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An Oahu church offers a career coaching program for those job hunting

A number of community groups have offered similar services as thousands faced unemployment as a result of the pandemic.

  Identity thieves have stolen at least $15.8M in Hawaii jobless benefits ... and probably much more

  Thieves steal $250K worth of protective gear that was destined for hospitals, first responders

Merrie Monarch ticket refunds are available, though some opt to donate the money

  Education Innovation Teacher Challenge

Waiahole Elementary to celebrate 136 years with benefit concert

A new license plate for electric vehicles is being proposed, and it honors Hokulea

Continued Coverage

  Local Connection: A Fond Aloha, Rick Blangiardi

  Local Connection: Cost of Living in 2020

  Local Connection: Happy Holidays!

  Local Connection: Samoa Vaccination Mission

Local Connection: Roynes Dural Exoneration

  Local Connection: Violent Crimes on Oahu

  Local Connection: Waikiki Groin

Construction was finished last week on a 95-foot groin made basically of big sand bags.

17-year-old battling lymphoma gets a Broadway wish granted

A Wahiawa teenager’s wish has been granted thanks to Make-A-Wish Hawaii.

  Local Connection: Supporting The Salvation Army This Holiday Season

The holidays are here and you know what that means: 'Tis the season for The Salvation Army’s Red Kettles and bell ringers across the islands.

  Local Connection: Politics and Plastics on Oahu

The debate over how to move away from plastic and foam containers in the food industry is exposing chronic flaws in how the council does its business

Local Connection: Supporting UH Football

  Local Connection: Aloha United Way’s 100th Anniversary

Local Connection: Suburban Hotels in Hawaii

Local Connection: Battling the Vaping Epidemic

  Local Connection: Protesting Projects in Hawaii

Local Connection: Union vs. Non-Union Work

Local Connection: Approval Ratings of Politicians and HPD Leadership

The one hopeful note is the confidence the public shows in our police department.

  Local Connection: Sextortion Apps

Helping you keep your children and your family safe is a primary mission of Hawaii News Now.

  Local Connection: The Injustice System

Hawaii News Now detailed the case of an innocent Roynes Dural.

Local Connection: Combatting Climate Change

It feels like the prospect of failure is increasing daily.

Local Connection: Vaping Risks in Kids

Sadly, we learned last week of the first Hawaii child to suffer serious lung damage tied to vaping.

Local Connection: CBD Products in Hawaii

The real scandal here is in that there are so many businesses in this community willing to exploit people

Local Connection: Scandal Among HART Employees

Honolulu's Rail project has enough problems.

Local Connection: Tulsi Gabbard’s Presidential Run

What does Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard hope to accomplish by continuing her campaign for President?

Local Connection: Police Misconduct and Transparency

Secrecy is one reason there are so many people, not just women, who do not trust police departments

Local Connection: UH’s Season Opener

Let’s take a lesson from the team that doesn’t give up – and not give up on showing up.

Local Connection: Opioid Crisis in Hawaii

Dependence can arise from a legal and necessary treatment for pain.

Local Connection: Homeless Encampments

The police department is taking on some of this issue.

Local Connection: TMT and Hawaii’s Statehood Anniversary

You have to wonder what that next decade will be like.

Local Connection: Raised Crosswalks Across Oahu

The impact is pretty dramatic.

Local Connection: UH Football

The first game is Aug. 24 at Aloha Stadium, and is against Arizona of the Pac 12.

Local Connection: Hawaii’s Hurricane Season

Last week we got a potent reminder that Hurricane season is well underway.

Local Connection: Mass Shootings on American Soil

Something needs to change.

  Local Connection: Conflict on Mauna Kea

The TMT is in danger of becoming a national symbol for the mistreatment of native people

Make-A-Wish celebrates Christmas in July with early registration discount on annual run

Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Local Connection: No Doubt, House in Hawaii is Expensive

There is no shortage of data that prove Hawaii's cost of housing is impossibly high.

Local Connection: Honolulu’s Bulky Item Pickup System

Some say it may have been designed to fail so that the city can justify charging money for garbage service.

Local Connection: Pressure for Keith Kaneshiro

Kaneshiro was one of very few people who could have prevented the worst of the corruption.

