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Kalihi company to provide free shipping to send donations for Kauai flood victims Video included

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Donations are already coming in and the corporation is hoping more are on the way. 

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City and state clear dozens of homeless camps along Diamond Head Video included

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Both City and state crews are working to clear roughly 26 illegal homeless camps along Diamond Head State Monument. 

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Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor is a mess after recent storm Video included

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Debris removal from the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor is a top priority for the staff from the DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation. 

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State Hospital escapee returns to Hawaii court, judge deems him fit to trial Video included

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Randall Saito, returned to court today where a judge deemed him mentally fit to stand trial for escaping the Hawaii State Hospital. 

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Sink hole on Ward Ave. shuts down four lanes

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A collapsed 21-inch storm drain pipe appears to be the cause behind a sink hole on Ward Avenue. 

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Hawaii lawmakers pass ban on device used in Vegas shooting

(AP Photo/John Locher) - Police run to cover at the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) - Police run to cover at the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas.

Hawaii lawmakers have passed legislation banning bump stocks.

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Suspicious odor causes Hickam Elementary to evacuate, now "all clear"

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The "All Clear" has been sounded after students and staff of Hickam Elementary School were evacuated Thursday morning due to a suspicious odor.  

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Scholarship available to altruistic Oahu high schoolers

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Ohana Broadcast Company is offering a new scholarship opportunity for Oahu high school junior, senior and college students who have performed “acts of aloha.” Together with partners Alaska Airlines, First Insurance Company of Hawaii and Rainbow Drive-In, it will award one “Acts of Aloha” scholarship in 2018.  The scholarship includes $3,000 and round trip air travel to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies. The application is available at htt... More>>

Amazon is raising the price of Prime to $119 Video included

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Amazon is raising the price of Amazon Prime from $99 to $119 per year. 

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Hawai'i Island Mayor Kim flown to O'ahu after experiencing chest pains Video included

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After experiencing chest pains, Hawai'i County Mayor Harry Kim was medevaced to The Queens Medical Center in Honolulu Thursday. 

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WATCH: Island News Midday Update with Lindsey Fukano Video included

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New satellite images of Kaua'i damage, house to vote on pesticide regulation.

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It's official: Southwest airlines plans to check in at Hawaii airports

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Southwest Airlines plans to offer service to and from Honolulu, Kona, Lihue, and Kahului International Airports.

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Bill Cosby: A big legacy, forever tarnished

Bill Cosby exits the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial was declared in Norristown, Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017. Cosby's trial ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision Bill Cosby exits the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial was declared in Norristown, Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017. Cosby's trial ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision
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The guilty verdict against Bill Cosby represents a moment of vindication for a legal system that has often seemed to tip the scales in favor of celebrities -- including a previous hung jury in this case, despite a mountain of testimonials against the star. 

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Raging water sweeps people away in Maui Video included

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MAUI - Isaiah Sare captured the moment a woman and man were trying to cross Waioka pond - around noon Tuesday. The pool became a raging river sweeping the two out toward the coast. Sare says he ran down and helped them up a small cliff onto the trail. He says the man had a few scrapes on his leg but nothing serious. More>>

International reggae stars make an appearance on Good Morning Hawaii Video included

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HONOLULU - For the first time ever 11-year-old General Fyah makes his way to Hawaii. In his first interview Thursday Morning General Fyah invites people to come sing and dance at the UH Manoa Aloha Bash.  General Fyah said he started music around four years ago because of the music that runs in his family. He had one shot to prove himself and after singing in front of 10,000 people, he is ready to release some new music.  Accompanying him is Three Houses Down as they wake u... More>>

Police: Suspect sought in alleged Hawai'i Kai kidnapping, sex assault Video included

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An alleged kidnapper on the run Wednesday night after police say a teenaged girl was pulled into a white van and sexually assaulted at gunpoint. 

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Possible U.S. 24-hour rainfall record set on Kauai

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The National Weather Service says Waipa, just outside Hanalei on Kauai. recorded 49.69 inches of rain over a 24-hour period from April 14th to 15th. If confirmed it would break the U.S. record of 43 inches set in Alvin, Texas in 1979. Meanwhile we're getting our first look at satellite images of the flood damage on Kauai. Our partners at Civil Beat tracked Google images between April 14th and 18th.    You can see the water color change and sand is pushed further out into ...

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New proposal targets 22,000 housing units in Hawaii by 2030 Video included

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State Lawmakers have just passed a bill that would allocate $570-million towards building affordable housing in Hawaii.

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Ohia Lehua Day of Recognition: One tree in danger of disappearing Video included

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A tree that's crucial to Hawaii Island is in danger of disappearing from Hawaii Island, and today the state is sounding the alarm. 

