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Top Story: Honolulu, state, and community leaders address coronavirus fears affecting Chinatown businesses.
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Accessed on 16 February 2020, 1355 UTC, Post 20282.
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Community leaders held a press conference today to address the impact of fears of the coronavirus on businesses in Chinatown. Read more
Hawaii health officials Friday confirmed her husband had the disease, but her condition was unknown until today. Read more
Bob Nash became the first University of Hawaii men’s basketball player to have his jersey retired, but visiting UC Irvine beat the Rainbows 70-63 at the Stan Sheriff Center. Read more
The Coast Guard has suspended its search for two missing fishermen presumed to have been swept from shore on Hawaii island Wednesday night. Read more
The injured resident was transported to Straub for treatment. Read more
Senior opposite Rado Parapunov and senior hitter Colton Cowell each put down 11 kills as No. 1 Hawaii swept No. 11 Stanford for a second consecutive night, winning the nonconference volleyball match in Stanford, Calif., 25-23, 25-13, 25-20. Read more
Two bodies have been found in separate cases on Hawaii island. Read more
Three Hawaii pitchers combined on a six-hitter and the Rainbow Warriors amassed 10 hits in today’s 10-2 baseball victory over North Dakota State at Les Murakami Stadium. Read more
Police arrested two men Saturday in connection with a midday Makiki shooting last week that resulted in injuries to a 1-year-old boy. Read more
China reported Sunday a drop in new virus cases for the third straight day, as it became apparent that the country’s leadership was aware of the potential gravity of the situation well before the alarm was sounded. Read more
Honolulu Ocean Safety personnel rescued a man believed to be in his 20s or 30s from waters near Pupukea, between Three Tables and Waimea Bay, the Honolulu Emergency Services Department reported. Read more
As the scientific community scrambles to find a drug that can effectively treat tens of thousands of patients sickened by a new respiratory virus, they are trying some surprising remedies: medicines targeting known killers like HIV, Ebola and malaria. Read more
Firefighters are responding to a 2-alarm fire that has broken out in Kaneohe near Windward Mall. Read more
Police seized more than a dozen gambling machines and made one arrest while serving a search warrant at a Kalihi business. Read more
As early voting surged in Nevada’s nominating contest, former Vice President Joe Biden lashed out at Democratic rival Bernie Sanders today for not doing enough to control his most aggressive supporters. Read more
Going further than he ever has in expressing regret over Obama administration immigration policy, presidential candidate Joe Biden called it a “big mistake” to have deported hundreds of thousands of people without criminal records. Read more
Minister Agnes Buzyn said she was informed Friday night of the death of the patient, who had been in intensive care at Bichat Hospital in Paris after testing positive in late January. Read more
About 380 Americans are aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which has docked at Yokohama, a port city southwest of Tokyo. At least one Hawaii resident on the ship has tested positive for the new coronavirus. Read more
Under fire for its response to the coronavirus epidemic, China’s authoritarian government appears to be pushing a new account of events that presents President Xi Jinping as taking early action to fight the outbreak that has convulsed the country. Read more
Cambodia praised for allowing cruise ship passengers to disembark after being stranded at sea over coronavirus fears
After being stranded at sea for two weeks, the MS Westerdam was allowed by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to dock for what he said were humanitarian reasons. Read more
Rashaun Weaver, charged with second-degree murder and robbery, is the second teenager to be charged in the attack on 18-year-old Tessa Majors in a Manhattan park. Read more
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