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  • Local Connection: 'Compassionate Disruption'

    Local Connection: 'Compassionate Disruption'

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 8:58 PM EDT2018-07-12 00:58:11 GMT
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    Mayor Caldwell is trying to seriously ramp up his "compassionate disruption" tactics on homelessness.  

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    Mayor Caldwell is trying to seriously ramp up his "compassionate disruption" tactics on homelessness.  

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  • Local Connection: Time to Vote!

    Local Connection: Time to Vote!

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 8:51 PM EDT2018-07-11 00:51:54 GMT
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    With the major debates for the primary election behind us, we hope most folks have seen something that gets them excited about the decision ahead.   

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    With the major debates for the primary election behind us, we hope most folks have seen something that gets them excited about the decision ahead.   

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  • Local Connection: Campaign 2018

    Local Connection: Campaign 2018

    Wednesday, July 4 2018 9:41 PM EDT2018-07-05 01:41:38 GMT
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    At Hawaii News Now we are proud of the effort and excellence we put into coverage of elections and the campaigns. 

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    At Hawaii News Now we are proud of the effort and excellence we put into coverage of elections and the campaigns. 

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  • Local Connection: Monster Homes Criminal Penalties

    Local Connection: Monster Homes Criminal Penalties

    Monday, July 2 2018 8:25 PM EDT2018-07-03 00:25:51 GMT
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    Last week, Hawaii News Now broke the story about the possibility of criminal penalties for people who repeatedly defy building codes. 

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    Last week, Hawaii News Now broke the story about the possibility of criminal penalties for people who repeatedly defy building codes. 

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  • Local Connection: Upcoming political debates

    Local Connection: Upcoming political debates

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 9:10 PM EDT2018-06-28 01:10:36 GMT
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    Aloha. As a nation, we are feeling the voices of our youth.

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    Aloha. As a nation, we are feeling the voices of our youth.

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  • Local Connection: Hawaii's Teacher Shortage

    Local Connection: Hawaii's Teacher Shortage

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 9:37 PM EDT2018-06-27 01:37:58 GMT
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    The state teachers' union raised the alarm last week about the increasing numbers of educators who are leaving Hawaii — some to pursue the same profession on the mainland. 

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    The state teachers' union raised the alarm last week about the increasing numbers of educators who are leaving Hawaii — some to pursue the same profession on the mainland. 

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  • Local Connection: Puna Volunteers Build Shelters

    Local Connection: Puna Volunteers Build Shelters

    Monday, June 25 2018 6:00 PM EDT2018-06-25 22:00:41 GMT
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    The first new emergency housing of 20 micro-houses has been built in Pahoa for evacuated elderly residents and families.  

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    The first new emergency housing of 20 micro-houses has been built in Pahoa for evacuated elderly residents and families.  

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  • Local Connection: North Korea and Hawaii

    Local Connection: North Korea and Hawaii

    Monday, June 25 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-06-25 21:49:46 GMT
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    The North Korean summit is clearly very important to Hawaii in many ways. 

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    The North Korean summit is clearly very important to Hawaii in many ways. 

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  • Local Connection: Hawaii Tourism During Eruption

    Local Connection: Hawaii Tourism During Eruption

    Thursday, June 14 2018 7:59 PM EDT2018-06-14 23:59:22 GMT
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    As we work diligently to help the people of Puna and parts of Ka'u recover and rebuild their lives, we also need to be mindful of the ever-increasing count of cancelled trips to Hawai'i Island. 

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    As we work diligently to help the people of Puna and parts of Ka'u recover and rebuild their lives, we also need to be mindful of the ever-increasing count of cancelled trips to Hawai'i Island. 

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  • Local Connection: Clean Campaigns

    Local Connection: Clean Campaigns

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 2:30 PM EDT2018-06-13 18:30:24 GMT
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    Clayton Hee's sudden withdrawal from the Governor's race was a concession that he had run into too much headwind and didn't have enough support to be viable.  

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    Clayton Hee's sudden withdrawal from the Governor's race was a concession that he had run into too much headwind and didn't have enough support to be viable.  

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  • Local Connection: Hawaii's Healthcare Heroes

    Local Connection: Hawaii's Healthcare Heroes

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 6:50 PM EDT2018-06-06 22:50:18 GMT
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    There's a lot of things we appreciate about our island home.  

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    There's a lot of things we appreciate about our island home.  

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  • Local Connection: Homeless Veterans

    Local Connection: Homeless Veterans

    Thursday, May 31 2018 8:58 PM EDT2018-06-01 00:58:19 GMT
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    During this week after Memorial Day, we should remember that so many people who fought for our nation still struggle today.  

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    During this week after Memorial Day, we should remember that so many people who fought for our nation still struggle today.  

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  • Local Connection: Chief Ballard and HPD Transparency

    Local Connection: Chief Ballard and HPD Transparency

    Thursday, May 31 2018 8:48 PM EDT2018-06-01 00:48:46 GMT
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    Police Chief Susan Ballard is once again distinguishing herself from prior Chief Louis Kealoha – with her efforts to restore public trust in the department.  

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    Police Chief Susan Ballard is once again distinguishing herself from prior Chief Louis Kealoha – with her efforts to restore public trust in the department.  

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  • Local Connection: Lime Scooter in Honolulu

    Local Connection: Lime Scooter in Honolulu

    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:00 PM EDT2018-05-25 01:00:19 GMT
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    Last week's roll-out of the Lime Scooter-sharing service was a sneak attack on the city bureaucracy, causing one of the angriest public responses we've seen from Mayor Caldwell. 

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    Last week's roll-out of the Lime Scooter-sharing service was a sneak attack on the city bureaucracy, causing one of the angriest public responses we've seen from Mayor Caldwell. 

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  • Local Connection: The Impact of Kilauea

    Local Connection: The Impact of Kilauea

    Thursday, May 24 2018 8:50 PM EDT2018-05-25 00:50:36 GMT
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    The latest phase of the decades long Kilauea eruption began only about three weeks ago – but it feels like three months.  

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    The latest phase of the decades long Kilauea eruption began only about three weeks ago – but it feels like three months.  

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  • Local Connection: Natural Disasters in the Islands

    Local Connection: Natural Disasters in the Islands

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-05-09 22:25:51 GMT
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    In the last few weeks, our state has been hammered by natural disasters at the north and south ends of the main islands.  

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    In the last few weeks, our state has been hammered by natural disasters at the north and south ends of the main islands.  

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  • Local Connection: 2018 Legislative Accomplishments

    Local Connection: 2018 Legislative Accomplishments

    Thursday, May 3 2018 9:34 PM EDT2018-05-04 01:34:33 GMT
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    The 2018 legislative session began in January during three major crises. 

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    The 2018 legislative session began in January during three major crises. 

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  • Local Connection: HomeAid Hawaii

    Local Connection: HomeAid Hawaii

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 4:43 PM EDT2018-05-01 20:43:54 GMT
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    Those who benefit from growing our economy, have a responsibility to help those left behind.

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    Those who benefit from growing our economy, have a responsibility to help those left behind.

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  • Local Connection: Kauai Floods

    Local Connection: Kauai Floods

    Thursday, April 26 2018 11:05 PM EDT2018-04-27 03:05:18 GMT
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    The torrential rain and floods that devastated parts of Kauai and Oahu last week brought out many stories of compassion, resourcefulness and resilience in our communities. 

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    The torrential rain and floods that devastated parts of Kauai and Oahu last week brought out many stories of compassion, resourcefulness and resilience in our communities. 

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  • Local Connection: Kaniela Ing's Resume

    Local Connection: Kaniela Ing's Resume

    Thursday, April 26 2018 10:52 PM EDT2018-04-27 02:52:46 GMT
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    Last week, we reported that state representative and congressional candidate Kaniela Ing apologized because his LinkedIn page erroneously said he had a masters degree from UH.  

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    Last week, we reported that state representative and congressional candidate Kaniela Ing apologized because his LinkedIn page erroneously said he had a masters degree from UH.  

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  • Local Connection: Pesticide Use in Hawaii

    Local Connection: Pesticide Use in Hawaii

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:21 PM EDT2018-04-21 01:21:02 GMT
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    The long debate over agricultural pesticide regulation in Hawaii is far from over – but it has reached a crucial moment. 

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    The long debate over agricultural pesticide regulation in Hawaii is far from over – but it has reached a crucial moment. 

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  • Local Connection: The Hawaii Food Bank

    Local Connection: The Hawaii Food Bank

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:25 PM EDT2018-04-21 01:25:49 GMT
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    It's frustrating to see year-in-year-out how wages for Hawaii workers seem to fall further behind the cost of living here, and especially housing.  

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    It's frustrating to see year-in-year-out how wages for Hawaii workers seem to fall further behind the cost of living here, and especially housing.  

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  • Local Connection: MMA in Hawaii

    Local Connection: MMA in Hawaii

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 9:36 PM EDT2018-04-12 01:36:27 GMT
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    The popularity of MMA fighting and the success of Hawaii fighters such as Max Holloway would make Hawaii a great place to hold an event. But the recent drama emanating from the company that dominates the sport, UFC, has to make you wonder if the organization has the maturity to pull it off. First of all the UFCs demand for six million dollars to put on the event -- more than Hawaii has ever paid for a pro-bowl -- was absurd.  It was also apparently non-negotiable. That's not a ...More >>
    The popularity of MMA fighting and the success of Hawaii fighters such as Max Holloway would make Hawaii a great place to hold an event. But the recent drama emanating from the company that dominates the sport, UFC, has to make you wonder if the organization has the maturity to pull it off. First of all the UFCs demand for six million dollars to put on the event -- more than Hawaii has ever paid for a pro-bowl -- was absurd.  It was also apparently non-negotiable. That's not a ...More >>
  • Local Connection: Souki's Retirement

    Local Connection: Souki's Retirement

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 9:01 PM EDT2018-04-12 01:01:05 GMT
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    The forced retirement last week of former House Speaker Joe Souki has provoked a lot of fresh discussion about the "Me Too Movement" and whether it has put aspects of our friendly island culture into question.  Souki claims the incidents several women complained about were so unremarkable to him he didn't remember all of them. It seemed to him that his hugs, kisses and complimentary remarks were welcome and nothing other than typical Hawaii greetings of aloha.  A...More >>
    The forced retirement last week of former House Speaker Joe Souki has provoked a lot of fresh discussion about the "Me Too Movement" and whether it has put aspects of our friendly island culture into question.  Souki claims the incidents several women complained about were so unremarkable to him he didn't remember all of them. It seemed to him that his hugs, kisses and complimentary remarks were welcome and nothing other than typical Hawaii greetings of aloha.  A...More >>
  • Local Connection: Aloha Dan Akaka

