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                                President-elect Donald Trump, left, and his wife Melania Trump arrive to the “Make America Great Again Welcome Concert” at the Lincoln Memorial Thursday in Washington.

Inauguration Day: Trump to become America’s 45th president

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                                President-elect Donald Trump, left, and his wife Melania Trump arrive to the “Make America Great Again Welcome Concert” at the Lincoln Memorial Thursday in Washington.
Donald Trump, a real estate mogul and reality television star who upended American politics and energized voters angry with Washington, will be sworn in today as the 45th president of the United States. Read More
KAUAI POLICE DEPARTMENT
                                KauaI police released this sketch of a woman who has not yet been identified after her body was located in waters off the Na Pali Coast on Wednesday afternoon.

ID sought for woman’s body found off Na Pali Coast

KAUAI POLICE DEPARTMENT
                                KauaI police released this sketch of a woman who has not yet been identified after her body was located in waters off the Na Pali Coast on Wednesday afternoon.

Updated on  January 19, 2017 at 10:06 pm
Kauai police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the body of a woman found Wednesday afternoon in waters off the Na Pali Coast. Read More
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                                President-elect Donald Trump, right, salutes as he arrives Thursday with his wife Melania Trump to the “Make America Great Again Welcome Concert” at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

As Trump takes the oath, many voters still can’t believe it

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                                President-elect Donald Trump, right, salutes as he arrives Thursday with his wife Melania Trump to the “Make America Great Again Welcome Concert” at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.
“I thought it was a joke. He’d run, he’d lose early and he’d be out,” said Christopher Thoms-Bauer, 20, a bookkeeper and collegestudent from Bayonne, New Jersey, who originally backed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s Republican candidacy. Read More
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                                Madonna poses at the World premiere of the film “The Beatles, Eight Days a Week” in London in September.

Madonna on Trump: ‘We have gone as low as we can go’

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                                Madonna poses at the World premiere of the film “The Beatles, Eight Days a Week” in London in September.

Updated on  January 19, 2017 at 9:34 pm
“He’s actually doing us a great service, because we have gone as low as we can go,” Madonna said Thursday night. “We can only go up from here, so what are we going to do?” Read More
GOOGLE MAPS
                                Kahakai Road in Kona

Burglar asks for money in Kona

GOOGLE MAPS
                                Kahakai Road in Kona

Updated on  January 19, 2017 at 9:07 pm
A 32-year-old man was arrested today after he entered a stranger’s apartment in Kona, asked her for money, then shoved her down when she tried to get away, Hawaii island police said. Read More
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                                Vendors sell their President-elect Donald Trump wares in Washington today as preparations continue for Friday’s presidential inauguration.

How to watch inauguration events, with or without TV

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                                Vendors sell their President-elect Donald Trump wares in Washington today as preparations continue for Friday’s presidential inauguration.

Updated on  January 19, 2017 at 9:16 pm
The lack of a TV set shouldn’t prevent you from following Friday’s presidential inauguration ceremony, the pomp and circumstance surrounding it, and the many protests and marches planned around the country. Read More
 
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                                Protesters burn signs outside the National Press Building ahead of the presidential inauguration Thursday in Washington.

Protesters planning to disrupt Donald Trump’s big day

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                                Protesters burn signs outside the National Press Building ahead of the presidential inauguration Thursday in Washington.
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to fill the nation’s capital for the inauguration of Donald Trump, and while the majority of those expected in Washington today will be there to celebrate, some protesters say their plan is to do their best to disrupt the day. Read More
 
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                                Mark Zuckerberg, chairman and CEO of Facebook, waved at the CEO summit during the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Lima, Peru, on Nov. 19, 2016.

Facebook’s Zuckerberg responds to reports on his Kauai land dealings

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                                Mark Zuckerberg, chairman and CEO of Facebook, waved at the CEO summit during the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Lima, Peru, on Nov. 19, 2016.

Updated on  January 19, 2017 at 5:26 pm
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used his own social media platform today to explain his effort in court to acquire several small pieces of land on Kauai from Hawaii families. Read More
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                                Self-identified members of “Bikers for Trump,” in red, and foreground, stand between protesters and police outside the National Press Building ahead of the presidential inauguration on Thursday in Washington.

Inauguration protests held at a trump hotel and elsewhere

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                                Self-identified members of “Bikers for Trump,” in red, and foreground, stand between protesters and police outside the National Press Building ahead of the presidential inauguration on Thursday in Washington.

