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Top Story: Two people, including a child, were killed in a head-on crash near Punaluu, Oahu Tuesday night.
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Accessed on 12 February 2020, 1445 UTC, Post 20263.
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Two people, including a child, have died in head-on collision on Kamehameha Highway north of Punaluu tonight. Read more
State health officials said Monday they were monitoring 27 individuals, but that the number would be fluctuating as more travelers are funneled to Honolulu, one of 11 airports designated by the federal government to receive all flights to the U.S. from China. Read more
The New Hampshire vote made clear that the early days of the Democratic contest will be a battle largely between two men four decades apart in age and ideological opposites. Read more
An autopsy revealed that the man died as a result of injuries consistent with a homicide, police said in a news release. Read more
Actor Jussie Smollett was indicted today for a second time on charges of lying to police about a racist and anti-gay attack he allegedly staged on himself in downtown Chicago, renewing a divisive criminal case that drew worldwide attention last year. Read more
Najuma, a 14-year-old African ground hornbill that went missing a year ago, still remains at large a year after a fallen tree damaged his enclosure at Honolulu Zoo. Read more
Saturday’s TLC concert at the Blaisdell Arena has been postponed due to a medical emergency involving a family member of one of the duo’s singers. Read more
The coordinator of prolific college-football offenses is among three coaches joining the University of Hawaii football team’s staff. Read more
Hawaii microalgae producer Cyanotech Corp. earned a smaller profit in its fiscal third quarter. Read more
Honolulu-based fossil fuel producer Barnwell Industries Inc. dramatically narrowed a financial loss in its fiscal first quarter partly due to a spike in oil prices. Read more
The injury update bodes well for Tagovailoa, who hopes to perform a pro day workout for NFL teams in either late March or early April before the draft, which begins on April 23 in Las Vegas. Read more
China on Wednesday reported another drop in the number of new cases of a viral infection and 97 more deaths, pushing the total dead past 1,100 even as the country remains largely closed down to prevent the spread of the disease. Read more
Democrat Andrew Yang, an entrepreneur who created buzz for his presidential campaign by championing a universal basic income that would give every American adult $1,000 per month, suspended his 2020 bid today. Read more
The first polls closed in New Hampshire Tuesday night as fiery progressive Bernie Sanders fought for Democratic front-runner status in the first-in-the-nation primary. The party hoped for results that would bring some clarity to a presidential nomination fight that has so far been marred by dysfunction and doubt. Read more
The Hooters sports bar at Aloha Tower Marketplace has closed. Read more
Judge Victor Marrero of the U.S. District Court in Manhattan rejected an unusual challenge led by attorneys general from 13 states and the District of Columbia. Read more
The acquisition is the second one in Hawaii for the company since Denver-based KSL Capital Partners LLC’s 2016 purchase of Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, which had been owned and operated by the Kelley family for 69 years. Read more
Twitter has rolled out a new tool to help users find accurate information about this year’s U.S. Census. Read more
The new phone can unfold from a small square upward into a traditional smartphone form, and will go on sale Feb. 14 starting at $1,380. Read more
NOAA announced today that it is acquiring two new ocean research ships, one of which will be homeported in Honolulu. Read more
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