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Pearl Harbor commemoration to go on after fresh tragedy

Dec. 11, 2019 6:18 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials will beef up security as usual for the ceremony to remember those lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago, with service members and dignitaries confronting a fresh tragedy after a U.S. sailor killed two civilians, wounded another and then turned the gun on himself at the...

Development agency to take over Aloha Stadium redevelopment

Dec. 11, 2019 9:49 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii state agency is set to begin overseeing redevelopment of the state's largest stadium, officials said. The Hawaii Community Development Authority will take over the redevelopment of Aloha Stadium in suburban Honolulu, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday. The authority's...

Man injured in Pearl Harbor shooting released from hospital

Dec. 10, 2019 10:48 PM EST

WAIPAHU, Hawaii (AP) — A civilian worker injured in a shooting at Pearl Harbor’s shipyard last week was released from the hospital on Tuesday. The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu said Roger Nakamine left after spending almost a week in the hospital. An active duty sailor shot Nakamine...

Hawaiian Affairs investigation finds $7.8M in possible fraud

Dec. 9, 2019 8:43 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A financial review of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs has found $7.8 million worth of potentially fraudulent, wasteful and abusive transactions, officials said. The independent audit by national accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen covers the period from 2012 to 2016, The Honolulu...

Hawaii ice cream company facing potential thaw in business

Dec. 9, 2019 9:55 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — While a taste for its flavors may continue, a Hawaii ice cream company is facing an unsavory blow to its business after a supply partner declared bankruptcy. Dave’s Ice Cream Inc. may have to reduce its supply after last month’s bankruptcy of national food and beverage firm...

Rainbow Warriors, BYU are set to play in Hawaii Bowl

Dec. 8, 2019 9:13 PM EST

Hawaii (9-5, Mountain West) vs. BYU (7-5, Independent), Dec. 24, 8 p.m. ET LOCATION: Honolulu TOP PLAYERS Hawaii: WR Cedric Byrd II, 91 receptions, 1,049 yards, 10 touchdowns. BYU: QB Zach Wilson, 2,108 yards passing, 11 touchdowns passing, one rushing TD. NOTABLE Hawaii: Nick Rolovich, who led the Rainbow...

American Samoa declares measles outbreak, closes schools

Dec. 7, 2019 8:52 PM EST

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — The government of American Samoa declared that the U.S. territory has an outbreak of measles, a move that will lead to the closure of public schools starting Monday and a ban on gatherings in parks. In its announcement Friday of the measles outbreak, the government says...

Pearl Harbor shooting unfolded in 23 seconds in packed area

Dec. 6, 2019 11:50 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy sailor who fatally shot two people at Pearl Harbor before killing himself was unhappy with his commanders and had been undergoing counseling, a military official said Friday. Gabriel Romero, 22, also faced non-judicial punishment, which is a lower-level administrative process...

Honolulu City Council passes ban on single-use plastics

Dec. 6, 2019 12:40 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council passed a single-use plastics ban that will be the first in Hawaii to include all plastic containers used for food sales and service. The council voted Wednesday in favor of the measure that is expected to be signed by Mayor Kirk Caldwell and fully enacted by 2022....

Hawaii health officials say school measles report mistaken

Dec. 5, 2019 10:10 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii elementary school sent a letter to families mistakenly reporting that a student had contracted measles, state health officials said. The Department of Education said the letter was sent by Daniel K. Inouye Elementary School on Oahu Monday, Hawaii Public Radio reported. There has...