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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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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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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

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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 Video included

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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>>

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Constance Lau

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Lilikoi Lychee

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World Champion

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Evan Nagao

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Inter-Island Cargo Service

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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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Activists Protest

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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 Video included

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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 Video included

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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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Arson case opened for home fire of Dive O'ahu owner

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No third trial for Deedy, judge grants petition Video included

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Deedy admitted to pulling the trigger but says he did it in self-defense after a struggle.

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King Tides roll in once again, flooding Mapunapuna Video included

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King Tides in the Hawaiian Islands tend to happen during the summer months so July and August and also during the winter months, December and January. 

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Polls open in nine hours and politicians are non-stop campaigning Video included

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One last push leading into tomorrow's primary.

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Palm tree farm in Waianae Valley suffered severe damage from brush fire Video included

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Three quarters of the state's 150 acre agricultural park suffered severe damage.  

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State Representative aiming for state Senate caught on camera taking down opponent's flyer Video included

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The homeowner says he hasn't spoken to LoPresti but says he doesn't plan on pressing any charges. 

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Home stretch: Ige & Hanabusa both confident their vision for Hawai'i will hit home Video included

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It's the home stretch to the this year's primary election, and the democratic gubernatorial candidates are campaigning to the end.

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Father and son headed to Hawaii on sailboat go missing

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The Coast Guard is looking for any information about a sailor and his son.

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Police investigation closes South Point Rd. on Hawaii Island

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The Hawaii Police Department reports an intermittent road closure for the next 1.5 hours on South Point Road between Kama'oa Road and Ka'alu'alu in Ka'u. This is due to a police investigation in the area. More>>

Island Events this weekend starting August 10th Video included

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Here at Island News we focus on news that matters to you and what's going on in the community. On Kauai listen to island music, eat ono food, or have fun with a water-slide and activities for the keiki (children), and a silent auction for the adults. The Waipa Summer Music Festival is this Sunday August 12th, 11am-7pm at the Waipa Community Complex. On Oahu, the Ulta beauty soft launch happens today from 10AM at Pearl Highlands Center. Plus, enjoy contemporary jazz music from Danish-... More>>

Become a member of the Polynesian Voyaging society and add to the mural honoring the Hokule'a Video included

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HONOLULU - Artist, John "Prime" Hina and members of the Polynesian Voyaging Society joined Good Morning Hawaii to talk about the update on Hikianalia.

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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>>

Newly formed black sand beach courtesy of Pele Video included

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HAWAII - Video sent from Puna resident Ikaika Marzo captures quite a sight. Marzo said a newly formed black sand beach near the Pohoiki boat ramp is where he visited nearly every day since the eruption started. Marzo said in the past two days the a'a lava flow, which flows rapidly, has formed a massive wall near the boat ramp. It's created a black sand beach in front of the harbor. Geologist with the U.S. geological survey said, black sand commonly occurs down-current of an ocean ent... 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>>

Three people arrested in connection to officer-involved shooting Video included

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KAAWA - HPD arrest 44-year-old Stewart basso, 40-year-old Edwin Kalai and 21-year-old Leina Ganiron. Wednesday,  police responded to to a call of a man breaking into a car. Police said, when they got there, the suspect took off in another car crashing into two parked police cars and an officer.  That's when, an officer shot into the windshield of the vehicle. More>>

The Salon at Ulta Beauty launches today Video included

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PEARL CITY - Celebrity stylist Keoni Lazenby will be at the soft launch of Ulta Beauty this Friday. Lazenby is appreciative to be a part of the glam team at the Salon at Ulta Beauty where they provide women and men with affordable hair and styling for any budget. Bringing the latest trends and fashion to Hawaii and adapting looks and products to the states humidity and heat. Ulta is the nation's largest retailer of cosmetics, fragrances, and skin and hair products. It has more than 1...

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Filipino-Americans: Heart disease one of the leading causes of death Video included

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News study: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among Filipino-American men.

