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Top Story: Lori Vallow, the mother of two missing children, has waived extradition from Kauai to Idaho.
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Accessed on 27 February 2020, 0600 UTC, Post 20334.
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Lori Vallow’s two children, Tylee Ryan, 17, and Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7, have been missing since September. Read more
Two Hawaii couples who were on the Diamond Princess cruise ship and currently quarantined in a California military base are free of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Read more
It is a person in California who had no known travel to a country where a virus outbreak has been taking place, or connection to a known patient. Read more
The suspension will begin March 2 through April 30 due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in South Korea, according to the airline. Read more
If the virus becomes widespread in Hawaii, “mitigation activities” could include canceling public gatherings, closing schools, remote working, and home isolation, according to the governor’s message. Read more
It happened at a sprawling complex that includes a mix of corporate offices and brewing facilities and at least 600 workers. Read more
Paul Brown Salons is closing its doors in Kailua on Thursday after 15 years of doing business in the beach town. Read more
The state Health Department has issued a fine of $86,900 to the owner and operator of an unlicensed adult residential care home at Ocean View on Hawaii island. Read more
Lawyers for “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, said today that new evidence shows the couple is innocent of charges that they bribed their daughters’ way into the University of Southern California. Read more
The Hanapepe Swinging Bridge on Kauai has reopened to the public following $10,000 in repairs, Kauai County officials said. Read more
Hawaii’s second-largest retail property owner suffered a second consecutive annual financial loss in 2019, but finished the year with a profitable fourth quarter. Read more
President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign sued The New York Times for libel today, alleging that an op-ed article published by the newspaper falsely asserted a “quid pro quo” between Russian officials and Trump’s 2016 campaign. Read more
President Donald Trump declared the U.S. is “very, very ready” for whatever the coronavirus threat brings, and he put his vice president in charge of overseeing the nation’s response. Read more
With Brazil reporting the first case of the COVID-19 virus, neighboring countries and other nations around Latin America were attempting to block the possible arrival of the virus. Read more
Two of the proposals that Ballard is backing are being linked to the murders of Honolulu Police Officers Tiffany Enriquez and Kaulike Kalama in a Diamond Head neighborhood on Jan. 19. Read more
Jamil H.J. Hart’s bail is set at $1 million. Read more
About 81,000 people around the globe have been sickened by the coronavirus that kept finding new targets. Read more
Officials warn of strong breaking waves and rip currents that make swimming dangerous. Read more
Pope Francis celebrated the Ash Wednesday ritual that marks the opening of the Catholic Church’s Lenten season in traditional fashion while greeting the public in Rome as other Masses were canceled in northern Italy over fears of the coronavirus outbreak. Read more
As infections of the virus that causes COVID-19 surge in other countries, even a low fatality rate can add up to lots of victims, and understanding why one place fares better than another becomes critical to unravel. Read more