Good Thursday Morning Sunrisers,
Today marks a milestone for U.S. troops in Iraq. The last combat brigade has left the country, as President Barack Obama tries to reduce troop numbers to 50,000 by September 1. The departure comes more than seven years after American combat forces entered. The mission of the remaining non-combat troops will be to continue training Iraqi security forces as part of Operation New Dawn.
Big Island police have just released 911 recordings from the day a Hawaii County councilman got into a fight with an officer. Kelly Greenwell was taken into custody after a traffic stop on Queen Kaahumanu Highway on July 17. Hear what witnesses told dispatchers about the brawl.
A former UH Warrior football star is tackling a tough mission. Ashley Lelie is helping two local boys who need life-saving matches. AJ Turner and Mitchell Ganeku are searching for matching bone marrow or blood stem cell donors. Find out how you can help at an upcoming bone marrow donor registration drive.
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- Lisa Kubota