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Lifeguards will remain available in this case as needed, according to a Honolulu Ocean Safety spokesperson. Read more
The resident is healthy and has been cooperating with health officials while in mandatory quarantine at the Honolulu airport. The resident will be transported to Pearl Harbor today. Read more
A federal judge sentenced today a 40-year-old ex-soldier to 35 years in prison for orchestrating his wife’s murder and also sentenced the man’s accomplice, a 30-year-old woman with a mental disorder, to 30 years behind bars. Read more
The Hooters sports bar at Aloha Tower Marketplace has closed. Read more
The Laulani Village Shopping Center on Keaunui Drive in Ewa Beach will be the location of the fourth Rainbow Drive-In location. Read more
Federal and state officers are investigating after video of a man slapping a Hawaiian monk seal resting on a West Oahu beach was widely circulated on social media. Read more
A panel of Hawaii lawmakers today passed a resolution calling for the governor to convene a Native Hawaiian reconciliation commission, a step that comes after protests blocking the construction of one of the world’s largest telescopes. Read more
Hui Chen, an anti-fraud expert who made national news when she resigned from her U.S. Department of Justice job in the wake of the firing of FBI Director James Comey has been hired by the Hawaii attorney general’s office. Read more
A total of 12 kane and 17 wahine groups from 22 halau are participating this year, representing Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Hawaii island and California. A total off 11 Miss Aloha Hula soloists will be vying for the title this year. Read more
The National Weather Service has issued a slew of advisories that warn of possible floods this morning, along with strong winds and high surf as a low-pressure system continues advancing toward the isles Read more
Hawaii island police have identified a 31-year-old North Kohala man who died after his motorcycle collided into a pickup truck early this morning. Read more
China’s daily death toll from new virus has topped 100 for first time, with more than 1,000 total deaths recorded, the health ministry announced Tuesday, as the spread of the contagion shows little sign of abating while exacting an ever-rising cost. Read more
The Philippines notified the United States on Tuesday it intended to end a major security pact allowing American forces to train in the country in the most serious threat to their treaty alliance under President Rodrigo Duterte. Read more
As Congress considers whether to allow college athletes to receive endorsement money, the NCAA and its allies spent at least $750,000 last year lobbying lawmakers to shape any reforms to the organization’s liking. Read more
The first confirmed case of novel coronavirus has been found among hundreds of people who were evacuated from China to military bases around the United States, it was reported today. Read more
Australia’s highest court ruled the government can’t deport Aboriginal people as part of its policy of ridding the country of foreign criminals. Read more
The City and County of Honolulu says there is no emergency situation in Nanakuli this afternoon after reports of a malfunctioning emergency siren in the area. Read more
Gordon Biersch thanked customers for their patronage via social media and email notifications. Read more
Hawaii makes its second road trip of the season later this week, playing at No. 12 Stanford (5-5) on Friday and Saturday. Read more
In December, U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups sided with three people from American Samoa who live in Utah and sued to be recognized as citizens. Read more
After nearly a week of roaming China’s epidemic-struck city, filming the dead and the sickened in overwhelmed hospitals, the strain of being hounded by both the new virus and the country’s dissent-quelling police started to tell. Read more
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