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Punahou School senior places 2nd at Poetry Out Loud national finals

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For the second year in a row Punahou Senior Nicholas Amador finished second in the Poetry Out Loud national competition in Washington D.C. His final entry was "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus. The three-time reigning state champ earned $10,000. He told Island News today, "Poetry is really important. It's been really important to me and I think that everybody can find a poem that speaks to them. You know, if you talk to someone and they say they don't like poetry, t... More>>

Queen Kaahumanu Center making security changes after deadly machete attack

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After a deadly machete attack on March 18th and a subsequent review from the owners of Queen Kaahumanu Center on Maui, the mall's making security changes. It's considering posting security officers at the bus transit center at the back of the mall. The March 18th incident started on the Maui Bus.  Security will also be getting crisis intervention training from the Maui Police Department to better understand how to respond to incidents involving the mentally ill.  The acc... More>>

Japan Toyota dealership donates $10,000 to Hawaii Foodbank

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Nagoya Toyopet, the largest Toyota dealership in Japan, has donated $10,000 to the Hawaii Foodbank for flood relief. The company's been sending about 250 workers to Hawaii for the past 17 years. They were in town the weekend the devastating floods hit Oahu and Kauai.  And because of Hawaii's aloha for Japan when a tsunami devastated the country in March 2011, the company's showing aloha back. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell presented the check to incoming Hawaii Foodbank Preside... More>>

Hawaii lacks enforcement for underage e-cigarette sales Video included

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   A federal crackdown is underway, targeting illegal e-cigarette sales to minor across the country. 
   But little is being done in Hawaii.

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Celebrity seal sighting! But you may notice she’s missing something

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Remember that antenna attached to Kaimana’s back? Well, it’s no longer there - and NOAA needs your help to find it. 

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Kaua'i flooding potentially broke national 24-hour record rainfall

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The rainfall that devastated Kauai might’ve been the heaviest 24-hour rainstorm in U.S. history.

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Pres. Trump's attorney to plead the fifth in Stormy Daniels case

President Donald Trump's lawyer, whose office was raided by the FBI last week, is seeking to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with the president President Donald Trump's lawyer, whose office was raided by the FBI last week, is seeking to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with the president
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President Donald Trump's long time personal attorney, Michael Cohen, is asserting his Fifth Amendment rights in the Stormy Daniels case. 

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Musicians and friends gather for a night in support of Willie K Video included

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The Mahalo Uncle Willie K Benefit Concert went off without a hitch on Tuesday in Waikiki. 

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DNA brings arrest in sadistic crime spree from ’70s and ’80s

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 A man once sworn to protect the public from crime lived a double life terrorizing suburban neighborhoods at night, becoming one of the California’s most feared serial killers and rapists in the 1970s and ’80s before leaving a cold trail that baffled investigators for more than three decades. 

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The State of Hawaii sounds off on President Trump's Travel Ban

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In a rarely released audio recording, we get a glimpse of one of the most anticipated Supreme Court cases of the year - The State of Hawaii V. President Trump.

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Go Native on Wellness Wednesday Video included

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Wellness Wednesday: a local girl combines her love for the islands and a healthy lifestyle. 

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WATCH: Island News Midday Update with Maleko McDonnell Video included

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 Alleged terroristic threats, indecent exposure near elementary school, brown water advisory and more! 

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Jordan T brings the vibes on Good Morning Hawaii Video included

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HONOLULU - Maui's own Jordan T makes his way to Oahu for the Aloha Bash. Just after his release "Bridges With the Vibes", Jordan T is gearing up for his tour and new music. Check him out this Friday, April 27th at the UH Manoa Andrews Amphitheater for the Aloha Bash. Doors open at 5:30pm and you can get your tickets at the door or http://AlohaBash2018.EventBrite.com IG: jordantmusic Jordan T Bridges with the Vibes" Chorus Music makes you feel alive... More>>

Hawaii vs Trump, why the President appears likely to win Video included

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Continuing our coverage of Hawaii versus President Donald Trump's revised "travel ban." President Donald trump appears likely to win his case at the supreme court. The associate press reports Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy both signaled support for the travel policy in arguments this morning at the high court. The Justice Department is defending president Trump's third try at a travel ban, on grounds of national security. But lawyers fighting agains... More>>

Witnesses allege inappropriate activity near Sunset Beach Elementary Video included

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OAHU - Honolulu Police Department opened a case of "Indecent Exposure",  after an incident near Sunset Beach Elementary. In a Letter sent to parents, two witnesses reported inappropriate activity Tuesday morning. It states a man was sitting alone in his parked car in a county parking lot . The school says all students were safe and accounted for and the "Indecent Exposure" incident was immediately reported to HPD.

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Wednesday's Morning shakas Video included

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42 ambitious seniors earn special scholarships and they get this morning's shakas. The Hawaii Lodging and Tourism association's citizen-scholar awards were given out to one senior from each of Hawaii's 42 public schools. A ceremony was held in Waikiki on Tuesday. The Department of Education made the selections based on scholastic achievements and community service and completes it’s 14th year handing out $1000  scholarships. More>>

Water outages planned throughout the day on the island of Maui Video included

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MAUI - Expect periodic water outages Wednesday for the island of Maui. Department of Water Supply on Maui says contractors will be checking on valves, for up-coming maintenance work. Affected areas include Kanani and South Kihei RD, Keala and Alahele PL and Liloa DR. Outages are between nine this morning and one in the afternoon. Customers are advised to store water for use throughout the day. More>>

Yelp's guide to the best dive bars on O'ahu Video included

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Are late nights, beer flights, and greasy delicious food your idea of a good time? 

