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Accessed on 31 January 2020, 1440 UTC, Post 20205.
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Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee said in a statement there was “no need for more evidence,” giving the Trump team the possibility of a deciding vote in their direction. 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
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 Airlines’ earnings soared 57.2% in the fourth quarter despite increased capacity that included additional competition from newcomer Southwest Airlines. 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
Head coach Todd Graham has added Dan Phillips as special teams coordinator, school officials announced today. Read more
Firefighters were responding to a building fire tonight on Young Street. Read more
American Savings Bank’s earnings soared 30% in the fourth quarter after recognizing an after-tax gain of $7.7 million from the sales of its former headquarters and its Mililani Service Center. Read more
Honolulu police responded tonight to a possible stabbing in the Pacific Palisades area. 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
H-Power was also found to have “failed to keep all air pollution controls … fully functional and operational at all times.” Read more
Mayor Kirk Caldwell says the city is “not yet confident” the first 11-mile segment of the Honolulu rail line will open on time at the end of this year. Read more
A DOH investigation was not able to identify an exact source of infection. Read more
Fred Silverman, the only TV executive who steered programming for each of the Big Three broadcast networks and who brought “All in the Family,” “Roots,” “Hawaii Five-O” and other hit series and miniseries to television during his more than three-decade career, died today. He was 82. Read more
City Councilman Ron Menor said today he has decided not to run for Honolulu mayor this fall after all. Read more
Territorial Bancorp Inc.’s net income increased 8.7% in the fourth quarter as it benefited from a gain on loan sales and a one-time tax benefit. Read more
Hawaii legislators today announced the introduction of bills that restrict the sale of sunscreens with anything other than those deemed safe for the coral reef as well as human health in the state. Read more
Former Alabama and Saint Louis School star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa plans to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis in February, according to reports. Read more
Church leader Apollo Quiboloy claims to be “the appointed son of God” and last year claimed he stopped a major earthquake from hitting the southern Philippines. Read more
The owner of The Signature Steak & Prime Seafood is opening a second steakhouse next to Liliha Bakery on Nimitz Highway. Read more
A man charged with murdering his missing wife amid a contentious divorce case died Thursday, his lawyer said. Read more
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