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Top Story: Hawaii Governor David Ige has confirmed a Japanese man as a coronavirus patient after he returned from a Hawaii vacation.
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Accessed on 15 February 2020, 0440 UTC, Post 20277.
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“We do believe this is a serious concern,” Gov. David Ige said at a news conference at the state Department of Health. Read more
The total is three fewer than the 18 traffic-related fatalities recorded on Hawaii roads during the same period last year. Read more
The 7,900-square-foot park runs alongside a walkway adjacent to Fisher Hawaii. Read more
An Oahu Circuit Court jury found an 18-year-old man guilty on Thursday of second-degree robbery for forcefully taking a 73-year-old woman’s purse from her shoulder. Read more
Hawaii County police are asking again for the public’s help in finding a 24-year-old Hilo woman, who was last seen in the area of Wainaku Scenic Lookout Sunday evening. Read more
The crash involved a large tree trimming truck, leaving one person injured, a Honolulu Emergency Services Department spokeswoman said. Read more
Marie Aiona was allegedly driving with her headlights off when Hawaii island patrol officers stopped her early Thursday morning, which led to felony charges today. Read more
Public tips about illegal drug activity led to the arrest of three people and the seizure of a cache of drugs in Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii island police said today. Read more
A snorkeler who was found unresponsive at Pokai Bay in Waianae Thursday has died. Read more
The search began about 1 p.m. Read more
China reported Saturday a figure of 2,641 new virus cases, a major drop from the higher numbers in recent days since a broader diagnostic method was implemented. Read more
This was the fifth traffic-related fatality on Hawaii island compared with two at the same time last year. Read more
In the hospital where Yu Yajie works, nurses, doctors and other medical professionals fighting the new coronavirus have also been fighting dire shortages. They have used tape to patch up battered protective masks, repeatedly reused goggles meant for one-time use and wrapped their s Read more
The agreement calls for a seven-day “reduction in violence” to be followed by all-Afghan peace talks within 10 days, a senior U.S. officials says. Read more
The Coast Guard and Hawaii County Fire Department launched a search for the men Thursday after family member reported the two overdue. Read more
White House memo justifying fatal strike on Iranian general cites previous attacks but no imminent threat
The White House said the strike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani was “in response to an escalating series of attacks in preceding months” by Iran and Iran-backed militias. Read more
As China enforces a temporary ban on the wildlife trade to contain the outbreak of a new virus, many are calling for a more permanent solution before disaster strikes again. Read more
Federal agents who patrol the U.S. border will deploy to “sanctuary” cities across the country where local jurisdictions are hindering stepped up immigration enforcement, officials said Friday. Read more
A second wave of flu is hitting the U.S., turning this season into one of the nastiest flu seasons for kids in a decade. Read more
Today’s highs are from 78 to 83 degrees, with east winds of 15 to 25 mph, forecasters said. Lows tonight will be from 66 to 71. Read more
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