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Brown water advisory posted for Waimea Beach Park Video included

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OAHU - The Department of Health reminds everyone, that storm-water run-off can send pesticides and other harmful matter into the ocean and can make you sick. Their advice is to stay out of the water and a brown water advisory is posted for Waimea Beach Park More>>

Police are looking for a man who pointed a gun at a hospital staff member in Waianae Video included

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WAIANAE - Honolulu Police open a terroristic threatening case after a man allegedly pointed a gun at a Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center staff member. Police say the man was parked in the medical center's parking lot Tuesday.  When an employee asked him to move his car, police say that's when the firearm was drawn. The suspect then drove off. Anyone with information is asked to call HPD at 529-3111. More>>

Millions of dollars in damage for East Oahu flood victims Video included

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OAHU - East Oahu residents coming in for help at the Koko Head disaster recovery center got some good news, finding out as the amount of damage piled up, it would lead to lower taxes or even a rebate of those already paid. But there was also disappointing news for some when it came to insurance. National Flood Insurance Program State Coordinator Carol Tyau-Beam said, "we've got calls already that they thought their homeowners covered it, but in most cases it doesn't cover for ... More>>

Canoe clubs on Kauai's North Shore count their losses and work to rebuild Video included

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Both Hanalei Canoe Club and Namolokama Canoe Club suffered heavy damage after the severe flooding on Kauai. 

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Punahou student among Poetry Out Loud finalists

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Punahou Senior Nicholas Amador is one of nine high school students nationwide advancing to Wednesday's finals of the "Poetry Out Loud" competition in Washington, D.C. In Tuesday's semi-final he recited Billy Collins' "Snow Day" poem. The competition encourages students to explore classic and contemporary poetry. It's geared toward helping students build public speaking and confidence skills. The national champion is awarded $20,000. Last year Nicholas placed s... More>>

Lava lake at Kilauea overflows onto crater floor

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History in the making at Halema'uma'u Crater at Kilauea. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the lava lake inside the crater overflowed for about and hour-and-a-half Tuesday morning. It's the fourth time it's done so since the eruption started in 2008 and the most significant since 2015. The overflow covers about 40 acres of the crater floor.  More>>

Lahainaluna High School getting $425,000 for air conditioning

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Lahainaluna High School is getting over $425,000  for air conditioning in eight classrooms, restrooms, a conference room, a faculty center, and an electrical room. West Maui State Representative Angus McKelvey secured funding in the state budget and he's been told by the Department of Education that construction is starting soon. More>>

5000 acres of land on Maui a central focus for one group

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A group of Maui residents is asking Alexander and Baldwin to make 15% of its lands in Central Maui available for local food production, housing, and conservation. 

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Man who disarmed Waffle House shooter hailed by lawmakers

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The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle away from a gunman at a Nashville restaurant told Tennessee lawmakers Tuesday he faced “the true test of a man,” drawing a standing ovation during his brief address. 

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Even if you're not in a flood zone, you might want to consider the coverage

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East Oahu residents flooded from last week’s heavy rains get much needed assistance to rebuild after the disaster, but many would be covered financially if they had flood insurance. 

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State of Hawaii vs. Trump: Travel ban heads to Supreme Court Wednesday

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The state of Hawaii vs. President Trump. In one of the most anticipated Supreme Court cases of the year, taking place Wednesday.

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Calling all doctors and nurses: Hawaii experiencing a shortage, says lawmakers

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The demand for health care providers in Hawaii is on the rise.

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Additional relief for flood victims on East Oahu Video included

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A second relief center opens Tuesday for flood victims on Oahu. 

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Helping Oahu flood victims recover

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Help for flooded homeowners and residents, involves much more than just cleaning up the muddy mess left behind, but also providing emotional support after the disaster. 

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Tourism authority says Kauai remains open for visitors

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The Hawaii Tourism Authority says it wants visitors to know that Kauai is still open for business in wake of the recent flood damage the island sustained. 

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Donations are needed for Kaua'i animals Video included

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Kamaka Air is partnering with the Kaua'i Humane Society for a donation drive for the island's animals.  Some items needed are: canned dog and cat food, leashes, collars and flea and tick treatment.  Donation's can be dropped off at Kamaka Air's office at 144 Palekona street. They are flying to Kaua'i Thursday afternoon to deliver the donations.  More>>

Aina Haina accident blocks a few lanes on your morning commute

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AINA HAINA - On Kalanianaole Highway an accident east bound is blocking the left and center lane. At Waiele St near Kalani High School, police remain on scene as the contraflow lane into town is delayed due to this accident Tuesday Morning. No injuries were reported. Expect delays and drive with caution. More>>

A new bill introduced to demolish properties built without permit Video included

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An apartment on Date Street in Kapahulu was built without a permit, now some people want it torn down. 

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Man who allegedly attempted to murder a teen in Kalihi pleads not guilty

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The man arrested and charged with attempted murder last week, Edrei Arreola, appeared in court Monday.

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Earth Month: Rethinking plastic Video included

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Single-use plastic has become the enemy to many environmentalists.

