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Accessed on 13 September 2019, 0205 UTC, Post 19513.
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Police responded to a residence on Komo Mai Drive near the intersection of Aamanu Street in Pacific Palisades at about 9 a.m. after residents reported hearing a couple of gunshots. Read more
Marie W. Limehouse was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Mickenzie Peter, 35, also known as Jay Peter. Her bail is set at $500,000. Read more
The couple’s foundation has pledged $250 million toward the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope. Read more
Four malnourished monk seal pups rescued from Papahanaumokueakea Marine National Monument are now doing well in the care of Ke Kai Ola, The Marine Mammal Center’s monk seal hospital in Kailua-Kona. Read more
Tropical storm Kiko, formerly a tropical depression in the East Pacific, is expected to strengthen into a hurricane this weekend, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center. Read more
Two companies are under fire in Hawaii and several other state for saying they want to sell do-it-yourself rape kits to sexual assault survivors. Read more
Honolulu ranked high due to its high proportion of short-distance trips, minimal topographic variation and warm climate. Read more
The U.S. government has refined how it is measuring an outbreak of breathing illnesses in people who vape, now counting only cases that are most closely linked to electronic cigarette use. Read more
Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident. Read more
Positive identification is pending notification of next of kin. Read more
Laquna Ross found her father Joel Marrable with swollen, red bumps all over his body when she visited him at the nursing home near Atlanta last week before his death, she told WSB-TV . Read more
In a moment that combined political theater and performance art, Hillary Clinton was reunited with her emails at an exhibition in Italy this week. Read more
U.S. airlines are increasing their emissions of climate-changing gases much faster than they are boosting fuel efficiency, according to an environmental group’s report. Read more
“Saturday Night Live” has taken heat over the years for an overall lack of ethnic diversity, with scant Asian representation among its cast members or hosts. Read more
Environmentalists say the move would leave millions of Americans with less safe drinking water and damage wetlands that prevent flooding. Read more
Furuta, a fifth-year senior from Mililani, underwent surgery on Wednesday. Read more
McCabe’s attorneys have argued that he should not face charges on accusations that he lied to internal investigators about whether he had authorized a news media leak in the fall of 2016. Read more
The new policy would deny refuge to anyone who passes through another country on the way to the U.S. without first seeking asylum there. Read more
The heat index, a measure of what it feels like when temperature and relative humidity are combined, is expected to reach as high as 98 degrees in Kapolei, 96 in Kahului and Lihue, 95 in Honolulu and 92 in Hilo this afternoon. Read more
NBC News posted a story about a “former senior Russian official” who was living in the Washington area under U.S. government protection, citing current and former government officials. Read more
The concept of sending homeless people back to where they say they’re from or may have support has been in place for decades in parts of the U.S. struggling to get people off the streets. Read more