    Local Connection: Aloha Dan Akaka

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 8:53 PM EDT2018-04-12 00:53:10 GMT
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    With the passing of Dan Akaka we say goodbye to our Ambassador of Aloha. The senator who would ask you to call him Danny, kept his humility and simplicity through decades in Washington, while all around him egos and greed ran amok. Even in that environment he managed to keep his family first — his wife Millie was at his side constantly, even at his senate office. His graciousness, dignity and respect could melt partisan barriers and calm an angry moment.  The world war ...More >>
    With the passing of Dan Akaka we say goodbye to our Ambassador of Aloha. The senator who would ask you to call him Danny, kept his humility and simplicity through decades in Washington, while all around him egos and greed ran amok. Even in that environment he managed to keep his family first — his wife Millie was at his side constantly, even at his senate office. His graciousness, dignity and respect could melt partisan barriers and calm an angry moment.  The world war ...More >>
  • Local Connection: Mahalo Melveen Leed

    Local Connection: Mahalo Melveen Leed

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 10:37 PM EDT2018-03-29 02:37:13 GMT
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    Let's take a moment to appreciate Melveen Leed for the 50+ years she has been entertaining and serving Hawaii. Since her career began as Miss Molokai in the Miss Hawaii pageant in the sixties. Melveen has always been a joyful, sassy presence in the local music scene. She is tremendously talented – as shown by her many,  many awards. She's a musical  innovator and a genuinely compassionate and friendly person. Along the way, she has raised more than a million dollars...More >>
    Let's take a moment to appreciate Melveen Leed for the 50+ years she has been entertaining and serving Hawaii. Since her career began as Miss Molokai in the Miss Hawaii pageant in the sixties. Melveen has always been a joyful, sassy presence in the local music scene. She is tremendously talented – as shown by her many,  many awards. She's a musical  innovator and a genuinely compassionate and friendly person. Along the way, she has raised more than a million dollars...More >>
  • Local Connection: Vacation Rentals vs. Housing in Hawaii

    Local Connection: Vacation Rentals vs. Housing in Hawaii

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 10:31 PM EDT2018-03-29 02:31:10 GMT
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    Last week Hawaii News Now reported on a new study that claimed that the illegal vacation rental industry continues to spiral out of control.

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    Last week Hawaii News Now reported on a new study that claimed that the illegal vacation rental industry continues to spiral out of control.

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  • Local Connection: Waianae Homeless Camp

    Local Connection: Waianae Homeless Camp

    Wednesday, March 21 2018 9:16 PM EDT2018-03-22 01:16:45 GMT
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    One thing you can count on with Governor David Ige's administration is that even when they try to do something that most people would agree with, they manage to make it controversial through incompetence.  

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    One thing you can count on with Governor David Ige's administration is that even when they try to do something that most people would agree with, they manage to make it controversial through incompetence.  

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  • Local Connection: Pedestrian Deaths

    Local Connection: Pedestrian Deaths

    Wednesday, March 21 2018 8:56 PM EDT2018-03-22 00:56:14 GMT
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    The last few months have been deadly on Hawaii's roads – especially for pedestrians. 

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    The last few months have been deadly on Hawaii's roads – especially for pedestrians. 

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  • Local Connection: Voting in Hawaii

    Local Connection: Voting in Hawaii

    Monday, February 26 2018 9:02 PM EST2018-02-27 02:02:41 GMT
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    Democracy – government by the people – only works if the people participate.

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    Democracy – government by the people – only works if the people participate.

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  • Local Connection: Paid Family Leave

    Local Connection: Paid Family Leave

    Thursday, March 15 2018 11:25 PM EDT2018-03-16 03:25:10 GMT
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    Working families are struggling — and the numbers of the homeless are growing. We need to match our rhetoric with our actions.

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    Working families are struggling — and the numbers of the homeless are growing. We need to match our rhetoric with our actions.

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  • Local Connection: Reasons to Vote

    Local Connection: Reasons to Vote

    Wednesday, March 7 2018 8:36 PM EST2018-03-08 01:36:14 GMT
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    The best way to get citizens to the polls, is to give them something to vote for. 

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    The best way to get citizens to the polls, is to give them something to vote for. 

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  • Local Connection: Death With Dignity Debate

    Local Connection: Death With Dignity Debate

    Wednesday, March 14 2018 9:14 PM EDT2018-03-15 01:14:34 GMT
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    It appears the decades long effort to allow physician assisted death in Hawaii may soon be over with a law that will allow doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally ill patients.

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    It appears the decades long effort to allow physician assisted death in Hawaii may soon be over with a law that will allow doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally ill patients.

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  • Local Connection: Police Commission's New Leadership

    Local Connection: Police Commission's New Leadership

    Wednesday, February 28 2018 10:08 PM EST2018-03-01 03:08:54 GMT
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    The Honolulu police commission is under new leadership and promising a new attitude with the department the city and the community.  

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    The Honolulu police commission is under new leadership and promising a new attitude with the department the city and the community.  

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  • Local Connection: Fighting Fire with (Gun) Fire

    Local Connection: Fighting Fire with (Gun) Fire

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 10:58 PM EST2018-02-21 03:58:32 GMT
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    Once again the nation was called to pray for innocent lives snuffed out by a killer operating from some twisted view of himself and the world. 

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    Once again the nation was called to pray for innocent lives snuffed out by a killer operating from some twisted view of himself and the world. 

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  • Local Connection: Wall Street Roller Coaster

    Local Connection: Wall Street Roller Coaster

    Monday, February 12 2018 7:46 PM EST2018-02-13 00:46:34 GMT
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    The Wall Street roller coaster ride is making investors queasy. 

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    The Wall Street roller coaster ride is making investors queasy. 

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  • Local Connection: Larry Nassar Chilling Similarities

    Local Connection: Larry Nassar Chilling Similarities

    Thursday, February 8 2018 2:09 AM EST2018-02-08 07:09:47 GMT
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    The case of Larry Nassarm the Michigan state university doctor who molested more than 150 young women and girls is chillingly similar to the case of Saint Francis Psychiatrist Robert Browne and Kamehameha Schools.  

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    The case of Larry Nassarm the Michigan state university doctor who molested more than 150 young women and girls is chillingly similar to the case of Saint Francis Psychiatrist Robert Browne and Kamehameha Schools.  

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  • Local Connection: Missile Alert Mistake Political Impact

    Local Connection: Missile Alert Mistake Political Impact

    Monday, February 5 2018 8:05 PM EST2018-02-06 01:05:41 GMT
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    The false missile alert was a trauma for this state, and the aftermath could be politically fatal to Governor Ige.

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    The false missile alert was a trauma for this state, and the aftermath could be politically fatal to Governor Ige.

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  • Local Connection: TRO Violations

    Local Connection: TRO Violations

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 8:16 PM EST2018-01-25 01:16:55 GMT
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    Last week, a grand jury indicted a father in Waianae saying he nearly killed his baby daughter. The man had been accused of violating a TRO protecting his children and their mother. But the case was dropped by the judge after a year in court, when the mother didn't show up to testify. Advocates for domestic violence victims say this is a too common pattern. Women and children in need of protection don't feel much safer with a court order, and in fact may feel that going to court put...More >>
    Last week, a grand jury indicted a father in Waianae saying he nearly killed his baby daughter. The man had been accused of violating a TRO protecting his children and their mother. But the case was dropped by the judge after a year in court, when the mother didn't show up to testify. Advocates for domestic violence victims say this is a too common pattern. Women and children in need of protection don't feel much safer with a court order, and in fact may feel that going to court put...More >>
  • Local Connection: Missile Alert Incompetence

    Local Connection: Missile Alert Incompetence

    Monday, January 22 2018 11:41 PM EST2018-01-23 04:41:23 GMT
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    The January 13th false alarm and its aftermath not only exposed systemic weaknesses, poor judgement and incompetence in our emergency alert system.  It proved once again that the Ige Administration has no concept of how to communicate with the public.    At a time when the first priority should have been to restore public confidence, we watched a series of communication blunders that only increased confusion and doubt. Along with the Governor's frequent apologie...More >>
    The January 13th false alarm and its aftermath not only exposed systemic weaknesses, poor judgement and incompetence in our emergency alert system.  It proved once again that the Ige Administration has no concept of how to communicate with the public.    At a time when the first priority should have been to restore public confidence, we watched a series of communication blunders that only increased confusion and doubt. Along with the Governor's frequent apologie...More >>
  • Local Connection: Massive Missile Mistake

    Local Connection: Massive Missile Mistake

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 10:23 PM EST2018-01-17 03:23:54 GMT
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    Saturday's false alarm made it clear that the vast majority of us have no realistic plan for what to do if it was real.

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    Saturday's false alarm made it clear that the vast majority of us have no realistic plan for what to do if it was real.

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  • Local Connection: Planning for Climate Change

    Local Connection: Planning for Climate Change

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 9:56 PM EST2018-01-10 02:56:00 GMT
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    We need to face the reality of climate change with a plan – not panic when it's too late.

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    We need to face the reality of climate change with a plan – not panic when it's too late.

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  • Local Connection: Tax Law Changes

    Local Connection: Tax Law Changes

    Monday, January 8 2018 9:45 PM EST2018-01-09 02:45:45 GMT
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    Last week dozens of Hawaii taxpayers stood in line to pay their property tax bills early. 

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    Last week dozens of Hawaii taxpayers stood in line to pay their property tax bills early. 

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  • Local Connection: Census Brain Drain

    Local Connection: Census Brain Drain

    Sunday, January 7 2018 6:55 PM EST2018-01-07 23:55:48 GMT
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    The census bureau has confirmed Hawaii's population is shrinking as more people leave the islands.

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    The census bureau has confirmed Hawaii's population is shrinking as more people leave the islands.

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  • Local Connection: A New Year

    Local Connection: A New Year

    Sunday, January 7 2018 6:47 PM EST2018-01-07 23:47:37 GMT
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    You have to wonder if there is anyone who is not happy to be leaving 2017 behind. 

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    You have to wonder if there is anyone who is not happy to be leaving 2017 behind. 

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  • Local Connection: Chin's Run for Congress

    Local Connection: Chin's Run for Congress

    Sunday, January 7 2018 5:21 PM EST2018-01-07 22:21:19 GMT
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    Hawaii attorney general Douglas Chin says he is running for Congress – while still remaining attorney general. 

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    Hawaii attorney general Douglas Chin says he is running for Congress – while still remaining attorney general. 

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  • Local Connection: Kamehameha Schools Apology

    Local Connection: Kamehameha Schools Apology

    Saturday, December 23 2017 5:28 PM EST2017-12-23 22:28:19 GMT
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    A lot has happened since the airing of a series of stories we called "Hidden Betrayal" about the sexual abuse of Kamehameha boys over more than 20 years by a prominent St. Francis psychiatrist.

