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Parents of teen accused in near hanging say it wasn’t racist

The parents of a teenager accused of being involved in the near hanging of an 8-year-old biracial boy at a picnic table insist what happened was a tragic “backyard accident” and was not motivated by racism. Read More

Cowboys kneel before national anthem against Arizona

Updated on  September 25, 2017 at 4:38 pm
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, so the speculation was that he would not allow his players to kneel during the national anthem. Read More

Hawaii ranks near bottom among states for teachers

Updated on  September 25, 2017 at 10:32 am
Hawaii ranks as the second-worst state in the nation for teachers, according to a report issued by WalletHub today. Read More

Equifax CEO retires in the wake of damaging data breach

Equifax CEO Richard Smith retired effective immediately today, as the credit reporting agency tries to clean up the mess left by a damaging data breach that exposed highly sensitive information about 143 million Americans. Read More

Steelers tackle Villanueva: mix up led to anthem flap

Alejandro Villanueva just wanted to get a glimpse of the American flag, the symbol he wore on his military uniform during three tours in Afghanistan before beginning an unlikely journey from Army Ranger to the NFL. Read More

North Korean diplomat says Trump has ‘declared war’

Updated on  September 25, 2017 at 10:24 am
North Korea’s top diplomat said today that U.S. President Donald Trump’s weekend tweet was a “declaration of war” and North Korea has the right to retaliate by shooting down U.S. bombers, even in international airspace. Read More

No tsunami from magnitude-6.4 quake near Tonga

Updated on  September 25, 2017 at 7:10 pm
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center affirmed that there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii following a magnitude-6.4 earthquake south of the Fiji islands this evening. Read More

Fire crews battle Ka‘u brush fire

Hawaii County Fire Department personnel continued to battle an elongated, 1,645-acre brush fire in the area of Ka‘alu‘alu near South Point, in Ka‘u. Read More

Sen. Collins’ opposition kills GOP health care drive

Updated on  September 25, 2017 at 12:44 pm
The last-gasp Republican drive to tear down President Barack Obama’s health care law essentially died today as Maine Sen. Susan Collins joined a small but decisive cluster of GOP senators in opposing the push. Read More

Target is raising minimum hourly wage to $15 by end of 2020

Target Corp. is raising its minimum hourly wage for workers to $11 starting next month and then to $15 by the end of 2020, a move it says will help it hire and keep the best employees and make shopping a better experience for customers. Read More

Fire chars Aiea home

Firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire that heavily damaged a home in Aiea Sunday night. Read More

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