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Friday Weather

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Hurricane Hector slightly increases strength with sustained winds at 130 mph, a category 4 hurricane and continues to move west. As of 9:12AM Friday morning, deep tropical moisture is being brought up from the south as Hector moves westerly. Rising humidity levels make muggy conditions and temperatures feel warmer than the day time high of 85-90 degrees. Today windward and mountain areas will remain wet with occasional showers elsewhere. Drier air mass will be moving in f... 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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Primary settles most races in Democrat dominated Hawaii

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Hawaii's weekend primary election will most likely settle the outcome of this year's major races. 

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Multiple lanes blocked on the H-1 Freeway eastbound

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AIEA - Two right lanes blocked in the east bound direction on the H-1 Freeway between the Waiawa overpass and Waimalu offramp.  FSP assisting one vehicle, drivers are advised to pass with extreme caution and expect delays this morning.  More>>

Kamehameha Hwy. Reopened, Haleiwa Main Repair Complete

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Kamehameha Hwy. at Haleiwa Beach Park has been reopened to traffic after Board of Water Supply crews completed repairs to a 16" water main. Water has been restored to all customers.  More>>

New Head of School

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$550M For Disaster Recovery

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Sextortion Scam

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Brown Water Advisory

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Big surf from Hector pounds Oahu's south shores, keeps lifeguards busy

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Ocean Safety reported that as of 4:15 p.m., 29 people had been rescued off Ala Moana, and 63 rescues were made in waters off Waikiki. 

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Missing girl from Kailua-Kona

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Mayor Caldwell pushes for more Accessory Dwelling Units Video included

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The City is pushing for more Accessory Dwelling Units on O'ahu.

As an incentive, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced new tax-breaks Thursday.

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A Connecticut family disappointed after a local tour company closes Video included

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A family from Connecticut vacationing on Maui is left high and dry after a local tour company closed down. Tim Watson says he booked a $750 Haleakala sunrise tour with company, Maui Downhill in February, but when he arrived on Maui this week he found the 34-year-old company closed for business.  Watson says no one contacted him and attempts to call the biking company haven't been successful. Watson says it is his 25th anniversary and his family is repeating the same ... More>>

Could Hawaii face a taro shortage? Farms still fighting after April's floods Video included

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Taro farms along the North Shore of Kauai still have not recovered from the record rainfall and flooding back in April. Their setbacks could lead to a state-wide taro shortage. 

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UPDATE: Hurricane Hector continues to move away from Hawaii

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Hurricane Hector is still a Category 3 storm, and it continues to move away from Hawaii. The closest it has come was about 160 miles South of the Big Island. The impact on the Big Island was minimal but the storm did bring wind, rain and in some areas surf reached twenty feet. Hector is expected to stay away from the Islands and to continue weakening. More>>

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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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Missing Sailor & Son

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Chicago restaurant not the first to trademark a piece of Hawaiian language Video included

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Chicago restaurant Aloha Pole isn't the only company outside of Hawaii to trademark a piece of Hawaiian language. "Do you guys know what Aloha means? What does Aloha mean? Family, hello right," Mikilani Young said. A former Hawaii resident was seen on camera questioning employees at a Los Angeles Aloha Poke shop, asking if they know what their name means. Aloha Poke is just one of more than a thousand businesses that have trademarked "aloha" in their name, ...

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Nagasaki bell ringing strengthens bond between generations Video included

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August 9, 1945 marked a day of triumph and tragedy. The United States military launched an atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Nagasaki just days after decimating Hiroshima.   Days later Japan would surrender. A then 19-year-old Kayako Kunimoto has never forgotten the bombing. "Some remember is very horrible. War is crazy, was crazy," Kunimoto said. On the anniversary of the attack, Kunimoto, like many others at the Myohoji Mission in Nuuanu, ...