Updated on  January 19, 2017 at 11:08 pm
On the eve of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, thousands of protesters and a group of Hollywood celebrities took to the streets in New York City. Read More

Hawaii unemployment rates drops to 2.9%

Hawaii’s unemployment rate declined for the fifth straight month and hit 2.9 percent in December, the lowest level since Sepember 2007, according to data released today by the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Read More
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                                President-elect Donald Trump, accompanied by his wife Melania Trump, waved as they arrived at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., today, ahead of Friday’s inauguration.

Trump sweeps into Washington with a wave and a salute

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                                President-elect Donald Trump, accompanied by his wife Melania Trump, waved as they arrived at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., today, ahead of Friday’s inauguration.

Updated on  January 19, 2017 at 3:51 pm
Ready for his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington on a military jet today and quickly set to building better ties to the Republican Congress as he kicked off three days of inaugural festivities. Washington braced for an onslaught of crowds and demonstrators — with all the attendant hoopla and hand-wringing. Read More
BRUCE ASATO / MAY 2015
                                Corey Rosenlee

State offers teachers 1% bonuses

BRUCE ASATO / MAY 2015
                                Corey Rosenlee

Updated on  January 19, 2017 at 10:11 pm
The state has offered public school teachers an annual 1 percent lump-sum bonus that the teachers union called an unacceptable and “paltry” offer in an internal email sent to members tonight. Read More
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / Sept. 2013
                                In this Sept. 11, 2013, photo, a Pacific Environmental Corp. worker skims the water near the Matson shipyard in the Kapalama Basin in Honolulu after a molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a $725,000 settlement with Matson Terminals Inc. for the 1,400-ton molasses spill.

Matson settles with EPA over massive molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / Sept. 2013
                                In this Sept. 11, 2013, photo, a Pacific Environmental Corp. worker skims the water near the Matson shipyard in the Kapalama Basin in Honolulu after a molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a $725,000 settlement with Matson Terminals Inc. for the 1,400-ton molasses spill.

Updated on  January 19, 2017 at 3:42 pm
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement today with Matson Terminals Inc. for the company’s 1,400-ton molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor in 2013. Read More
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                                Lucie Poulet, right, used a geotechnical tool while Annie Caraccio recorded the data during a May 2014 study outside the domed structure that will house six researchers for eight months in an environment meant to simulate an expedition to Mars, on Mauna Loa. The group will enter the dome today and spend eight months together in the 1,200-square-foot research facility in a study called Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS).

Mauna Loa crew to spend 8 months on ‘Mars’

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                                Lucie Poulet, right, used a geotechnical tool while Annie Caraccio recorded the data during a May 2014 study outside the domed structure that will house six researchers for eight months in an environment meant to simulate an expedition to Mars, on Mauna Loa. The group will enter the dome today and spend eight months together in the 1,200-square-foot research facility in a study called Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS).

Updated on  January 19, 2017 at 7:42 am
A group of NASA-funded researchers is poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a remote Hawaii volcano to study human behavior in long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars. Read More
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                                President Barack Obama spoke during his final presidential news conference, Wednesday, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. In his last major act as president, Barack Obama cut short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes today, bringing his bid to correct what he’s called a systematic injustice to a climactic close.

Obama commutes 330 drug sentences, including 3 from Hawaii

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                                President Barack Obama spoke during his final presidential news conference, Wednesday, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. In his last major act as president, Barack Obama cut short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes today, bringing his bid to correct what he’s called a systematic injustice to a climactic close.

Updated on  January 19, 2017 at 11:47 am
Barack Obama cut short the sentences of 330 federal inmates, including three from Hawaii, convicted of drug crimes today, bringing his bid to correct what he’s called a systematic injustice to a climactic close. Read More

Tight end from California commits to Hawaii

Gavin Reinwald, a tight end from Sacramento’s Elk Grove High School, told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser he has accepted a scholarship from the University of Hawaii football team. Read More
JAMM AQUINO / DEC. 29
                                The Rainbow Wahine basketball team shot 57 percent from the field in their first road win of the season.

Hot shooting Rainbow Wahine get first road win

JAMM AQUINO / DEC. 29
                                The Rainbow Wahine basketball team shot 57 percent from the field in their first road win of the season.
Hawaii’s hottest shooting performance of the season carried the Rainbow Wahine basketball team to an 87-79 Big West win over Cal Poly today in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Read More

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