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Retired Navy captain takes helm of HI-EMA


    Thomas Travis poses for cameras at a news conference in Honolulu on Friday. Hawaii is appointing the retired Navy captain to lead an overhaul of the state Emergency Management Agency after an employee mistakenly sent an alert warning of a ballistic missile attack.

Strategic planning will be a top focus for the new administrator of the beleaguered Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, who comes aboard as the agency works to shore up public confidence following January’s false missile alert. Read more

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