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Work continues on 16" main break at Haleiwa Beach Park

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Board of Water Supply crews are continuing work to repair a 16" water main break on Kamehameha highway at Haleiwa Beach Park. Kamehameha Hwy. will remain closed in both directions at Haleiwa Beach Park for the duration of the repair. Motorists are advised to take the Haleiwa Bypass for access through the Waialua end of Haleiwa. Drivers are asked to avoid the area unless absolutely necessary. According to TheBus.org Routes 52, 55, and 88A will have no service in both... More>>

Water conservation request issued to Haena and Wainiha

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A water conservation request has been issued to Haena and Wainiha customers. The Department of Water has issued an immediate water conservation request for customers located in Haena and Wainiha due to an electrical power outage that is affecting the area's pump station and well site.  Customers are asked to limit their water use to essential uses only; such as cooking, flushing and sanitation use, in order to avoid a full water outage. Conservation measures include refraining... More>>

Latest campaign spending reports with Civil Beat's Chad Blair Video included

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Latest campaign spending reports show Republican party of Hawaii has more cash on hand in these final weeks than Hawaii democrats. The Democratic Party spent five times as much as the GOP during the seven months leading up to Saturday's primary.  Civil Beat's Chad Blair explains to Island News anchor Paula Akana how Republicans received some big donations from wealthy donors. More>>

Main break closes Kamehameha Hwy and Sunset Beach Elementary

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Kamehameha Highway will remain closed at Haleiwa Beach Park, due to a water main break.

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Aging Well: Diagnosing sepsis, a growing health problem Video included

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Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that happens when the body's attempt to fight an infection goes wrong. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says one out of every three people who die in a hospital has sepsis. Sepsis is growing public health issue, according to medical groups like the CDC, and medical professionals, like Dr. Thomas Forney, Chief of Staff at Wahiawa General Hospital. "Anytime someone has an infection, our body produces chemicals and an inflam...

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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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Officer-involved shooting in Ka'a'awa as police responded to a car break-in Video included

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It was a case of being in the right place at right time.

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Soul and jazz saxophonist Michael Lington at Blue Note Hawaii Video included

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HONOLULU - Songwriter, producer, recording artist and well-known saxophonist Michael Lington is in Hawaii promoting his new album and giving viewers a chance to watch him perform. His 10th album "Silver Lining" is out and Lington said he is truly grateful being able to do what he loves. His album features special guest and this August 10th and 11th he'll be at the Blue Note jazz club performing with a local Hawaiian band. More>>

Studies suggests induced labor at 39 weeks Video included

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A new study suggests that inducing labor 39 weeks into a pregnancy may be good for mother and baby. The study, said women who had elective induced labor at 39 weeks had a lower likelihood of certain complications. Induced labor also did not result in a greater chance of problems for the baby. The study also revealed that waiting longer to give birth could raise the mother's likelihood of needing a C-section to give birth.

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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>>

Hector passing to the south, advisories and warnings still in effect

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Hector is passing well to the south of Hawaii with minimal impacts expected for the islands. 

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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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Thursday Weather

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Humidity levels are up with the tropical moisture left behind by Hurricane Hector. Still a category 3 moving westerly with sustained winds clocking in at 120 MPH. Temperatures will feel warmer than the day time high of 86-89 degrees. Winds 15-25+ MPH through Friday. Partly cloudy skies with occasional showers will be present throughout the day and heavy rainfall possible in the afternoon. High surf advisory for south shores of Kauai, Oahu, Maui and Lanai. More>>

Congressman Collins arrested for insider trading Video included

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Sitting Congressman Chris Collins of New York, is accused of insider trading, after a drug test for multiple sclerosis had failed. 

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Mauna Loa brush fire doubles in size, scorches 3,200 acres

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The brush fire on the slopes of Mauna Loa has more than doubled in size. 

