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Hawaii broadcast journalist Emme Tomimbang Burns dies at age 73

Longtime Hawaii television journalist Emme Tomimbang Burns died Monday while undergoing emergency surgery. She was 73.

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Emme Tomimbang at a 2015 event.
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Emme Tomimbang
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Emme Tomimbang and Lynne Waters.
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Emme Tomimbang, second from left, Lynne Waters, left, and former president Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, right.
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Emme Tomimbang, second from left, and Lynne Waters, middle. Also pictured are Larry Price, left, Rick Kwan, second from right, and Tim Tindall, right.
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Emme Tomimbang in an undated photo.
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Courtesy Lynne Waters

Undated photo of Emme Tomimbang, left, with Larry Mehau, middle, and Lynne Waters, right.

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