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Top Story: Despite criticism from Democrats, President Trump says steps taken so far have kept virus cases to a minimum in the U.S.
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Content provided by the “Honolulu Star-Advertiser” and the Associated Press.
Accessed on 29 February 2020, 1435 UTC, Post 20345.
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The president said Democrats want him to fail and argued that steps he’s taken so far have kept cases to a minimum and prevented virus deaths in the U.S. Read more
The Nagaoka Fireworks Show was scheduled for the evening of March 8 over Waikiki Beach. Read more
The Lake Oswego School District sent a robocall to parents saying that Forest Hills Elementary will be closed until Wednesday so it can be deep-cleaned by maintenance workers. Read more
Some U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan now had not yet been born when the World Trade Center collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001. Read more
The popular police drama filmed in Hawaii will end after a successful, 10-season run. A two-hour series finale will air April 3. Read more
Board of Water Supply crews are responding to a water main break on East Manoa Road. Read more
The city is closing up its Homeless Outreach and Navigation for Unsheltered Persons (HONU) program in Waipahu and relocating to Old Stadium Park in Moiliili at noon Monday. Read more
A woman tourist in Hawaii tested negative for COVID-19 after being exposed to a case of the new coronavirus in Northern California. Read more
Funeral services for Honolulu police officer Kaulike Kalama have been scheduled for March 7 at the Bishop Memorial Chapel at Kamehameha Schools Kapalama. Read more
Senior opposite Rado Parapunov put down 13 kills while playing two sets and Hawaii swept Nittaidai 25-23, 25-23, 25-14 in a men’s volleyball exhibition tonight at the Stan Sheriff Center. Read more
The advisory committee will include business, labor and government leaders, and will be tasked with identifying short-term and long-term mitigation plans. Read more
Mason Hickman and Sam Hliboki combined on a two-hitter to boost Vanderbilt to today’s 5-1 baseball victory over Hawaii at Hawkins Field on the Nashville, Tenn., campus. Read more
Brun, the alleged ringleader of a drug trafficking organization on Kauai with alleged ties to a known prison gang, appeared in court in a white jumpsuit. Read more
Police released video today of a suspect in the case. Read more
Officials in California reported today that a second person with no known links to coronavirus had tested positive for infection with the virus. Read more
The head of the World Health Organization said today that the risk of the virus spreading worldwide was “very high.” Read more
The highest rainfall totals — and coldest temperatures — are expected over the eastern half of the state, with the most constant rainfall on the windward sides. Read more
The Food and Drug Administration said late Thursday that the drug’s maker recently contacted officials about the shortage, which it blamed on a manufacturing issue with the medicine’s key ingredient. Read more
The incident took place about 380 miles west of Guam. Read more
The same court, based in San Francisco, decided to keep another major change on hold, one that denies asylum to anyone who enters the U.S. illegally from Mexico. Read more
Rumors that toilet paper and napkins could be used as masks have emptied store shelves in Asia of paper goods over the past few weeks. Read more
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