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DENVER — Two passengers who were aboard a United Airlines flight that had to make an emergency landing after one of its engines blew apart and sent debris raining down on Colorado neighborhoods sued the company Friday.

Honolulu Police Shoot, Kill Man in Nu‘uanu

Apr 15, 2021
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For a second time in less than two weeks, Honolulu police have shot and killed someone. A man who walked into a Honolulu home punched officers who responded to the burglary call Wednesday night and later died at a hospital after an officer fired at him, Chief Susan Ballard said.

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HONOLULU — As muddy rainwater surged from Hawaii's steep seaside mountains and inundated residential communities last month, the damage caused by flooding was obvious — houses were destroyed and businesses swamped, landslides covered highways and raging rivers and streams were clogged with debris.

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Officials closed Waimanalo Bay Beach Park and warned people to stay out of the water after sharks were seen eating the carcass of a Hawaiian humpback whale that has since washed ashore and been removed.

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Hawai‘i lawmakers moved this week to delay pay raises that were due to go in effect for themselves, the governor, cabinet officials and judges — citing lingering economic struggles due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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A Honolulu building inspector pleaded not guilty Tuesday to allegations he took bribes in exchange for favors, including nullifying a Waikiki building code violation.

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The Hawaii Department of Health said Tuesday it is pausing usage of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine out of an abundance of caution while federal regulators review six reports of rare, potentially dangerous blood clots.

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Hawaii state House leaders have resisted union pressure to revive bills that would raise the minimum wage and exempt unemployment benefits from state income taxes.

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Governor David Ige has issued another emergency proclamation in response to the coronavirus pandemic that extends the statewide eviction moratorium for another two months and details plans for vaccinated travelers.

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Two state Senate committees have voted to advance a House bill that would reconfigure how the aerospace industry is managed in Hawaii with amendments that some argue limit the duties and resources of the Hawaii Tourism Authority.

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HONOLULU — The state of Hawaii could pay over $370,000 in lawyer fees after losing a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 2,700 Native Hawaiians who spent years on the waitlist for homestead land.

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Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard announced Friday she will step down from her role on June 1 and begin her retirement.

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WAILUKU — Maui County will soon require second coronavirus tests for trans-Pacific travelers flying directly to the island.

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WAILUKU — The Maui County Council is considering measures that would reserve at least half of all public beach access parking for residents and for visitors to be charged parking fees.

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HONOLULU — Hawai‘i's vacation rental market has outperformed hotels in occupancy rates in every month since October.

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HONOLULU — A new study from the University of Hawai‘i's School of Architecture has offered detailed short- and long-term design alterations that could help the state combat the effects of climate change.

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KAILUA-KONA — A coronavirus outbreak at the University of the Nations Kona has been reported by university officials, forcing the campus to close to the public.

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The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands has told the federal government that it will accept 80 acres, or 0.125 square miles, of land in Ewa Beach to eventually redevelop the land into homesteads for Native Hawaiians.

Man Charged With 4 Counts of Murder in California Shooting

Apr 2, 2021
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ORANGE, Calif. — A man was charged Friday with murder and attempted murder in a shooting rampage at a Southern California office building that left four people dead, including a 9-year-old boy.

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Honolulu food vendors won't be allowed to provide customers with plastic utensils under a new law that took effect Thursday. The city ordinance prohibits plastic forks, knives, spoons, straws, stir sticks, picks and sushi grass.

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A former Junior ROTC instructor at a Kaua‘i high school should remain locked up pending trial because he allegedly sexually abused a student and made video recordings of his abuse, U.S. prosecutors said.

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HONOLULU — Weddings can now be held outside on O‘ahu with a maximum of 100 people after an easing of public health orders related to the coronavirus pandemic.

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HONOLULU -- Hawai‘i's largest labor union has filed a grievance over recent layoffs by the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, which is building a delayed and beleaguered commuter rail line project.

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WAILUKU — A $2.5 million grant program has assisted 105 small farms across Maui County with a wide range of equipment, supplies and website development support.

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HONOLULU — There was a drop in the number of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students who went to college last year after graduating from Hawaii's public schools, which a group of educational leaders attributes to the pandemic.

Asian Americans Seek Greater Political Representation After Shootings

Mar 23, 2021
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WASHINGTON — Speaking on the floor of the Georgia state Senate last week, Michelle Au implored her colleagues to “stand up” to the hatred aimed at Asian Americans that's increased during the pandemic. A day later, a gunman shook the Atlanta area by killing eight people, including six women of Asian descent.

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BOULDER, Colo. — Police on Tuesday identified a 21-year-old man as the suspect who opened fire inside a crowded Colorado supermarket, and court documents showed that he purchased an assault rifle less than a week before the attack that killed 10 people, including a police officer.

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Despite the clamor to speed up the U.S. vaccination drive against COVID-19 and get the country back to normal, the first three months of the rollout suggest faster is not necessarily better.

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HONOLULU — The Hawaii state Legislature has advanced two bills that would allow some 17-year-olds the right to vote by next year’s primary election.

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HONOLULU — State legislators have deferred a resolution to rename President William McKinley High School and remove his statue.

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