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Top Story: Honolulu will proceed with the controversial Sherwood Forest Project.
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Accessed on 14 January 2020, 1450 UTC, Post 20123.
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The announcement represents a loss for opponents who have voiced their opposition to the project for about a year. Read more
Joe Burrow threw five touchdown passes, ran for another score and capped one of the greatest seasons in college football history by leading No. 1 LSU to a 42-25 victory against No. 3 Clemson on Monday night to win the national championship. Read more
The state Health Department has fined the operators of two Big Island teen treatment facilities $13,300, and ordered them to close down because they were run without proper licenses. Read more
The government has warned of the possibility of a “violent tsunami” in the lake waters surrounding the volcanic island. Read more
Police recovered two vehicles from the scene, one of which is a Jeep with a bullet hole in the driver’s side windshield. Read more
A jury began deliberating today the fate of Manu Sorensen, the man accused of firing a single shot that killed a patron at an illegal Ala Moana game room. Read more
The popular Mai Tai Bar at Ala Moana Center will close Feb. 23 along with Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. due to a lease rental dispute that has made way for the Olive Garden. Read more
The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s office identified today an Australian man who died mid-flight on an Air Canada flight that was diverted to Honolulu. Read more
President Donald Trump turned sports fan for an evening as he watched No. 1 Louisiana State University and No. 3 Clemson battle it out in the College Football Playoff championship. Read more
An off-duty sheriff’s detective was struck and killed by a car after she helped an elderly woman cross a street in Los Angeles, authorities said. Read more
Hawaii received 15 of 16 first-place votes in today’s American Volleyball Coaches Association Division I-II men’s Top 15. Read more
A winter storm in Washington state left thousands of without power in the greater Seattle area and caused school closures and delays. Read more
The National Weather Service has extended the flash flood watch from Niihau to the Big Island interior, due to the threat of locally heavy rainfall on rain-soaked grounds. Read more
The man in his 30s was initially dropped off at the emergency room at Kuakini Medical Center shortly before 11:30 a.m. today. Read more
The collision occurred at about 7:35 p.m., just north of the Olomana Fire Station, according to Emergency Medical Services and Honolulu police. Read more
American troops were informed of an impending missile barrage hours before their air base in Iraq was struck by Iran, U.S. military officials said. Read more
In the sport’s largest scandal since the Biogenesis drug suspensions in 2013, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the discipline today and strongly hinted that current Boston manager Alex Cora— the Astros bench coach in 2017 — will face equal or more severe punishment. Read more
China says the cause of the Wuhan outbreak remains unknown but has sought to play down speculation that it could be a reappearance of the SARS epidemic, which killed hundreds in 2002 and 2003. Read more
The decision followed a summit at Queen Elizabeth II’s Sandringham estate in eastern England that sought to resolve the conundrum of what to do with royals who only want the job part time. Read more
A subtle design feature of the AR-15 rifle has raised a technical legal question that is derailing cases against people who are charged with illegally buying and selling the gun’s parts or building the weapon. Read more
The move also clears the way for Wade to receive the 2019 American Volleyball Coaches Association’s Coach of the Year Award. Read more
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