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UPDATE: Lane a category 4 hurricane; expected to enter the central pacific late Saturday Video included

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Lane intensifies to category 2 hurricane; forecast to quickly strengthen 

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Hawaii wins first game in Little League World Series

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Hawaii defeated Georgia 2-0 in walkoff fashion in the 11th inning.

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Federal firefighters battle Wahiawa brush fire

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The fire started around 5:20 p.m.

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LDS Church wants everyone to stop calling its people 'Mormons'

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The term "Mormon" should only be used in a proper name like "The Book of Mormon."

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Third Leilani resident filed lawsuit against insurance giant Video included

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International insurance giant, Lloyd's of London, slapped with another lava insurance lawsuit.

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Stranger danger scare at Kailua store Video included

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But between the paranoia and panic, she realized something about herself.

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Volcanoes National Park officials say it'll be a while until the park reopens Video included

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The financial impact: $450,000 lost a day. Park officials want to get cranking on reopening.

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Attorney say Father Hannon isn't the only priest who allegedly abused children in Hawaii Video included

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The Catholic Church is once again in the spotlight as more sex abuse cases against children have been brought to light. 

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FBI asking for assistance into a sexual exploitation case of a child

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The FBI is hoping someone out there has information about an unidentified male who they believe has information that can help them find a child that is being sexually exploited.  The Bureau does not have any information about where the man may be, but say this image was taken from a video produced before 2017.  In the video he can he heard talking in English and appears to be between 30-years-old to 40-years-old.  Anyone with information can submit a t... More>>

Kamehameha Schools students get a close-up look at D.C. politics

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Kamehameha Schools Kapalama students got a close-up look at D.C. politics today. C-SPAN, the Washington, D.C.-based public affairs network, brought its interactive multimedia bus to campus as part of its Bus 50 Capitals Tour. Students witnessed the critical role the media plays in society and learned about C-SPAN’s high-tech educational resources aimed at increasing civic and community engagement among learners. More>>

Hikianalia to depart Saturday morning for California

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Based on the latest weather update, Polynesian Voyaging Society leadership has decided to reschedule Hikianalia’s departure to 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning. “The forecasted track of Hurricane Lane does not pose a risk to the canoe, but we are making a conservative decision to take one last look at the forecast early tomorrow morning,” said Nainoa Thompson, president, Polynesian Voyaging Society. Hikianalia was originally scheduled to depart Sand Island on Monday... More>>

Police search for missing teen from Kealakekua Video included

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Big Island police need help finding 16 year-old Ryan Hernandez. He was reported missing on July 17th. He's described as five-feet tall about 130-pounds with black hair, brown eyes and last seen in Kealakekua. Anyone with information is asked to call police at, 935-3311. More>>

CrimeStoppers asking for help in locating armed Zippy's robber

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CrimeStoppers needs your help in locating a male wanted for Robbery in the First Degree. 

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Island Events this weekend starting August 17 Video included

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Here at Island News we care about news that matters to you and what's going on in our community. Events happening this weekend could have you building a new playground on Kauai, long-boarding like a Waikiki legend, or taste testing some of the best Mai Tais from around the world. KAUAI - Be apart of something for years to come because Anaina Hou Community Park is looking for volunteers to help build the new north shore playground. No experience necessary, just sign up for a 4 hour sh... More>>

Woman speaks out says she was abused by priest in Hawaii Video included

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These new claims come after the sex abuse report in Pennsylvania was made public.

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Big Island woman arrested on suspicion of killing 3 year old boy Video included

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Fabian Garett-Garcia died while in foster care last year and his parents says their suspicions of abuse went un-checked. 

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Activist says Mormon Church should pay taxes on Polynesian Cultural Center Video included

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The group “Rights Equal Rights” run by activist Fred Karger has compiled a 283 page complaint against the Mormon Church and Polynesian Cultural Center. 

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Three dogs graduated from Assistance Dogs of Hawaii's training camp Video included

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Two-year-old Labrador Retriever will work full-time at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, providing therapeutic benefits for cancer patients. 

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Hawaii laws do not allow state grand jury investigations Video included

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Should other states follow Pennsylvania's lead and open their own investigations into the Catholic Church?

