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Hawaii news: Your week in review

Check out the stories that topped the news this week:

Monday: Police said illegal fireworks during the New Year’s season prompted an uptick in citations. Meanwhile, lawmakers questioned how the fireworks were coming in – and whether more needs to be done to address the problem.

Tuesday: A device strapped to a car’s bumper on the Big Island prompted evacuations and a day-long investigation. The device was later determined to be fake.

Wednesday: Alexander & Baldwin announced it would lay off hundreds of workers by the end of the year as it transitions away from farming sugar. A&B’s Maui sugar plantation was the state’s last.

Thursday: Chinatown businesses raised the alarm after seeing a spate of assaults in recent months. They’re asking for increased police presence.

Friday: police continued to try to piece together details in the murder of a Chinatown resident Hoang Van Nguyen. Police on Thursday recovered Nguyen’s car in Pearl City, and arrested the driver.

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