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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: Developer spars with City Council

    Local Connection: Developer spars with City Council

    Thursday, June 1 2017 3:58 AM EDT2017-06-01 07:58:03 GMT

    A Chinese developer planning two multi-million dollar high-rise near Ala Moana has run into a troubling road block at the city council. 

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    A Chinese developer planning two multi-million dollar high-rise near Ala Moana has run into a troubling road block at the city council. 

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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
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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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    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: President-elect Trump

    Local Connection: President-elect Trump

    Monday, November 21 2016 8:57 PM EST2016-11-22 01:57:24 GMT

    The idea of a Donald Trump presidency is only just sinking in for most of us.

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    The idea of a Donald Trump presidency is only just sinking in for most of us.

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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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  • Local Connection: Tanioka's

    Local Connection: Tanioka's

    Thursday, April 14 2016 11:40 PM EDT2016-04-15 03:40:58 GMT
    Thursday, April 14 2016 11:40 PM EDT2016-04-15 03:40:58 GMT

    One of the good things about Hawaii is the generosity of our people and one of the best examples of that is the story of Mel and Lynn Tanioka.

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    One of the good things about Hawaii is the generosity of our people and one of the best examples of that is the story of Mel and Lynn Tanioka.

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  • Local Connection: Hawaii Public Radio

    Local Connection: Hawaii Public Radio

    Tuesday, April 12 2016 1:59 PM EDT2016-04-12 17:59:11 GMT
    Tuesday, April 12 2016 1:59 PM EDT2016-04-12 17:59:10 GMT

    Michael Titterton, Hawaii Public Radio's longest serving president and general manager since January 1999, will soon be retiring on June 30, 2016. 

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    Michael Titterton, Hawaii Public Radio's longest serving president and general manager since January 1999, will soon be retiring on June 30, 2016. 

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  • Local Connection: Police Service

    Local Connection: Police Service

    Friday, April 8 2016 3:26 PM EDT2016-04-08 19:26:28 GMT
    Friday, April 8 2016 3:26 PM EDT2016-04-08 19:26:28 GMT

    The journalists at Hawaii News Now are justifiably proud of their work covering issues with police departments all over Hawaii.

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    The journalists at Hawaii News Now are justifiably proud of their work covering issues with police departments all over Hawaii.

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  • Local Connection: Airport Authority

    Local Connection: Airport Authority

    Monday, April 4 2016 11:39 PM EDT2016-04-05 03:39:32 GMT
    Tuesday, April 5 2016 4:09 AM EDT2016-04-05 08:09:03 GMT

    Honolulu Airport is the first and last public facility most people see of Hawaii.

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    Honolulu Airport is the first and last public facility most people see of Hawaii.

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  • Local Connection: UH March Madness

    Local Connection: UH March Madness

    Monday, April 4 2016 7:05 PM EDT2016-04-04 23:05:30 GMT
    Monday, April 4 2016 7:05 PM EDT2016-04-04 23:05:29 GMT

    Congrats to UH Basketball! It's no secret we have strongly questioned the management of the UH athletic program for many years, but now it's time for well deserved congratulations.

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    Congrats to UH Basketball! It's no secret we have strongly questioned the management of the UH athletic program for many years, but now it's time for well deserved congratulations.

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  • Local Connection: The Democratic Primary

    Local Connection: The Democratic Primary

    Monday, April 4 2016 6:59 PM EDT2016-04-04 22:59:24 GMT
    Monday, April 4 2016 6:59 PM EDT2016-04-04 22:59:24 GMT

    The Democratic Party did a great job during its presidential preference poll this weekend – a great job of shooting itself in the foot.

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    The Democratic Party did a great job during its presidential preference poll this weekend – a great job of shooting itself in the foot.

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  • Local Connection: Zoo Accreditation

    Local Connection: Zoo Accreditation

    Monday, April 4 2016 6:53 PM EDT2016-04-04 22:53:22 GMT
    Monday, April 4 2016 6:53 PM EDT2016-04-04 22:53:22 GMT

    Honolulu received another black eye last week when the Association of Zoos and Aquariums revoked accreditation for the Honolulu Zoo.  

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    Honolulu received another black eye last week when the Association of Zoos and Aquariums revoked accreditation for the Honolulu Zoo.  

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  • Local Connection: Police Commission

    Local Connection: Police Commission

    Sunday, April 3 2016 8:08 PM EDT2016-04-04 00:08:04 GMT
    Sunday, April 3 2016 8:08 PM EDT2016-04-04 00:08:03 GMT

    It's clearly a time of turmoil for the Honolulu police department. So it is very troubling that no one in city government is willing to assume accountability for oversight of the chief and his department.

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    It's clearly a time of turmoil for the Honolulu police department. So it is very troubling that no one in city government is willing to assume accountability for oversight of the chief and his department.

