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Special Olympics Hawaii

Law enforcement officers awarded Special Olympics Hawaii athletes with medals earned at the virtual Holiday Fitness Classic.

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BOE approves reduced budget

The state Board of Education on Thursday approved a proposed $1.5 billion operating budget that will drastically reduce the state Department of Education’s spending in the upcoming fiscal biennium as Hawaii faces significant revenue losses due to the coronavirus pandemic.

READI legislation seeks to avoid mishaps such as 2018 missile scare

Federal legislation moving through Congress will ensure more people receive relevant emergency alerts on their mobile phones, televisions and radios. It also will explore new ways of alerting the public through online video and audio streaming services, track and study false alerts when they occur, and improve the way states plan for emergency alerts.

Survivors remember Pearl Harbor at home this year amid virus

HONOLULU — Navy sailor Mickey Ganitch was getting ready to play in a Pearl Harbor football game as the sun came up on Dec. 7, 1941. Instead, he spent the morning — still wearing his football padding and brown team shirt — scanning the sky as Japanese planes rained bombs on the U.S. Pacific Fleet.

Group asks for transparency after virus outbreak at Hilo veterans home

HONOLULU — A Hawaii seniors advocacy group has called on the state Department of Health to release more information about nursing home inspections after a coronavirus outbreak at a Hilo veterans home caused at least 27 deaths earlier this year.

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