Local Connection: Guilty Verdict for the Kealohas

It’s refreshing to know that in the end, justice was delivered by 12 regular people who knew right from wrong

Local Connection: Vacation Rental Regulations

The visitor industry protested mightily when the mayor and city council moved to raise the hotel and resort property tax by one dollar per thousand dollars value.

Local Connection: Final Approval for TMT

Developers of the planned thirty meter telescope have reached a tremendous milestone.

Local Connection: The Kealoha Trial

This is without question the most important public corruption trial in state history.

Local Connection: What is your Kuleana?

Kuleana is the Hawaiian word for responsibility.

Local Connection: Dangerous Driving Habits

We were reminded recently that a car is a deadly weapon.

Local Connection: The Start of the Kealoha Trial

The first trial in the Kealoha Corruption scandal will soon be underway.

Local Connection: The City Council and Vacation Rentals

Once again, the city council has failed to come to grips with the explosion of illegal vacation rentals on Oahu.

  Check out the first Illuminate Twilight Walk by Queen’s West Oahu

The Illuminate Twilight Walk offers the unique opportunity to raise funds to support the hospital, while partnering with the community and businesses to promote health and wellness.

Check out the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association Charity Walk

Celebrate a tradition of giving at the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association’s 41st Annual Charity Walk.

Local Connection: Queen’s ‘Illuminate Twilight’ Walk

There is a brand new charity event happening this Saturday in Kapolei.

Local Connection: Lawmakers’ Get a Raise

The process of setting salaries for elected officials seems designed to avoid accountability.

Local Connection: Charlie Wade Allegations

The evolution of the “Me Too” movement took another interesting turn last week.

  Oahu dancer earns coveted Miss Aloha Hula title at Merrie Monarch

Thirteen dancers took to the stage to vie for the Miss Aloha Hula title.

Here’s how to watch Merrie Monarch 2019 on air or online

It’s the week of the Olympics of hula: Merrie Monarch 2019.

Local Connection: The Battle Over Water Rights

A debate over water and how to decide who gets to use it is once again the most contentious issue at the state capitol.

Local Connection: The End of the Special Election

Congratulations to Tommy Waters on his win in the East Honolulu council campaign re-match.

Local Connection: Espinda’s Reputation

It didn’t get a lot of coverage, but Governor Ige has basically fired two of his cabinet members.

Local Connection: The Special Election

There is a lot more at stake than who will represent the area.

Local Connection: The NFL Back in Hawaii

It’s great news that real NFL football is coming back to Hawaii.

The Hawaii Kai Carnival is in full swing this weekend!

The carnival is rounding out a two-weekend run on Oahu’s east side.

Local Connection: The Priced Out Of Paradise Crisis

At this point – we have run out of time to waste on this crisis.

Local Connection: New Zealand Shooting

The slaughter of 50 people in two New Zealand mosques during Friday prayers was a horrible, cowardly act.

Local Connection: Recent Law Enforcement Shootings

The recent spike in law enforcement shootings is something to be concerned about, but not necessarily in the way you might think.

  American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure

Ride, Run, or Walk on behalf of the American Diabetes Association at the 2019 Tour de Cure. This year will be held at Kapiolani Regional Park on Saturday, March 16th.

Local Connection: Taxing Resorts & Hotels

They are here to make money.

Local Connection: Landslides on the Pali

We saw once again how inadequate and fragile Oahu’s highways system are.

Local Connection: Homeless Priorities

It seems the issue of homelessness doesn’t seem top of mind at this year’s legislature.

  Local Connection: Raising Hawaii’s Minimum Wage

It looks like there is consensus at the top.

Here’s an opportunity for students of Asian, Hawaiian descent interested in public service

The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) is accepting applications.

Local Connection: Hawaii’s Lt. Governor

Green doesn't seem afraid to intervene in a visible way on issues.

Go down the yellow brick road in special anniversary screenings of the ‘Wizard of Oz’

Special showings of a beloved movie classic will take place at the end of the month in select theaters across Hawaii.

Local Connection: A Shutdown Stalemate

This is not the way to serve the American people.

Local Connections: Illegal Fireworks

We live with many laws that are barely enforceable.

Young soccer fans have the chance to play alongside professional players in upcoming clinic

Calling all keiki soccer players: Gear up!

  Local Connection: Ige’s “New” Cabinet

The governor doesn’t seem interested in change.