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    A lot has happened since the airing of a series of stories we called "Hidden Betrayal" about the sexual abuse of Kamehameha boys over more than 20 years by a prominent St. Francis psychiatrist.

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  • Local Connection: Deedy Decision

    Local Connection: Deedy Decision

    Wednesday, December 20 2017 12:43 AM EST2017-12-20 05:43:23 GMT
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    Hawaii's supreme court decided last week that State Department special agent Christopher Deedy can be put on trial a third time for the death of Kollin Elderts.  

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    Hawaii's supreme court decided last week that State Department special agent Christopher Deedy can be put on trial a third time for the death of Kollin Elderts.  

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  • Local Connection: Kupuna Caregivers

    Local Connection: Kupuna Caregivers

    Tuesday, December 19 2017 8:20 PM EST2017-12-20 01:20:36 GMT
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    After many years' debate in the state legislature, the Kupuna Caregivers program was launched last week by the Executive Office on Aging. 

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    After many years' debate in the state legislature, the Kupuna Caregivers program was launched last week by the Executive Office on Aging. 

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  • Local Connection: Jim Nabors

    Local Connection: Jim Nabors

    Saturday, December 9 2017 3:37 PM EST2017-12-09 20:37:26 GMT
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    For the last nearly 40 years, one of the good things about Hawaii has been Jim Nabors. 

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    For the last nearly 40 years, one of the good things about Hawaii has been Jim Nabors. 

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  • Local Connection: Kamehameha Schools Scandal

    Local Connection: Kamehameha Schools Scandal

    Saturday, December 9 2017 3:25 PM EST2017-12-09 20:25:03 GMT
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    Last week we devoted quite a lot of our newscasts to our series "Hidden Betrayal", about the lawsuit over literally thousands of sexual assaults by a local psychiatrist. The stories of Kamehameha students being preyed upon were hard to hear.  The men who survived this nightmare deserve our community's gratitude and respect for their bravery in speaking out on a subject that was taboo for so long. Let's hope that the legal battle over their claims against Kamehameha an...More >>
    Last week we devoted quite a lot of our newscasts to our series "Hidden Betrayal", about the lawsuit over literally thousands of sexual assaults by a local psychiatrist. The stories of Kamehameha students being preyed upon were hard to hear.  The men who survived this nightmare deserve our community's gratitude and respect for their bravery in speaking out on a subject that was taboo for so long. Let's hope that the legal battle over their claims against Kamehameha an...More >>
  • Local Connection: Kamehameha Schools Sex Abuse Lawsuit

    Local Connection: Kamehameha Schools Sex Abuse Lawsuit

    Thursday, December 7 2017 7:07 PM EST2017-12-08 00:07:58 GMT
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    Last week, we devoted quite a lot of our newscasts to our series "Hidden Betrayal," about the lawsuit over literally thousands of sexual assaults by a local psychiatrist.

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    Last week, we devoted quite a lot of our newscasts to our series "Hidden Betrayal," about the lawsuit over literally thousands of sexual assaults by a local psychiatrist.

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  • Local Connection: Salvation Army Season of Giving

    Local Connection: Salvation Army Season of Giving

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 9:04 PM EST2017-11-30 02:04:30 GMT
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    The holidays are here and you know what that means — 'Tis the season for those familiar sights and sounds of The Salvation Army's Red Kettles and bell ringers. 

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    The holidays are here and you know what that means — 'Tis the season for those familiar sights and sounds of The Salvation Army's Red Kettles and bell ringers. 

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  • Local Connection: Village for formerly homeless families

    Local Connection: Village for formerly homeless families

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 8:42 PM EST2017-11-30 01:42:24 GMT
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    The new affordable housing village near Keehi lagoon will open its doors to formerly homeless working families in January.  

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    The new affordable housing village near Keehi lagoon will open its doors to formerly homeless working families in January.  

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  • Local Connection: Hawaiian's CEO retiring

    Local Connection: Hawaiian's CEO retiring

    Thursday, November 23 2017 4:01 PM EST2017-11-23 21:01:18 GMT
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    It was shocking to hear last week that Hawaiian Airlines CEO Mark Dunkerley will retire next Spring after 15 years of leadership.

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    It was shocking to hear last week that Hawaiian Airlines CEO Mark Dunkerley will retire next Spring after 15 years of leadership.

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  • Local Connection: Saito's Escape

    Local Connection: Saito's Escape

    Monday, November 20 2017 8:40 PM EST2017-11-21 01:40:18 GMT
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    If feels like every week something happens in Hawaii that makes embarrassing national headlines. 

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    If feels like every week something happens in Hawaii that makes embarrassing national headlines. 

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  • Local Connection: Ambulance Shortage

    Local Connection: Ambulance Shortage

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 8:18 PM EST2017-11-16 01:18:50 GMT
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    One of the most chilling pictures we've seen in recent years was the endless line of ambulances for victims of the Las Vegas shooting.

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    One of the most chilling pictures we've seen in recent years was the endless line of ambulances for victims of the Las Vegas shooting.

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  • Local Connection: Farewell, Island Air

    Local Connection: Farewell, Island Air

    Monday, November 13 2017 8:57 PM EST2017-11-14 01:57:10 GMT
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    The sudden shut down of Island Air was a Deja-vu moment for Hawaii.   

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    The sudden shut down of Island Air was a Deja-vu moment for Hawaii.   

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  • Local Connection: The Commute to Koa Ridge

    Local Connection: The Commute to Koa Ridge

    Thursday, November 9 2017 3:03 AM EST2017-11-09 08:03:53 GMT
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    Castle and Cooke broke ground on its Koa Ridge project last week.  

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    Castle and Cooke broke ground on its Koa Ridge project last week.  

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  • Local Connection: YMCA

    Local Connection: YMCA

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 8:16 PM EST2017-11-09 01:16:12 GMT
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    The Armed Services YMCA:  Celebrating 100 Years of Service to Hawaii's Military.

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    The Armed Services YMCA:  Celebrating 100 Years of Service to Hawaii's Military.

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  • Local Connection: New Police Chief

    Local Connection: New Police Chief

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-11-02 02:39:42 GMT
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    Our troubled police commission can be congratulated for its unanimous selection of Major Susan Ballard as chief. 

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    Our troubled police commission can be congratulated for its unanimous selection of Major Susan Ballard as chief. 

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  • Local Connection: President Trump's Visit

    Local Connection: President Trump's Visit

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-11-02 02:00:53 GMT
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    We grew accustomed to presidential visits while our native son was in the White House, but this will be a lot different.

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    We grew accustomed to presidential visits while our native son was in the White House, but this will be a lot different.

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  • Local Connection: Kealoha Accusations

    Local Connection: Kealoha Accusations

    Wednesday, October 25 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-10-26 01:16:17 GMT
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    The biggest surprise in Last week's indictment of former Honolulu police Chief Louis Kealoha and his wife Katherine was that it was even more disturbing than the allegations we'd heard before.

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    The biggest surprise in Last week's indictment of former Honolulu police Chief Louis Kealoha and his wife Katherine was that it was even more disturbing than the allegations we'd heard before.

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  • Local Connection: Waikiki Violence

    Local Connection: Waikiki Violence

    Monday, October 23 2017 8:13 PM EDT2017-10-24 00:13:44 GMT
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    The latest murder in Waikiki should be setting off alarm bells in the visitor industry. 

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    The latest murder in Waikiki should be setting off alarm bells in the visitor industry. 

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  • Local Connection: HPD's Police Chief Search

    Local Connection: HPD's Police Chief Search

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 9:40 PM EDT2017-10-19 01:40:34 GMT
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    The search for Honolulu's next police chief is within days of completion while the cloud hanging over the process is seemingly darker than ever. 

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    The search for Honolulu's next police chief is within days of completion while the cloud hanging over the process is seemingly darker than ever. 

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  • Local Connection: Cancer Awareness

    Local Connection: Cancer Awareness

    Monday, October 16 2017 9:24 PM EDT2017-10-17 01:24:03 GMT
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    This weekend, thousands of residents participated in the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. It's an event Hawaii News Now, along with scores of other businesses, is proud to support. It's also just one of many ways the public has embraced October as Breast Cancer Awareness month. Survivors and the families of those who have passed tell us they appreciate seeing pink everywhere. And we enjoy showing our public support for what they've been through. It goes without saying that ...More >>
    This weekend, thousands of residents participated in the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. It's an event Hawaii News Now, along with scores of other businesses, is proud to support. It's also just one of many ways the public has embraced October as Breast Cancer Awareness month. Survivors and the families of those who have passed tell us they appreciate seeing pink everywhere. And we enjoy showing our public support for what they've been through. It goes without saying that ...More >>
  • Local Connection: Jay Shidler's Great Gift

    Local Connection: Jay Shidler's Great Gift

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 9:27 PM EDT2017-10-12 01:27:07 GMT
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    Let's take a moment during so many stories of tragedy and conflict to recognize a truly momentous act of generosity. 

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    Let's take a moment during so many stories of tragedy and conflict to recognize a truly momentous act of generosity. 

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  • Local Connection: Closing Kakaako Waterfront Park

    Local Connection: Closing Kakaako Waterfront Park

    Monday, October 9 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-10-10 03:43:40 GMT
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    Last week, Governor Ige held a press conference to announce a successful year for the Kakaako Family Assessment center.

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    Last week, Governor Ige held a press conference to announce a successful year for the Kakaako Family Assessment center.

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  • Local Connection: TMT Board Approval

    Local Connection: TMT Board Approval

    Thursday, October 5 2017 3:22 AM EDT2017-10-05 07:22:14 GMT
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    The Hawaii land board made the right call last week, when it approved the Thirty Meter Telescope for construction on Mauna Kea. 

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    The Hawaii land board made the right call last week, when it approved the Thirty Meter Telescope for construction on Mauna Kea. 

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  • Local Connection: Las Vegas Shooting

    Local Connection: Las Vegas Shooting

    Monday, October 2 2017 9:29 PM EDT2017-10-03 01:29:48 GMT
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    Once again – after another senseless slaughter – our hearts are broken and our prayers offered for so many innocent victims and their loved ones. 

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    Once again – after another senseless slaughter – our hearts are broken and our prayers offered for so many innocent victims and their loved ones. 

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  • Local Connection: Kaiser Football

    Local Connection: Kaiser Football

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 2:29 AM EDT2017-09-26 06:29:28 GMT
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    It's a shame whenever the failings of adults lead children to suffer.

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    It's a shame whenever the failings of adults lead children to suffer.

