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Top Story: The state Department of Health has fined promoters of the Honolulu Tattoo Expo for allowing unlicensed artists to participate.
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Accessed on 19 February 2020, 0415 UTC, Post 20294.
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The state Health Department has fined promoters of the Honolulu Tattoo Expo $120,000 for allowing 12 unlicensed artists to participate. Read more
Saint Louis School president Glenn Medeiros is happy that the changeover won’t be anything drastic and that both men will still be in the fold. Read more
Bernard DeCoito Jr. remains in custody at the correctional facility in lieu of $1 million aggregate bail. Read more
A motive of the shooting remains unknown at this time. Read more
Nearly 80 years after President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the military to move thousands of Japanese Americans into internment camps, California plans to formally apologize for its role in their detention. Read more
A group that opposes affirmative action filed an appeal today of a federal ruling that Harvard had not intentionally discriminated against Asian American applicants. Read more
Employees at crowdfunding platform Kickstarter voted today to unionize, the first well-known technology company to take the step toward being represented by organized labor. Read more
The 63-year-old Democrat exhausted his last appellate option in 2018 and had seemed destined to remain behind bars until his projected 2024 release date. Read more
DeBartolo Jr., who owned the San Francisco 49ers during their 1980s-1990s dynasty, was involved in one of the biggest owners’ scandals in the sport’s history. Read more
A 34-year-old man was seriously injured today after he apparently fell approximately 12 to 15 feet. Read more
As of Tuesday, 542 cases of the virus have been identified among the 3,711 quarantined passengers and crew, making the ship the site of the most infections outside of China. Read more
Even before “Fresh Off the Boat” hit the airwaves on ABC in February 2015, the show was facing pressure that other new shows weren’t. Read more
In the years after the Sept. 11 attacks, officials at Nebraska Medical Center envisioned a time when the nation would need a large, secure treatment center to guard against the threats of bioterrorism and infectious diseases. Read more
Jurors in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial ended their first day of deliberations with lots of questions and no verdict in the landmark #MeToo case that could put the once-powerful Hollywood producer behind bars for the rest of his life. Read more
A federal judge refused to delay sentencing for Roger Stone on his witness tampering and lying to Congress conviction as President Donald Trump kept up his unrelenting defense of his longtime confidant. Read more
Zoe Caldwell, a four-time Tony Award winner who brought humanity to larger-than-life characters, whether it be the dotty schoolteacher Miss Jean Brodie, an aging opera star Maria Callas or the betrayed, murderous Medea, has died. She was 86. Read more
Comedians are making their return to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner after last year’s hiatus. Read more
New virus cases in China continued to fall Wednesday, with 1,749 new infections and 136 new deaths announced after China’s leader said disease prevention and control was at “a critical time.” Read more
Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Tyler Jelsma of Hilo Patrol at 935-3311. Read more
The city’s Department of Design & Construction will be repaving the lot, as well as making other improvements, which will take approximately eight months to complete, weather permitting. Read more
Kona Iki Street was closed this afternoon between Kona Street and Kapiolani Boulevard due to a police investigation. Read more