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"Our job is to be ready": USS Carl Vinson en route to Western Pacific Video included

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USS Carl Vinson is the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 1. Island News spent 24-hours aboard the aircraft carrier to get a firsthand look at the ship's operations.

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Mililani fire devastates two-story home

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Honolulu Fire Department responded to a fire at a two-story home in Miliani that occurred a little after 8 a.m. 

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State Representative Andria Tupola confirms run for governor

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State Representative Andria Tupola (R - 43) told Island News Saturday, she will be running for governor. The West Side lawmaker says this is the first time she's confirmed this in traditional media.  Tupola says her priorities are quality of life, cost of living, and education. She says she's running for higher office because "I'm definitely running for governor because even though I got involved to make a difference in my community in Waianae, the bigge...

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Ryan's Grill closes Saturday night; auctioning off everything

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Ryan’s Grill Honolulu, a favorite gathering place among Hawaii residents, serves dinner to its customers for the last time on Saturday, January 20. It has been a local favorite since it opened its doors at Ward Centre over 34 years ago.  Ryan’s made the announcement of its closure several weeks ago. It closes at midnight on Saturday.  Oahu Auctions has  a week-long auction online, which is underway and ends Tuesday, January 23 at 6 p.m. Pictures ...

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Day two of lifeguard try outs in Honolulu

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Honolulu Ocean Safety held its lifeguard tryouts for the second day in a row at Ala Moana Beach Park. Fourteen out of an original 25 applicants attended. Some of the tests have included a three-part physical exam: 1,000-yard run and a 1,000-yard swim under 25 minutes, a run-swim-run, 100 yards each, under three minutes and a 400-yard board paddle under four minutes. Applicants must complete the American Red Cross’s classes for lifeguard training, basic first aid, and...

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Volunteers prepare book donation for 20 non-profits

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Children and young adults in need will be getting a nice gift thanks to two Aloha United Way groups, Society of Young Leaders and Hawaii Cares. Roughly 50 volunteers sorted and packed 9,200 books for 20 nonprofit organizations.

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Haleakala National Park will remain as accessible as possible in shutdown

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During the lapse in appropriations, Haleakala National Park will remain as accessible as possible, while still following all applicable laws and procedures. All park regulations remain in effect, according to Polly Angelakis, Chief of Interpretation & Education at Haleakala National Park. She says access may change without notice, and there are no park-provided services. All restrooms, visitor centers, and other facilities are closed. Emergency medical re...

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Government shutdown closes parts of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

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Due to the lapse in federal appropriations and the ongoing eruption of Kilauea Volcano both at the summit and from the Pu‘u ‘O‘o vent, portions of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park are closed for visitor safety, according to Jessica Ferracane, Public Affairs Specialist at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. The open areas include Highway 11 through the park and Mauna Loa Road to Kipukapuaulu (Kipukapuaulu Trail, the day use area and tree molds ...

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No online reservations for World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument

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World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument is currently open to the public.

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Pearl Harbor Historic Sites open despite Government Shutdown

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All Pearl Harbor Historic Sites will remain open Saturday through Monday, despite government shutdown. 

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Hawaii lawmaker storms out during Friday's senate and house briefing Video included

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Ward asked HI-EMA, who said it needed federal permission to retract an alert. 

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Lawmakers react to government shutdown; what's impacted in Hawaii Video included

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The federal government is in a shutdown Friday night. 

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Honolulu police investigating a stabbing in Chinatown Video included

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Bystanders had to administer medical aid before emergency responders arrived.

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Beautiful Survivor: Tressy Chan Video included

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For 52-year-old Tressy Chan, the pathway to health didn't always come easy. Chan says she tried more than a dozen diets, but nothing seemed to work. 

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Former inmate is Hawaii's newest published author Video included

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In the past, Island News has shared with you the Haku Mo'olelo, story writing program at the women's prison.

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Lawmakers hold informational briefing on false missile warning Video included

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A joint House, Senate informational briefing on the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency's false emergency alert last Saturday was held at the State Capitol Friday.

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Former hula student withdraws halau trade name application Video included

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Island News has confirmed a former hula student who filed for a trade name overseas to match her former teacher's halau has withdrawn that filing.  

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Takai family responds to campaign allegations Video included

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The family of late Congressman Mark Takai responded to an election complaint against his campaign.

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WATCH: Island News Midday Update with Lindsey Fukano Video included

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WATCH: Island News Midday Update with Lindsey Fukano

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Supreme Court to rule on Trump travel ban

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The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump’s ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries.

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UPDATE: All lanes open near Ala Moana after 12-inch water main break

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The Board of Water Supply (BWS) completed work to repair a 12-inch main break on Ala Moana Blvd. All westbound are now open near the Ala Moana Shopping Center bus stop.  Crews had to excavate the roadway to reach the water main break.  The broken main did close two west bound lanes of Ala Moana Blvd., between Atkinson Dr. and Piikoi St., Thursday.