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Headed to Hawaii State Hospital

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Acquitted of Murder

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Sentenced For Stealing

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Waste Management Hawaii

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The Name Game

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Fissure 8

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Same Day Voter Registration

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Walk-In Voting

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Mauna Loa Brush Fire

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Hurricane Hector remains category 3 storm; passes south of Hawaii

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As Hurricane Hector continues to barrel west in the Central Pacific, the storm has weakened with wind speeds are currently at 115mph. Tropical Storm and High Surf Warnings are still in effect on Hawaii Island. Maui is under a high surf advisory. Lanai is under a wind advisory.

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Hale Mahana student apartments complete, some express safety concerns Video included

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Move-in day at the new Hale Mahana Collegiate Apartments is next Thursday, just in time for the new school year. But not all are celebrating the completion of the new building. 

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Waianae brush fire damages 17-lots at Waianae Agricultural Park Video included

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The Waianae Ag Park is one of 10 in the state of Hawaii and one of four on Oahu.

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Fissure 8 will soon have an official name

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Hawaii County Councilwoman Sue Lee Loy introduced Resolution 640 at a committee meeting Tuesday night. 

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Big Island residents relieved effects of Hurricane Hector are mild

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The storm is passing south with little impact other than choppy surf.

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A Hawaiian monk seal pup has been having a tough time lately

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Uh-Oh! 

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Hawaii State Hospital is getting a new building Video included

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The administrator of the hospital says it's pretty much "escape proof". 

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Hawaii State Teachers Association endorses Doug Chin for congress Video included

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 HSTA announced unanimous support for the state's former Attorney General in a crowded Congressional District 1 race.  

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Thirty Meter Telescope closer to building legally on Mauna Kea Video included

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The BLNR's 2014 decision to allow UH to sublease to TMT had been appealed by Hawaii Island resident Kalani Flores. 

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After 20 years, this iconic Waikiki mural is getting a major facelift

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The mural along the Royal Aloha Condominium in Waikiki is getting a major facelift from well- known artist, Wyland. 

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Hawaii County hurricane message: Prepare and stay vigilant

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The winds are picking up in Punalu'u-one of several places closed due to Hurricane Hector.

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A healthier alternative to a local favorite with Mama T on Wellness Wednesday Video included

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Something different for your taste-buds but better option for your health. Tesia and Mama T create a healthier alternative to a local favorite. Tis' the season for ulu... Ulu Musubi: ½ large or 1 small roasted Ulu: To roast: Set oven 350 degrees, Oil a knife and poke several holes on Ulu to prevent Ulu from exploding. Bake for 30 minutes until knife easily pokes through ulu. 3 cups cooked and cooled brown rice 2-3 Tablespoons maple syrup Sauce: 2-3 Tablespoons ginger 4 garlic ... More>>

Hacks that make you smile from ear to ear and How to wear Floral with Fashion Sense Video included

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It's National smile week and life style expert Valerie Joseph joins Lindsey Fukano to talk about hacks and looks that can make you and those around you smile: Sparkles and Flowers naturally catch the eye and make everyone smile HACK #1:  PEARL SUNNIES (tools: round sunglasses, pearl stickers – asst sizex, glue) This DIY was inspired by the fabulous sunnies from Chanel.  Everyone adores Chanel and I thought it would be fun to create our own version. Materials:

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Possible CO2 leak at Pearl City Walmart, customers evacuated

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Customers at the Pearl City Walmart are being evacuated as a precaution due to a potential CO2 leak.