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  • Local Connection: Taxing Seniors

    Local Connection: Taxing Seniors

    Thursday, March 10 2016 12:44 AM EST2016-03-10 05:44:43 GMT
    Thursday, March 10 2016 12:44 AM EST2016-03-10 05:44:43 GMT
    Last week as part of our Priced Out Of Paradise series on Hawaii News Now, we featured the dilemma of Waikiki resident Bob Roast. He's a retiree living on little more than the 15-thousand dollars he gets from social security.  More >>

    Last week as part of our Priced Out Of Paradise series on Hawaii News Now, we featured the dilemma of Waikiki resident Bob Roast. He's a retiree living on little more than the 15-thousand dollars he gets from social security. 

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  • Local Connection: No More

    Local Connection: No More

    Tuesday, March 8 2016 9:53 PM EST2016-03-09 02:53:05 GMT
    Tuesday, March 8 2016 9:53 PM EST2016-03-09 02:53:05 GMT
    Every day in Hawaii, over 500 victims seek support from domestic violence programs. More >>

    Every day in Hawaii, over 500 victims seek support from domestic violence programs.

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  • Local Connection: Piontek's Sentence

    Local Connection: Piontek's Sentence

    Tuesday, March 1 2016 1:45 AM EST2016-03-01 06:45:55 GMT
    Tuesday, March 1 2016 1:45 AM EST2016-03-01 06:45:54 GMT
    When he was Principal of a Waipahu charter school Jeff Piontek stole more than $100,000 in taxpayer money.  More >>

    When he was Principal of a Waipahu charter school Jeff Piontek stole more than $100,000 in taxpayer money. 

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  • Local Connection: Homeaid Hawaii

    Local Connection: Homeaid Hawaii

    Wednesday, February 24 2016 1:54 AM EST2016-02-24 06:54:38 GMT
    Wednesday, February 24 2016 1:54 AM EST2016-02-24 06:54:38 GMT
    One reason homelessness remains a problem in Hawaii is that many non-profits serving the poor do not get enough money from the government to do what they need to do. More >>

    One reason homelessness remains a problem in Hawaii is that many non-profits serving the poor do not get enough money from the government to do what they need to do.

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  • Local Connection: Teach for America

    Local Connection: Teach for America

    Monday, February 15 2016 10:50 PM EST2016-02-16 03:50:28 GMT
    Monday, February 15 2016 10:50 PM EST2016-02-16 03:50:27 GMT
    Aloha, my name is Kaitlin Miyashiro and I am proud to be a Teach For America- Hawai'i teacher at Waianae High School.  More >>

    Aloha, my name is Kaitlin Miyashiro and I am proud to be a Teach For America- Hawai'i teacher at Waianae High School. 

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  • Local Connection: PBS Hawaii

    Local Connection: PBS Hawaii

    Thursday, February 11 2016 11:17 PM EST2016-02-12 04:17:00 GMT
    Thursday, February 11 2016 11:17 PM EST2016-02-12 04:17:00 GMT
    Leslie Wilcox, the President and CEO of PBS Hawaii and Rick Blangiardi share how you can be part of PBS Hawaii's future. More >>

    Leslie Wilcox, the President and CEO of PBS Hawaii and Rick Blangiardi share how you can be part of PBS Hawaii's future.

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  • Local Connection: TMT

    Local Connection: TMT

    Monday, February 8 2016 11:40 PM EST2016-02-09 04:40:54 GMT
    Monday, February 8 2016 11:40 PM EST2016-02-09 04:40:53 GMT
    It has been nearly three months since the state Supreme Court halted construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea and then ruled the permit invalid.   More >>

    It has been nearly three months since the state Supreme Court halted construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea and then ruled the permit invalid.  

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  • Local Connection: Hawaiian Convention

    Local Connection: Hawaiian Convention

    Thursday, February 4 2016 1:31 AM EST2016-02-04 06:31:12 GMT
    Thursday, February 4 2016 1:31 AM EST2016-02-04 06:31:12 GMT
    This week, Native Hawaiians from across the state and the Mainland are gathering to discuss how to proceed with a potential sovereign Hawaiian entity. More >>

    This week, Native Hawaiians from across the state and the Mainland are gathering to discuss how to proceed with a potential sovereign Hawaiian entity.

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  • Local Connection: Homeless Count

    Local Connection: Homeless Count

    Thursday, February 4 2016 1:15 AM EST2016-02-04 06:15:06 GMT
    Thursday, February 4 2016 1:15 AM EST2016-02-04 06:15:06 GMT
    It has been a year since homelessness reached the crisis level and six months since Hawaii News Now and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser began our unprecedented partnership covering the homeless issue.  More >>

    It has been a year since homelessness reached the crisis level and six months since Hawaii News Now and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser began our unprecedented partnership covering the homeless issue. 

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  • Local Connection: Legislature

    Local Connection: Legislature

    Wednesday, January 27 2016 11:48 PM EST2016-01-28 04:48:13 GMT
    Wednesday, January 27 2016 11:48 PM EST2016-01-28 04:48:13 GMT
    With this week's state-of-the-state speech from the governor and a low-key opening day, Hawaii's legislature is in full swing.  More >>

    With this week's state-of-the-state speech from the governor and a low-key opening day, Hawaii's legislature is in full swing. 