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  • Local Connection: 10 years of Sunrise

    Local Connection: 10 years of Sunrise

    Monday, September 25 2017 9:53 PM EDT2017-09-26 01:53:36 GMT
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    Last week, our Sunrise morning news team embarked on a 10th anniversary Mahalo tour of five islands in five days.

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    Last week, our Sunrise morning news team embarked on a 10th anniversary Mahalo tour of five islands in five days.

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  • Local Connection: 'Sustainable' Tourism

    Local Connection: 'Sustainable' Tourism

    Thursday, September 21 2017 9:12 PM EDT2017-09-22 01:12:45 GMT
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    This week, the Hawaii Tourism Authority is hosting what it is calling the Global Tourism Summit at the convention center. 

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    This week, the Hawaii Tourism Authority is hosting what it is calling the Global Tourism Summit at the convention center. 

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  • Local Connection: Turo and Taxes

    Local Connection: Turo and Taxes

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 11:24 PM EDT2017-09-20 03:24:23 GMT
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    As Hawaii News Now reported last week, the Turo car sharing app is gaining popularity in Hawaii. 

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    As Hawaii News Now reported last week, the Turo car sharing app is gaining popularity in Hawaii. 

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  • Local Connection: Hurricane Iniki Anniversary

    Local Connection: Hurricane Iniki Anniversary

    Sunday, September 17 2017 8:51 PM EDT2017-09-18 00:51:15 GMT
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    It's a chilling coincidence that Florida is absorbing the impact of a major hurricane exactly 25 years after Kauai took the brunt of Hurricane Iniki. 

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    It's a chilling coincidence that Florida is absorbing the impact of a major hurricane exactly 25 years after Kauai took the brunt of Hurricane Iniki. 

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  • Local Connection: War on Terrorism since 9-11

    Local Connection: War on Terrorism since 9-11

    Monday, September 11 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-09-12 02:50:08 GMT
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    The sad anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attack comes with us still involved in the War on Terrorism.

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    The sad anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attack comes with us still involved in the War on Terrorism.

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  • Local Connection: Rail Deal Reached

    Local Connection: Rail Deal Reached

    Saturday, September 9 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-09-09 21:49:41 GMT
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    Our legislature did what it promised last week – coming up with enough money to build the Oahu rail project all the way to Ala Moana. Or at least we hope it's enough money.  

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    Our legislature did what it promised last week – coming up with enough money to build the Oahu rail project all the way to Ala Moana. Or at least we hope it's enough money.  

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  • Local Connection: Direct TV

    Local Connection: Direct TV

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 11:31 PM EDT2017-09-06 03:31:33 GMT
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    Tonight at 5:59PM, Hawaii News Now's extended agreement with DIRECTV will expire and they may drop KGMB and KHNL from their lineup.

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    Tonight at 5:59PM, Hawaii News Now's extended agreement with DIRECTV will expire and they may drop KGMB and KHNL from their lineup.

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  • Local Connection: Red Cross Hawaii Centennial Celebration

    Local Connection: Red Cross Hawaii Centennial Celebration

    Monday, September 4 2017 11:30 PM EDT2017-09-05 03:30:42 GMT
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    In September 1917, just a few weeks after the Hawaii Red Cross was officially chartered, Hawaii's deposed Queen Liliuokalani sewed a Red Cross flag. 

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    In September 1917, just a few weeks after the Hawaii Red Cross was officially chartered, Hawaii's deposed Queen Liliuokalani sewed a Red Cross flag. 

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  • Local Connection: Homeless H-4 project

    Local Connection: Homeless H-4 project

    Monday, September 4 2017 9:10 PM EDT2017-09-05 01:10:13 GMT
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    The challenge of dealing with people who are both medically fragile and homeless is one of the toughest, most heartbreaking and expensive problems we have.

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    The challenge of dealing with people who are both medically fragile and homeless is one of the toughest, most heartbreaking and expensive problems we have.

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  • Local Connection: Reaching a Rail Deal

    Local Connection: Reaching a Rail Deal

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 9:18 PM EDT2017-08-30 01:18:56 GMT
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    The deal to deal to bail out Honolulu's rail system is complicated and controversial.

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    The deal to deal to bail out Honolulu's rail system is complicated and controversial.

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  • Local Connection: Schatz POTUS Comments

    Local Connection: Schatz POTUS Comments

    Thursday, August 24 2017 1:07 AM EDT2017-08-24 05:07:41 GMT
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    Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz last week declared that Donald Trump is not his President. 

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    Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz last week declared that Donald Trump is not his President. 

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  • Local Connection: Direct TV Dispute

    Local Connection: Direct TV Dispute

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 10:40 PM EDT2017-08-23 02:40:55 GMT
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    Did you know more people get their news from local broadcasters than those big national cable outlets? 

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    Did you know more people get their news from local broadcasters than those big national cable outlets? 

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  • Local Connection: Reality of Rail series

    Local Connection: Reality of Rail series

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-08-23 01:16:35 GMT
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    It may seem like overkill to speak again to you about the Honolulu Rail project. But this is not only the biggest public works project in state history – it will determine the future of economic growth on Oahu.

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    It may seem like overkill to speak again to you about the Honolulu Rail project. But this is not only the biggest public works project in state history – it will determine the future of economic growth on Oahu.

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  • Local Connection: TMT Support among Native Hawaiians

    Local Connection: TMT Support among Native Hawaiians

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 10:29 PM EDT2017-08-17 02:29:14 GMT
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    Last week on Hawaii News Now, two Native Hawaiian leaders did something courageous which really should not have taken so much courage.

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    Last week on Hawaii News Now, two Native Hawaiian leaders did something courageous which really should not have taken so much courage.

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  • Local Connection: Rail Hearing

    Local Connection: Rail Hearing

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 9:21 PM EDT2017-08-16 01:21:23 GMT
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    With Monday's hearing on Honolulu's rail project, state lawmakers have begun the process of figuring out how to cover the three billion dollar shortfall.

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    With Monday's hearing on Honolulu's rail project, state lawmakers have begun the process of figuring out how to cover the three billion dollar shortfall.

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  • Local Connection: Haleakala Protest Backlash

    Local Connection: Haleakala Protest Backlash

    Thursday, August 10 2017 4:39 AM EDT2017-08-10 08:39:21 GMT
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    When police and protestors clashed over the Haleakala solar telescope last week, the police did an admirable and professional job of handling a chaotic and stressful situation.

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    When police and protestors clashed over the Haleakala solar telescope last week, the police did an admirable and professional job of handling a chaotic and stressful situation.

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  • Local Connection: New Year for DOE

    Local Connection: New Year for DOE

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-08-09 01:16:24 GMT
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    As public schools open this week, let's all hope that this will be a better year for Hawaii's keiki.

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    As public schools open this week, let's all hope that this will be a better year for Hawaii's keiki.

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  • Local Connection: Media Leaks

    Local Connection: Media Leaks

    Thursday, August 3 2017 9:13 PM EDT2017-08-04 01:13:57 GMT
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    The Trump administration's fixation and paranoia about leaks to news media appears to be catching on in Hawaii – at least in the Honolulu Fire Department. Last week Fire Chief Manuel Neves called police to complain that an official fire department document was leaked to the media. Under state law – all records are open except for certain narrow exceptions – like medical and personnel records.   But it is a misdemeanor to knowingly disclose a non-public record....More >>
    The Trump administration's fixation and paranoia about leaks to news media appears to be catching on in Hawaii – at least in the Honolulu Fire Department. Last week Fire Chief Manuel Neves called police to complain that an official fire department document was leaked to the media. Under state law – all records are open except for certain narrow exceptions – like medical and personnel records.   But it is a misdemeanor to knowingly disclose a non-public record....More >>
  • Local Connection: TMT Recommendation

    Local Connection: TMT Recommendation

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 9:48 PM EDT2017-08-03 01:48:40 GMT
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    There was finally some welcome good news last week for the stalled Thirty Meter Telescope project. Land Department hearings officer Riki May Amano recommended approval of the permit that would allow construction. She acknowledged the sacred nature of Mauna Kea for many Native Hawaiians, and included many pages of testimony describing the deep and spiritual relationship people have with the mountain. Amano also laid out the extraordinary efforts the TMT developers made to accommodate...More >>
    There was finally some welcome good news last week for the stalled Thirty Meter Telescope project. Land Department hearings officer Riki May Amano recommended approval of the permit that would allow construction. She acknowledged the sacred nature of Mauna Kea for many Native Hawaiians, and included many pages of testimony describing the deep and spiritual relationship people have with the mountain. Amano also laid out the extraordinary efforts the TMT developers made to accommodate...More >>
  • Local Connection: Nuclear Attack Preparations

    Local Connection: Nuclear Attack Preparations

    Thursday, July 27 2017 4:00 AM EDT2017-07-27 08:00:41 GMT
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    Our state government generated more unfortunate international headlines last week by announcing that it was preparing for a potential nuclear attack by North Korea.

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    Our state government generated more unfortunate international headlines last week by announcing that it was preparing for a potential nuclear attack by North Korea.

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  • Local Connection: Lessons from Peter Boy

    Local Connection: Lessons from Peter Boy

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-07-26 01:19:33 GMT
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    Hawaii News Now proudly aired a special half-hour report last week by Chief Investigative Reporter Lynn Kawano on the tragic saga of Peter Boy Kema. It was the story of a little boy neglected to death by his parents who were supposedly under supervision of the state's child protective services. That was 20 years ago. And the state promised reforms that would prevent another tragedy. But just as Peter Boy's story comes to a close after two decades, another child has died of delibera...More >>
    Hawaii News Now proudly aired a special half-hour report last week by Chief Investigative Reporter Lynn Kawano on the tragic saga of Peter Boy Kema. It was the story of a little boy neglected to death by his parents who were supposedly under supervision of the state's child protective services. That was 20 years ago. And the state promised reforms that would prevent another tragedy. But just as Peter Boy's story comes to a close after two decades, another child has died of delibera...More >>
  • Local Connection: Homeless Police

    Local Connection: Homeless Police

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 12:50 AM EDT2017-07-19 04:50:01 GMT
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    Last week we got a rare look at the frustration many police officers experience when dealing with our homeless population. 

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    Last week we got a rare look at the frustration many police officers experience when dealing with our homeless population. 

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  • Local Connection: Marco Polo Fire

    Local Connection: Marco Polo Fire

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 9:10 PM EDT2017-07-19 01:10:30 GMT
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    Last week's fatal fire at the Marco Polo condominium was the nightmare scenario the fire department has been warning us about for decades. 

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    Last week's fatal fire at the Marco Polo condominium was the nightmare scenario the fire department has been warning us about for decades. 

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  • Local Connection: Floatilla Fiasco

    Local Connection: Floatilla Fiasco

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 4:44 AM EDT2017-07-12 08:44:12 GMT
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    Independence Day is usually celebrated with patriotic events -- barbeques and a sense of gratitude for this great country. 

