acosta was the U.S. attorney in Miami when he oversaw a 2008 non-prosecution agreement that allowed Epstein to avoid federal trial but plead guilty to state charges and serve 13 months in jail.Read more
Trump unleashed his criticism on one of Wisconsin’s favorite sons just before leaving to go to the state he wants to win in 2020. Read more
The Coast Guard says cocaine and marijuana with an estimated street value of $569 million was seized during the operations in the past two months. Read more