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Absentee walk-in voting sites closed as Hector passes Video included

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HAWAII - The County of Hawaii is closing absentee walk-in voting sites at the Pahoa and Pahala Community Centers today. Possibly tomorrow, as Hector passes. All other absentee walk-in voting sites will be open as the primary election is this Saturday. More>>

Staying prepared for Hurricane Hector or any emergency situation is crucial Video included

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The Hawaii Emergency Management agency urges the people of Hawaii to be prepared. Here's a list of basic disaster supplies kit that should last at least 14 days: Water - one gallon per person, per day Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food Clothes Extra batteries Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert Flashlight First aid kit Cell phone with charger Additional supplies including any prescription medication Dust mask to help fi... More>>

Strong winds closes Big Island roadway Video included

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HAWAII - High winds are forcing South Point Road to close on the Big Island. Hawaii county police say, only local traffic is allowed past the Kamaoa road intersection. More>>

Park closures in preparation for Hector Video included

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HAWAII - There's a number of closures on the Big Island in preparation for the storm. As a safety precaution, the county is closing Whittington, Punaluu Black Sand, and Moilolii beach parks on the island's south side. All pavilion and camping permits for the parks are canceled through Friday. More>>

Wednesday Weather Video included

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A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for the Big Island. Potential winds speeds up to 39-60 MPH and potential localized flooding rain are possible. As of 8:05AM Wednesday, Hurricane Hector is a category 3 with winds of 120 mph.               It is less than 220 miles to the south-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii and moving to the west at 16 mph.               High Surf Warning for Big island east and southeast s... More>>

GoFundMe & Hurricane Hector: Hoping for the best when planning for the worst

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GoFundMe working with Hawaii state officials as Hurricane Hector nears.

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Multiple cars on fire shut down all mauka-bound lanes along Atkinson Dr. Video included

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Multiple cars and a motorcycle were on fire at Atkinson Towers, and shut down all mauka-bound lanes along Atkinson Dr. Wednesday morning.

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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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New No Smoking Law

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Forensic lab in Hawaii begins long process to identify Korean War remains Video included

A government forensic lab on Oahu now holds the remains of what are believed to be American soldiers killed in the Korean war. 

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Kahuku Unit

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 

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Rainbow Road Warriors

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Head Coach Eran Ganot

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A first for the Rainbow Wahine

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Head Coach Laura Beeman

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New study shows having wisdom teeth pulled could lead to Opioid addiction

America remains in the lead as the country with the highest rate of opioid use in the world. America remains in the lead as the country with the highest rate of opioid use in the world.
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A new study by the University of Michigan claims having your wisdom teeth pulled could lead to Opioid addiction.

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Honolulu is not the most pet-friendly city

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Let's face it, pets can cost us.

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New survey results show how prepared Kauai residents were for the record rainfall

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48 percent of the people they talked to said they did not have a meeting place if they needed to evacuate their home.

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A toxic algae bloom in Florida is slaughtering marine life by the masses

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A marathon algae bloom that has already killed thousands of marine animals in Florida is now causing health problems for humans. 

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NBA star is shooting more than hoops Video included

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NBA star Lebron James is producing a new docu-series called "Shut Up and Dribble" for showtime. The three-part series will be on the changing role of athletes in the current political environment. And it will trace the modern history of the league and its players, starting with the 1976 merger of the freewheeling American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association. The series title comes from from a comment FOX news host Laura Ingraham made about James ... More>>

Still raging: Largest wildfire in California history grows

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Wildfires tearing through trees and brush, rampaging up hillsides and incinerating neighborhoods.

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Great white shark surprises research team

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A great white shark breached the surface directly under the feet of a researcher who was trying to get video of the animal off the coast of Wellfleet, Mass. 

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Thousands left homeless by deadly quake on Indonesian island

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Thousands left homeless by a powerful quake on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok sheltered Monday night in makeshift tents as authorities said rescuers hadn’t yet reached all devastated areas and expect the toll of 98 dead to climb. 

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Worker at immigrant children's shelter accused of molesting teen

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A worker at an Arizona immigrant children's shelter has been arrested on suspicion of molesting a 14-year-old girl at the facility, police said.