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Polynesian Voyaging Society aim to plant one million trees around the world

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Caring for the planet - with a new tree.

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Civil Beat: The 2018 legislative session Video included

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We're talking politics in tonight's Civil Beat segment, few things make Chad Blair happier.

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Poles, roofs damaged; power outages reported during high wind warning Video included

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A high wind warning is in effect, possibly into Friday, according to the National Weather Service.  East winds are forecast to be 25 to 40 mph with localized gusts over 60 mph.

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Advisors from the Federal Communications Commission are in Hawaii looking for answers after Saturday's false alert Video included

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The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission announced soon after of an investigation of the false message.    

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Federal responsibility in nuclear attack alerts is unclear

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One of Hawaii's U.S. senators is wondering aloud if top brass at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency should be replaced.

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Hawaii students go back to school, parents receive letters

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Public school officials sent letters to parents offering counseling and reminding them that emergency drills are in place as students went back to school for the first time since the false missile alert.

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House passes bill to keep government open

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The House has passed a temporary government-wide funding bill that would avert a government shutdown this weekend.

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Downed utility pole closes road in Kapolei

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A downed utility pole closed Boxer Road between Hornet Street and Franklin Avenue in Kapolei Thursday afternoon, according to traffic reporter Danielle Tucker.

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Couple pleads not guilty to torture of 13 children

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The parents of 13 siblings who were allegedly held in captivity in their family’s Southern California home were charged Thursday with committing years of torture and abuse that left their children malnourished, undersized and with cognitive impairments.

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WATCH: Island News Midday Update Video included

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Lindsey Fukano has your Island News midday update!

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Woman accused of threatening bus driver with gun arrested Video included

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Earlier in the month, a 23-year old woman was seen on-camera allegedly threatening a bus-driver with a handgun.  Then Tuesday, that same woman was arrested for shoplifting. 

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DOH investigating possible hepatitis A infection in food service employee

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The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) is investigating a possible case of hepatitis A infection in a food service employee. This case is unrelated to the earlier cases identified by DOH on Jan. 5, 2018. During the potential infectious period, the individual worked as a food service employee at Wah Kung Restaurant, a Chinese food restaurant located at 1151 Mapunapuna Street in Honolulu, from Dec. 1, 2017 to Jan. 6, 2018.  At this time, no infections have been linked to ex...

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Water main break closes lanes on Ala Moana Blvd. Video included

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Two west-bound lanes of Ala Moana Boulevard between Atkinson Drive and Pi'ikoi are closed. The Board of Water Supply is working to repair a 12-inch water main.  The water main broke around 6 p.m. Wednesday. No businesses or residents in the area are impacted, but that's not the case for drivers.  Motorists are advised to expect delays and to use alternate routes where possible as repairs to the main break and roadway will be ongoing throughout the day.   More>>

2018 Legislature begins Video included

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         The 2018 legislature began with lawmakers addressing Hawaii's major challenges and the recent missile scare.  

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Tick tock of terror: Timeline of Hawaii missile alert snafu Video included

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The missile alert mistakenly sent Saturday by Hawaii officials came just a few minutes after a shift change at state Emergency Operations Center in Diamond Head Crater.

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Onipa'a Kakou - Observing 125 years since Hawaiian Kingdom overthrow Video included

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Onipa'a Kakou is observing the 125th anniversary of the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom on Wednesday.

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Heed old shelter signs? If nuke is REALLY coming, maybe not Video included

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A generation of Americans knew just what to do in the event of a nuclear attack — or during a major false alarm, like the one over the weekend in Hawaii. Take cover in a building bearing a yellow fallout shelter symbol. But these days, that might not be the best option, or even an option at all.

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No bail for ex-death row inmate charged with sex trafficking

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An exonerated death row inmate from Delaware has been ordered held without bail on a sex trafficking charge in Hawaii.

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Minutes passed before Hawaii called feds about bogus alert Video included

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It took Hawaii officials more than 20 minutes to contact federal authorities to seek guidance after realizing they had sent out a bogus alert saying there was a missile headed toward the islands.

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Entangled humpback whale freed off Makena Beach Video included

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The animal was trailing more than 285 feet of braided line from its mouth.

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Dow has first close above 26,000 points

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Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to its first close above 26,000 points.

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New study recommends lowering drunken driving thresholds

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A prestigious scientific panel is recommending states lower their drunken driving thresholds from 0.08 to 0.05 to prevent 10,000 alcohol-impaired deaths nationwide each year. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report released today also recommends states increase alcohol taxes and make alcohol harder to get. Liquor companies pushing back, saying the recommendations would not deter repeat offenders. Right now all states have 0.08 blood alcohol content thre...

