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Top Story: Lori Vallow is being held on Kauai with bail set at $5 million. Her children are still missing.
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Accessed on 21 February 2020, 1505 UTC, Post 20306.
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Lori Vallow is being held in the Kauai Police Department’s cellblock with a bail set at $5 million. Read more
In just the first month this year, two Hawaiian monk seals have been have been killed or sickened by a disease that is released into the environment by cat feces. Read more
Longtime political activist Walter Ritte says he is running for the state House to represent Lanai, Molokai, Paia and Hana. Ritte, 74, said he will be running as a Democrat. Read more
The Hawaii men’s basketball team shook off a nightmare of a second half to edge UC Riverside 56-55 and snap its four-game losing streak today in Riverside, Calif. Read more
Kona International Airport on Hawaii island has been awarded more than $3.7 million in new federal funding for safety improvements, according to U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz. Read more
While a wave of employee activism marked by walk-outs and protests has rippled through Silicon Valley the past few years, Oracle Corp. glided along unscathed, until today. Read more
The novel coronavirus had plunged the central Chinese city’s health-care system into crisis, and all resources were being diverted to contain it. Read more
South Korea has so far reported 104 cases of the illness that began in China, where more than 2,000 patients have died. Read more
Investigators believe a Missouri man may have strangled or suffocated his Chinese wife before she went missing in early October, according to a probable cause statement. Read more
The changes will be phased in beginning with first-year students entering USC in the fall of 2020 and the spring of 2021, USC said. Read more
The Assembly unanimously passed the resolution and welcomed several people who were imprisoned in the camps and their families. Read more
The confidence voiced by China’s government came as it reported a reduced number of new infections. Read more
Stone’s lawyers had asked for a sentence of probation, citing his age of 67 years, his health and his lack of criminal history. Instead, he drew 40 months. Read more
The salvage firmthat hasplucked silverware, china and gold coins from the wreckage of the Titanic now wants to recover the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Machine that transmitted the doomed ship’s increasingly frantic distress calls. Read more
These are the first confirmed deaths among the people on the cruise ship. Read more
Washington State’s Collin Montez smacked two home runs and drove in five runs in tonight’s 6-2 baseball victory over Hawaii at Les Murakami Stadium. Read more
Russia interfering in 2020 election in favor of Trump, U.S. intelligence officials tell House lawmakers
During the briefing to the House Intelligence Committee, Trump’s allies challenged the conclusions, arguing that the president has been tough on Russia. Read more
Over the objections of environmentalists, California regulators approved a proposal Thursday to allow builders to construct homes without solar panels, a decision critics said undercuts California’s seven-week-old law that all new houses have their own solar power. Read more
Kia is joining its affiliate Hyundai in recalling thousands of vehicles in the U.S. because water can get into a brake computer, cause an electrical short and possibly a fire. Read more
In signing a proclamation last month that takes effect Friday, President Donald Trump said Myanmar, Nigeria, Kyrgyzstan and Eritrea failed to meet minimum security standards. Read more
It may end up being a bad flu season for kids, but early signs suggest the vaccine is working OK. Read more
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