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Heat turns salt lake in China red Video included

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SHANXI - In Northern China a thousand-year-old salt lake has turned bright red. A surge in temperatures has led to a surge in algae and brine shrimp, which are multiplying due to the warmer weather. More>>

The president's former campaign chairman faces tax evasion and bank fraud charges Video included

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WASHINGTON - ABC's Stephanie Ramos reported, Manafort left the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Virginia after seven hours in court. For the first day of his criminal trial . Prosecutors say Paul Manafort "believed he was above the law"  that he "lied to the IRS" and "knowingly filed false tax returns," failing to report tens of millions of dollars he made working for a Ukrainian political party with deep ties to Russia.   

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Airliner in Mexico crashes during takeoff, everyone escapes the flames Video included

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The Aeromexico Jetliner crashed while taking off in Durango, Mexico. 

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Well-known duo reunites for lunch in D.C. Video included

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WASHINGTON D.C. - Former President Barack Obama and his Vice President Joe Biden reunite for lunch and their visit takes the internet by storm as the bro-mance continues. They lunched at a D.C. bakery on Monday and looked like a pair of regular friends. Staff at "The Dog Tag Bakery" said they had no idea the duo would be dining in until about 30 minutes before they showed up. As for what they ate, both Obama and Biden opted for ham and gruyère sandwiches, coffee... More>>

Three men who stole a shark by disguising it as a baby Video included

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TEXAS - A bizarre theft left police scratching their heads. They said three people stole a shark from an aquarium disguising it as a baby. Surveillance video captured the three capers at the San Antonio aquarium Saturday. The horn shark was in an open air exhibit where guests could put their hands in the water to interact with the marine life. But three thieves didn't just touch the fish they grabbed the shark by the tail and took off. Police say the men wrapped the shark in a wet b... More>>

North and South Korea generals meet Video included

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Rival generals from North and South Korea meet this morning at their shared border. No official agenda was released but the generals will likely talk about dropping the number of military guards at the  More>>

Some travelers secretly watched by TSA

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We are now learning more about just how U.S. citizens who are not in the terrorist screening database or suspected of any crimes end up being secretly watched and followed on commercials flights and airports by armed undercover air marshals. When making a flight reservation a TSA computer algorithm flags certain passengers. Those traveling to certain countries, say Syria, or to North Africa. Those who have emails or phone numbers associated with threatening groups, crimin... More>>

The president threatens to shut down the government again Video included

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WASHINGTON - President trump is back at the white house after a weekend in Bedminster, New Jersey just days after threatening a government shutdown if democrats don't agree on a funding bill for his border wall. ABC's Stephanie Ramos reported President Trump is again threatening to shut down the government over immigration.      “We’re going to build a wall, a great wall” said the president.      Tweeting over the weekend, ... More>>

Mothers working full-time versus staying at home Video included

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Whether mothers work full-time or stay at home they often worry if they're making the right choices for their children. A new study may put some of those worries to rest. CNN's Reid Binion reported, Long gone are the days where being a stay-at-home mom is the norm. More mothers are in the work force than ever before. In fact, in 2015, more the 64% of mothers held jobs, according to the Center for American Progress and new research suggests that being raised by a mom who works, is a ... More>>

Talk about a waterfall view outside your window Video included

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CHINA - A waterfall flowing down the side of a skyscraper is 354 feet and considered one of the largest artificial waterfalls in the world. The new skyscraper in the city of Guiyang is just under 400 feet in height. The building also features a hotel, shopping mall, and offices. More>>

U.S. Marshals offer $10,000 reward for suspected cop killer

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The U.S. Marshalls Service is offering a $10,000 reward for the arrest and capture of Justin Waiki. Waiki, 33, is accused of fatally shooting Hawaii Police Department Officer Bronson Kaliloa. 

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

    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.

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

  • Tips for students learning how to handle their own finances

    Tips for students learning how to handle their own finances

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 1:56 PM EDT2018-08-14 17:56:01 GMT

    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.  

    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.  

  • State's case against presidential travel ban is now closed

    State's case against presidential travel ban is now closed

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 1:44 PM EDT2018-08-14 17:44:34 GMT
    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 .  
    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 .  

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