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The U.S. Coast Guard is currently searching for two fishermen presumed to have been swept into the ocean from the southeast side of the Big Island Wednesday evening. Read more
Hundreds of cruise ship passengers cheered as they finally disembarked and were welcomed to Cambodia by the nation’s authoritarian leader, who handed them flowers. Read more
The National Health Commission said 121 more people had died and there were 5,090 new confirmed cases. Read more
A federal jury today found a 37-year-old Wailuku man guilty of attempting to entice a minor in 2017. Read more
Three Native Hawaiian beneficiaries sued the state today, claiming that it has violated the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act by using Mauna Kea Access Road without any compensation. Read more
Lawyers for “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli and other prominent parents charged in the sweeping college admissions bribery case say they won’t be ready to go to trial until next year. Read more
The majority of individual taxpayers in the U.S. are eligible to file their taxes online for free, yet many may be unaware or confused by how to do so. Read more
A 64-year-old woman visiting from Massachusetts died Wednesday morning after she slipped and fell off a cliff on a hike north of Keoneloa Bay. Read more
Avocado growers, beware. The state Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of a new pest in Hawaii. Read more
Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc.’s earnings soared 33.7% in the fourth quarter as it achieved solid performances from both its utility and American Savings Bank. Read more
Cincinnati Bell, the parent company of Hawaiian Telcom that is being courted by two potential suitors, reported today that its losses narrowed in the fourth quarter to $23.2 million and to $77 million for the year. Read more
The patient, who had been flown to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio last week, is now in isolation at a hospital and was reported in stable condition. Read more
Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said the first fatality is a woman in her 80s who had been hospitalized since Feb. 1 when she was diagnosed with pneumonia. Read more
At times there’s an almost festive atmosphere, as when locals on Jet Skis buzz the ship, shouting greetings. Other times, there’s deep worry, like on the days when new cases of the illness are confirmed, pushing the total on the ship to 218 — the largest cluster of infections outside China. Read more
The crash occurred at about 9:45 p.m. on Meheula Parkway near the intersection of Kuahelani Avenue. Read more
Police said the suspect then fled the scene without the moped. Read more
Barr made the comment during an interview with ABC News just days after his Justice Department overruled its own prosecutors — who had recommended in a court filing that Trump’s longtime ally and confidant Roger Stone be sentenced to 7 to 9 years in prison — and took the extraordinary step of lowering the amount of prison time it would seek. Read more
Hicks will be a counselor to the president, working with presidential son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner. Read more
The average 401(k) balance rose 17% last year to $112,300 from the end of 2018, according to a review of 17.3 million accounts by Fidelity Investments. Read more
Officials also want to hear of any environmental or social issues that are important to the community. Read more
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