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WWII vets in islands are praised for service

By Gregg K. Kakesako
Three World War II veterans, two of whom served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, say they are honored that the French government is giving them its highest medal for helping to liberate the country but add that the decoration also belongs to all soldiers who fought and died there.

U.S. wants to extend preclearance to Narita

By Star-Advertiser staff
The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection unit said Friday it wants to expand its preclearance program to Japan’s Narita International Airport, which would allow visitors from Japan to clear customs and immigration before getting on the plane.

6 sit-lie bills to fill Council’s agenda

By Gordon Y.K. Pang
Honolulu City Council members on Wednesday will consider overriding Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s veto of a bill expanding the controversial law that bans sitting or lying down on public sidewalks.

Rejection of restraining order request frees HSTA to hold revote

By Nanea Kalani
The Hawaii State Teachers Association is moving ahead with a second election of union officers scheduled for Tuesday, after a state judge on Friday denied a request to halt the election.

76 soldiers from 2 WWII units have earned Legion of Honor

By Star-Advertiser staff
The Legion of Honor was created in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte. The award is France’s highest honor and consists of five classes.

Boat captain dies after being impaled by billfish

By Gary T. Kubota
Sundowner Sports Fishing charter Capt. Randy Llanes was getting ready to go fishing with his wife and son Friday morning when, from the boat’s tower, he saw a swordfish swimming in Honokohau Harbor.
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