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Kamehameha seniors sweep class awards at 98th annual song contest
Sat, 17 Mar 2018 04:48:00 EDT
It was a near-sweep for the Kamehameha senior class of 2018 at Friday's annual song contest. The seniors of the red lei won the hearts of the judges with their melodious and dynamic voices, taking home five of the six trophies in the mass chorale competition.  held at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena. Five of the six trophies went home Held at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena, the senior men and women walked away with top honors in their respective categories. In addition, they clinched ...
My Lai ceremony highlights peace, but dark memories recalled
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:23:00 EDT
Talk of peace dominated the 50th anniversary commemoration of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, but the audience included survivors and a former U.S. Army photographer who had darker tales to share.
Fired top diplomat Tillerson says he's praying for America
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:28:00 EDT
Outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he'll be praying for America after being fired by President Donald Trump this week.
More fishing nets, other marine debris endangering whales and shorelines
Sat, 17 Mar 2018 02:47:00 EDT
There's been an increasing influx of fishing nets on shorelines around the state. One of the latest to wash up is on the shoreline of Diamond Head beach. 
Native Hawaiian group sues Maui county official over sand mining
Sat, 17 Mar 2018 03:40:00 EDT
A native Hawaiian group is suing a Maui county official over sand mining between Kahului and Wailuku.
Maui Police Department faces sex discrimination lawsuit
Sat, 17 Mar 2018 01:23:00 EDT
A former police captain is suing the Maui Police Department for sex discrimination.
Suspected bank robber who fled from halfway house arrested
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 23:47:00 EDT
Police arrested a suspected bank robber Friday in the parking lot of Zippy's on Nimitz Boulevard. 
Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe fired
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:03:00 EDT
He was expected to retire on Sunday. He now stands to lose the pension he accrued in his nearly two decades with the FBI.
Lawmaker to state: Release full HI-EMA recordings of false missile test
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 23:59:00 EDT
A state lawmaker is calling on the governor to release all the recordings related to January's missile alert mistake.
Popular Lanikai Pillbox hiking trail to be closed for repairs
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 23:12:00 EDT
A two-month project to rehabilitate the Lanikai pillboxes will begin March 28, barring access to hikers for at least 60 days. 
Ambitious new Big Island plan calls for homeless safe zones, affordable housing
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:38:00 EDT
While the rest of the state is debating whether homeless safe zones are a good idea, the Big Island is moving forward with ambitious plans for several more of them.
Toys R Us stores in the islands to close their doors in May
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 18:12:00 EDT
Toys R Us, the chain that delighted generations of American kids who vowed to "never grow up," will close or sell all of its U.S. stores in the coming months, the company's CEO told employees Wednesday.
Priority no. 1 for new emergency management head: Rebuild public trust
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:42:00 EDT
The newly-appointed head of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency says he'll work to rebuild public trust in the wake of January's false missile alert.
State: Voicemail about cracks 2 days before bridge fell
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 22:53:00 EDT
As Florida authorities work to identify the people who died in Thursday's catastrophic bridge collapse, state and federal investigators will begin the task of figuring out how and why the five-day-old span failed.
Kauai firefighters douse vehicle, carport blaze
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:38:00 EDT
Hanapepe firefighters responded to a vehicle fire near a residential unit in Kalaheo on Thursday. 
Hawaii is scrambling to fill teacher vacancies. This analysis on salaries won't help
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:28:00 EDT
Every year, Hawaii scrambles to fill hundreds of vacant teacher positions at Hawaii public schools. 
HPD officer arrested for alleged assault of pregnant girlfriend
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:24:00 EDT
A Honolulu police officer was arrested Thursday for allegedly headbutting his pregnant girlfriend, Hawaii News Now has learned. 
Southwest gets permit to operate at Honolulu's airport
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:00:00 EDT
Southwest Airlines is a little bit closer to launching flights in the islands.
Kauai police arrest man and woman on drug charges
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:46:00 EDT
Kauai police arrested Kapa Moke, 32, and Erica Duarte-Perreiera, 27, after finding illegal drugs in their possession.
Amid spike in pedestrian deaths, stats on fatalities plastered on road signs
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:19:00 EDT
This year, 14 pedestrians have been killed on roadways in Hawaii, and on Oahu alone, nine pedestrians have been killed since January.