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Haitians relieved to stay in US for now, upset status to end
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

The Homeland Security Department said conditions in Haiti have improved significantly, so the benefit will be extended one last time - until July 2019 - to give Haitians time to prepare to return home.

CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

CBS News has fired Charlie Rose after several women accused the veteran newsman of sexual misconduct.

Advocates in 'race' to keep pimps from preying on homeless teens
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

Youth outreach experts in Waikiki are battling the clock to reach homeless teenage girls. 

Trump all but endorses GOP's Moore despite sex accusations
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

President Donald Trump is discounting accusations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, telling voters not to support his "liberal" rival.

Police raid suspected game rooms in Punchbowl neighborhood
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

Honolulu police cracked down on gambling operations in a Punchbowl neighborhood on Saturday. Officers arrested 20 people for warrants and gambling offenses.

'They're dirty and they know it': Hawaii State Hospital worker speaks out about killer's escape
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

A Hawaii State Hospital employee is speaking out about psychopathic killer, Randall Saito’s escape. 

David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, '70s teen idol, dies at 67
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

David Cassidy became an instant  teen heartthrob as Keith Partridge on "The Partridge Family," which ran from 1971 to 1974, and while singing on tour, with his concerts selling out in major venues like Madison Square Garden.

Dramatic video shows escape, shooting of N. Korean defector
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

The U.S.-led U.N. command has released a dramatic video showing the desperate dash to freedom and shooting of a North Korean soldier.

Crews wrap up Nimitz Viaduct clean-up, hauling out 4M pounds of trash
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

After nearly a month, the state says it's wrapped up a massive clean-up of entrenched homeless encampments under the Nimitz Viaduct.

Leaving on a jet plane? A reminder that airport parking is a bear
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

Traveling for the holidays? 

LIST: 2017 Black Friday store hours
Posted on Tuesday November 07, 2017

Black Friday is right around corner! 

Lawmakers: Those 'pay-to-play' video games are really just gambling for teens
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

Hawaii lawmakers are hoping to crackdown on video games with rewards systems, saying they target and promote gambling to minors.  

US slaps new sanctions on North Korean, Chinese companies
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

North Korea on Monday joined Iran, Sudan and Syria on the terror blacklist, a largely symbolic step.

Kauai High alerts parents after students contract hand, foot and mouth disease
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

Kauai High is asking parents to be on the alert for symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease after four students fell ill over the last three weeks. 

Monster surf set to roll in; High Surf Warning in effect
Posted on Monday November 20, 2017

A High Surf Warning is in effect for north- and east-facing shores of all islands as a large north swell is set to roll in.

Backlogged repairs price tag at Hawaii schools nears $300M
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

The price tag for backlogged repairs at Hawaii's aging school campuses grew by 5 percent over the last school year, new figures show.

An Alaska girl gets her wish: To see a 'magical' Hawaii tree up close
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

Every child's wish should be filled, but we think you'll agree this one is special. 

Masked men get away with $1 after robbing teen at gunpoint
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

Kapolei parents and teens are being asked to be vigilant after two men in ski masks robbed a 15-year-old at gunpoint while he was walking home from school. 

Isle shoppers gear up for Black Friday crowds, long lines — and big sales
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

Tens of thousands of Hawaii shoppers will brave big crowds and long lines for what's become a holiday tradition: The Black Friday shopping blitz (that now starts as early as Thanksgiving Day for some).

It's not your imagination ... Hawaii is seeing record low temps
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

It's been a chilly few days in the islands, at least on Hawaii standards.

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Mānoa: New dean to lead the College of Education at UH Mānoa
Posted on Monday November 20, 2017

Nathan Murata has been named dean of the College of Education, effective January 1, 2018.

Mānoa: An interstellar visitor unmasked
Posted on Sunday November 19, 2017

Researchers are led by the Institute for Astronomy's Karen Meech.

Mānoa: Law School's annual all-women 'Ete Bowl' will pit current students against graduates
Posted on Friday November 17, 2017

This is the 40th year of the good-natured grudge match between the Etes and Bruzers.

Mānoa: Nanosilicon resource published by Klaus Sattler
Posted on Wednesday November 15, 2017

The book spans a wide range of possible use for nanosilicon in biomedical devices and methods.

Mānoa: Two UH undergraduates win national awards for their health sciences research in Africa
Posted on Wednesday November 15, 2017

Want to travel abroad to do research? Applications for the 2018 program are due December 1.

Mānoa: Shidler team wins international business competition
Posted on Tuesday November 14, 2017

The CUIBE case event gives students an opportunity to showcase their knowledge of international business through a competitive environment.