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Finding the funding to help the homeless, the hungry and Hawaii's poor Video included

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Lawmakers seeking to secure over $100 Million in federal funding for the homeless, hungry and poor held an informational briefing Tuesday January 17th at the State Capitol. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP - formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) is a proven assistance program already securing over $500 million dollars. For each $1 in federal SNAP funds brought to Hawaii it generate $1.80 toward the local economy benefiting needy families and individuals. State...

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Family of toddler recovering from rat lungworm disease encounters obstacle in recovery process Video included

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Pictures from Santini Tauanuu show her 16-month-old son, Kane is smiling again, she is concerned about his progress as he recovers from Rat Lungworm Disease.  "Right now, he is crawling," said Tauanuu, "but he still doesn't like to put pressure on his foot, so he doesn't stand up for a long period of time."   Ron Brandvold, President and CEO of Easter Seals Hawaii told Island News Kane's physical therapist in Hilo quit suddenly on January 2, 2018. &quo... More>>

Hundreds take refuge during false missile warning in Planet Fitness Video included

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Surveillance video from the Planet Fitness at Ala Moana Center captured hundreds taking refuge inside the gym moments after the false missile alert was sent out Saturday.

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Thousands prepare ahead of overthrow's 125th anniversary Video included

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Thousands will commemorate the 125th anniversary of the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom Wednesday.   The event, Onipa'a Kakou will start at sunrise. Thats when crowds are expected to fill the grounds of Mauna 'Ala where a number of Hawaii's ali'i have been laid to rest.

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"Ancient" human remains found at Pokai Bay

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The State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) and the U.S. Army are coordinating the immediate care of human remains found at Poka'i Bay on Monday, according to the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

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State taking formal action against death threats related to false alarm

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The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency says it is taking formal action against death threats made to its employees after Saturday's false missile warning.

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FEMA: Hawaii didn't need alert cancel approval

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the state of Hawaii didn't need federal approval to retract a cellphone alert mistakenly sent over the weekend warning of a ballistic missile attack.

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Navy filing homicide charges against 2 ship commanders

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The Navy says it is filing negligent homicide charges against the commanders of two ships involved in fatal collisions last year.

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Keiki Caucus looks at health, welfare of Hawaii children Video included

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The state's Keiki Caucus previewed priority measures addressing the health and welfare of children across Hawaii.

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Japan city uses emergency system to recall blowfish packages

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A city in central Japan used its emergency loudspeaker system in an attempt to recall four packages of blowfish meat after discovering a fifth one contained the potentially deadly liver. No one has died.

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Missing person found dead under a boulder in Kaneohe Video included

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Honolulu police is investigating this incident as an accident.

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Saito enters not guilty plea to escape charge

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Randall Saito, the man who escaped from the Hawaii State Hospital last November and was caught in California, entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday morning in Circuit Court, according to Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin.

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A look back at the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom Video included

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Thousands are expected to attend a ceremonial gathering and rally on O'ahu to observe the anniversary. The 'Aupuni Mo'i 'o Hawai'i, or the Kingdom of Hawai'i ruled the islands for close to a hundred years. 

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Japan public TV sends mistaken North Korean missile alert

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Japan’s public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert Tuesday warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then minutes later corrected it, days after a similar error in Hawaii. NHK television issued the message on its internet and mobile news sites as well as on Twitter, saying North Korea appeared to have fired a missile at Japan. It said the government was telling people to evacuate and take shelter. “North Korea appears t... More>>

What you need to know if you didn't receive Saturday's emergency alert Video included

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If you didn’t receive the emergency alert Saturday on your phone, you’re not alone.  While many across the state received the warning, others didn't find out about the scare until that evening.

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Full transcript of Governor's address on false alert Video included

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KITV streamed this address live during our 6 p.m. newscast

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Local non-profit Child and Family Service extends hotline hours for parents after Saturday's false missile alert Video included

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The 2-hour hotline extension will last through Friday, January 19 to accommodate calls from parents statewide.

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Hundreds spent their holiday clearing invasive plants Video included

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It's a day of service to honor Martin Luther King Junior. 

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A timeline of Trump's actions during the missile false alarm

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As residents in Hawaii catch their breath following the jarring missile alert mishap over the weekend, scrutiny has reached the White House and how it grappled with the mistaken alarm. 

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Coast Guard seeks public's help in identifying owner of found kayak off Iroquois Point on Oahu

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At about 10:58 a.m., a good Samaritan who was boating in the area, notified watch standers at the Sector Honolulu command center of a recovered unmanned and adrift kayak.