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  • Local Connection: Jimmy Borges

    Local Connection: Jimmy Borges

    Monday, January 18 2016 10:41 PM EST2016-01-19 03:41:51 GMT
    Monday, January 18 2016 10:41 PM EST2016-01-19 03:41:50 GMT
    Perhaps by now you have heard that one of Hawaii's truly gifted, and highly accomplished musical greats, Jimmy Borges is battling stage four lung cancer.  More >>

    Perhaps by now you have heard that one of Hawaii's truly gifted, and highly accomplished musical greats, Jimmy Borges is battling stage four lung cancer. 

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  • Local Connection: Chinatown Homeless Violence

    Local Connection: Chinatown Homeless Violence

    Monday, January 11 2016 10:51 PM EST2016-01-12 03:51:08 GMT
    Monday, January 11 2016 10:51 PM EST2016-01-12 03:51:08 GMT
    The Honolulu police Department announced last week that 13 additional beat officers are being assigned to the downtown and Chinatown area. More >>

    The Honolulu police Department announced last week that 13 additional beat officers are being assigned to the downtown and Chinatown area.

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  • Local Connection: Three Resolutions

    Local Connection: Three Resolutions

    Tuesday, January 5 2016 9:44 PM EST2016-01-06 02:44:47 GMT
    Tuesday, January 5 2016 9:44 PM EST2016-01-06 02:44:47 GMT
    Hawaii ended 2015 and began the new year with three huge pieces of unfinished business.  More >>

    Hawaii ended 2015 and began the new year with three huge pieces of unfinished business. 

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  • Local Connection: Hawaii Elections

    Local Connection: Hawaii Elections

    Saturday, January 2 2016 12:33 AM EST2016-01-02 05:33:10 GMT
    Saturday, January 2 2016 12:33 AM EST2016-01-02 05:33:10 GMT
    We are coming into another election year in Hawaii .. and while it is too early to predict winners and losers… it is probably safe to say one thing: Unless something changes dramatically - when it's all over in November virtually all major state…federal and city offices will be held by Democrats. More >>

    We are coming into another election year in Hawaii .. and while it is too early to predict winners and losers… it is probably safe to say one thing: Unless something changes dramatically - when it's all over in November virtually all major state…federal and city offices will be held by Democrats.

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  • Local Connection: UH Basketball Sanctions

    Local Connection: UH Basketball Sanctions

    Thursday, December 31 2015 11:49 PM EST2016-01-01 04:49:00 GMT
    Thursday, December 31 2015 11:49 PM EST2016-01-01 04:49:00 GMT
    In the wake of tough sanctions from the NCAA- the University of Hawaii Basketball team is turning into a feel-good story for this holiday season.  More >>

    In the wake of tough sanctions from the NCAA- the University of Hawaii Basketball team is turning into a feel-good story for this holiday season. 

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  • Local Connection: Ige One Year

    Local Connection: Ige One Year

    Tuesday, December 29 2015 2:44 AM EST2015-12-29 07:44:31 GMT
    Tuesday, December 29 2015 2:44 AM EST2015-12-29 07:44:30 GMT
    David Ige entered the Governor's office one year ago this month - and he's beginning to show us what kind of governor he is.  More >>

    David Ige entered the Governor's office one year ago this month - and he's beginning to show us what kind of governor he is. 

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  • Local Connection: Homeless Year-ender

    Local Connection: Homeless Year-ender

    Tuesday, December 22 2015 12:43 AM EST2015-12-22 05:43:28 GMT
    Tuesday, December 22 2015 12:43 AM EST2015-12-22 05:43:28 GMT
    Homelessness was clearly the biggest story of the year in Hawaii… so before we get completely caught up in our own holiday celebration… let's take a look at where we stand. First of all…we still have way too many people living without shelter in Hawaii.  Everyone should keep these people in their hearts during this season.   While there has been a lot of talk about solving this issue… and more people are in shelter than before…what's clear...More >>
    Homelessness was clearly the biggest story of the year in Hawaii… so before we get completely caught up in our own holiday celebration… let's take a look at where we stand. First of all…we still have way too many people living without shelter in Hawaii.  Everyone should keep these people in their hearts during this season.   While there has been a lot of talk about solving this issue… and more people are in shelter than before…what's clear...More >>
  • Local Connection: Salvation Army

    Local Connection: Salvation Army

    Tuesday, December 15 2015 9:45 PM EST2015-12-16 02:45:39 GMT
    Tuesday, December 15 2015 9:45 PM EST2015-12-16 02:45:38 GMT
    Aloha.  Here's a tough question - be honest… how many times this year have you walked by The Salvation Army's Red Kettles and bell ringers without making a donation?It's not too late to make up for all those times by making a point that you won't pass another without at least dropping in a little pocket change.  Remember money ion those kettles support dozens of programs and human services across the state. Better yet, they stay in the community in which they are colle...More >>
    Aloha.  Here's a tough question - be honest… how many times this year have you walked by The Salvation Army's Red Kettles and bell ringers without making a donation?It's not too late to make up for all those times by making a point that you won't pass another without at least dropping in a little pocket change.  Remember money ion those kettles support dozens of programs and human services across the state. Better yet, they stay in the community in which they are colle...More >>
  • Local Connection: Fight the Bite