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Kailua family shaken up after drunk driver crashes into their home and takes off Video included

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The family is on a mission to make sure this never happens to anyone else.

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U.S. Senator introduces resolution condemning Trump's war with the media Video included

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The support for “free press” also backed by Sen. Brian Schatz who is one of two senate leaders to introduce a resolution condemning Trump’s war with the media and the First Amendment. 

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Welcome back, Rocky!

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Rocky is back on O'ahu shores.

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Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado

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After his pregnant wife and two daughters disappeared, Christopher Watts stood on his porch in Colorado and lamented to reporters how much he missed them. 

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Stamp of approval: USPS honors Na Pali Coast

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The new U.S. Postal Service stamp released donning the Na Pali Coast was dedicated in Hanalei Thursday.

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3-year-old dies while in foster care, Big Island woman arrested

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A 44-year-old Big Island woman was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of a 3-year-old who died while in foster care last year.

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Google clarifies location-tracking policy

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Google has revised a help page that erroneously described how its “Location History” setting works, clarifying for users that it still tracks their location even if they turn the setting off. 

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Toddlers walk out of Manoa preschool, found a block away from campus Video included

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A good Samaritan tells Island News he found them wandering a few hundred yards away from the school off busy University Avenue.

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Kilauea's recovery price tag increases Video included

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HAWAII - Hawaii County wants more money to help recover from the Kiluea eruption. The Hawaii Tribune Herald reports, the recovery plan's price tag is increasing to a total of 680-million dollars.  It's just a proposal, but it includes plans to help provide housing for displaced residents, relocate farmers, and create a redevelopment agency to make {una more sustainable. 

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First generic version of EpiPen approved by the FDA

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Sick of forking over a large chunk of change for your EpiPen? 

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Disaster readiness with Sharon and Lacey Video included

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Pets on Set is here with tips for disaster readiness. Sharon Sagayadoro, volunteer and outreach coordinator along with three-month-old Lacey say: ·        All pet owners should have a plan in the event of a major disaster or emergency strikes. ·        Your plan should include knowing where your nearest pet-friendly shelter is and that you have a pre-packed emergency pet kit. Listen to your local radio stations and check oth... More>>

Two men awaiting rescue off of hiking trail Video included

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KA'A'AWA - This morning rescue operations are underway for two hikers, stuck overnight on the Pu'u Manamana trail. This is by Crouching Lion in Ka'a'awa. Honolulu firefighters got to the trail just after 8 o'clock last night, and learned two men in their 30's couldn't find their way off the ridge. Clouds and nightfall forced rescue crews to wait for sunrise today. HFD says the men are not reported injured. More>>

The Made in Hawaii festival will cause traffic this weekend Video included

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HONOLULU - heads up for drivers around the Neal S Blaisdell Center this weekend. You can expect heavy traffic because of the Made in Hawaii Festival. The City and County of Honolulu says, thousands of people are expected to attend the event this year. The festival begins Friday through Sunday. Parking will be limited, and no left terns will be allowed into any of the Blaisdell entrances.  More>>

A World War II Discovery Video included

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ALASKA - Scientists have found the stern from World War II Battleship USS Abner Read. It's been submerged in the bearing sea for nearly 75 years. This after hitting a Japanese mine after a battle in the Aleutian islands. Andrew Nager an engineer for SCRIPPS Institution of Oceanography said, "but when it comes down to it, we're doing this work to try and find and resolve untold stories. Try and resolve lost ones in terms of bringing closure to families." The blast kille... More>>

Thursday Weather Video included

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As of 7:50AM Tropical Storm Lane continues to move West in the Eastern Pacific with sustained winds of 60MPH and expected to develop into a hurricane category 1 by Friday morning. A distant high pressure system will keep winds light to moderate from the east 5-15MPH. Instability lingers over the Hawaii island so clouds and occasional showers will persist through Thursday night. Day time highs 85-91 degrees. Surf for the South, East and North 1-3' and West flat -2'. More>>

US officials: Ex-ISIS fighter entered US as refugee

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An Iraqi man arrested in California is accused of being a former Islamic State fighter and killing a police officer in Iraq after he qualified to be resettled in the U.S. as part of a refugee program. 