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    Independence Day is usually celebrated with patriotic events -- barbeques and a sense of gratitude for this great country. 

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  • Local Connection: Magana Deportation

    Local Connection: Magana Deportation

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-07-12 01:16:02 GMT
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    The saga of Kona Coffee Farmer Andres Magana is a story of the American dream. Unfortunately it is also now a story of how the dream can become a nightmare in the current climate. 

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    The saga of Kona Coffee Farmer Andres Magana is a story of the American dream. Unfortunately it is also now a story of how the dream can become a nightmare in the current climate. 

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  • Local Connection: Paying for Rail

    Local Connection: Paying for Rail

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 9:36 PM EDT2017-07-06 01:36:04 GMT
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    It's July, and it's been a very long time regarding the anticipated answer to the question of how Honolulu will pay for the biggest public works project in state history. 

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    It's July, and it's been a very long time regarding the anticipated answer to the question of how Honolulu will pay for the biggest public works project in state history. 

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  • Local Connection: Biki Backlash

    Local Connection: Biki Backlash

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 9:25 PM EDT2017-07-06 01:25:08 GMT

    Most of us knew that the new bike sharing program "Biki" was on its way, but it didn't really sink in how huge this program would be until they started installing huge bike racks from Waikiki to Chinatown.

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    Most of us knew that the new bike sharing program "Biki" was on its way, but it didn't really sink in how huge this program would be until they started installing huge bike racks from Waikiki to Chinatown.

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  • Local Connection: Poisoned Politics

    Local Connection: Poisoned Politics

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 9:32 PM EDT2017-06-29 01:32:05 GMT

    After a heavily armed man fired on Republican congressmen at baseball practice, many blamed our overheated political environment for promoting violence. 

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    After a heavily armed man fired on Republican congressmen at baseball practice, many blamed our overheated political environment for promoting violence. 

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  • Local Connection: Hokulea's Homecoming — Well Done

    Local Connection: Hokulea's Homecoming — Well Done

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 12:16 AM EDT2017-06-28 04:16:15 GMT

    You didn't have to be Native Hawaiian to feel a lot of pride as Hokulea pulled into Magic Island June 17th.

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    You didn't have to be Native Hawaiian to feel a lot of pride as Hokulea pulled into Magic Island June 17th.

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  • Local Connection: Healthcare Heroes

    Local Connection: Healthcare Heroes

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 11:36 PM EDT2017-06-15 03:36:20 GMT
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    Sometimes someone makes a profound impact on our lives and never knows about it. This person becomes our hero.

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    Sometimes someone makes a profound impact on our lives and never knows about it. This person becomes our hero.

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  • Local Connection: Hokulea's Homecoming

    Local Connection: Hokulea's Homecoming

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 9:24 PM EDT2017-06-15 01:24:09 GMT
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    The successful three-year, around the world voyage of Hokulea will end this weekend. 

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    The successful three-year, around the world voyage of Hokulea will end this weekend. 

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  • Local Connection: Kona farmer deportation

    Local Connection: Kona farmer deportation

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 2:10 AM EDT2017-06-07 06:10:51 GMT
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    The effort to deport a successful Kona coffee farmer became national news last week when a powerful appeals court judge said the removal was inhumane and contrary to American values.

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    The effort to deport a successful Kona coffee farmer became national news last week when a powerful appeals court judge said the removal was inhumane and contrary to American values.

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  • Local Connection: Reporters under siege

    Local Connection: Reporters under siege

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 2:05 AM EDT2017-06-07 06:05:39 GMT
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    When a Montana congressional candidate body-slammed a news reporter, it alarmed those of us in the journalism business who send out reporters on a mission to ask tough questions daily. 

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    When a Montana congressional candidate body-slammed a news reporter, it alarmed those of us in the journalism business who send out reporters on a mission to ask tough questions daily. 

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  • Local Connection: Manchester Bombing

    Local Connection: Manchester Bombing

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 9:33 PM EDT2017-05-31 01:33:15 GMT

    The cowardly suicide-bomb attack in Manchester last week specifically targeted the young fans of Ariana Grande - most of them women and girls.

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    The cowardly suicide-bomb attack in Manchester last week specifically targeted the young fans of Ariana Grande - most of them women and girls.

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  • Local Connection: Rail Fail

    Local Connection: Rail Fail

    Saturday, May 6 2017 4:56 PM EDT2017-05-06 20:56:16 GMT

    There is plenty of blame to go around about the failure of the legislature to come up with a plan to fill the funding shortfall for Honolulu rail.

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    There is plenty of blame to go around about the failure of the legislature to come up with a plan to fill the funding shortfall for Honolulu rail.

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  • Local Connection: Airport Maintenance

    Local Connection: Airport Maintenance

    Thursday, May 4 2017 9:26 PM EDT2017-05-05 01:26:14 GMT

    Hawaii lawmakers missed a great opportunity to help our tourism industry, create jobs and improve convenience for Hawaii travelers when they failed to agree on setting up an independent authority to take over Hawaii's airports.

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    Hawaii lawmakers missed a great opportunity to help our tourism industry, create jobs and improve convenience for Hawaii travelers when they failed to agree on setting up an independent authority to take over Hawaii's airports.

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  • Local Connection: Hawaii Book and Music Festival

    Local Connection: Hawaii Book and Music Festival

    Thursday, May 4 2017 9:14 PM EDT2017-05-05 01:14:41 GMT

    Heads up Book and Music Lovers, the Hawai'i Book and Music Festival is coming. 

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    Heads up Book and Music Lovers, the Hawai'i Book and Music Festival is coming. 

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  • Local Connection: Rail Deal

    Local Connection: Rail Deal

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 9:29 PM EDT2017-05-03 01:29:32 GMT

    Leave it to Hawaii's legislature to take a problem with a relatively simple solution, and instead produce a last-minute mash-up of new taxes, favors and political pay-back.

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    Leave it to Hawaii's legislature to take a problem with a relatively simple solution, and instead produce a last-minute mash-up of new taxes, favors and political pay-back.

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  • Local Connection: Education Funding

    Local Connection: Education Funding

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 9:44 PM EDT2017-04-27 01:44:53 GMT

    While Hawaii schools continue to struggle just to find teachers, educational supplies and adequate classrooms, lawmakers continue to struggle with what to do about it.

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    While Hawaii schools continue to struggle just to find teachers, educational supplies and adequate classrooms, lawmakers continue to struggle with what to do about it.

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  • Local Connection: Cayetano Antirail

    Local Connection: Cayetano Antirail

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 9:35 PM EDT2017-04-27 01:35:44 GMT

    Personally, I like and respect former governor Ben Cayetano for his great career and many years of service as both lieutenant governor and the his becoming the fifth governor of the State of Hawaii from 1994-2002. 

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    Personally, I like and respect former governor Ben Cayetano for his great career and many years of service as both lieutenant governor and the his becoming the fifth governor of the State of Hawaii from 1994-2002. 

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  • Local Connection: Flight Fallout

    Local Connection: Flight Fallout

    Friday, April 21 2017 3:29 AM EDT2017-04-21 07:29:27 GMT

    Last week's disturbing story about a doctor being physically removed from a flight in Chicago was certainly a public relations nightmare  for United Airlines. 

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    Last week's disturbing story about a doctor being physically removed from a flight in Chicago was certainly a public relations nightmare  for United Airlines. 

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  • Local Connection: Rail Tax

    Local Connection: Rail Tax

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 9:17 PM EDT2017-04-19 01:17:53 GMT

    The debate over how to pay for Honolulu's rail system is entering a crucial period. Lawmakers will soon begin negotiations over Mayor Caldwell's plea for at least a ten year extension of the half-cent-per-dollar excise tax increase. 

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    The debate over how to pay for Honolulu's rail system is entering a crucial period. Lawmakers will soon begin negotiations over Mayor Caldwell's plea for at least a ten year extension of the half-cent-per-dollar excise tax increase. 

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  • Local Connection: Airport Incompetence

    Local Connection: Airport Incompetence

    Saturday, April 15 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-04-15 22:20:45 GMT

    Out of complete frustration, Hawaiian Airlines has now finally stepped in to manage construction of the huge new hanger facility at the airport.

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    Out of complete frustration, Hawaiian Airlines has now finally stepped in to manage construction of the huge new hanger facility at the airport.

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  • Local Connection: Peter Boy

    Local Connection: Peter Boy

    Saturday, April 15 2017 6:02 PM EDT2017-04-15 22:02:52 GMT

    The 20 year mystery of what happened to Peter Boy Kema has finally been solved, now that both his parents have pleaded guilty to roles in his death. 

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    The 20 year mystery of what happened to Peter Boy Kema has finally been solved, now that both his parents have pleaded guilty to roles in his death. 

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  • Local Connection: Hawaii Foodbank

    Local Connection: Hawaii Foodbank

    Friday, April 7 2017 1:30 AM EDT2017-04-07 05:30:01 GMT

    We think about hunger a few times every day when we are ready for a meal. We use meals as celebration center points for gatherings with friends and families.

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    We think about hunger a few times every day when we are ready for a meal. We use meals as celebration center points for gatherings with friends and families.

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  • Local Connection: Homeless Funding

    Local Connection: Homeless Funding

    Wednesday, April 5 2017 4:02 AM EDT2017-04-05 08:02:47 GMT

    We all know the homeless problem in Hawaii has escalated into a very serious crisis! Evictions--removing people from their home for non-payment of rent--is a major contributor to homelessness, and it only makes good sense that preventing this from happening is a necessary and vital part of any strategy that addresses our homeless crisis.

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    We all know the homeless problem in Hawaii has escalated into a very serious crisis! Evictions--removing people from their home for non-payment of rent--is a major contributor to homelessness, and it only makes good sense that preventing this from happening is a necessary and vital part of any strategy that addresses our homeless crisis.

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  • Local Connection: Voter Turnout

    Local Connection: Voter Turnout

    Thursday, March 23 2017 9:37 PM EDT2017-03-24 01:37:09 GMT

    A national report reconfirmed last week that Hawaii continues to have the worst voter turnout in the nation. 

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    A national report reconfirmed last week that Hawaii continues to have the worst voter turnout in the nation. 

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  • Local Connection: Homeless lawbreakers

    Local Connection: Homeless lawbreakers

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-03-15 04:17:49 GMT

    There were two very disturbing stories last week that illustrate the changing nature of our ongoing homeless crisis. 

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    There were two very disturbing stories last week that illustrate the changing nature of our ongoing homeless crisis. 

