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Top Story: The coronavirus patient is a man in his 50s who recently returned from a trip to Washington State.
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Accessed on 06 March 2020, 1445 UTC, Post 20375.
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Health officials in Las Vegas said today that the city has its first case of coronavirus: a man in his 50s who recently returned from a trip to Washington state. Read more
A former Navy sailor assigned to Hawaii has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being found guilty of attempted sexual enticement of three underage girls. Read more
Samuta Avea buried a 3-pointer with three seconds remaining as Hawaii rallied for a 67-65 win over UC Davis tonight. Read more
Asiana Airlines is the latest carrier to cut back on its Hawaii service as travel demand drops in the wake of the global spread of the new coronavirus. Read more
Cruise ship en route from Hawaii to San Francisco is held off California coast for coronavirus testing
A Coast Guard helicopter was expected to deliver test kits to the Grand Princess once it reached the waters off San Francisco later in the day. Read more
The new rate is the lowest since Freddie Mac started tracking it in 1971, the company said. Read more
Lori Vallow was arrested on Kauai last month and charged with felony child abandonment. Read more
A Maui tipster led officers today to a woman who has been accused of abducting her son from a home in California and heading to Hawaii, police said. Read more
Steven Luong was last seen at his Date Street home about 3 p.m. Tuesday. Read more
Hawaiian Electric will be making emergency repairs to damaged equipment in hilly terrain along Likelike Highway, requiring intermittent closures of one lane in the Kalihi area on Friday. Read more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today it is in the final phase of its project to remove lead-contaminated soil from beneath Factory Street in the Kalihi-Palama neighborhood. Read more
“There is currently no evidence that pet animals can be a source of infection of COVID-19 or that they become sick.” Read more
The judge granted Google’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit because the Gabbard campaign had failed to prove that the First Amendment clause that prohibits the government from curbing free speech applied to Google as a private company. Read more
The National Weather Service said those trades will bring a surge in windward showers over Kauai and Oahu this evening, then drift to Maui and Hawaii island tonight and Friday. Read more
Stocks and bond yields fell sharply today as fears about fallout from the virus outbreak sent more shudders through markets. Read more
There are about 17 times as many new infections outside China as in it, the World Health Organization said, with widening outbreaks in South Korea, Italy and Iran responsible for a majority. Read more
The new coronavirus knows no national borders or social boundaries. That doesn’t mean that social boundaries don’t exist. Read more
For much of the past year, her campaign had all the markers of success, robust poll numbers, impressive fundraising and a sprawling political infrastructure that featured staffers on the ground across the country. Read more
The Hawaii baseball team surged from a three-run deficit to defeat Oregon 6-4 tonight at Les Murakami Stadium. Read more
Honolulu police are investigating a Jan. 31 incident at a community park near James Campbell High School involving a male being attacked by a group of unidentified males. Read more
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