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Child contracts rat lungworm disease, fifth confirmed case statewide

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The Hawaii Department of Heath has confirmed the state's fifth rat lungworm case in a toddler from east Hawaii.

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POWs killed on Japan ship honored with memorial

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Dozens of relatives of Allied servicemen who were killed in January 1945 as prisoners of war held by Japan are dedicating a memorial stone to their loved ones.

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'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died

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The publicist for Aretha Franklin says the Queen of Soul died Thursday at her home in Detroit, Associated Press reports. --More on this developing story to come--

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Young boy found wandering in Nanakuli

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To protect him, Island News chose not to show his face or name him.

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Inmates out in the community still breaking rules Video included

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For every high profile escape like Randall Saito's disappearance from the Hawaii State Hospital, there are many more inmates sneaking back into society and they often fly under the radar.

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Emojis are getting more diverse

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The final list of new emojis will be decided at the unicode technical committee's September meeting.

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Waves are doing more harm than good to Sunset Beach on Oahu's North Shore Video included

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The erosion is so bad, it caused this concrete path to buckle back in December.

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Drunk passenger interferes with Hawaiian Airlines flight

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Neiderreiter made his initial appearance in federal court Monday before Judge Kevin Chang. 

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Assistance Dogs of Hawaii graduate to help fill three new positions

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Assistance Dogs of Hawaii announces three new teams will be graduating this week.

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Armed robbery at Zippy's Waimalu Express

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Around 9:20 a.m. HPD was notified of an armed robbery at Zippy's in Waimalu. 

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Not just land heat waves: Oceans are in hot water, too

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Even the oceans are breaking temperature records in this summer of heat waves. 

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Hawaii priest named as one of 300 "predator priests" who sexually abused children

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A Catholic priest who served at several churches across O'ahu is named in a lengthy Pennsylvania Grand Jury report as one of 300 "predator priests" who sexually abused children. 

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70-year-old woman sentenced for embezzling nearly $7 million from local non-profit Video included

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Lola Jean Amorin, 70, was sentenced for embezzling nearly $7 million from a local non-profit. 

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Priest who served in Hawaii named as a "predator priest" Video included

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We're learning a priest who served in churches across Oahu is on a list of 300 alleged "predator priests."

Father Robert Hannon served in Hawaii from 1979 until his death in 2006 - including at St. John the Apostle & Evangelist in Mililani, at St. Elizabeth in Aiea, Holy Trinity in Honolulu, and at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace Downtown.

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Girl Scouts announce new cookie flavor

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Girl Scouts announce new cookie flavor!

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Electric companies warn of Bitcoin Scam in Hawaii

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Electric Company are warning customers of a new phone and email scam in Hawaii.

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Day two of protests in Chicago, rallying against Aloha Poke Co.

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Groups gathered for a second day this week to protest again Aloha Poke Co. in Chicago. 

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Downed power line closed off School St. in Kalihi

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School Street is closed between Lanakila and Liliha Street due to a downed utility pole.

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They Asked for Help and Hawaii Answered

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Hawaii Food Bank

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A Second Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opening on the Big Island

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Hawaiian Ethos

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Uber and Lyft to stay at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Video included

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Starting August 24, the companies will be able to apply for a permit to operate. 

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HFD investigating after boat capsizes in fire at Ala Wai Harbor Video included

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The fire took fire crews about an hour to fully extinguish.

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There's a cash prize in the fight against Rapid Ohia Death Video included

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Cheap is the key word and that cash prize continues to grow.

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Cashing in on the "Hawaii" brand Video included

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What is being done to protect local companies, with their “made in Hawaii” label?

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What's next for political powerhouses after primary Video included

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Primary election night knocked out some big names like Colleen Hanabusa, Donna Mercado Kim and Bernard Carvalho. 

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Local girl raises over $500 for Hawaii Foodbank selling lemonade Video included

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The need for emergency food and donations at Hawaii Foodbanks is evident, but one local girl took it personally. 

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Student housing move-in begins at UH Manoa Video included

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UH Manoa Move-In day begins Tuesday, August 14, for students and runs through Friday, August 17. Move-in activities will start at 8 a.m. on both days and may affect traffic on Dole Street and University Avenue. Motorists are advised to be especially vigilant along Dole Street due to increased traffic activity and frequent stopping or slowing of cars. On Tuesday, August 14, students will begin moving into Hale Aloha (Ilima, Lehua, Lokelani and Mokihana), Hale Laul...

