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Seven activists who chained themselves to a cattle guard on Mauna Kea Access Road to block construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope were told they were free to go this afternoon after an hours-long standoff with police. Read more
Waikiki Yacht Club member Roy Disney, who is skippering the 68 Pyewacket, came to the boat’s rescue about 30 minutes after the OEX crew sent a distress call. Read more
Firefighters will continue to monitor areas to extinguish any hot spots and officials urged the public to avoid affected areas due to hazards. Read more
Several GOP senators, and some House Republicans, said Trump had gone too far. Read more
The new policy takes effect Thursday. Read more
According to a new rule published in the Federal Register, asylum seekers who pass through another country first will be ineligible for asylum at the U.S. southern border. Read more
Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, defended Trump, saying the president had been responding to “very specific” comments made by Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who was born in Somalia. Read more
Beachgoers should expect surf up to 10 to 14 feet along affected shores, lowering to 6 to 8 feet tonight, according to the National Weather Service.Read more
The fatal accident comes less than a month after a similar accident on Oahu.Read more
Sen. Mazie Hirono joins colleagues in questioning use of climate change data by U.S. Geological Survey
The letter was signed by 21 Democrats and one independent. Read more
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will require federal agencies to purchase products using more American components. Read more
Police said the suspect and victim were involved in a physical altercation at about 2 a.m. when the assailant stabbed the victim, causing bodily injury. Read more
The company’s fifth annual Prime Day now stretches two days, today and Tuesday. And this year, some used the high-profile event as a way to garner attention for their protests against Amazon. Read more
Doctors are hoping for something to use during routine exams, where most dementia symptoms are evaluated, to gauge who needs more extensive testing. Read more
Two men arrested in connection with a shooting outside a Pearl City strip club last Wednesday are charged with assault and attempted murder. Read more
When the children were stopped by police near Grafton in New South Wales state at 10:40 p.m. Sunday, they locked the doors and refused to get out, Acting Police Inspector Darren Williams said. Read more
Residents of a city in Siberia don’t need to fly off to tropical locales for picturesque selfies taken by pristine turquoise waters. Read more
The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to hire former University of Hawaii player Phil Handy as an assistant coach, a source told ESPN. Read more
Demonstrators returned to an immigration jail in Washington state a day after an armed man threw incendiary devices at the detention center and later died.Read more
A healthy lifestyle can cut your risk of developing Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia even if you have genes that raise your risk for these mind-destroying diseases, a large study has found. Read more
A search has resumed this morning for a swimmer who went missing Saturday at Green Sands Beach on Hawaii island. Read more
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