    Local Connection: Fight the Bite

    Tuesday, December 1 2015 9:54 PM EST2015-12-02 02:54:31 GMT
    Tuesday, December 1 2015 9:54 PM EST2015-12-02 02:54:31 GMT
    The Hawaii Department of Health has identified multiple cases of dengue fever.More >>

    The Hawaii Department of Health has identified multiple cases of dengue fever.

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  • Local Connection: UH graduation rates

    Local Connection: UH graduation rates

    Wednesday, November 11 2015 11:06 PM EST2015-11-12 04:06:00 GMT
    Wednesday, November 11 2015 11:06 PM EST2015-11-12 04:06:00 GMT
    More and more, college students are finding it hard to graduate in four years. More >>
    More and more, college students are finding it hard to graduate in four years. More >>
  • Local Connection: Priced out of paradise

    Local Connection: Priced out of paradise

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 10:21 PM EST2015-11-04 03:21:59 GMT
    Tuesday, November 10 2015 2:43 PM EST2015-11-10 19:43:47 GMT
    At Hawaii News Now, we are proud to take on the biggest issues of the day. That's why we partnered with the Honolulu Advertiser to focus coverage on homelessness.More >>
    At Hawaii News Now, we are proud to take on the biggest issues of the day. That's why we partnered with the Honolulu Advertiser to focus coverage on homelessness.More >>
  • Local Connection: Protecting victims of domestic violence

    Local Connection: Protecting victims of domestic violence

    Monday, November 9 2015 10:25 PM EST2015-11-10 03:25:49 GMT
    Monday, November 9 2015 10:25 PM EST2015-11-10 03:25:49 GMT
    Wise business leaders know that supporting an employee in their time of need is not just the right thing to do, it's also good business.More >>
    Wise business leaders know that supporting an employee in their time of need is not just the right thing to do, it's also good business.More >>
  • Local Connection: Who will replace Norm Chow?

    Local Connection: Who will replace Norm Chow?

    Saturday, November 7 2015 12:06 AM EST2015-11-07 05:06:21 GMT
    Saturday, November 7 2015 12:06 AM EST2015-11-07 05:06:20 GMT
    The firing of Norm Chow as UH football coach is setting off something Hawaii loves: months of speculation and gossip over who will take his place.More >>
    The firing of Norm Chow as UH football coach is setting off something Hawaii loves: months of speculation and gossip over who will take his place.More >>
  • Local Connection: Maui Police Department

    Local Connection: Maui Police Department

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 9:23 PM EST2015-11-04 02:23:18 GMT
    Tuesday, November 3 2015 9:23 PM EST2015-11-04 02:23:18 GMT
    The Maui police department is facing a scandal that threatens to undermine the public's faith and trust in law enforcement. More >>
    The Maui police department is facing a scandal that threatens to undermine the public's faith and trust in law enforcement. More >>
  • Local Connection: Donating to Goodwill during holiday season

    Local Connection: Donating to Goodwill during holiday season

    Monday, November 2 2015 10:02 PM EST2015-11-03 03:02:05 GMT
    Monday, November 2 2015 10:02 PM EST2015-11-03 03:02:04 GMT
    The holiday season is once again rushing at us with Halloween this Saturday night.  I'd like to remind you that there is a way to both bring more fun to the holiday and do something important and good for the community.More >>
    The holiday season is once again rushing at us with Halloween this Saturday night.  I'd like to remind you that there is a way to both bring more fun to the holiday and do something important and good for the community.More >>
  • Local Connection: Gib Arnold's payout

    Local Connection: Gib Arnold's payout

    Friday, October 23 2015 1:20 AM EDT2015-10-23 05:20:52 GMT
    Friday, October 23 2015 1:20 AM EDT2015-10-23 05:20:51 GMT
    The $700,000 settlement the University of Hawaii is paying fired coach Gib Arnold is another frustrating example of taxpayer money wasted because of incompetence.UH got played like a sucker in a poker game.More >>
    The $700,000 settlement the University of Hawaii is paying fired coach Gib Arnold is another frustrating example of taxpayer money wasted because of incompetence.UH got played like a sucker in a poker game.More >>
  • Local Connection: Governor's emergency proclamation addressing homeless issue

    Local Connection: Governor's emergency proclamation addressing homeless issue

    Wednesday, October 21 2015 12:27 AM EDT2015-10-21 04:27:39 GMT
    Wednesday, October 21 2015 12:27 AM EDT2015-10-21 04:27:39 GMT
    Governor Ige proclaimed an emergency to deal with the homeless crisis last week.It didn't get much coverage.More >>
    Governor Ige proclaimed an emergency to deal with the homeless crisis last week.It didn't get much coverage.More >>
  • Local Connection: Dilapidated UH College of Education

