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Top Story: Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz introduces a War Power Resolution that would force congressional debate about our growing conflict with Iran.
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U.S. Sens. Brian Schatz and Tim Kaine have introduced a War Powers Resolution in an attempt to force a debate and vote in Congress to prevent further escalation of hostilities with Iran, Schatz said. Read more
The park will be a place where people can gather with their dogs and celebrate the outdoors, Mayor Kirk Caldwell said. Read more
Two women, ages 77 and 80, were robbed at gunpoint early this morning in Salt Lake. Read more
U.S. officials braced for Iran to respond to the killing of its most powerful general, noting heightened military readiness in the country and preparing for a possible “tit-for-tat” attempt on the life of an American military commander. Read more
For the full year, the median price for single-family homes slipped by 0.1% to $789,000 from a record $790,000 the year before. Read more
The sight and sound of fighter jets roaring off the reef runway one after the other at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport will return Wednesday with the latest iteration of the Hawaii Air National Guard’s “Sentry Aloha” fighter exercise. Read more
President Donald Trump’s confrontation with Iran is posing a gut check for Congress, brazenly testing whether the House and Senate will exert their own authority over U.S. military strategy or cede more war powers to the White House. Read more
The leader of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard threatened on Tuesday to “set ablaze” places supported by the United States over the killing of a top Iranian general in a U.S. airstrike last week, sparking cries from the crowd of supporters of “Death to Israel!” Read more
The popularity of the city’s free classes through the Department of Parks and Recreation is believed to have crashed the registration website yet again, a department spokesman said. Read more
The two fatalities counted are one more than in the first two days of 2019. Read more
The Pentagon on Monday distanced itself from President Donald Trump’s assertions that he would bomb Iranian cultural sites despite international prohibitions on such attacks. Read more
Pro-Iranian factions in the Iraqi Parliament have pushed to oust American troops following the killing of a top Iranian general in Baghdad in a U.S. drone strike last week. Read more
Board of Water Supply crews are responding to the area near the entrance to the Waimanalo Gulch Landfill. Read more
Breezy, gusty tradewinds will continue through the workweek, with showers focused on windward and mauka areas. Read more
The Hollywood mogul has been charged with raping one woman and sexually assaulting another in separate incidents over a two-day period in 2013, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a news release. Read more
The U.S. strike that killed Iran’s top military commander may have had an indirect casualty: a diplomatic solution to denuclearizing North Korea. Read more
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that he will not run for an open Senate seat from Kansas this fall, two people close to McConnell said today. Pompeo’s decision complicates Republicans’ chances of holding what should be a guaranteed seat in the deep red state as they battle to retain their slim Senate majority in November’s elections. Read more
The plaintiffs’ lawyers contend that federal court in Washington is an appropriate venue for such a lawsuit because the Boy Scouts were incorporated there in 1910 and obtained a congressional charter in 1916. Read more
He is now facing an escape charge. Read more
Bolton’s statement comes as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is stalling House-passed articles of impeachment against Trump in a bid to get new witnesses to testify. Read more
Police are looking for two males in a Mililani robbery Saturday afternoon that ended in gunfire. Read more