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LIVE BLOG: Hawaii National Guard activated for Mauna Loa eruption
The guardsmen will be placed on State Active Duty and will be working with local law enforcement to support traffic control near the Daniel K. Inouye Highway. Read more
Navy refuses to publicly release video of latest Red Hill spill
The Navy says it will turn over footage to environmental regulators, but releasing it publicly could compromise its investigation into the release of a toxic fire suppressant. Read more
Kirstie Alley, Emmy-winning ‘Cheers’ star, dies at 71
Kirstie Alley, two-time Emmy winning star of ‘Cheers,’ ‘Look Who’s Talking,’ has died at 71 of cancer. Read more
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$157K in cleaning robots scrub the floors of Honolulu airport
The two cleaners, along with staff training, cost $157,000, and are part of efforts to modernize the Honolulu airport. Read more
Suspect charged in violent robbery of man, 75, in Iwilei
Nevy Andereas, of no local address, was charged Saturday with first-degree robbery and promoting a dangerous drug in the third degree. Read more
Hertz to settle most false-arrest claims for $168M
The company had been fighting to bottle up the lawsuits in bankruptcy court, but in the last few months, lawyers for many claimants had won the right to take their cases before jurors. Read more
Josh Green and Sylvia Luke take their oaths of office
The public ceremony began at 11 a.m. and the swearing-in ceremony was scheduled at noon. Read more
VIDEO: HPD Chief Arthur ‘Joe’ Logan joins ‘Spotlight Hawaii’
Honolulu Police Chief Arthur “Joe” Logan joined the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s “Spotlight Hawaii” livestream show today and answered viewer questions. Read more
Trump faces peril in docs probe after decades of scrutiny
It’s impossible to predict how much longer the investigation will last or whether the Justice Department will take the unprecedented step of indicting a former president and current candidate. Read more
Tampa police chief resigns over golf cart traffic stop
Mary O’Connor submitted her resignation after an internal affairs review found she violated police department policy during the Nov. 12 stop by a Pinellas County sheriff’s deputy. Read more
DOH: Mauna Loa eruption may affect air quality across the state
Two shelters have been opened on Hawaii island as a precaution but no evacuations have been ordered. Read more
Justices spar in latest clash of religion and gay rights
The issue of where to draw the line dominated the questions early in today’s arguments at the high court. Read more
Japan aims to boost 5-year defense spending to $318 billion
Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada said Kishida told him and Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki to work on a budget plan to increase Japan’s 2023-2027 military spending by more than 50% from 27.5 trillion yen. Read more
Distressed swimmers rescued in waters off Kahala Beach
Honolulu Ocean Safety assisted in the rescue of a couple, who fell into distress swimming in the waters off Kahala Beach this afternoon. Read more
VIDEO: Chad Owens hosts ‘CO2 RUN DWN’ sports show
“The CO2 RUN DWN” runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 1 p.m. and feature insights, interviews and commentary from the former CFL most valuable player and UH all-time career yardage leader. Read more
Bob McGrath, ‘Sesame Street’ legend, dies at 90
McGrath’s passing was confirmed by his family who posted on his Facebook page on Sunday: “The McGrath family has some sad news to share. Our father Bob McGrath, passed away today. He died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family.” Read more
Oxford Dictionaries names ‘goblin mode’ its word of the year
Oxford Dictionaries said today that “goblin mode” has been selected by online vote as its word of the year. Read more
Stocks slide as strong data suggests Fed has more to do
The selling came as traders reacted to some better-than-expected economic snapshots. Read more
Pfizer asks FDA to clear updated COVID shot for kids under 5
Children ages 6 months through 4 years already are supposed to get three extra-small doses of the original Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine — each a tenth of the amount adults receive — as their primary series. Read more
U.S. police rarely deploy deadly robots to confront suspects
Around the country, police have used robots over the past decade to communicate with barricaded suspects, enter potentially dangerous spaces and, in rare cases, for deadly force. Read more
USS Arizona survivor: Honor those killed at Pearl Harbor
On Wednesday, the U.S. Navy and the National Park Service will host a remembrance ceremony at Pearl Harbor in honor of those killed. Read more
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