Welcome to the Hawaii State News update from Hawaii News Digest.
Our lead story focuses on the upcoming Senate trial for President Donald Trump.
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Accessed on 19 December 2019, 1535 UTC, Post 20005.
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A trial in the Republican-controlled Senate would almost certainly result in Trump being acquitted of the charges. Read more
President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives tonight, becoming only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution’s ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors. Read more
Two men were charged this afternoon after attempting to steal a vehicle in Mokuleia, which involved one of the men pointing a gun at the vehicle’s owner. Read more
Police are asking for help in finding and identifying an armed man in his 30s who robbed at 1 p.m. the First Hawaiian Bank in Kapahulu. Read more
There’s some ruff news for those who enjoy cuddling cute puppies. Read more
Attorney Michael Avenatti should be prevented from practicing law for pocketing a client’s settlement and covering his tracks through “deceit, dishonesty and lies,” a lawyer for the California State Bar said. Read more
As the House voted Wednesday evening, the tally fell largely along party lines, with the few defections all on the Democratic side. Read more
Frustration with the standoff on Mauna Kea and the high cost of policing the protests boiled over today as the Hawaii County Council voted 9-0 to reject an agreement that would have required the state to pick up the tab for county police overtime and other protest-related costs. Read more
Sen. Mazie Hirono paid tribute to the victims of the Dec. 4 shooting at the Pearl Harbor Shipyard today on the floor of the United States Senate. Read more
The U.S. Geological Survey will potentially receive $21 million in federal funding to build a new field station for the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, according to U.S. Sen. Mazie K. Hirono. Read more
Uber Technologies Inc. will establish a $4.4 million fund to settle a federal investigation into allegations that the San Francisco company allowed a rampant culture of sexual harassment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced. Read more
Dana Brown, 27, was killed in Campbell Industrial Park on Tuesday, while Dustin Spencer, 34, died in Kalihi on Monday. Read more
Police said a car operated by Souza was traveling south on the highway when it crossed into the opposite lane of traffic and hit a pickup truck. Read more
A company spokesman said one of the safety valves to the tank failed during regular maintenance. Read more
Police said the suspect and victim were involved in a physical altercation at 59-240 Pupukea Road at about 11:50 a.m. Tuesday Read more
With its multiple teenage characters, the Netflix movie “Let It Snow” is a mix of holiday feels and a John Hughes comedy — with Asian American characters front and center who aren’t there just to be comedic relief. Read more
The National Weather Service says surf of 5 to 8 feet is expected along the east shores of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui, and Hawaii island. Read more
A sport utility vehicle operated by a 79-year-old Volcano man was traveling south on Highway 11 at about 9:25 p.m. when it crossed a double solid yellow line and struck a passenger van. Read more
Hawaii senior Norene Iosia named to American Volleyball Coaches Association’s All-America honorable mention team
Iosia, the Big West Player of the Year, played both setter and hitter when helping the Rainbow Wahine to their first conference title since 2016. Read more
An attacker stabbed multiple people at a suburban Portland shopping center, killing one person and wounding others before being apprehended, authorities said. Read more
A former top executive sentenced to 25 years in prison in one of the largest corporate accounting scandals in U.S. history was ordered freed from prison for medical reasons. Read more
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