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Hawaii Youth Challenge Academy Hilo staff member charged with sex assault

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Thirty-seven-year-old Paul Andrew Banasihan, Jr. of Keaau has been charged with multiple counts of second and fourth degree sexual assault for allegedly inappropriately touching a girl at the Hawaii Youth Challenge Academy in Hilo. The female cadet told police on April 17th that Banasihan pulled her out of class, took her to his personal vehicle, and sexually assaulted her. He's out on $66,000 bail.  He's expected back in court on May 15th.  Youth Challenge is a five and... More>>

Bus driver pleads not guilty to negligent homicide

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52-year-old Vao Tauanuu pleaded not guilty in court Monday to negligent homicide in the February 2017 death of 65-year-old Jui-Ching Hu.  Court documents show Tauanuu was driving the Travel Plaza Transportation bus on Mahukona Street  when he allegedly ran over and killed Hu on her birthday.  Tauanuu's out on $10,000 bail.  Trial's scheduled for the week of June 25th.  More>>

Hawaii Tourism Authority: Most of Kauai is open for business

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The Hawaii Tourism Authority reminding visitors the island of Kauai, except for Wainiha and Haena, is open for business. Many businesses depend on the tourism industry and travelers can book trips with confidence. HTA says since the April 14th storm many have been staying away from Hanalei, putting jobs at risk. Those planning a trip can call the Kauai Visitors Bureau with any questions at 1-800-262-1400.  More>>

Hawaii needs more health care providers but there's a shortage

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The bill calls for $1.5 million in tax credits if signed into law by the governor.

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Honolulu woman celebrates 103rd birthday

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Happy 103rd birthday to Thelma Toshie Oka Watarai! Her family celebrated this past weekend. Her family tells Island News she's a very talented artist. Her secret to longevity is staying positive, being grateful for life, never smoking or drinking, and eating only enough to satisfy her stomach.  Sunday morning she says she was "born to take care of people." Watarai was one of ten children.  Today she has 5 children of her own, two of them adopted. She also ha... More>>

City dedicated bike path to cyclist killed in a hit-and-run

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When Manago was hit, he was participating in an organized bike ride.

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Maui residents donate shipping container of supplies to Kauai

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A shipping container filled with aloha will be sent from Maui, along with much needed items for Kauai residents as they clean up after the disaster. For two days, folks on the Valley Isle donated items like rubber boots, first aid kits, shovels and other cleaning supplies, along with non-perishable food and water.  People contributed so many items, they filled the container to the brim.  Along with all of these items that will be used to help residents recover from the fl... More>>

U.S. Army hosts Earth Day event at Pohakuloa Training Area

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The U.S. Army hosted the public for its annual Earth Day Fest at the Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island on Sunday. Families could check out 15 eco-stations with hands-on activites like using their own bodies to power electricity, learning how to recycle, and kids even got to try on helicopter suits.  More>>

Voters to decide if property taxes will pay for public schools

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The Senate voted in favor of the bill Monday. 

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100+ patients treated on Kauai in areas blocked-off by landslides Video included

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The Department of Health sent a medical team to Haena Friday.

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Lane closure:H-1 West near Kaonohi Overpass

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Two lanes on H-1 head west near Kaonohi Overpass, has been temporarily closed due to an oil spill. 

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It’s a girl! Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson welcomes third child

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Welcome to the world, Tiana Gia Johnson!

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Nearly 200 homes affected by floods on Oahu, additional assistance now available

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The first Oahu disaster recovery center opened Monday, for residents in nearly 200 homes which were damaged or destroyed by the floods.

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Open to bypass: Realigned Honoapiilani Highway unveiled on Maui

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The latest phase of the Lahaina Bypass on Maui opened at 6 a.m. 

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If you're in the military, and you're in uniform, you get a discount!

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May marks Military Appreciation Month.

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Students mark sidewalks with blue chalk to bring awareness to climate change Video included

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Thousands of Hawaii students and community members joined Blue Planet Foundation in putting chalk to the sidewalk, to raise awareness about the impacts of climate change. "We're trying to get people convinced to stop burning fossil fuels, so global warming will stop." Said student Toren Rogers. Marked "Blue Lines" to different locations around Oahu was a representation to show sea level rise exposure around the state. "We're thinking about how do we protec...

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Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby boy

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to the couple's third child on Monday, a son who becomes the fifth in line to the British throne. 

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Two-car collision in Mililani Mauka in front of fire station

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MILILANI - A major accident involving two vehicles on Meheula parkway into Mililani mauka sit in front of a fire station Monday morning. There is no status on the driver's condition of either the pick-up truck or compact car. If you do live in the area, expect delays and drive with caution. More>>

Over 400 people attend community meeting in Wainiha Video included

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Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr., and county and state officials held a community meeting at the Hanalei Colony Resort for the isolated Wainiha and Ha‘ena residents. They provided much needed answers to the the top concerns from the community.       

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Parents of terminally-ill child need your help with lost camera

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A critically ill "wish kid" got her dream come true with a trip to Hawaii. Now, her parents are hoping you can help with theirs.  This is three year old Farrah, who has a rare congenital disorder. Farrah and her family captured beautiful moments at Disney's Aulani Resort last week. They went back home to Canada on Thursday, April 19, but her grandparents forgot the camera and smart phone in the hotel lobby. They only want the memory card with the pictures back. You c... More>>

More than 1000 volunteers clean up Waimanalo Beach Video included

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Earth Day this year was dedicated to cleaning up Hawaii communities recovering from last weekend's devastating rains. More than a thousand people helped clean up Waimanalo Beach Sunday. 