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  • Local Connection: Kamehameha Schools' Song Contest

    Local Connection: Kamehameha Schools' Song Contest

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 9:20 PM EDT2017-03-15 01:20:33 GMT

    This Friday on KGMB, Hawaii News Now presents the 97th Annual Kamehameha Schools' Song Contest, honoring the music of Bina Mossman.

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    This Friday on KGMB, Hawaii News Now presents the 97th Annual Kamehameha Schools' Song Contest, honoring the music of Bina Mossman.

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  • Local Connection: League of Women Voters of Hawaii

    Local Connection: League of Women Voters of Hawaii

    Friday, March 10 2017 11:14 PM EST2017-03-11 04:14:51 GMT

    Voting is the foundation of democracy, but here in Hawaii too few people are registered to vote, and too many registered voters sit on the sidelines when it comes time to make important decisions.

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    Voting is the foundation of democracy, but here in Hawaii too few people are registered to vote, and too many registered voters sit on the sidelines when it comes time to make important decisions.

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  • Local Connection: Step Out Hawaii

    Local Connection: Step Out Hawaii

    Friday, March 10 2017 2:06 AM EST2017-03-10 07:06:43 GMT

    Did you know that every day, 14 people in Hawaii are diagnosed with diabetes?  Hawaii News Now and Hawaii Pacific Health are proud to support the step out walk to stop diabetes.

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    Did you know that every day, 14 people in Hawaii are diagnosed with diabetes?  Hawaii News Now and Hawaii Pacific Health are proud to support the step out walk to stop diabetes.

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  • Local Connection: Hawai'i Says No More

    Local Connection: Hawai'i Says No More

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 11:49 PM EST2017-03-08 04:49:59 GMT

    At Hawai'i News Now, we are proud partners of Hawai'i Says NO MORE, an unprecedented collaboration of individuals, programs and organizations across our state who together are taking action to prevent and end domestic violence and sexual assault.

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    At Hawai'i News Now, we are proud partners of Hawai'i Says NO MORE, an unprecedented collaboration of individuals, programs and organizations across our state who together are taking action to prevent and end domestic violence and sexual assault.

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  • Local Connection: Red Cross Centennial

    Local Connection: Red Cross Centennial

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 8:57 PM EST2017-03-08 01:57:37 GMT

    March is national Red Cross Month, a time to recognize the critical services this important humanitarian organization provides to the community.   This year also marks the Centennial Anniversary of the Red Cross in Hawaii. 

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    March is national Red Cross Month, a time to recognize the critical services this important humanitarian organization provides to the community.   This year also marks the Centennial Anniversary of the Red Cross in Hawaii. 

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  • Local Connection: Farm to School

    Local Connection: Farm to School

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 8:18 PM EST2017-03-01 01:18:10 GMT

    Earlier this month, we took a look at Governor Ige's initiative to double local food production by 2020. 

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    Earlier this month, we took a look at Governor Ige's initiative to double local food production by 2020. 

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  • Local Connection: Affordable Housing

    Local Connection: Affordable Housing

    Thursday, February 23 2017 9:43 PM EST2017-02-24 02:43:23 GMT

    Mayor Kirk Caldwell rightfully dedicated his state of the city message last week to affordable housing and we give him very high praise for what he had to say. 

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    Mayor Kirk Caldwell rightfully dedicated his state of the city message last week to affordable housing and we give him very high praise for what he had to say. 

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  • Local Connection: Drug Epidemic

    Local Connection: Drug Epidemic

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 9:09 PM EST2017-02-22 02:09:43 GMT

    Here's a thought that will give you some pause: It has been 14 years since local television stations pre-empted prime time for a documentary on Hawaii's crystal meth epidemic. 

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    Here's a thought that will give you some pause: It has been 14 years since local television stations pre-empted prime time for a documentary on Hawaii's crystal meth epidemic. 

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  • Local Connection: NCAA Sanctions

    Friday, February 17 2017 3:50 AM EST2017-02-17 08:50:39 GMT

    The university of Hawaii basketball team is once again dramatically exceeding expectations.

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    The university of Hawaii basketball team is once again dramatically exceeding expectations.

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  • Local Connection: Teachers and Taxes

    Local Connection: Teachers and Taxes

    Tuesday, February 14 2017 11:03 PM EST2017-02-15 04:03:17 GMT

    Hawaii's public school teachers and their union are pushing hard for a constitutional amendment that would add taxes to higher-end investment properties and tourist accommodations. 

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    Hawaii's public school teachers and their union are pushing hard for a constitutional amendment that would add taxes to higher-end investment properties and tourist accommodations. 

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  • Local Connection: Charter Schools

    Local Connection: Charter Schools

    Thursday, February 9 2017 9:38 PM EST2017-02-10 02:38:12 GMT

    Last week we told you the story of a charter school on windward Oahu that has been rendered nearly inaccessible because of weather damage to its only entry road.

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    Last week we told you the story of a charter school on windward Oahu that has been rendered nearly inaccessible because of weather damage to its only entry road.

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  • Local Connection: Pesticide Debate

    Local Connection: Pesticide Debate

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 8:41 PM EST2017-02-09 01:41:54 GMT

    Hawaii's GMO seed industry is once again on the defensive – this time at the state capitol.   

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    Hawaii's GMO seed industry is once again on the defensive – this time at the state capitol.   

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  • Local Connection: Agriculture Goals

    Local Connection: Agriculture Goals

    Thursday, February 2 2017 8:22 PM EST2017-02-03 01:22:31 GMT

    As part of his state of the-state message, Governor Ige repeated once again his pledge to double local food production by 2020. 

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    As part of his state of the-state message, Governor Ige repeated once again his pledge to double local food production by 2020. 

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  • Local Connection: Fake News

    Local Connection: Fake News

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 2:19 AM EST2017-02-01 07:19:37 GMT

    At Hawaii News Now we are proud to have the largest and most credible digital news operation in the state. Legitimate news sites like ours are more crucial than ever with the proliferation of what is called "Fake News". 

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    At Hawaii News Now we are proud to have the largest and most credible digital news operation in the state. Legitimate news sites like ours are more crucial than ever with the proliferation of what is called "Fake News". 

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  • Local Connection: Kuleana Lands

    Local Connection: Kuleana Lands

    Tuesday, January 24 2017 10:50 PM EST2017-01-25 03:50:11 GMT

    There is no doubt Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is a smart guy and he has tons of very smart lawyers.

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    There is no doubt Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is a smart guy and he has tons of very smart lawyers.

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  • Local Connection: 2016 In Review

    Local Connection: 2016 In Review

    Thursday, January 19 2017 8:28 PM EST2017-01-20 01:28:36 GMT
    (Image: Hawaii News Now)(Image: Hawaii News Now)

    2016 was the kind of year that forces us to ask ourselves as a society, what we value most. 

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    2016 was the kind of year that forces us to ask ourselves as a society, what we value most. 

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  • Local Connection: A year on homelessness

    Local Connection: A year on homelessness

    Thursday, January 19 2017 8:27 PM EST2017-01-20 01:27:57 GMT

    It has been a year and a half since Hawaii News Now and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser began our unprecedented partnership in covering the homeless crisis.

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    It has been a year and a half since Hawaii News Now and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser began our unprecedented partnership in covering the homeless crisis.

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  • Local Connection: Polynesian Bowl

    Local Connection: Polynesian Bowl

    Thursday, January 19 2017 8:27 PM EST2017-01-20 01:27:05 GMT

    One of the most inspiring developments in the world of football will be on display at Aloha Stadium a week from this Saturday.

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    One of the most inspiring developments in the world of football will be on display at Aloha Stadium a week from this Saturday.

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  • Local Connection: Legislature Opening Day

    Local Connection: Legislature Opening Day

    Thursday, January 19 2017 8:26 PM EST2017-01-20 01:26:20 GMT

    It would be nice to say that this week's opening of the legislature bring with it hope and excitement for all the opportunities to make Hawaii an even better place to live.

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    It would be nice to say that this week's opening of the legislature bring with it hope and excitement for all the opportunities to make Hawaii an even better place to live.

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  • Local Connection: Fake Monks

    Local Connection: Fake Monks

    Thursday, January 19 2017 8:25 PM EST2017-01-20 01:25:40 GMT

    There is no question that our visitor industry is central to our economy, and the experience visitors have here is essential to our good reputation around the world.

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    There is no question that our visitor industry is central to our economy, and the experience visitors have here is essential to our good reputation around the world.

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  • Local Connection: Sayonara Obama

    Local Connection: Sayonara Obama

    Thursday, January 19 2017 8:23 PM EST2017-01-20 01:23:57 GMT

       It goes without saying that President Obama and Hawaii have a special relationship...and vice-versa.

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       It goes without saying that President Obama and Hawaii have a special relationship...and vice-versa.

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  • Local Connection: Police Chief's decision

    Local Connection: Police Chief's decision

    Thursday, December 29 2016 8:44 PM EST2016-12-30 01:44:08 GMT

    Honolulu police Chief Louis Kealoha’s decision to take leave with pay from his position was the right thing to do. 

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    Honolulu police Chief Louis Kealoha’s decision to take leave with pay from his position was the right thing to do. 

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  • Local Connection: Officer pleads guilty

    Local Connection: Officer pleads guilty

    Thursday, December 22 2016 1:07 AM EST2016-12-22 06:07:00 GMT

    In the last few days we have seen huge developments in the ongoing investigation of Police Chief Louis Kealoha and his wife, Katherine.

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    In the last few days we have seen huge developments in the ongoing investigation of Police Chief Louis Kealoha and his wife, Katherine.

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  • Local Connection: Matayoshi vs. Ige

    Local Connection: Matayoshi vs. Ige

    Monday, December 12 2016 7:17 PM EST2016-12-13 00:17:06 GMT

    Departing Schools Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi showed significant courage last week. 

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    Departing Schools Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi showed significant courage last week. 

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  • Local Connection: Pearl Harbor

    Local Connection: Pearl Harbor

    Monday, December 12 2016 7:14 PM EST2016-12-13 00:14:23 GMT

    Hawaii and the nation are taking time this week to pause and remember the attack on Pearl Harbor -- December 7th 1941. 

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    Hawaii and the nation are taking time this week to pause and remember the attack on Pearl Harbor -- December 7th 1941. 

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  • Local Connection: Salvation Army

    Local Connection: Salvation Army

    Saturday, December 3 2016 12:44 AM EST2016-12-03 05:44:20 GMT

    The holidays are here and you know what that means. 'Tis the season for those familiar sights and sounds of The Salvation Army's Red Kettles and bell ringers.

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    The holidays are here and you know what that means. 'Tis the season for those familiar sights and sounds of The Salvation Army's Red Kettles and bell ringers.

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  • Local Connection: Hawaii Bowl

    Local Connection: Hawaii Bowl

    Wednesday, November 30 2016 8:48 PM EST2016-12-01 01:48:43 GMT

    The Hawaii Rainbow football team could be playing in the Hawaii bowl.

