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Despite the relative near-miss for the islands, the National Weather Service expects potential rainfall amounts of 4 to 8 inches for parts of the islands. Read more
About 200 health care workers at Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center are expected to participate in a one-day strike Friday over low wages and understaffing. Read more
Police recovered today a car in Honolulu that was taken in a July 25 carjacking in Kapolei. Read more
Ocean Safety personnel rushed to the aid of a 10-year-old boy who was struck by a vehicle in Laniakea on Oahu’s North Shore. Read more
The Department of Transportation has scheduled Safe Routes to School (SRTS) informational workshops on Oahu and Maui and in Hilo. Read more
Strong winds are fanning the flames of a brush fire below Pukalani that has spread into the Central Valley of Maui to 2,500 acres, the Maui Fire Department said. Read more
The Hawaii Vacation Rental Owners Association filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court today against the city over its new law prohibiting advertising of unpermitted short-term vacation rentals. Read more
City and County of Honolulu lifeguards reported witnessing a 6- to 8-foot shark about 50 feet from the beach at approximately 11:20 a.m. Read more
Police tracked down a missing Laumaka work furlough inmate using his electronic GPS monitor, and arrested him today, the Department of Public Safety reported this afternoon. Read more
A theft ring in Washington state sold millions of dollars’ worth of stolen goods on Amazon.com in the past six years, and a pair of contract Amazon delivery drivers was involved, recently unsealed federal court documents show. Read more
A Trump administration plan to let Americans legally import cheaper prescription drugs from Canada is causing concern among Canadians who that fear it could cause shortages of some medications — as well as surprise by officials who say they weren’t consulted about a possible influx of U.S. drug-buyers. Read more
Japan’s Cabinet on Friday approved the removal of South Korea from a “whitelist” of countries with preferential trade status, a move sure to fuel antagonism already at a boiling point over recent export controls and the issue of compensation for wartime Korean laborers. Read more
Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the launches were conducted at 2:59 a.m. and 3:23 a.m. from an eastern coastal area but did not immediately confirm how many projectiles were fired or how far they flew. Read more
The owner of the 48-year-old Kailua retail complex announced upgrades to landscaping, walkways and the parking lot, and also plans to create new outdoor seating. Read more
President Donald Trump used a revved-up rally in Cincinnati to tear into the Democrats he has been elevating as his new political foils. Read more
The pilot of a U.S. Navy jet fighter that crashed in Death Valley National Park was killed, the military said. Read more
A man who was told by the state of Nevada that he couldn’t register the name “WTF Party” for political candidates is suing election officials, claiming his free speech rights were violated. Read more
Burger King will offer delivery and mobile customers two sandwiches — an original Whopper and an Impossible Whopper — for $7 so they can compare them. Read more
The robbery occurred at the 98-100 block of Kaonohi Street at 9:05 p.m. Read more
Facebook group Imua TMT members are rallying at the state Capitol today to show their support for the governor’s recent approval to extend the construction deadline for the $1.4 billion project atop Mauna Kea. Read more
An Oahu grand jury returned an indictment today charging a 41-year-old woman with manslaughter in connection with the death of a 7-month-old girl in her care. Read more