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Hospitality industry awards $52,000 in scholarships to public school students Video included

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Forty-two seniors from public high schools across the Hawaiian Islands will each receive a $1,000 scholarship for their post-graduate educations from the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association (HLTA) at a luncheon on Tuesday, April 24, at the ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach. The scholarships, known as the Citizen-Scholar Awards, is a 14-year partnership of the HLTA, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, and Department of Education. Funding is provided by HLTA members. In addi... More>>

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard tours Kauai flood damage

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard was on Kaua?i from Thursday through Saturday to assist with recovery efforts after a record-setting storm wiped out many homes and local businesses, left communities isolated due to landslides, and required hundreds to be evacuated. After arriving in Lihu?e  from Washington, DC on Thursday afternoon, the congresswoman attended the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Briefing Thursday night with first responders from around the state working on rescue and recovery... More>>

Earth Day message at Manuka Natural Area Reserve

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It’s a long and rough four-wheel-drive road to reach a black sand beach at Manuka Natural Area Reserve (NAR) on Hawai’i Island.  That doesn’t deter some 30 people – Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund staff, representatives from federal and state agencies and volunteers – from making the trip for nine consecutive Earth Days with a singular mission in mind. That’s to remove plastic debris, derelict fishing equipment and nets and the typical trash p... More>>

Stevenson Middle leader named 2018 Hawaii National Distinguished Principal

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The Hawaii Elementary and Middle School Administrators Association (HEMSAA) today named Principal Linell Dilwith from Stevenson Middle School as the 2018 Hawaii National Distinguished Principal. Dilwith will join the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) awardees from the other 49 states in Washington D.C. in October. Cecile LaMar from Makaha Elementary was honored as the 2018 Hawaii Outstanding Vice Principal. She will be traveling to Orlando for the NAESP con...

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Two-car Accident Closes Ala Aolani St. in both directions

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Honolulu police say a two-car accident occurred Sunday afternoon on Ala Aolani street near the cross street Ala Napunani street.  Ala Aolani street is closed in both directions. No further details are known at this time. Island News will have the latest updates.  More>>

Three tortoises at Honolulu Zoo celebrate centennial on Earth Day

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Three Galapagos tortoises who are over 100 years old celebrated Earth Day on Sunday. They live at the Honolulu Zoo, which combined their centennial party with conservation and education activities. Jaws (male), Charlotte and Kim (females) are three wild Galapagos tortoises collected by Charles Townsend of the New York Zoological Society, and donated to the Honolulu Zoo as juveniles in July 1929. They are the oldest residents in the zoo. In 1954, the Honolulu Zoo was the first z...

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St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving event raises money for cancer Video included

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They shaved their heads to share a message today. Seventy Hawaii folks are now bald as their way of raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer research. Dave & Buster’s in Honolulu, Hawaii held a St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving event to raise funds and awareness for lifesaving childhood cancer research, with a goal of raising $100,000. Pediatric oncologist Dr. Jeremy Edwards shaved for the tenth time. Dr. Edwards first start...

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More than 5,000 people were out walking in Waikiki on Sunday to show support for those living with or affected by HIV or AIDS. The fight to stop the spread of the disease is getting stronger, as two organizations become one. The event includes a 5K walk around Kapi‘olani Park, music, entertainment, and prize giveaways. This year’s event marks the first year the Honolulu AIDS Walk will benefit both Life Foundation and The CHOW Project.  The event has traditional... More>>

Disaster Recovery Centers to open on Oahu

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Two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be established on Oahu to provide services and information to people whose property was damaged by the recent heavy rains and flooding in East Honolulu and Waimanalo. Recovery centers will be open at the following locations and times: Monday, April 23, 2018, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Waimanalo District Park 41-415 Hihimanu Street, Waimanalo, Hawai‘i 96795 Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Koko Head District Park 423 K...

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Students celebrate Earth Day with environmental activities

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Hundreds of volunteers from Oahu schools put on their work gloves for an Earth Day Aloha Aina Project. Students from Kaimuki High, Jarrett Middle, Aliiolani Elementary, and Palolo Elementary removed trash and invasive species from various Honolulu streams, planted flora, even learned about the living organisms in the streams. This project is coordinated by Halau Ku Mana, Iolani School, Kaimuki High School, SEEQS (The School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainabilit...

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Albizia house at UH a model of innovation, sustainability

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Have you driven by University of Hawai?i at Manoa lately and seen a wooden structure going up? This is a house built out of albizia wood, and it could be a new trend in the future. In 2016, a $10,000 UH President’s Green Project Implementation award kick-started funding for what was student Joey Valenti’s doctor of architecture project, a low-cost housing solution made with locally available materials. Valenti is now a project manager with the UH Office of Sustainabi... More>>

UPDATE: Police looking for alleged kidnappers in Wahiawa

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Honolulu police are on the lookout tonight for an alleged kidnapper. Police say it happened in Wahiawa Friday night between 6 and 10 pm. According to police, two men in their 30s drove up to a 15 year old boy who was walking. One man got out of the vehicle and forced the teen inside. The men drove the victim around for several hours asking for money. They eventually let him go without taking anything or injuring the victim, and drove off. No arrests have been made yet.

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UPDATE: Work on H1-Freeway westbound complete, no lane closures Sunday Video included

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Department of Transportation crews will be working between the Waimalu, Pearl City off-ramp and the H1/H2 split.

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Kalihi students lead donation drive for needy classmates Video included

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A lesson in compassion: Children spent the day helping less fortunate children. These students from Farrington High, Kalakaua Middle, and Kalihi Kai Elementary are loading a cargo truck to bring donations to the Institute for Human Services, a homeless facility. Over the last week the kids collected school supplies, toys, and toiletries for their classmates who are homeless, or in government housing. The event was organized by The After School All Stars and Senator Glenn Wakai's off...