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To fend off Netflix, movie theaters try 3-screen immersion

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ScreenX: the latest attempt to drag film lovers off the sofa and away from Netflix.

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Police open attempted murder investigation after apparent shooting in Wai’anae

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Honolulu police are searching for a suspect accused of shooting at two people in a Wai’anae parking lot over the weekend. 

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More money for the military: Pres. Trump signs defense spending bill Video included

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Military members could soon see an increase in their paychecks. 

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Hawaii graded 'F' for small businesses

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According to this study, some states are more friendly towards small businesses than others.

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Aging Well: Recovery from sepsis includes physical therapy Video included

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Sepsis is a damaging health problem caused when your body fights an infection but something goes wrong. Doctors say the elderly at more at risk for sepsis. Those who survive septic shock may have a long road to recovery, which includes physical therapy. 56-year-old Taumaoe Kapesi works hard in physical therapy for a leg infection that developed into sepsis. He scraped his leg at home, and days later, he describes, "I didn't know my leg was messed up. I did everything f...

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Siren testing for Hawaii island residents Video included

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HAWAII - Happening today on the big island, the Hawaii County Civil Defense is conducting siren testing. Hawaii residents will hear the blaring sounds from 9AM-5PM. They are testing a newly installed system which is part of a statewide modernization project. Residents in Hilo, Puna, and Miloli'i can expect to hear the sirens six-to-eight times at intervals between 30-seconds and three-minutes. Testing will also take place tomorrow and Thursday. More>>

Additional convoys along Kauai's north shore start tomorrow Video included

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KAUAI - The Department of Transportation is adding more convoys along the north shore. Starting on Wednesday, approved residents can travel between Hanalei and Wainiha three times a day Monday through Saturday.    Trips from Wainiha to Hanalei are allowed twice a day. Access along Kuhio Highway's been limited since record rain and flooding back in April.  More>>

FBI warns banks about potential ATM hacking scheme

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The FBI is warning financial institutions that their ATMs could be targeted in a hacking attempt.

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Tips for students learning how to handle their own finances Video included

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CNN's Mary Moloney has some tips for college students learning how to handle their own finances in today's consumer watch. Credit cards, student loans, and debt. Major challenges for college students. But parents can help them avoid financial ruin by having these key conversations.  

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Fire in the Ala Wai Boat Harbor still under investigation Video included

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A fire broke out in the Ala Wai Harbor around 9 p.m. Monday night.

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State's case against presidential travel ban is now closed Video included

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The "Hawaii versus Trump" case is officially closed.  The state's attorney general's office voluntarily dismissed its lawsuit against President Trump's travel ban in federal court yesterday. Attorney General Russell Suzuki said he still thinks the law's unconstitutional. The US Supreme Court up-held the third version of the president's travel ban targeting visitors from several mostly Muslim countries .   More>>

Crash outside British parliament considered terrorist incident Video included

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A car slammed into London's House of Parliament. 

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Local boy wins world yo-yo contest Video included

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CHINA - Call him the yo-yo champ! Evan Nago, local boy wins big as he defends his title. First place in the world yo-yo contest Sunday in Shanghai, China. He represents Hawaii and the whole country as the reigning USA champion.  More>>

Tuesday Weather

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Sunny weather returns Tuesday with lighter winds and possibly higher rain chances by the end of the week. Light isolated showers for windward and mauka spots in the morning. Afternoon highs warm near 90 leeward with middle 80s expected windward. East winds at 10-15mph. Light vog and leeward afternoon showers expected by the afternoon. Increasing moisture could bring a higher rain chance mainly for the eastern part of the island chain as we move toward the weekend. Lighter winds coul... More>>

HEI @ NYSE

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Constance Lau

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Lilikoi Lychee

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Hawaiian Sun

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World Champion

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Evan Nagao

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Inter-Island Cargo Service

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Hawaiian Airlines

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Mauna Loa Brush Fire

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Hawaii County Fire Department

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Endangered Newell's Shearwater

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Kaua'i Endangered Seabird Recovery Project

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Hiker Rescued

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Maui Fire Department

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HPD outfitting officers with body-worn cameras Video included

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To start, 35 cameras have been distributed to patrol officers in Downtown Honolulu. HPD says each month it will assign cameras to more of its officers, eventually in each district.