    Local Connection: Dilapidated UH College of Education

    Friday, October 16 2015 12:29 AM EDT2015-10-16 04:29:59 GMT
    Friday, October 16 2015 12:29 AM EDT2015-10-16 04:29:59 GMT
    Our Hawaii News Now investigation into shameful conditions at the UH College of Education got quick results.More >>
    Our Hawaii News Now investigation into shameful conditions at the UH College of Education got quick results.More >>
  • Local Connection: Dennis Francis on Oahu's homeless issue

    Local Connection: Dennis Francis on Oahu's homeless issue

    Monday, October 12 2015 11:45 PM EDT2015-10-13 03:45:14 GMT
    Monday, October 12 2015 11:45 PM EDT2015-10-13 03:45:13 GMT
    When we were looking for someone to share of the burden of putting a bright spotlight on the shameful issue of homelessness in our state, we found a willing partner in Dennis Francis of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.More >>
    When we were looking for someone to share of the burden of putting a bright spotlight on the shameful issue of homelessness in our state, we found a willing partner in Dennis Francis of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.More >>
  • Local Connection: Hawaii's principals

    Local Connection: Hawaii's principals

    Friday, October 9 2015 12:18 AM EDT2015-10-09 04:18:47 GMT
    Friday, October 9 2015 12:18 AM EDT2015-10-09 04:18:47 GMT
    In Hawaii's public school system, the principal is the person most responsible for the success of the school.  More >>
    In Hawaii's public school system, the principal is the person most responsible for the success of the school.  More >>
  • Local Connection: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Local Connection: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Tuesday, October 6 2015 11:30 PM EDT2015-10-07 03:30:05 GMT
    Tuesday, October 6 2015 11:30 PM EDT2015-10-07 03:30:05 GMT
    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an opportunity for all of us to learn more about this issue and how we can come together to stop the violence.More >>
    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an opportunity for all of us to learn more about this issue and how we can come together to stop the violence.More >>
  • Local Connections: Rail project behind schedule

    Local Connections: Rail project behind schedule

    Saturday, October 3 2015 1:40 AM EDT2015-10-03 05:40:00 GMT
    Saturday, October 3 2015 1:39 AM EDT2015-10-03 05:39:59 GMT
    It's become abundantly clear that Honolulu's rail project will be neither on time nor on budget.More >>
    It's become abundantly clear that Honolulu's rail project will be neither on time nor on budget.More >>
  • Local Connection: Pope Francis' trip to the United States

    Local Connection: Pope Francis' trip to the United States

    Tuesday, September 29 2015 1:05 AM EDT2015-09-29 05:05:56 GMT
    Tuesday, September 29 2015 1:05 AM EDT2015-09-29 05:05:56 GMT
    Just when there seems to be so much despair in the world, Pope Francis landed in America and managed to raise our hopes.More >>
    Just when there seems to be so much despair in the world, Pope Francis landed in America and managed to raise our hopes.More >>
  • Local Connection: Development issues in Kakaako

    Local Connection: Development issues in Kakaako

    Friday, September 25 2015 11:45 PM EDT2015-09-26 03:45:39 GMT
    Friday, September 25 2015 11:45 PM EDT2015-09-26 03:45:38 GMT
    It's alarming to see that the agency in charge of overseeing Hawaii's biggest urban development program is basically inept and toothless. More >>
    It's alarming to see that the agency in charge of overseeing Hawaii's biggest urban development program is basically inept and toothless. More >>
  • Local Connection: Clif Johnson on Oahu's homeless

    Local Connection: Clif Johnson on Oahu's homeless

    Tuesday, September 22 2015 2:35 AM EDT2015-09-22 06:35:58 GMT
    Tuesday, September 22 2015 2:35 AM EDT2015-09-22 06:35:58 GMT
    My Name is Clif Johnson and I am president of a condo in Waikiki. I thank Hawaii News Now for giving me the opportunity to speak out. Last week, we sought help for a woman in a wheelchair who was in front of our building.More >>
    My Name is Clif Johnson and I am president of a condo in Waikiki. I thank Hawaii News Now for giving me the opportunity to speak out. Last week, we sought help for a woman in a wheelchair who was in front of our building.More >>
  • Local Connection: Bike citations

    Local Connection: Bike citations

    Friday, September 18 2015 12:24 AM EDT2015-09-18 04:24:57 GMT
    Friday, September 18 2015 12:24 AM EDT2015-09-18 04:24:57 GMT
    It never ceases to amaze me how often with government, one hand doesn't know what the other is doing.More >>
    It never ceases to amaze me how often with government, one hand doesn't know what the other is doing.More >>
  • Local Connection: Helping those who don't want help