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Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries dies at age 46

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Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of the Irish band The Cranberries, died in London on Monday, according to a statement from her publicist. 

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Body discovered on Honolulu airport runway

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The body was discovered after 12:15 p.m. Saturday when state crews were alerted of an object on the runway.

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  • "Our job is to be ready": USS Carl Vinson en route to Western Pacific

    "Our job is to be ready": USS Carl Vinson en route to Western Pacific

    Monday, January 22 2018 6:56 AM EST2018-01-22 11:56:36 GMT

    USS Carl Vinson is the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 1. Island News spent 24-hours aboard the aircraft carrier to get a firsthand look at the ship's operations.

    USS Carl Vinson is the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 1. Island News spent 24-hours aboard the aircraft carrier to get a firsthand look at the ship's operations.

  • Mililani fire devastates two-story home

    Mililani fire devastates two-story home

    Sunday, January 21 2018 5:11 PM EST2018-01-21 22:11:30 GMT

    Honolulu Fire Department responded to a fire at a two-story home in Miliani that occurred a little after 8 a.m. The fire took place at 94-0426 Papolohiwa Street. The fire was put out at 9:46 a.m. with no injuries reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time.

    Honolulu Fire Department responded to a fire at a two-story home in Miliani that occurred a little after 8 a.m. 

  • State Representative Andria Tupola confirms run for governor

    State Representative Andria Tupola confirms run for governor

    Sunday, January 21 2018 4:21 PM EST2018-01-21 21:21:41 GMT

    State Representative Andria Tupola (R - 43) told Island News Saturday, she will be running for governor. The West Side lawmaker says this is the first time she's confirmed this in traditional media.  Tupola says her priorities are quality of life, cost of living, and education. She says she's running for higher office because "I'm definitely running for governor because even though I got involved to make a difference in my community in Waianae, the bigge...

    State Representative Andria Tupola (R - 43) told Island News Saturday, she will be running for governor. The West Side lawmaker says this is the first time she's confirmed this in traditional media.  Tupola says her priorities are quality of life, cost of living, and education. She says she's running for higher office because "I'm definitely running for governor because even though I got involved to make a difference in my community in Waianae, the bigge...

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  • Aly Raisman's speech was everywhere at the women's marches

    Aly Raisman's speech was everywhere at the women's marches

    Monday, January 22 2018 11:11 AM EST2018-01-22 16:11:48 GMT
    Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman's powerful condemnation of the gymnastics team doctor who molested her became a rallying cry for participants in the women's marches nationwide this weekend.
    Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman's powerful condemnation of the gymnastics team doctor who molested her became a rallying cry for participants in the women's marches nationwide this weekend.
  • Thousands of women mirror thousands marching for women's issues

    Thousands of women mirror thousands marching for women's issues

    Monday, January 22 2018 11:06 AM EST2018-01-22 16:06:46 GMT
    Donning familiar pink hats and carrying signs, thousands of women took to the steps of the State Capital on Saturday afternoon one year after President Donald Trump's inauguration to speak out on issues they say...
    Donning familiar pink hats and carrying signs, thousands of women took to the steps of the State Capital on Saturday afternoon one year after President Donald Trump's inauguration to speak out on issues they say still...
  • 5 Things for January 22: Shutdown, women's march, Turkey

    5 Things for January 22: Shutdown, women's march, Turkey

    Monday, January 22 2018 6:31 AM EST2018-01-22 11:31:30 GMT
    For the umpteenth time, the New England Patriots march into the Super Bowl. So that means the Philadelphia Eagles are the nation's last hope. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door....
    For the umpteenth time, the New England Patriots march into the Super Bowl. So that means the Philadelphia Eagles are the nation's last hope. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can...
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  • First government shutdown since 2013 in effect as Senate blocks bill to fund government

    First government shutdown since 2013 in effect as Senate blocks bill to fund government

    Saturday, January 20 2018 12:11 AM EST2018-01-20 05:11:06 GMT

    The federal government shut down at midnight Friday as senators continued to scramble to reach a deal to fund the government. 

    The federal government shut down at midnight Friday as senators continued to scramble to reach a deal to fund the government. 

  • Supreme Court to rule on Trump travel ban

    Supreme Court to rule on Trump travel ban

    Friday, January 19 2018 4:27 PM EST2018-01-19 21:27:17 GMT
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    The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump’s ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries.

    The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump’s ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries.

  • Federal responsibility in nuclear attack alerts is unclear

    Federal responsibility in nuclear attack alerts is unclear

    Thursday, January 18 2018 8:38 PM EST2018-01-19 01:38:25 GMT
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    One of Hawaii's U.S. senators is wondering aloud if top brass at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency should be replaced.

    One of Hawaii's U.S. senators is wondering aloud if top brass at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency should be replaced.


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