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US Unemployment Claims Hit 4-Year Low, Peeping Tom Appearing In Court, & Maui County Collecting English Books For Philippines

U.S. UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS REACH 4-YEAR LOW OF 357K

Good news on the job front. The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell to a four-year low last week, suggesting employers continued hiring at a healthy pace in March. More on this story on HawaiiNewsNow.com.

PEEPING TOM APPEARING IN COURT

An alleged peeping tom on the Big Island will be back in court this morning. Police charged Faavae Tuinei, 35, with two counts of first degree violation of privacy. Investigators say he used a cell phone to film a 13-year-old girl in a women's public restroom in Hilo, and a 24-year-old woman in a bathroom stall at Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium. We'll have more on this story on Hawaii News Now Sunrise and HawaiiNewsNow.com.

MAUI COUNTY COLLECTING ENGLISH BOOKS FOR PHILIPPINES

Do you have extra books laying around the house? Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa says they want to collect at least one ton of new and used English books to send to the Philippines. Officials say there is a strong desire for people there to learn the English language, but a shortage of books. Read more about this story on HawaiiNewsNow.com.

SANTA MONICA COLLEGE STUDENT PROTESTORS PEPPER SPRAYED BY POLICE

Santa Monica College officials say action was warranted after some students were pepper-sprayed by police during an on-campus protest. The protest took place at the school's board of trustees meeting which would discuss a controversial plan offering extra courses at a higher tuition. Click HERE to see video from the scene.

THIRD ANNUAL VOYAGER CONCERT FUNDRAISER

This Saturday, the Voyager Public Charter School is holding its third annual Voyager Concert Fundraiser. The family-friendly event will feature island music, food and fun at the Great Lawn at the Bishop Museum. Students from Voyager will join us live in studio this morning for a performance you won't want to miss!

See you on TV,

The Sunrise Team

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