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Watching your health, with Walmart’s help

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Saturday, Walmart stores on Oahu reminded residents and visitors how important your health is. All 10 locations hosted free health screening events. It’s important to note nearly 600,000 people in Hawaii have prediabetes or diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Spreading the word on the importance of health takes

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Latest HFD inspections are not a scam, despite many skeptics

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An Ewa cafe thought it was being scammed by fake Honolulu Fire Department inspectors, but they turned out to be legit!   Boba Cafe posted these photos to Instagram Thursday, saying two men in HFD uniforms entered the shop to conduct an inspection around 7 p.m., but did not properly identify themselves. Cafe employees say they called Honolulu police, who told them other businesses reported similar stories of HFD inspectors dropping in. The confusion probably stems ... More>>

Donation drive helps Hawaii Food Bank Video included

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Helping to feed Hawaii's people. That's what members of the Honolulu Fire Department, Honolulu Police Department, and various Honolulu City and County staff members did at Honolulu Hale on Saturday morning. Volunteers - including firefighters from 43 fire stations- filled up this historic red fire truck with items collected from staff members as well as the community. More than 1,600 pounds of food was collected at Honolulu Hale that will go straight to the Hawaii Food... More>>

Military and civilians clean native Hawaiian fishpond for Earth Day

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An ancient Hawaiian fishpond gets a little love in honor of Earth Week. About 100 volunteers cleaned up Loko Pa`aiau Fishpond, on McGrew Point military housing. This fishpond is a historic site that once provided a stable food source for Hawaiian chiefs. It is one of only three fishponds on the base still relatively intact. The ancient sluice gate is still visible, with upgrades made by subsequent residents before it became military housing. An estimated 360 fishponds once ... More>>

STEM conference aims to interest more girls to the field Video included

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A one day seminar in Kaneohe aims to get more girls interested in science, technology, math, and engineering careers- or STEM, for short. About 85 girls in the sixth to ninth grades attended Tech Savvy today at Hawaii Pacific University's Hawaii Loa campus. The girls attended seminars such as, "A Healthier Planet Care of Worms", "Scalpel Stat!" and "What lies beneath? Simulating Mapping of the Ocean Floor". The second half of the day focused on... More>>

Celebrity Hollywood choreographers teach Oahu dancers at weekend seminar

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A couple of celebrity choreographers are on Oahu this weekend to inspire and teach the next generation of dancers. Tricia Miranda, who has performed alongside Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Nicki Minaj; and Logan Hernandez, a finalist on Season 14 of "So You Think You Can Dance" are at the Kolab Dance Konvention in Kapolei.  It's held at the new Unity Dance Lab studios located inside the American Renaissance Academy in Kapolei. The Kolab Dance Konvention giv... More>>

Beautiful Survivor: Lindsey Spencer Video included

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A Cancer diagnosis is devastating at any age. But when it's Ovarian Cancer, and you're trying to start a family, it can be crushing.

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Local boater helps flood victims on Kauai Video included

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Call it Kokua Kauai.

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EDM DJ Avicii dead at 28

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DJ star Avicii, whose real name is Tim Bergling, died Friday in the Middle Eastern country Oman at the age of 28. Details surrounding his death have not yet been released but he did suffer from acute pancreatitis, partly due to excessive drinking. He's described as a pioneer of the contemporary Electronic Dance Movement.  He earned two Grammy nominations and one Billboard Music Award.  More>>

Harley Davidson looking for eight summer interns

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Harley-Davidson is looking for eight interns to travel all over the country on motorcycles and document their experience on social media. The company will teach them how to ride and even pay them for 12 weeks of "work." And at the end they'll get to keep their bikes. Selections will be made by mid-May.  For more information, visit https://jobs.harley-davidson.com/key/summer-internship-job.html.

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Better Business Bureau: Check before you give Video included

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Before giving, BBB advises you to research your charity. 

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One Kauai resident is using humor to get the community through tough times Video included

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Besides his skits, Cummings has also been sharing the serious side: the devastation and clean-up efforts across the island. 

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Cardiac arrest survivor at Honolulu airport thanks rescuers in emotional reunion Video included

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An emotional reunion for an Oregon visitor who nearly died at the Daniel K. Inouye Airport, as he thanks his rescuers for the first time on Friday. 

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15 landslides need to be cleared on Kuhio Hwy. for it to reopen Video included

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The Department of Transportation says it also needs to stabilize parts of the roadway itself.

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Rise in online financial scams affects two Hawaii politicians Video included

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Social media scammers are finding new ways to take your money - and you don't even have to have an online account yourself! Two Hawaii politicans are working with Facebook and law enforcement today after crooks posted FAKE accounts in their name.  Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell found out last night that someone posing as him is soliciting money, supposedly on behalf of the city. "This wasn't a hack, but rather someone creating a fake Facebook account under the mayor's name an...

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Collection: A first-hand look at Hanalei Video included

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Pictures and video can only provide a snapshot of the state in which the Garden Isle resides.

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Daily shuttle service proposed for residents stuck in Wainiha and Ha'ena

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With no clear timeline on the reopening of Kuhio Highway on Kaua'i's North Shore, local boaters are proposing kickstarting a daily shuttle service to take stranded residents in and out of landlocked Wainiha & Ha'ena. Dozens of boaters are being hailed heroes.