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Randall Saito's attorney believes Saito escaped with help

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Randall Saito's attorney believes that he had help escaping from the Hawaii State Hospital. Saito and his attorney petitioned the state court and they were granted a favorable ruling today. The state court granted his request for a list of names of people who visited Saito while he was at the Ko'olau Clubhouse, a treatment program for people with mental illness.  "What's clear is that someone helped him; one or more people. The government believes that and I believe ...

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President Trump and White House threatening legal action against former aide

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President Donald Trump and the White House are threatening legal action against former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman.  While promoting her new book, Omarosa released two audio tapes from around the time she was fired. One is allegedly from Chief of Staff John Kelly dismissing her from her role, and the other supposedly has Trump saying that he didn't know she was fired.   the OTHER'S supposedly President Trump saying he didn't KNOW she was fired. Omarosa claims to ha... More>>

Hawaiian Airlines launches it all-cargo neighbor island service Video included

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Thousands of pounds of disaster relief supplies were shipped to Kauai and Hawaii Island Monday.  Hawaiian Airlines is celebrating its launch of Hawaiian Airlines all-cargo neighbor island service. The company says it's two new ATR-72 aircraft will provide nightly round-trip service between Honolulu, Hilo, and Lihue, and it hopes to add flights to Kahului and Kona next year. "We are the most isolated population center in the entire world and we rea...

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Green Beret from the Big Island dies from injuries caused by IED explosion in Afghanistan Video included

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The Pentagon has announced the death of a U.S. service member in Afghanistan yesterday. Reymund Transfiguracion is a Konawaena High School graduate and remembered for being a funny guy.

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Researchers learning more about health problems related to Zika Video included

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Three years after the zika virus made it's way to the Western hemisphere, researchers are learning more about its impact. According to newly-released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in seven babies born to women infected with zika has health problems that could be linked to the virus.  The birth defects range from small head size and brain damage, to nervous system problems like hearing and vision impairments. The 4,800 pregnancies in the study we... More>>

UPDATE: California battling wildfires Video included

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Some good news finally for crews battling wildfires in California, firefighters were able to make a massive gain in getting the Holy Fire under control over the weekend.  The fire went from being 10 percent contained to over 50 percent contained, which is great news for residents. Almost half of the 21,000 people under mandatory evacuation were able to return to their homes. The man accused of starting the Holy Fire was in court Friday, pacing back and forth and shouting down ... More>>

Native Hawaiian activists and allies march on Aloha Poke Co. in Chicago Video included

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Hundreds gathered to show resistance against Chicago-based chain Aloha Poke Company.  Many Native Hawaiians are outraged after the eatery trademarked Hawaiian words "Aloha" and "Poke." "My mo'opuna, generations after this are not going to be allowed to use those terms? That is Hewa! Everybody say, Hewa! Hewa means wrong! Hewa," Kumu Vicky Holt-Takamine said. Native Hawaiian community leaders and The Office of Hawaiian Affairs spearheaded a march t...

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State deals with Pali Highway rockfall hazard Video included

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The Pali Highway is back open, in both directions, after being closed this morning because of rocks and boulders that fell onto the road.

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O'ahu's famous monk seal spotted (and she's sporting a new look)

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O’ahu’s celebrity monk seal was recently sighted… and she’s going green.

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Engaging conversation said to be best for child brain development Video included

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A new study finds that it's best to talk with children, and not at them for brain development.

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The man who stole a plane said he didn't need much help: 'I've played some video games'

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The airline worker who authorities said stole and flew a passenger plane in the Seattle area Friday had a wide-ranging discussion with air traffic control.

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UPDATE: Pali Highway back open in both directions following rockslide

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The Pali Highway at the tunnels are now back open in both directions following a rockslide Monday morning.