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    The Hawaii Rainbow football team could be playing in the Hawaii bowl.

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  • Local Connection: Crime Mapping

    Local Connection: Crime Mapping

    Friday, November 25 2016 11:26 PM EST2016-11-26 04:26:42 GMT

    Last week, Honolulu residents finally got something that people everywhere else in the country have had for years. 

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    Last week, Honolulu residents finally got something that people everywhere else in the country have had for years. 

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  • Local Connection: Homeless Ranking

    Local Connection: Homeless Ranking

    Friday, November 25 2016 11:18 PM EST2016-11-26 04:18:20 GMT

    The national numbers on homelessness are in, and to no-one's surprise Hawaii did not fare well compared to other states.

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    The national numbers on homelessness are in, and to no-one's surprise Hawaii did not fare well compared to other states.

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  • Local Connection: Hawaii Says 'No More'

    Local Connections: Hawaii Says 'No More'

    Thursday, November 17 2016 8:49 PM EST2016-11-18 01:49:06 GMT

    Every day in our state over 500 victims seek support from domestic violence programs. "Hawaii Says No More," an unprecedented statewide effort ...

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    Every day in our state over 500 victims seek support from domestic violence programs. "Hawaii Says No More," an unprecedented statewide effort ...

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  • Local Connection: Mayor's Mandate

    Local Connection: Mayor's Mandate

    Thursday, November 17 2016 8:39 PM EST2016-11-18 01:39:01 GMT

    Mayor Kirk Caldwell earned another four year term on election day – but it was far from a mandate. 

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    Mayor Kirk Caldwell earned another four year term on election day – but it was far from a mandate. 

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  • Local Connection: NextEra Decision

    Local Connection: NextEra Decision

    Tuesday, July 19 2016 11:05 PM EDT2016-07-20 03:05:15 GMT

    The Public Utility Commission's rejection of the NextEra deal was very disappointing to many in the business community.

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    The Public Utility Commission's rejection of the NextEra deal was very disappointing to many in the business community.

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  • Local Connection: Matayoshi Leadership

    Local Connection: Matayoshi Leadership

    Monday, November 7 2016 11:15 PM EST2016-11-08 04:15:07 GMT

    Hawaii's Superintendent of Schools has to manage thousands of employees protected by three powerful unions while satisfying a diverse Board of Education AND the Governor who appoints it.

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    Hawaii's Superintendent of Schools has to manage thousands of employees protected by three powerful unions while satisfying a diverse Board of Education AND the Governor who appoints it.

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  • Local Connection: LA Homeless Initiatives

    Local Connection: LA Homeless Initiatives

    Friday, November 4 2016 2:43 AM EDT2016-11-04 06:43:03 GMT

    As Hawaii looks for solutions to our homeless crisis we need to pay attention to something important happening in Los Angeles.

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    As Hawaii looks for solutions to our homeless crisis we need to pay attention to something important happening in Los Angeles.

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  • Local connection: UH NCAA

    Local connection: UH NCAA

    Thursday, November 3 2016 2:36 AM EDT2016-11-03 06:36:21 GMT

    The University of Hawaii men's basketball program got great news from the NCAA last week. 

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    The University of Hawaii men's basketball program got great news from the NCAA last week. 

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  • Local Connection: Armed Services

    Local Connection: Armed Services

    Monday, October 31 2016 11:46 PM EDT2016-11-01 03:46:24 GMT

    On November 2nd, the Armed Services YMCA will Celebrate the Military Family in honor of Military Family Month.

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    On November 2nd, the Armed Services YMCA will Celebrate the Military Family in honor of Military Family Month.

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  • Local Connection: Early Voting Begins

    Local Connection: Early Voting Begins

    Friday, October 28 2016 2:05 AM EDT2016-10-28 06:05:05 GMT

    There is only one thing that's safe to say about this year's presidential election: Everyone seems to have an opinion.

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    There is only one thing that's safe to say about this year's presidential election: Everyone seems to have an opinion.

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  • Local Connection: Ka Makana Alii

    Local Connection: Ka Makana Alii

    Tuesday, October 25 2016 2:43 AM EDT2016-10-25 06:43:14 GMT

    Congratulations are due for everyone involved in the opening of the new shopping mall in Kapolei – Ka Makana Alii. 

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    Congratulations are due for everyone involved in the opening of the new shopping mall in Kapolei – Ka Makana Alii. 

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  • Local Connection: Hawaii for Hawaii

    Local Connection: Hawaii for Hawaii

    Friday, October 21 2016 2:27 AM EDT2016-10-21 06:27:23 GMT

    There has been a notable, positive difference in homelessness for communities such as Waikiki. 

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    There has been a notable, positive difference in homelessness for communities such as Waikiki. 

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  • Local Connection: No Room in Paradise

    Local Connection: No Room in Paradise

    Tuesday, October 18 2016 10:32 PM EDT2016-10-19 02:32:18 GMT

    Our commitment to the homeless crisis is well into its second year and we are not finished yet.

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    Our commitment to the homeless crisis is well into its second year and we are not finished yet.

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  • Local Connection: Hawaiian Homes Reform

    Local Connection: Hawaiian Homes Reform

    Friday, October 14 2016 1:33 AM EDT2016-10-14 05:33:47 GMT

    Earlier this month we reported the sad story of a single mother being evicted from her home in a Hawaiian Homelands development. 

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    Earlier this month we reported the sad story of a single mother being evicted from her home in a Hawaiian Homelands development. 

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  • Local Connection: No Debate

    Local Connection: No Debate

    Thursday, October 13 2016 1:07 AM EDT2016-10-13 05:07:49 GMT

    At Hawaii News Now we are proud to do our duty to voters of Hawaii with the most competent, complete and comprehensive televised political coverage in this state. 

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    At Hawaii News Now we are proud to do our duty to voters of Hawaii with the most competent, complete and comprehensive televised political coverage in this state. 

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  • Local Connection: UHA

    Local Connection: UHA

    Tuesday, October 11 2016 9:40 PM EDT2016-10-12 01:40:43 GMT

    Resilience is the ability to rebound after a setback or a failure, and I've lived long enough to know that life is full of disappointments.

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    Resilience is the ability to rebound after a setback or a failure, and I've lived long enough to know that life is full of disappointments.

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  • Local Connection: HTA Conference

    Local Connection: HTA Conference

    Tuesday, October 11 2016 9:40 PM EDT2016-10-12 01:40:33 GMT

    Last week's Hawaii Tourism conference was a remarkable event - it was an effort to take an intense look at the future of our most important industry.

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    Last week's Hawaii Tourism conference was a remarkable event - it was an effort to take an intense look at the future of our most important industry.

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  • Local Connection: Worker Abuse

    Local Connection: Worker Abuse

    Tuesday, October 11 2016 9:40 PM EDT2016-10-12 01:40:29 GMT

    Worker Abuse Allegations of worker abuse and human trafficking have made headlines recently.

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    Worker Abuse Allegations of worker abuse and human trafficking have made headlines recently.

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  • Local Connection: Federal Recognition

    Local Connection: Federal Recognition

    Tuesday, October 11 2016 9:39 PM EDT2016-10-12 01:39:23 GMT

    Last week's announcement that the federal government is prepared to recognize a Native Hawaiian government could be a huge step toward reconciliation for our state. 

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    Last week's announcement that the federal government is prepared to recognize a Native Hawaiian government could be a huge step toward reconciliation for our state. 

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  • Local Connection: Teacher Report Card

    Local Connection: Teacher Report Card

    Tuesday, October 11 2016 9:38 PM EDT2016-10-12 01:38:56 GMT

    Another independent group has ranked Hawaii's schools system dead last in a national comparison.  

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    Another independent group has ranked Hawaii's schools system dead last in a national comparison.  

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  • Local Connection: Roy Hall

    Local Connection: Roy Hall

    Tuesday, October 11 2016 9:38 PM EDT2016-10-12 01:38:33 GMT

    Last week, we brought you the tragic story of Roy Hall. 

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    Last week, we brought you the tragic story of Roy Hall. 

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  • Local Connection: UH Football

    Local Connection: UH Football

    Tuesday, October 11 2016 9:38 PM EDT2016-10-12 01:38:12 GMT

    The University of Hawaii football team took care of business this weekend. Notching its first win. 

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    The University of Hawaii football team took care of business this weekend. Notching its first win. 

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  • Local Connection: New Police Commissioner

    Local Connection: New Police Commissioner

    Tuesday, October 11 2016 9:37 PM EDT2016-10-12 01:37:55 GMT

    It has been two years since Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha was first accused of abusing his position to give his wife an advantage in a financial dispute with her family.

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    It has been two years since Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha was first accused of abusing his position to give his wife an advantage in a financial dispute with her family.

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  • Local Connection: Dish TV

    Local Connection: Dish TV

    Tuesday, October 11 2016 9:37 PM EDT2016-10-12 01:37:35 GMT

    Aloha, well if you are a subscriber of DISH, you may be at risk of losing Hawaii News Now on KGMB and KHNL. 

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    Aloha, well if you are a subscriber of DISH, you may be at risk of losing Hawaii News Now on KGMB and KHNL. 

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  • Local Connection: Maui Hospitals Delay

    Local Connection: Maui Hospitals Delay

    Wednesday, September 21 2016 12:49 AM EDT2016-09-21 04:49:30 GMT

    Last week's departure of Wes Lo as CEO of the Maui Medical Center was the latest setback in the process of turning three Maui county hospitals over to Kaiser. 

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    Last week's departure of Wes Lo as CEO of the Maui Medical Center was the latest setback in the process of turning three Maui county hospitals over to Kaiser. 

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  • Local Connection: Two Hurricanes

    Local Connection: Two Hurricanes

    Sunday, September 18 2016 7:53 PM EDT2016-09-18 23:53:41 GMT

    Many prayers were answered last week when two threatening hurricanes each took a path that minimized damage to the islands. 

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    Many prayers were answered last week when two threatening hurricanes each took a path that minimized damage to the islands. 

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  • Local Connection: Djou on Rail

    Local Connection: Djou on Rail

    Sunday, September 18 2016 7:48 PM EDT2016-09-18 23:48:38 GMT

    Mayor candidate Charles Djou took a big political risk last week – by doing the right thing.

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    Mayor candidate Charles Djou took a big political risk last week – by doing the right thing.

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  • Local Connection: Getting out of Gridlock

    Local Connection: Getting out of Gridlock

    Sunday, September 18 2016 7:44 PM EDT2016-09-18 23:44:25 GMT

    When students returned from summer to the U-H Manoa last week– it created once again the traffic trouble we have come to call the annual "School Jam."