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Salvation Army needing volunteers and monetary donations for Kaua'i and O'ahu

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The Salvation Army-Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division's Emergency Disaster Services is continuing efforts on both Kauai and Oahu, but is in need of volunteers and monetary donations. 

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National School Walkout on April 20 for Columbine shooting anniversary Video included

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A Colorado community knows what it means to come to terms with loss. 

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Events this weekend, Hawaii's Finest Kokua Kauai, KCCN FM 100 Bash and the 11th Annual Gabby Hainiu Waimanalo Kanikapila Video included

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HONOLULU - Happy Aloha Friday, it's a great weekend to get out of the house and enjoy some live music. Hawaii's Finest and island musicians are throwing a benefit Kauai Kokua concert Friday night at Hawaiian Brians starting at 8PM. Mike Love, Lion Fiah, B.E.T., peni Dean and Ei Nei headline the event, tickets are $10 at the door. The two-day KCCN FM 100 Bash returns to the Waikiki Shell. Begins Friday night and features performances by The Green, J-Boog and Anuhea. Doors open at 5:3... More>>

Waste management could be the dream job for three-year-old? Video included

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IOWA - For many people, taking out the trash is a chore. But for three-year-old Crew, trash day is Christmas, birthdays and Halloween all rolled up into one.  Elias Johnson reports, it's a dirty job but three-year-old Crew isn't afraid to do it. Crew's mom Liz Smith said, "this and donuts has been the one constant he's been all about."  There's only one sound that could break him away from his fleet of toys and that's the garbage truck on trash-pick... More>>

Mayor Carvalho tours hardest hit areas of Kauai Video included

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Police release arrest report for Parkland, Florida school shooter Video included

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Police have released the arrest report for the Parkland, Florida school shooter accused of killing 17 people on Valentine's day. Police say Nikolas Cruz left his rifle and escaped the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school campus. More than an hour later, police found him calm, and said Cruz understood and obeyed orders to lie face down in the grass and not move. He was handcuffed and brought to his feet to face witnesses brought there to ID the shooter.

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Maui power outage

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Maui Electric crews responding to a power outage on the Valley Isle. In a statement released around 8:53 on Friday morning, Maui County reports various parts of Maui are experiencing a power outage. Maui Electric responders are en route.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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Aloha Green: World Cannabis Day 4/20 Video included

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April 20 is known as National Cannabis Day. Helen Cho, Director of Integrated Strategy with one of Hawaii's dispensaries Aloha Green, came in to share some cannabis 101. 

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Power restored to UH Manoa after transformer fire Video included

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Power has been restored to the University of Hawaii at Manoa, after a transformer exploded and caused a blackout on campus. The University said student housing was a priority, and the lights were turned back on just after midnight.  The remaining buildings were back on by 3 a.m.  Crews responded to the fire around 6:45 p.m. on Thursday.  Smoke could be seen from the freeway as firefighters worked to put it out from a Hawaiian Electric Facility near the baseball stadi...

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Woman is in serious condition after car crash on the H2 freeway

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The incident happened on the H2 southbound/ H1 westbound off-ramp around 9 p.m. Thursday. 

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Firefighters battled transformer fire at UH Manoa lower campus Video included

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The Honolulu Fire Department is battling a transformer fire at the University of Hawaii at Manoa's lower campus.

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Oahu flood victims face months of cleanup

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Gov. David Ige signed a supplementary emergency proclamation declaring the City and County of Honolulu a disaster area after flooding caused heavy damage in East Honolulu, from Niu Valley to Waimanalo. Wednesday, Mayor Caldwell issued the same emergency declaration. And on April 15, the governor issued the original  proclamation declaring Kauai a disaster area. "We will continue to support Kauai, Honolulu counties, and residents during the recovery and rebui...

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Honolulu Police Department promotes 18 officers, one civilian

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The Honolulu Police Department promoted 18 officers and one civilian in a ceremony at the Neal Blaisdell Center on Thursday. Damien Solon, Brian Taniguchi, and Brandi Yarnell are now lieutenants. Johnny Bahng and Aisha Romero are sergeants. Six new detectives and seven new corporals were also honored.  Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard says, "The most important job out there on the road is our first line supervisors and those are our sergeants who are on the road with ... More>>

Kaua'i Update: Crews continue to power through to rebuild parts of the island

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The City and County of Kaua'i has slowly improved over the last four days, but assistance is still in dire need.

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A faulty transmission line causes emergency power outage on Kaua'i

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Kaua'i Island Utility Cooperative says residents in Wainiha and Haena on the North Shore of Kaua'i as crews work to repair a fault on a transmission line. 

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Making a contribution, here's how you can help those on Kaua'i

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After storms and record flooding ravaged Kaua'i, many are wanting to help out. 

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A battle for survival on Kauai's North shore where residents are still trapped Video included

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After record breaking amounts of rainfall on Kauai, the battle for survival on the North shore continues. 

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Rising waters swept away Kauai homes Video included

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Island news reporter Moanike'ala Nabarro continues our team coverage of the flood. 

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Heavy rain damage closes roads on Kauai

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Kuhio Highway is closed between Waikoko and Wainiha due to multiple landslides. 