    Local Connection: Helping those who don't want help

    Monday, September 14 2015 11:22 PM EDT2015-09-15 03:22:47 GMT
    Monday, September 14 2015 11:22 PM EDT2015-09-15 03:22:46 GMT
    The most difficult thing about helping the homeless is that some of them don't want help.More >>
    The most difficult thing about helping the homeless is that some of them don't want help.More >>
  • Local Connection: Building affordable housing

    Local Connection: Building affordable housing

    Friday, September 11 2015 12:07 AM EDT2015-09-11 04:07:06 GMT
    Friday, September 11 2015 12:07 AM EDT2015-09-11 04:07:06 GMT
    It is gratifying to see the state and city working together and beginning to chip away at the Kakaako homeless camp. More >>
    It is gratifying to see the state and city working together and beginning to chip away at the Kakaako homeless camp. More >>
  • Local Connection: Addressing the sewage spills

    Local Connection: Addressing the sewage spills

    Thursday, September 10 2015 12:13 AM EDT2015-09-10 04:13:02 GMT
    Thursday, September 10 2015 12:13 AM EDT2015-09-10 04:13:02 GMT
    Aloha. Unfortunately, our worldwide reputation as a clean and healthy tourist destination was in serious jeopardy just a couple of weeks ago, when more than a million gallons of sewage flowed into the ocean from Sandy Beach to Kakaako.More >>
    Aloha. Unfortunately, our worldwide reputation as a clean and healthy tourist destination was in serious jeopardy just a couple of weeks ago, when more than a million gallons of sewage flowed into the ocean from Sandy Beach to Kakaako.More >>
  • Local Connection: Walk to End Alzheimer's

    Local Connection: Walk to End Alzheimer's

    Thursday, September 3 2015 12:04 AM EDT2015-09-03 04:04:27 GMT
    Thursday, September 3 2015 12:04 AM EDT2015-09-03 04:04:27 GMT
    In just a few days and the ensuing weeks, hundreds of Hawaii residents will take to parks and malls across the state for an early morning walk that brings awareness and raises much needed funds to continue services to the tens-of-thousands of people affected by Alzheimer's disease in Hawaii and the caregivers who support them.More >>
    In just a few days and the ensuing weeks, hundreds of Hawaii residents will take to parks and malls across the state for an early morning walk that brings awareness and raises much needed funds to continue services to the tens-of-thousands of people affected by Alzheimer's disease in Hawaii and the caregivers who support them.More >>
  • Local Connection: Compact of Free Associations

    Local Connection: Compact of Free Associations

    Wednesday, September 2 2015 11:51 PM EDT2015-09-03 03:51:11 GMT
    Wednesday, September 2 2015 11:51 PM EDT2015-09-03 03:51:11 GMT
    Hawaii is a welcoming place, so we should be able to welcome the pacific islanders who have arrived in Hawaii because of the Compact of Free Association with Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Palau.More >>
    Hawaii is a welcoming place, so we should be able to welcome the pacific islanders who have arrived in Hawaii because of the Compact of Free Association with Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Palau.More >>
  • Local Connection: Children's Miracle Network

    Local Connection: Children's Miracle Network

    Thursday, August 27 2015 12:18 AM EDT2015-08-27 04:18:57 GMT
    Thursday, August 27 2015 12:18 AM EDT2015-08-27 04:18:57 GMT
    Everyone agrees, the children are our future. Hawaii News Now is proud to partner with Kapiolani Medical Center for women and children to raise money to make miracles happen for our local children.More >>
    Everyone agrees, the children are our future. Hawaii News Now is proud to partner with Kapiolani Medical Center for women and children to raise money to make miracles happen for our local children.More >>
  • Local Connection: Spotlight on Oahu's homeless issue

    Local Connection: Spotlight on Oahu's homeless issue

    Wednesday, August 26 2015 1:05 AM EDT2015-08-26 05:05:07 GMT
    Wednesday, August 26 2015 1:05 AM EDT2015-08-26 05:05:06 GMT
    With the heavy spotlight we have been putting on the homeless issue, I've received a lot of feedback, most of it positive when it comes to the resources we have devoted to the issue along with the Star-Advertiser.More >>
    With the heavy spotlight we have been putting on the homeless issue, I've received a lot of feedback, most of it positive when it comes to the resources we have devoted to the issue along with the Star-Advertiser.More >>
  • Local Connection: Classroom air conditioning

    Local Connection: Classroom air conditioning

    Monday, August 17 2015 11:25 PM EDT2015-08-18 03:25:56 GMT
    Monday, August 17 2015 11:25 PM EDT2015-08-18 03:25:55 GMT
    Last week Hawaii News Now reported on a classroom at Kalaheo High School where the teacher reports the classroom was 108 degrees.More >>
    Last week Hawaii News Now reported on a classroom at Kalaheo High School where the teacher reports the classroom was 108 degrees.More >>
  • Local Connection: Response to Oahu homeless poll

