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Officials scramble to cool sizzling schools

By Nanea Kalani
The Department of Education says it’s been buying dozens of portable air conditioners and deploying them to the hottest classrooms around the state as record high temperatures have underscored the need for relief from the heat.

Vog will add misery to lingering effects of the passing storms

By Michael Tsai
Unstable weather conditions continue to churn above the island chain, bringing more heavy showers to Oahu, Kauai and Niihau on Saturday.

Businesses struggle to handle the recurring damage from flooding

By Leila Fujimori
Three floods beginning Aug. 24 inundated a high-end furniture store and design center in the Dole Cannery mall in Iwilei, co-owner Bryan Kitashima said.

Low use of HPV vaccine alarming, UH says

By Kristen Consillio
“We’re not talking about a cold. This is cancer and it can be prevented,” said Dr. Raul Rudoy, a University of Hawaii pediatric infectious disease specialist. “The reason for giving the vaccine at that early age is that it needs to be provided before the children have a risk of getting the disease.”

Ciber cites ‘lies’ in state lawsuit

By Kevin Dayton
An information technology company that allegedly defaulted on a multimillion-dollar contract to set up a new transportation department computer system contends the lawsuit filed against it this week by the state Attorney General’s Office “contains numerous lies and misstatements.”

Homeless families leave Kakaako encampment

By Dan Nakaso
Another 13 people living in the Kakaako homeless encampment have packed up and left as the city prepares to sweep 20 to 25 occupants on Tuesday.

Labor Day rules mean no booze, no parking

By Star-Advertiser staff
Alcohol restrictions at the Kaneohe sandbar and parking restrictions in Lanikai will be enforced during the Labor Day weekend.

Man gets 18 months for fraud

By Rob Shikina
A 38-year-old Pearl City man awaiting trial for the sexual assault of a boy was sentenced Friday to 1-1/2 years in federal prison for wire fraud and theft of government property in another case.

Heavy rain could be portent of things to come

By Leila Fujimori
Labor Day weekend will get a soggy start Friday with scattered showers and the potential for locally heavy rainfall and flooding similar to Thursday’s deluge on Oahu.
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