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Ak Yos sentenced to 10 years in prison for 2017 stabbing

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A Honolulu judge Thursday sentenced Ak Yos to 10 years in prison for stabbing a man during an argument in May of 2017. His defense attorney, Steven Nichols, told the judge, "the families have made up. His family went and asked for forgiveness from the complainant's family. So I think those bonds have been mended somewhat to the best that they can be." Yos said, through an interpreter, that he regrets what he did. Police documents say Yos followed the victim into his apart... More>>

Kauai schools remain closed due to heavy rains Video included

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Hanalei Elementary School in Kauai will remain closed Tuesday because of flooding and mud build up. 

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Civil Beat: Hawaii's elementary school after-school programs

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Hawaii ranks pretty low when it comes to serving meals after school. 

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Hawaii Paroling Authority sets minimum prison term for Peter Kema, Sr.

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The Hawaii Paroling Authority says Peter Kema, Senior must serve a minimum 18 years of his 20-year prison sentence for killing his then-6-year-old son Peter Boy in 1997. That means the earliest he could get out is April 23, 2034. He's currently housed at Saguaro Correctional Center in Arizona. In a plea deal a judge in July 2017 sentenced Kema for manslaughter and hindering prosecution.  His wife, Jaylin Kema, also pleaded guilty to manslaughter. She is already out on probat... More>>

VIDEO: A raw look at the storm's aftermath on Kauai Video included

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Basic needs being flown in. Roads ruined. Families stranded. 

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Crews say it's a long road to recovery when rebuilding Kauai roads

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Those on Kauai tirelessly come together with one another to rebuild what was lost in the storm.

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Kauai flood recovery continues

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The community of Kaua'i continues to donate goods for residents of Wainiha and Ha'ena who are cut off from the rest of the island after multiple landslides on Kuhio Highway. 

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Benefit concert to help raise money for Kauai flood relief

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In the wake of the Kauai flooding, the community is coming together. 

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Floods on Kauai close state parks, leave campers stranded

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The Department of Land and Natural Resources said about 30 campers are stranded in the Kalalau area of the Napali Coast State Wilderness Park Tuesday. 

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Hanalei Bison Ranch still missing up to 20 bison after flood

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Hanalei Bison Ranch still missing up to 20 bison that were washed away in flood waters over the weekend. A spokesperson from the ranch told Island News Thursday they've counted up to 80 bison back on their 160-acre ranch. One bison that was rescued died after suffering a leg injury. The ranch thanks community members who helped wrangle the animals and notify them of sightings.   The ranch is located along the ocean where the river empties into Hanalei Bay. The furthest a loo...

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Community comes together to help out our Kauai ohana

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Storms on Kauai ravaged schools, homes, roads, farmlands and more on Kauai this weekend. 

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UPDATE: Kauai Schools closed after rain damage Video included

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Updates to Kauai school closures.

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Red Cross evacuation shelters open on Kauai Video included

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Air rescue operations have commenced on the North Shore area of Kauai, in response to the heavy rain and severe flooding that continues to affect the island. 

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Yelp: Save money, cook at home! Video included

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Want to know the quickest way to save money on delicious food? Cook at home! 

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  • Amazon is raising the price of Prime to $119

    Amazon is raising the price of Prime to $119

    Thursday, April 26 2018 7:12 PM EDT2018-04-26 23:12:14 GMT

    Amazon is raising the price of Amazon Prime from $99 to $119 per year. 

    Amazon is raising the price of Amazon Prime from $99 to $119 per year. 

  • Bill Cosby: A big legacy, forever tarnished

    Bill Cosby: A big legacy, forever tarnished

    Thursday, April 26 2018 2:38 PM EDT2018-04-26 18:38:47 GMT
    Bill Cosby exits the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial was declared in Norristown, Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017. Cosby's trial ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decisionBill Cosby exits the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial was declared in Norristown, Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017. Cosby's trial ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision
    Bill Cosby exits the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial was declared in Norristown, Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017. Cosby's trial ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decisionBill Cosby exits the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial was declared in Norristown, Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017. Cosby's trial ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision

    The guilty verdict against Bill Cosby represents a moment of vindication for a legal system that has often seemed to tip the scales in favor of celebrities -- including a previous hung jury in this case, despite a mountain of testimonials against the star. 

    The guilty verdict against Bill Cosby represents a moment of vindication for a legal system that has often seemed to tip the scales in favor of celebrities -- including a previous hung jury in this case, despite a mountain of testimonials against the star. 

  • Pres. Trump's attorney to plead the fifth in Stormy Daniels case

    Pres. Trump's attorney to plead the fifth in Stormy Daniels case

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:44 PM EDT2018-04-26 01:44:14 GMT
    President Donald Trump's lawyer, whose office was raided by the FBI last week, is seeking to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with the presidentPresident Donald Trump's lawyer, whose office was raided by the FBI last week, is seeking to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with the president
    President Donald Trump's lawyer, whose office was raided by the FBI last week, is seeking to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with the presidentPresident Donald Trump's lawyer, whose office was raided by the FBI last week, is seeking to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with the president

    President Donald Trump's long time personal attorney, Michael Cohen, is asserting his Fifth Amendment rights in the Stormy Daniels case. 

    President Donald Trump's long time personal attorney, Michael Cohen, is asserting his Fifth Amendment rights in the Stormy Daniels case. 


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