    Local Connection: Response to Oahu homeless poll

    Wednesday, August 12 2015 11:28 PM EDT2015-08-13 03:28:39 GMT
    Wednesday, August 12 2015 11:33 PM EDT2015-08-13 03:33:43 GMT
    We learned a lot from the Hawaii News Now/star advertiser poll on homelessness, which we released earlier this week. More >>
    We learned a lot from the Hawaii News Now/star advertiser poll on homelessness, which we released earlier this week. More >>
  • Local Connection: Hawaii News Now / Star Advertiser poll on Oahu's homeless crisis

    Local Connection: Hawaii News Now / Star Advertiser poll on Oahu's homeless crisis

    Monday, August 10 2015 11:21 PM EDT2015-08-11 03:21:50 GMT
    Monday, August 10 2015 11:21 PM EDT2015-08-11 03:21:50 GMT
    Our Hawaii News Now/Star-advertiser Hawaii poll is the first comprehensive island-wide report on the sentiment of Oahu's public on homelessness. And the results are powerful.More >>
    Our Hawaii News Now/Star-advertiser Hawaii poll is the first comprehensive island-wide report on the sentiment of Oahu's public on homelessness. And the results are powerful.More >>
  • Local Connection: Future home of PBS Hawaii

    Local Connection: Future home of PBS Hawaii

    Monday, August 3 2015 11:27 PM EDT2015-08-04 03:27:30 GMT
    Monday, August 3 2015 11:27 PM EDT2015-08-04 03:27:30 GMT
    Aloha, with me is Leslie Wilcox, President and CEO of PBS Hawaii.If you've recently driven on Nimitz Highway in Honolulu, you may have seen a building under construction at the entrance to Sand Island. That?s the future home of PBS Hawaii. More >>
    Aloha, with me is Leslie Wilcox, President and CEO of PBS Hawaii.If you've recently driven on Nimitz Highway in Honolulu, you may have seen a building under construction at the entrance to Sand Island. That?s the future home of PBS Hawaii. More >>
  • Local Connection: Governor David Ige

    Local Connection: Governor David Ige

    Wednesday, July 29 2015 11:41 PM EDT2015-07-30 03:41:18 GMT
    Wednesday, July 29 2015 11:41 PM EDT2015-07-30 03:41:18 GMT
    It's now been nearly eight months that David Ige has been governor, and we've tried to give the soft-spoken chief executive the benefit of the doubt.More >>
    It's now been nearly eight months that David Ige has been governor, and we've tried to give the soft-spoken chief executive the benefit of the doubt.More >>
  • Hawaii News Now and Honolulu Star Advertiser address homeless crisis

    Hawaii News Now and Honolulu Star Advertiser address homeless crisis

    Monday, July 27 2015 11:44 PM EDT2015-07-28 03:44:42 GMT
    Tuesday, July 28 2015 9:53 PM EDT2015-07-29 01:53:47 GMT
    This is my friend Dennis Francis - President and publisher of the Honolulu Star Advertiser. We're standing here together - because of the crisis of homelessness.More >>
    This is my friend Dennis Francis - President and publisher of the Honolulu Star Advertiser. We're standing here together - because of the crisis of homelessness.More >>
  • Local Connection: Albert Hee indicted for tax fraud

    Local Connection: Albert Hee indicted for tax fraud

    Monday, July 27 2015 11:36 PM EDT2015-07-28 03:36:06 GMT
    Monday, July 27 2015 11:36 PM EDT2015-07-28 03:36:06 GMT
    Businessman Albert Hee was convicted of tax fraud last week, and if ever there was a case for a judge to add more prison time for audacious greed and arrogance, this may be it.More >>
    Businessman Albert Hee was convicted of tax fraud last week, and if ever there was a case for a judge to add more prison time for audacious greed and arrogance, this may be it.More >>
  • Local Connection: Steve Miller on Neighborhood Boards

    Local Connection: Steve Miller on Neighborhood Boards

    Wednesday, July 15 2015 11:23 PM EDT2015-07-16 03:23:47 GMT
    Wednesday, July 15 2015 11:23 PM EDT2015-07-16 03:23:47 GMT
    Aloha, Im certain that Governor Ige has been very busy since being elected and sworn in in December 2014.  More >>
    Aloha, Im certain that Governor Ige has been very busy since being elected and sworn in in December 2014.  More >>
  • Local Connection: Scott Nago

    Local Connection: Scott Nago

    Tuesday, July 14 2015 6:43 PM EDT2015-07-14 22:43:02 GMT
    Tuesday, July 14 2015 6:43 PM EDT2015-07-14 22:43:02 GMT
    In baseball - the rule is three strikes and youre out.More >>
    In baseball - the rule is three strikes and youre out.More >>
  • Local Connection: Save Ka Iwi Coast

