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Fired employee had previously confused drills


    Gov. David Ige, left, along with state Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Joe Logan and retired Brig. Gen. Bruce Oliveira, who headed the state inquiry into the ballistic missile false alarm, released the findings Tuesday of the investigation of the Jan. 13 incident. “I wanted to assure you that the men and women who work for the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency are committed to ensuring the health and well-being of the community and they do that job well,” Ige said.

Hawaii issued a false missile alert on Jan. 13, but there was real fallout Tuesday when it was announced that Hawaii Emergency Management Agency administrator Vern Miyagi had resigned, and that the so-called button pusher had been terminated — having at least twice before confused drills for real events. Read more

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