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    When students returned from summer to the U-H Manoa last week– it created once again the traffic trouble we have come to call the annual "School Jam."

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  • Local Connection: Dan Grabauskas resigns

    Local Connection: Dan Grabauskas resigns

    Friday, August 26 2016 1:47 AM EDT2016-08-26 05:47:38 GMT

    The resignation of Rail CEO Dan Grabauskas – even though it was really a poorly disguised firing – was at least quick and relatively painless.

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    The resignation of Rail CEO Dan Grabauskas – even though it was really a poorly disguised firing – was at least quick and relatively painless.

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  • Local Connection: Hepatitis A

    Local Connection: Hepatitis A

    Friday, August 26 2016 1:41 AM EDT2016-08-26 05:41:37 GMT

    Even though the Department of Health says it has found the source of the Hepatitis A outbreak, this crisis is certainly not over.

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    Even though the Department of Health says it has found the source of the Hepatitis A outbreak, this crisis is certainly not over.

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  • Local Connection: Ige's Homeless Plan

    Local Connection: Ige's Homeless Plan

    Tuesday, August 9 2016 2:58 AM EDT2016-08-09 06:58:25 GMT

    Politicians usually don't like to make memorable promises.

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    Politicians usually don't like to make memorable promises.

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  • Local Connection: Chamber of Commerce ft. Sherry Menor-McNamara

    Local Connection: Chamber of Commerce ft. Sherry Menor-McNamara

    Wednesday, August 3 2016 1:49 AM EDT2016-08-03 05:49:31 GMT

    Every election year, the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii looks to candidates who support issues we care about and who understand the concerns of our members and the local business community.

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    Every election year, the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii looks to candidates who support issues we care about and who understand the concerns of our members and the local business community.

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  • Local Connection: Housing Solutions

    Local Connection: Housing Solutions

    Tuesday, July 26 2016 1:30 AM EDT2016-07-26 05:30:46 GMT

    We've often complained about government's failure to look to the ingenuity and expertise of the business community for solutions to Hawaii's challenges.

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    We've often complained about government's failure to look to the ingenuity and expertise of the business community for solutions to Hawaii's challenges.

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  • Local Connection: Ambush in Dallas

    Local Connection: Ambush in Dallas

    Tuesday, July 12 2016 3:13 AM EDT2016-07-12 07:13:33 GMT

    The murder of five police officers and wounding of seven others in Dallas was a gut wrenching reminder of the danger law enforcement officers face every day. 

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    The murder of five police officers and wounding of seven others in Dallas was a gut wrenching reminder of the danger law enforcement officers face every day. 

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  • Local Connection: Ige on NextEra

    Local Connection: Ige on NextEra

    Wednesday, July 6 2016 11:05 PM EDT2016-07-07 03:05:24 GMT

    Governor Ige's rush to appoint a new Public Utilities Commissioner last week sure looks like an effort to ensure the death of the Nextera take-over of Hawaiian Electric.

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    Governor Ige's rush to appoint a new Public Utilities Commissioner last week sure looks like an effort to ensure the death of the Nextera take-over of Hawaiian Electric.

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  • Local Connection: TSA Line Relief

    Local Connection: TSA Line Relief

    Tuesday, July 5 2016 11:13 PM EDT2016-07-06 03:13:13 GMT

    There is certainly not another state in the nation where the airline travel experience is as important as it is to Hawaii.

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    There is certainly not another state in the nation where the airline travel experience is as important as it is to Hawaii.

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  • Local Connection: Practice of Rail

    Local Connection: Practice of Rail

    Tuesday, June 28 2016 10:09 PM EDT2016-06-29 02:09:25 GMT

    Even though the new potential 11 billion dollar price tag is pretty intimidating.

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    Even though the new potential 11 billion dollar price tag is pretty intimidating.

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  • Local Connection: Rail Caught in the Middle

    Local Connection: Rail Caught in the Middle

    Thursday, June 23 2016 12:55 AM EDT2016-06-23 04:55:53 GMT

    The apparent consensus to halt the rail project at Middle Street is a bitter pill.

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    The apparent consensus to halt the rail project at Middle Street is a bitter pill.

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  • Local connection: Terror in Orlando

    Local connection: Terror in Orlando

    Tuesday, June 14 2016 11:22 PM EDT2016-06-15 03:22:34 GMT

    The mass shooting at the pulse nightclub in Orlando was truly a senseless slaughter.

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    The mass shooting at the pulse nightclub in Orlando was truly a senseless slaughter.

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  • Local Connection: CPR Awareness

    Local Connection: CPR Awareness

    Monday, June 13 2016 10:54 PM EDT2016-06-14 02:54:17 GMT

    Aloha, we've just completed celebrating National CPR Awareness Week (June 1-7, 2016), which is intended to raise awareness about the importance of knowing how to perform CPR. 

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    Aloha, we've just completed celebrating National CPR Awareness Week (June 1-7, 2016), which is intended to raise awareness about the importance of knowing how to perform CPR. 

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  • Local Connection: Unreality of Rail

    Local Connection: Unreality of Rail

    Wednesday, June 8 2016 12:49 AM EDT2016-06-08 04:49:39 GMT

    As rail construction began in earnest – we began in-depth reporting we called "the Reality of Rail." Now "the Unreality of Rail" is more accurate. 

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    As rail construction began in earnest – we began in-depth reporting we called "the Reality of Rail." Now "the Unreality of Rail" is more accurate. 

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  • Local Connection: Coach Larry Price

    Local Connection: Coach Larry Price

    Friday, June 3 2016 3:52 AM EDT2016-06-03 07:52:30 GMT

    There's something I've been missing on the radio lately – the voice of the "Coach" – Larry Price. 

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    There's something I've been missing on the radio lately – the voice of the "Coach" – Larry Price. 

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  • Local Connection: PBS Hawaii

    Local Connection: PBS Hawaii

    Thursday, June 2 2016 2:31 AM EDT2016-06-02 06:31:44 GMT

    It's the story of Hawaii's only statewide public broadcasting station and how the people of Hawaii secured the nonprofit station's future after we lost our longtime lease. 

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    It's the story of Hawaii's only statewide public broadcasting station and how the people of Hawaii secured the nonprofit station's future after we lost our longtime lease. 

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  • Local Connection: DOE Strategic Plan

    Local Connection: DOE Strategic Plan

    Friday, May 27 2016 12:51 AM EDT2016-05-27 04:51:38 GMT

    Did you know that about 70 percent of jobs in Hawaii will require some college?

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    Did you know that about 70 percent of jobs in Hawaii will require some college?

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  • Local Connection: DOE Improvements

    Local Connection: DOE Improvements

    Monday, May 23 2016 10:53 PM EDT2016-05-24 02:53:08 GMT

    Aloha, I'm Tammi Chun, Assistant Superintendent at the Department of Education.

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    Aloha, I'm Tammi Chun, Assistant Superintendent at the Department of Education.

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  • Local Connection: Charity Walk

    Local Connection: Charity Walk

    Wednesday, May 18 2016 12:44 AM EDT2016-05-18 04:44:23 GMT

    Giving back to the community can be both rewarding and fun, especially when it involves food and entertainment. 

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    Giving back to the community can be both rewarding and fun, especially when it involves food and entertainment. 

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  • Local Connection: College Debt

    Local Connection: College Debt

    Thursday, May 12 2016 11:33 PM EDT2016-05-13 03:33:07 GMT
    Thursday, May 12 2016 11:33 PM EDT2016-05-13 03:33:06 GMT

    Beginning this weekend – thousands of Hawaii college students will be graduating from local colleges and universities and all over the Mainland. 

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    Beginning this weekend – thousands of Hawaii college students will be graduating from local colleges and universities and all over the Mainland. 

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  • Local Connection: 2016 Legislative Session Wraps Up

    Local Connection: 2016 Legislative Session Wraps Up

    Wednesday, May 11 2016 3:15 AM EDT2016-05-11 07:15:47 GMT
    Wednesday, May 11 2016 3:15 AM EDT2016-05-11 07:15:46 GMT

    The 2016 legislature wrapped up last week with a collective back-slapping session.

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    The 2016 legislature wrapped up last week with a collective back-slapping session.

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  • Local Connection: Indictment of Peter Boy Kema's Parents

    Local Connection: Indictment of Peter Boy Kema's Parents

    Thursday, May 5 2016 10:58 PM EDT2016-05-06 02:58:16 GMT
    Thursday, May 5 2016 10:58 PM EDT2016-05-06 02:58:15 GMT

    The disappearance and apparent death of Peter Boy Kema Junior 19 years ago has been an unhealed wound for our state.

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    The disappearance and apparent death of Peter Boy Kema Junior 19 years ago has been an unhealed wound for our state.

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  • Local Connection: TMT Judge Controversy

    Local Connection: TMT Judge Controversy

    Tuesday, May 3 2016 10:54 PM EDT2016-05-04 02:54:15 GMT
    Tuesday, May 3 2016 10:54 PM EDT2016-05-04 02:54:15 GMT

    There is reason to remain very concerned about whether the Thirty Meter Telescope will ever be built. 

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    There is reason to remain very concerned about whether the Thirty Meter Telescope will ever be built. 

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  • Local Connection: Ride Sharing Safety

    Local Connection: Ride Sharing Safety

    Tuesday, April 26 2016 11:34 PM EDT2016-04-27 03:34:43 GMT
    Tuesday, April 26 2016 11:34 PM EDT2016-04-27 03:34:43 GMT

    Our hearts go out to the young lady who was allegedly assaulted last week by the driver of an Uber ride-sharing driver.

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    Our hearts go out to the young lady who was allegedly assaulted last week by the driver of an Uber ride-sharing driver.

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  • Local Connection: The Sovereignty Divide

    Local Connection: The Sovereignty Divide

    Wednesday, April 20 2016 11:43 PM EDT2016-04-21 03:43:08 GMT
    Wednesday, April 20 2016 11:43 PM EDT2016-04-21 03:43:08 GMT

    Former Governors John Waihee and Ben Cayetano did a great service to all of us by agreeing to talk about their disagreements over the Hawaiian Sovereignty movement.

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    Former Governors John Waihee and Ben Cayetano did a great service to all of us by agreeing to talk about their disagreements over the Hawaiian Sovereignty movement.

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  • Local Connection: Don Horner

    Local Connection: Don Horner

    Wednesday, April 20 2016 12:15 AM EDT2016-04-20 04:15:02 GMT
    Wednesday, April 20 2016 12:15 AM EDT2016-04-20 04:15:02 GMT

    Don Horner, a former Bank CEO, who also lead our board of education is exactly the kind of man we need in government.

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    Don Horner, a former Bank CEO, who also lead our board of education is exactly the kind of man we need in government.

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