    Local Connection: Save Ka Iwi Coast

    Friday, July 10 2015 5:19 PM EDT2015-07-10 21:19:20 GMT
    Friday, July 10 2015 5:19 PM EDT2015-07-10 21:19:20 GMT
    What lands should we protect? Thats a question looming before us in countless scenarios, most recently with controversies over TMT, Kawela Bay and proposed developments on prime agricultural lands.More >>
    What lands should we protect? Thats a question looming before us in countless scenarios, most recently with controversies over TMT, Kawela Bay and proposed developments on prime agricultural lands.More >>
  • Local Connection: Healthcare Hero

    Local Connection: Healthcare Hero

    Thursday, July 9 2015 6:28 PM EDT2015-07-09 22:28:30 GMT
    Friday, July 10 2015 1:56 PM EDT2015-07-10 17:56:08 GMT
    Have you ever wanted to say thank you to a very special healthcare worker who made a difference in your life but you didn't know how?More >>
    Have you ever wanted to say thank you to a very special healthcare worker who made a difference in your life but you didn't know how?More >>
  • Local Connection: Kakaako Homeless Encampment

    Local Connection: Kakaako Homeless Encampment

    Thursday, July 9 2015 6:05 PM EDT2015-07-09 22:05:15 GMT
    Thursday, July 9 2015 6:05 PM EDT2015-07-09 22:05:14 GMT
    Homelessness was back in the headlines last week - and mostly because of neglect of the issue by the administration of Governor Ige. More >>
    Homelessness was back in the headlines last week - and mostly because of neglect of the issue by the administration of Governor Ige. More >>
  • Local Connection: Ethics Commission

    Local Connection: Ethics Commission

    Tuesday, June 30 2015 5:42 PM EDT2015-06-30 21:42:17 GMT
    Tuesday, June 30 2015 5:42 PM EDT2015-06-30 21:42:17 GMT
    Time and time again we have been disappointed by politicians who succumb to the temptations of power - taking free gifts, spending taxpayer money on themselves and being wined and dined by people trying to influence them. More >>
    Time and time again we have been disappointed by politicians who succumb to the temptations of power - taking free gifts, spending taxpayer money on themselves and being wined and dined by people trying to influence them. More >>
  • Local Connection: David Lassner

    Local Connection: David Lassner

    Wednesday, June 17 2015 10:15 AM EDT2015-06-17 14:15:17 GMT
    Tuesday, June 30 2015 12:00 AM EDT2015-06-30 04:00:29 GMT
    A year ago, when David Lassner was running for the permanent Presidency of the University of Hawaii, we had our doubts.More >>
    A year ago, when David Lassner was running for the permanent Presidency of the University of Hawaii, we had our doubts.More >>
  • Local Connection: Homeless in Hawaii

    Local Connection: Homeless in Hawaii

    Wednesday, June 24 2015 11:05 PM EDT2015-06-25 03:05:05 GMT
    Thursday, June 25 2015 12:13 AM EDT2015-06-25 04:13:48 GMT
    In the spirit of wanting to be somewhat optimistic, it was encouraging to learn in this past Sunday's edition of the Star Advertiser's "Insight Section" about some of the progress finally being made regarding providing housing and other essential services to Oahu's homeless. More >>
    In the spirit of wanting to be somewhat optimistic, it was encouraging to learn in this past Sunday's edition of the Star Advertiser's "Insight Section" about some of the progress finally being made regarding providing housing and other essential services to Oahu's homeless. More >>
  • Local Connection: Pick-up Truck Law?

    Local Connection: Pick-up Truck Law?

    Wednesday, June 24 2015 11:13 PM EDT2015-06-25 03:13:45 GMT
    Wednesday, June 24 2015 11:13 PM EDT2015-06-25 03:13:45 GMT
    This weekend three young men died when they were thrown from the back of a pick-up truck on Maui. A terrible tragedy and first of all…our hearts are with their families and friends. More >>
    This weekend three young men died when they were thrown from the back of a pick-up truck on Maui. A terrible tragedy and first of all…our hearts are with their families and friends. More >>
  • Local Connection: Behind Bars?

    Local Connection: Behind Bars?

    Wednesday, June 24 2015 10:57 PM EDT2015-06-25 02:57:18 GMT
    Wednesday, June 24 2015 10:57 PM EDT2015-06-25 02:57:18 GMT
     We depend on our criminal justice system to keep us safe - by solving crimes…putting violent criminals behind bars and keeping them there until they are no longer a danger. More >>
     We depend on our criminal justice system to keep us safe - by solving crimes…putting violent criminals behind bars and keeping them there until they are no longer a danger. More >>
  • Local Connection: HCDA Chairperson John Whalen

    Local Connection: HCDA Chairperson John Whalen

    Thursday, June 11 2015 6:36 PM EDT2015-06-11 22:36:08 GMT
    Thursday, June 11 2015 6:36 PM EDT2015-06-11 22:36:09 GMT
    Less than two years ago, developer Ward Village promised to build 988 Halekauwila, a for-sale housing project with up to 375 housing units for qualified income buyers. More >>
    Less than two years ago, developer Ward Village promised to build 988 Halekauwila, a for-sale housing project with up to 375 housing units for qualified income buyers. More >>
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