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Officer stops to toss the football with boy playing catch by himself

The officer said the youngster impressed him with his one-handed catches and ability to run under long passes.

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Let’s read, baby! Local teacher’s hip hop parody encourages page-turning

  Alicia’s Market, a local favorite since the 1950s, scales back operations to survive pandemic

  Official COVID-19 death toll in Hawaii jumps to 120 as Hilo care home fatalities are added

New program to offer paid training opportunities to displaced workers

  The Maui Invitational moves to the mainland in 2020

For the first time in it’s 36 year history, the Maui Jim Maui Invitational will not be held in its namesake location — moving over 4,000 miles to North Carolina.
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  Homes destroyed after winds push California fire into desert

A firefighter has died battling a wildfire in California that officials say was sparked by a device used to reveal a baby’s gender.

  Green: Pre-travel testing program will help get thousands of people back to work

  New unemployment call center set to launch as state struggles to keep up with claims

  Hilo veterans home sees another COVID-19 death, bringing total to 18

Filming closes portion of Nimitz Hwy. near Honolulu airport

  Public schools will make ‘gradual’ transition to blended learning in October

Forecast: Stronger trade winds due over the weekend

  Sharks spotted near shore at Kaimana Beach for four straight days

Sewage leak forces temporary closure of Sand Island Beach Park

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US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores, threatens shutdowns

The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will bar the apps from accessing essential internet services in the U.S. — a move that could effectively wreck the operation of both Chinese services for U.S. users.

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  The Maui Invitational moves to the mainland in 2020

For the first time in it’s 36 year history, the Maui Jim Maui Invitational will not be held in its namesake location — moving over 4,000 miles to North Carolina.

Mililani’s Victoria Lee joins her siblings and signs with ONE Championship

At just 16 years old, Hawaii native and martial arts phenom, Victoria Lee officially signs a contract with ONE Championship.

Big Ten Conference announces October start date for the 2020 football season

The Big Ten Conference announced on Wednesday that they will begin their season the weekend of October 24 — a month after the conference postponed their season indefinitely.

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  Elections offices gear up to mail out ballots for general election

  A tiny medical device was key in one Hawaii woman’s fight against COVID-19

  City makes an additional $75M in aid available to struggling Oahu businesses

  Funding for homeless sweeps along state roadways runs out, putting future clean-ups on hold

New order will allow small household gatherings on beaches, in parks

The new order, which is still being vetted and must be approved by the governor, would go into effect next Thursday.
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Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

Minnesota will feel like a genuine battleground on Friday when President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden campaign to mark the beginning of early voting.

4 additional COVID-19 fatalities reported on Oahu, 160 new cases seen statewide

WATCH ‘This is Now’: VA team begins arriving at veterans home grappling with outbreak

List: Food distribution events, resources available as pandemic drags on

  Pre-travel testing program to start Oct. 15, key step in rebooting Hawaii’s tourism