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FTA sets April 30 deadline for new rail financial plan

A Federal Transit Administration has agreed to give the city until April 30 to submit a financial recovery plan for its increasingly expensive rail project, allowing Mayor Kirk Caldwell, the Honolulu City Council and the Honolulu Authority for Rail Transportation an additional five months to convince state lawmakers to extend the 0.5 percent general excise tax surcharge on Oahu that they say is necessary to complete the project. Read More
Updated on  December 7, 2016 at 12:12 pm
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                                A large Warrior sign painted on the football practice field greeted UH football players on Aug. 2.

Blue-chip recruit from American Samoa commits to UH

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                                A large Warrior sign painted on the football practice field greeted UH football players on Aug. 2.

Updated on  December 7, 2016 at 11:06 am
One of the top high school football players in American Samoa has accepted a scholarship offer from the University of Hawaii football team. Read More
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                                Vice President-elect Mike Pence and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., take part in a wreath laying ceremony with WWII veteran William Flatters during the Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary commemoration, today at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, in honor of the 2,403 men and women killed and the 1,178 wounded at Pearl Harbor 75 years ago. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

Trump, Pence pay tribute to Pearl Harbor heroes

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                                Vice President-elect Mike Pence and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., take part in a wreath laying ceremony with WWII veteran William Flatters during the Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary commemoration, today at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, in honor of the 2,403 men and women killed and the 1,178 wounded at Pearl Harbor 75 years ago. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

Updated on  December 7, 2016 at 12:10 pm
President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence separately paid tribute to the fallen, wounded and veterans of Dec. 7, 1941. Read More
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                                Tony Esquivel, left, got Armando “Chick” Galella’s signature in the early morning before the 75th Remembrance of the Hickam Field attack. From left: Esquivel, Michael Galella (Armando’s son), Johny Cisneros and Armando “Chick” Galella.

Hickam ceremony honors Army Air Corps veterans

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                                Tony Esquivel, left, got Armando “Chick” Galella’s signature in the early morning before the 75th Remembrance of the Hickam Field attack. From left: Esquivel, Michael Galella (Armando’s son), Johny Cisneros and Armando “Chick” Galella.

Updated on  December 7, 2016 at 11:24 am
Ten Army Air Corps veterans who survived the Japanese attack on Hickam Field and Wheeler Army Airfield 75 years ago today were honored at Hickam while a much larger ceremony took place next door at Pearl Harbor. Read More
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                                Some of the neighborhood kids living on Ford Island the day of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor returned to Battleship Row the day before the 75 anniversary.

Video: Ford Island ‘kids’ return and remember Dec. 7, 1941

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                                Some of the neighborhood kids living on Ford Island the day of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor returned to Battleship Row the day before the 75 anniversary.

Updated on  December 7, 2016 at 6:28 am
Some of the neighborhood kids living on Ford Island the day of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor returned to Battleship Row on Tuesday. Read More
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                                USS Arizona veteran Lauren Bruner shook hands with John Ressmeyer at Smith’s Union Bar on Sunday night.

Veteran finally lets himself remember Pearl Harbor

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                                USS Arizona veteran Lauren Bruner shook hands with John Ressmeyer at Smith’s Union Bar on Sunday night.

Updated on  December 7, 2016 at 6:24 am
He walked slowly, an entourage of help ensuring he didn’t slip. People in the bar clapped as he moved past. Then Lauren Bruner gave up his cane and settled at a table against the wall where his picture had been hanging for years. Read More

Fire chars Keaau home

Big Island firefighters responded to an early morning fire that fully engulfed a single-family home in Keaau. Read More
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                                Gen. John Kelly spoke to reporters during a Jan. 8 briefing at the Pentagon.

Trump taps retired Marine general John Kelly for Homeland Security

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                                Gen. John Kelly spoke to reporters during a Jan. 8 briefing at the Pentagon.

Updated on  December 7, 2016 at 8:09 am
President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. John Kelly, whose last command included oversight of the Guantanamo Bay detention center, to run the Department of Homeland Security, people close to the transition team said today. Read More
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                                Alexandria Duval walked into Albany County Court on Nov. 18 in Albany, N.Y. Duval is accused of killing her twin sister by driving their SUV off a cliff on Maui.

Woman accused of killing twin on Maui will OK extradition

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                                Alexandria Duval walked into Albany County Court on Nov. 18 in Albany, N.Y. Duval is accused of killing her twin sister by driving their SUV off a cliff on Maui.

Updated on  December 7, 2016 at 6:55 am
A woman accused of killing her twin sister by driving their SUV off a cliff on Maui won’t fight extradition from upstate New York, her lawyer said today. Read More
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                                President-elect Donald Trump shaded his eyes while looking at supporters during a rally in Fayetteville, N.C. on Tuesday.

Trump is Time magazine’s Person of the Year

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                                President-elect Donald Trump shaded his eyes while looking at supporters during a rally in Fayetteville, N.C. on Tuesday.

Updated on  December 7, 2016 at 7:09 am
Time magazine today named Donald Trump its Person of the Year, bestowing what the president-elect called an “honor” even as he derided the idea that he’ll lead “the Divided States of America.” Read More

Kihei man arrested in fatal Maui hit-and-run

Maui police arrested a 20-year-old Kihei man Monday in connection with the fatal hit-and-run crash that killed 16-year-old Hannah Simmons. Read More
Updated on  December 6, 2016 at 8:45 am
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                                Tuna caught by foreign fishermen aboard American boats were lined up at the Honolulu Fish Auction at Pier 38 on March 23. Experts and advocates are urging Congress to improve conditions for hundreds of foreign fishermen working in Hawaii’s commercial fleet, following an Associated Press investigation that found the men have been confined to vessels for years without basic labor protections.

Congress urged to help Hawaii fishermen confined to boats

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                                Tuna caught by foreign fishermen aboard American boats were lined up at the Honolulu Fish Auction at Pier 38 on March 23. Experts and advocates are urging Congress to improve conditions for hundreds of foreign fishermen working in Hawaii’s commercial fleet, following an Associated Press investigation that found the men have been confined to vessels for years without basic labor protections.

Updated on  December 6, 2016 at 5:04 pm
Experts and advocates are urging Congress to improve conditions for hundreds of foreign fishermen working in Hawaii’s commercial fleet, following an Associated Press investigation that found the men have been confined to vessels for years without basic labor protections. Read More
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                                The USS John C. Stennis arrived at Pearl Harbor on Friday.

Pearl Harbor ceremony: What you need to know

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                                The USS John C. Stennis arrived at Pearl Harbor on Friday.

Updated on  December 6, 2016 at 6:24 pm
What you need to know if you plan to attend the Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony Wednesday morning. Read More

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