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Our top story focuses on attempts to stop the spread of the Wuhan (coronavirus) which has been declared a public health emergency by the U.S. government.
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Accessed on 31 January 2020, 2340 UTC, Post 20208.
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Honolulu 1 of 7 U.S. airports to receive flights from China; U.S. declares public health emergency amid coronavirus outbreak
The actions, announced today by President Donald Trump’s newly formed virus task force, will begin Feb. 2. Read more
Calls for investigation after FAA whistleblower says bosses blocked him from inspecting Hawaii helicopters before fatal crash
Joseph Monfort reportedly claimed his bosses prevented him from conducting aircraft inspections at Safari Helicopters on Kauai prior to a December 2019 crash that killed seven people onboard. Read more
The 51-49 vote, one of the most consequential of the trial, fell mostly along party lines. Read more
Just two weeks ago, the S&P 500 had closed at an all-time high, having climbed around 13% since early October. Then came the virus outbreak in China. Read more
They are the first U.S.-based airlines to do so and joining several international carriers that have stopped flying to China as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread. Read more
Complicated logistics are part of a daily flow of food and other goods authorities say is sustaining Wuhan and surrounding cities. Read more
Trump was not at the resort at the time, although he was scheduled to arrive there later today. Read more
The victim was taken to a hospital in serious condition. Read more
The suspect, who police want to question about the incident, was wearing a black T-shirt with a brown logo on the left side of the chest, black pants, slippers and a black and white baseball cap. Read more
After being diagnosed with lung cancer in early 2018, Maui-based entertainer Willie Kahaiali‘i announced via Facebook this week that his diagnosis is “terminal.” Read more
Hawaiian Electric says part of the right lane of Kamehameha Highway at Paalaa Uka Pupukea Road, Wahiawa-bound, will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday. Read more
Firefighters were responding to a building fire tonight on Young Street. Read more
A reinforcing west-northwest swell continues to pump large surf for most islands as cloudy weather today heralds the return of tradewinds and also wet weather. Read more
That clears the way for a judge to potentially hold Lori Vallow in contempt of court, a legal move that could allow prosecutors to seek to have her extradited from Hawaii to Idaho to face charges. Read more
Bumble, Grindr, The Meet Group and the Match Group, which owns such popular services as Tinder, Match.com and OkCupid, are the current targets of the investigation by the U.S. House Oversight and Reform subcommittee on economic and consumer policy. Read more
Head coach Todd Graham has added Dan Phillips as special teams coordinator, school officials announced today. Read more
The announcement, made this morning, further winnowed down a primary field that had once stood at more than two dozen. Read more
Before Election Day, politicians across party lines are expected to spend more than $1 billion to pelt voters with millions of these cheap online ads, which can be tailored to a voter’s most personal details — down to one household or even a single individual. Read more
Unlike physical wounds, such as burns or the loss of limbs, traumatic brain injuries aren’t obvious and can take time to diagnose. Read more
The number of cases spiked more than tenfold in a week, including the highest death toll in a 24-hour period reported Friday. Read more
Hawaiian Airlines’ earnings soared 57.2% in the fourth quarter despite increased capacity that included additional competition from newcomer Southwest Airlines. Read more
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