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Wisconsin's first ever cheese curd eating contest Video included

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WISCONSIN - Some of the world's biggest eaters competed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the first ever, "Cheese Curd Eating Championship" at the state fair. Contestants stuffed their faces with cheese curds to see who could eat the most in six minutes. The winner, Darron Breeden, ate five pounds and two ounces for his first record. Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, who is famous for eating a record 74 hot dogs in 10minutes, finished third. Chestnut spoke about his disapp...

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Aretha Franklin 'gravely ill,' family reports

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Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul," is gravely ill.

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The president's "tweet" seems to encourage boycotting Harley-Davidson Video included

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President Trump seems to be encouraging consumers to boycott Harley-Davidson. In his tweet Sunday he said, "Many Harley-Davidson owners plan to boycott the company if manufacturing moves overseas. Great! Most other companies are coming in our direction, including Harley competitors. A really bad move! US will soon have a level playing field, or better" The tweet came after Harley-Davidson announced it would move some production overseas. The company says, it would lose... More>>

Hundreds call for action amid algae crisis Video included

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St. Petersburg, FLORIDA - People in Florida are turning up pressure on public officials to do something about algae crisis on their shores. Hundreds of people across Florida's gulf coast held "Hands Along The Water" events Sunday. Algae has been spreading on beaches and waterways coming from Lake Okeechobee this summer at the same time, red tide blooms are hitting beaches in southwest Florida. The phenomenon has left beaches in four counties empty for the past several wee... More>>

Parties come together the day after election Video included

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HONOLULU - While democrats ate breakfast together the day after the election. Republicans took their victories outside with a picnic. For the first time, grills were going at Kapi'olani park, to celebrate candidates who won their respective races. Many of them taking a short break to congratulate one another but say, they are ready to get right back at campaigning.  Republican candidate for governor Andria Tupola said, "we cannot take a break. Now is the day. So we have ... More>>

Investing in the future of Hawaii with more than 350 scholarship recipients Video included

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HONOLULU - More than 350 scholarship recipients gathered at the Pomaikai Ballrooms at Dole Cannery for the annual Hawaii Community Foundation Scholarship breakfast.  This year's event theme was "Heroes for Hawaii. CEO and President of the Hawaii Community Foundation said, "we're celebrating over 250 awards, more than $6,000,000 going into an investing in our kids future and the future of Hawaii." Jhun Heinrich Domingo a computer science major at UH Manoa said, ... More>>

Less than half of the registered voters went to the polls Video included

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HONOLULU - There are more than 740,000 registered voters in the state. According to the final printout only 38.6% of registered voters went to the polls in this year's primary election. "Clayton Hee was a longtime senator in the north shore area, pretty popular, pretty powerful, he left he was going to run for other offices, he had a bit of trouble about wife, spouse abuse accusations but probably what hurt him the most was that Riverie had already established himself in that di... More>>

Trump vs. Omarosa, her tell-all book continues to ruffle feathers Video included

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The White House is launching a full counter-attack after the former aide Omarosa released a new tell-all book.

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Monday Forecast

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We will have dry, sunny weather to start the work week, with winds (E 10-20 MPH) slowly dropping over the next few days. There will be mostly sunny skies for leeward sides and high temperatures reaching 90 degrees or higher by the afternoon. Windward areas will be partly cloudy and should reach the mid 80s. Hector is more than 1000 miles away from Honolulu, and will soon leave the central pacific waters, it has been weakening and will continue to do so. But a threat for Mond... More>>

Aloha Poke: Windy City protest in full swing Video included

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Groups gathered outside Aloha Poke in Chicago to draw attention to what they call quote "cultural misappropriation."  

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Man dies after found floating in waters off Big Island

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Authorities say a man was found dead after floating face down in water in a remote area off the northern shore of the Big Island. 

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8-inch water main break closes Humupaa Street closed in Waimanalo

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According to Board of Water Supply, Humupaa Street is closed in both directions between Humuniki and Humuka Lp due to an 8-inch water main break. Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible. 