Kapiʻolani: Zootopia head of animation works with Kapi‘olani CC students
Posted on Monday November 13, 2017

Award winning Disney animator Renato dos Anjos holds workshop for Kapiolani CC students.

Mānoa: UH medical student earns top national prize making research 'come alive' through augmented reality
Posted on Monday November 13, 2017

Dr. Trudy Hong is working with UH startup company Radial 3D to expand medical technology.

Mānoa: UH Manoa wins national award for increase in four-year graduation rate
Posted on Monday November 13, 2017

APLU presents campus with 2017 Project Degree Completion Award in Washington, D.C.

West Oʻahu: University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu awarded $2.7 million GEAR UP partnership grant
Posted on Monday November 13, 2017

UH West Oahu receives $2.7 million federal GEAR UP partnership grant.

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Castle Medical Center receives Malcolm Baldrige Award

SmartMoney Monday: Protecting your identity

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After skipping October, Eat the Street is coming back in November

Business Report: 11/20/17

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BIIF soccer: Dragons look to breathe fire again in revamped D-II race

Tribune-Herald Athlete of the Week: Hilo quarterback Kaleo Apao

Lewis: Independence has been anything but a boon for UH rival BYU

Country novice swimming championship results

Reardon: HHSAA finals epic – but tweaks needed

Big Isle briefs, Nov. 21

International Karate League Championship results

HHSAA football: Vikings get the message loud and clear

Wright On: Student drain puts Vulcans in precarious spot

Wildcats are champions in defeat

Mānoa: Hawaiian language play directed by first MFA holder from Hawaiian Theatre and Playwriting program

Mānoa: UH Manoa welcomes public to popular open house on Saturday, Feb. 25

West Oʻahu: Hoʻokani Kulanui highlights UH West O‘ahu’s spring music lineup

Mānoa: English PhD candidate Henry Wei Leung wins national poetry book prize

Windward: Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition “Roots of Wisdom” at WCC Library

System: UH Community Colleges host internationally recognized Hakuoh University Handbell Choir

Honolulu: Handcrafted copper roses just in time for Valentine's Day

Windward: Nā Manu at Palikū Theatre

Windward: Voyaging: The Art of Wayfinding at Gallery ‘Iolani

West Oʻahu: Stories of Tsunami Survivors: Performance to retell Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist's cover story

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Company to expand amphibious tours
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

Is it a bus or a boat?

Police arrest 25 for DUI
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

During the week of Nov. 13-19, Hawaii Island police arrested 25 motorists for DUI. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident and one was younger than 21.

Reality rendezvous: Big Island serves as backdrop for dating show, other film projects
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

A Los Angeles production company is in East Hawaii shooting what’s described in permit applications as an “untitled dating show” for MTV.

Captain Cook man charged in crash that killed girl
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

KAILUA-KONA — A Captain Cook man is facing a misdemeanor negligent homicide charge stemming from a crash that killed a 10-year-old girl near Honaunau Elementary School last November.

Kow’s is pau; longtime restaurant family retired
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

The burners beneath the woks at Kow’s Restaurant have been turned off.

Man accused of abducting woman, attacking police
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

A 27-year-old Hilo man on probation for a felony drug offense is alleged to have abducted a woman and assaulted two police officers Friday night.

South Kona man sought
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

Police are asking for the public’s help with locating a 51-year-old South Kona man wanted for outstanding warrants.

Road closed today for restriping
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

A turnoff from Highway 11 onto Kilauea Avenue will be closed today for restriping.

Transit chief to start Feb. 16: Californian brings ‘significant experience’
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

A California transportation planner has been hired to take the reins of Hawaii County’s troubled mass transit system.

University of Nations CFO’s sentencing rescheduled
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

KAILUA-KONA — After submitting his guilty plea in May, prosecutors are looking at whether or not the former University of Nations CFO committed an additional felony.

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Police DUI stats for the week of November 6-12, 2017
Posted on Monday November 13, 2017

During the week of November 6, 2017, through November 12, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 22 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 1,001 DUI arrests […]

Police are searching for a Naalehu girl reported missing
Posted on Monday November 13, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 13-year-old Nāʻālehu girl who was reported missing. Melelani Leaverton was last seen in Nāʻālehu on, (November 11). She is described as 5-feet 7 inches, 160 pounds with shoulder-length brown hair, medium-brown complexion, medium build and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue tank top and blue […]

Police seek info on forgery suspect
Posted on Monday November 13, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male involved in a forgery investigation that occurred on, (October 27), at a commercial business in Pāhoa.

Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 17.4 cents per gallon the past week
Posted on Monday November 13, 2017

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 17.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.54/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.55/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

A Pahoa man is charged in connection with a burglary
Posted on Monday November 13, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 29-year-old Pāhoa man in connection with a burglary of a vacant business building. At 11:50 p.m., on November 9, officers noticed a man in a pickup truck parked between a shipping container and the fence line of a business on Silva Street in Hilo. Police also discovered that the […]

Hawaiian Airlines adds Sunday flights in anticipation of high passenger demand
Posted on Sunday November 12, 2017

Hawaiian Airlines has added three extra roundtrip flights from Honolulu to Kona, Lihue and Kahului on the afternoon and night of Sunday, Nov. 12, in anticipation of high passenger traffic resulting from Island Air’s shutdown.

Hawaii Island lane closures for November 11-17, 2017
Posted on Sunday November 12, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — VOLCANO ROAD/MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11) — 1) SOUTH KONA Alternating lane closures on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) between Mile Marker 80 and Mile Marker 85 in the vicinity of Manuka State Park in both […]

Strong quake in Costa Rica, no tsunami threat
Posted on Sunday November 12, 2017

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 occurred in Costa Rica at 4:28 p.m. HST on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Based on all available data… there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

‘Coffee With A Cop’ event in Waikoloa Village Friday (Nov 17)
Posted on Sunday November 12, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island Police invite you to attend a “Coffee With A Cop” event, to be held (November 17), from 8:00 a.m., to 10:00 a.m., at Island Lava Java in the Waikoloa Village Shopping Center, located at 68-1845 Waikoloa Road.

Road work to begin on Waianuenue Avenue Monday (Nov 13)
Posted on Saturday November 11, 2017

The County Highway Maintenance Division will begin resurfacing work on the Waiānuenue Ave. roadway from the Kamehameha Ave. intersection to the Ka‘iulani St. Intersection on Monday, November 13, 2017, and is estimated to be completed on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Working hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, weather conditions permitting.

Police warrants list for Thursday, November 9, 2017
Posted on Friday November 10, 2017

The listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

High Surf Advisory for north and east facing shores of Hawaii Island
Posted on Friday November 10, 2017

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for north east facing shores of Hawaii Island until 6 p.m. tonight (Nov 10). Surf is forecast to be peaking at 12-16 feet along north facing shores this evening and 8-12 feet along east facing shores this afternoon.

Police seek Puna man on warrants and for questioning
Posted on Thursday November 09, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 35-year-old Puna man wanted for outstanding warrants and questioning in connection with ongoing investigations.

Laupahoehoe students attend World Tsunami Conference in Okinawa
Posted on Thursday November 09, 2017

Six student “Youth Ambassadors” and a teacher from Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School participated in the High School Students Islands Summit on World Tsunami Awareness Day 2017 in Okinawa from November 7 – 8, 2017.

Volcano Watch: Magma – What’s hot and what’s not
Posted on Thursday November 09, 2017

Scientists at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory routinely collect lava samples from Kīlauea and use the chemistry of these samples to infer the temperature of magma.

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for November 9, 2017
Posted on Thursday November 09, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level fluctuated with summit inflation and deflation, ranging about 28–34 m (92–112 ft) below the vent rim.

High surf advisory for Hawaii Island
Posted on Thursday November 09, 2017

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for east facing shores of Hawaii Island from noon today (Nov 9) to 6 p.m. Friday (Nov 10). Surf is forecast to be in the 6-10 foot range this afternoon rising to 10-14 feet late tonight through Friday.

Fatal crash closes Mamalahoa Highway in Pahala Wednesday morning (Nov 8)
Posted on Wednesday November 08, 2017

As of 8:45 a.m. Hawaii County Civil Defense reports the roadway has reopened. Fire/rescue crews responded to a 3:36 a.m. alarm Wednesday (Nov 8) to the 47 mile marker of Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) in Pahala for a crash between a large delivery truck and a compact sedan.

Strong quake in Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat
Posted on Tuesday November 07, 2017

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 occurred in New Guinea, Papua New Guinea at 11:27 a.m. HST on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Based on all available data… there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

Military convoys scheduled from Kawaihae to Pōhakuloa November 7 and 9
Posted on Tuesday November 07, 2017

Soldiers from the 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment are scheduled to convoy from Kawaihae Docks to Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) Nov. 7 and 9. The convoys are scheduled to start at 8 a.m. and finish by 3:30 p.m. each day.

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