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Surprise upsets in Honolulu City Council race

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In the Honolulu City Council, Trevor Ozawa came out on top for District Four, Carol Fukanaga was the winner in District Six and Heidi Tsuneyoshi took the most votes in District Two, which covers Mililani all the way to Kahaluu -  Tsuneyoshi says she has a lot of work ahead but is grateful for the support. "I was hopeful we were going to do well because as a campaign we really worked hard to generate a good message, let the people know the campaign was all about the peo... More>>

Native Hawaiian activists hold cultural workshop to prepare for Monday's rally

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Native Hawaiian activists and their allies are planning a march tomorrow in Chicago to draw attention to what they call quote "cultural misappropriation." It's a trending topic, especially on social media, that started when Chicago-based restaurant chain Aloha Poke company trademarked the words "aloha" and "poke" and sent cease-and-desist letters to businesses with similar names.  Local Chicago residents, Hawaiian activists, and national advocacy g... More>>

Hilo memorial service honors fallen Captain Brian Hughes Video included

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A fire station bell tolled one final time to honor the life of a Hilo native killed in action fighting one of the many massive California wildfires, Captain Brian Hughes. The 33-year-old fire captain lost his life on July 29 battling the Ferguson Fire in the Sierra National Forest.  Firefighters held a procession on the Big Island Sunday to honor their fallen brother, Captain Hughes was born in Hilo. A line of cars snaked down Bayfront Park by the King Kamehameha Statue the pr...

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Democratic candidates reconnect over Unity Breakfast Video included

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After a fierce battle in the primaries, Hawaii's Democratic party candidates woke up early Sunday to come together in unity. They gathered at the Pomaikai Ballrooms on Oahu for the traditional day-after-election Democratic Unity Breakfast, giving opponents who faced-off a chance to congratulate the winners. Gubernatorial candidate US Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, who lost by about seven percentage points, said on stage, "Mahalo, everyone. Congratulations, [incumbent Gov.] David an...

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Political analyst recaps election night surprises Video included

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Some landslide victories in Saturday's primary election - and some surprises, too. Political analyst Neil Milner weighs in on some of the races and tells Island News that although incumbency is the best way in, it doesn't mean you can't lose at all.  He deems State Senator Brickwood Galuteria's loss as one of the biggest surprises of the night. "It was a big surprise to all of us. A lot of these things involve local issues and local networks that you don...

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Republicans picnic in the park, day after primaries Video included

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While democrats discussed the primary election over breakfast, republicans caught-up with their party over lunch.  while some Republicans caught up over lunch.

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2018 primary election: The final results revealed in the fifth printout

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The fifth and final printout for Hawaii's primary elections, released early Sunday morning.

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Gubernatorial candidate Colleen Hanabusa cedes race, asks supports to vote Ige next

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Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa hangs up her political hat - at least for now - after losing the primary election for the governor's race on Saturday night. The democrat trailed Governor Ige all night by about seven percentage points, and conceded the race after the third printout at 10:30 p.m. Her concession speech thanked her volunteers, "the backbone" of her campaign. She says she has no plans to run for another seat right now and called this the "last" of...

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Kalanianaole Hwy closure after accident shuts down roads in all directions

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Accident shuts down Kalanianaole Hwy. in both directions from Hanauma Bay to Haolna Blow hole. Use alternate routes. More details to come as information surfaces.  More>>

Hawaii punches ticket for Little League World Series!

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Honolulu Little League captured the 2018 Little League West Regional Championship by defeating Tri City Little League, from Rocklin, California.

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Former Governor John Waihe'e: Primary election observations

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As Governor David Ige leads in the fist print out, former Governor John Waihe'e weighs in on the primary elections.

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Results imminent as elections staff tally ballots Video included

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With the polls now closed, and ballots off to be counted, the first round of results are expected to be released at 7pm. That's the first of four printouts set to be released tonight.  The Office of Elections staff verify absentee ballots and then feed them through the scanner. At the last check on O'ahu-at least 15,000 more absentee ballots were mailed in compared to the 2016 presidential election.  The printouts are set to be released at 7:00, 8:30, 10:00 and then ...

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Saturday night weather and Sunday forecast

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Tonight partly cloudy and leeward sections have isolated showers. Trade winds 15 to 20 mph. A surface high North of the islands will keep easterly trade winds blowing through next week. The atmosphere will remain dry and stable through most of the coming week, then a trough continues to develop in the Northwest that could bring haze and humid levels up Thursday. Surf along east and south shores 3-5' on Sunday, flat-2' and West 1-3' with occasional higher sets. Sunday partly sunny ... More>>

Many gather to support Governor Ige in the 'stiffest competition' in the primary

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At the Pagoda, many have been getting ready for a primary party, which supporters of Governor David Ige hope will turn into a victory party later tonight. 

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Post-primary polls, Kahuku High School hitting the field Video included

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At Kahuku High School there were about 2,500 registered voters-which are possible votes.

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Primaries 2018: What those voting have to say

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Voters in Honolulu's District 26 filed into McKinley High School's cafeteria ready to cast their ballots.

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Hanabusa makes final push before election wrap-up

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Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa made her final push sign-waving before she returns to her campaign headquarters on Saturday. Hanabusa and her staff set up their evening watch party in the ballroom of the Japanese Cultural Center. Early Saturday, Congresswoman Hanabusa was sign waving near Kaneohe Elementary School and then near Kalani High School. Friends and supporters will come for her Election Results Watch Party from 6 - 10 p.m.  The mood going into this is optimistic despi...

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25 million year-old shark teeth discovered Video included

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AUSTRALIA - It's still shark week for one man making a rare discovery! He found 25-million-year-old teeth belonging to a mega-shark. The man made the discovery on a beach south of Melbourne, Australia. The pair of fossilized teeth are from a prehistoric great jagged narrow-toothed shark almost twice the length of today's great white. The teeth are the first of their kind found in Australia and one of only three discoveries in the world. More>>

Many evacuated as 10,000 acres burned in the Holy Fire Video included

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CALIFORNIA - The west coast under a state of emergency as wildfires continue to rage forcing 20,000 people to evacuate. But not everyone's evacuating...some residents, standing their ground and protecting their homes in Lake Elsinore. A video shows just how close those flames are getting.And the so-called "Holy Fire" is ripping through neighborhoods as it grows to 10-thousand acres. It is 5% contained. The person suspected of starting the fire is expected in court today.... More>>

NFL players protest during anthem, drawing rebuke from Trump

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NFL players demonstrated during the national anthem at several preseason games Thursday night, protests that again drew a rebuke from President Donald Trump. 

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New Mexico man accused of teaching a child to commit school shootings Video included

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The father of a man charged with abusing children and accused of training at least one of them to commit school shootings is speaking out. 

"Siraj who has my name and my two daughters Subhannah and Hujrah, i love them very much. To me it is obviously something happened, some mental disorder, i don't know what it is. This doesn't seem like them. You ask people all over who know them and they say this is strange," Imam Siraj Wahhaj, father of Siraj Wahhaj, said.

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Female war hero leads new wave of veteran candidates

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MJ Hegar does not hold back. "I'm an ass kicking, motorcycle-riding, Texas Democrat. That's who I am!" 

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Is your iPhone listening to every word you say without your permisison? Video included

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No, you're iPhone is not listening to you, at least that's what Apple is telling its customers. Apple also assures users that iPhones are not recording conversations around them. In a letter to federal lawmakers, Apple insisted that iPhones do not listen to what users are saying throughout the day. Apple's director of federal government affairs said, the device only listens when it is triggered by the words "hey siri." The tech giant also said, there's a visual indicator... More>>

Lone military dog tag reunited with family Video included

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VIRGINIA - The one military identification tag that North Korea turned over to the United States last week is now back in the hands of the soldier's family. The story, got this morning's shakas!   The dog tag belonged to army medic master sergeant Charles McDainel.He was killed in combat with China soldiers back in November of 1950, during the Korean war. His sons, ages 70 and 71, accepted the slightly corroded dog tag at a ceremony in Arlington, Virginia.  Charles H. McD... More>>

People act fast as a mudslide shakes the town Video included

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SWITZERLAND - Incredible video shows a mudslide shaking a town.

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Battling 18 blazes, California may face worst fire season

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 The largest wildfire ever recorded in California needed just 11 days to blacken an area nearly the size of Los Angeles — and it’s only one of many enormous blazes that could make this the worst fire season in state history.

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    The term "Mormon" should only be used in a proper name like "The Book of Mormon."

    The term "Mormon" should only be used in a proper name like "The Book of Mormon."

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    After his pregnant wife and two daughters disappeared, Christopher Watts stood on his porch in Colorado and lamented to reporters how much he missed them. 

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