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Diversity and unity are focus of MLK Day parade

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Thousands participated in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration parade, which began Monday morning at Magic Island at Ala Moana Regional Park, wound its way through Waikiki and ended with an afternoon unity rally at Kapiolani Park. Read More

Great Whale Count seeks assistance counting humpbacks

The Pacific Whale Foundation will once again host the Great Whale Count on Saturday, inviting volunteers and citizen scientists to count whales from shore as part of a long-term survey of humpback whales in Hawaii. Read More

Great Whale Count seeks assistance counting humpbacks from shore

The Pacific Whale Foundation will once again host the “Great Whale Count” on Saturday, inviting volunteers and citizen scientists to count whales from shore as part of a long-term survey of humpback whales in Hawaii. Read More
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University of Hawaii at Manoa gets $10.4M grant for microbiome research

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Microorganisms may be invisible to the naked eye, but they are everywhere and are now the impetus behind a grant offered to the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Read More

Hawaii Foodbank providing food for federal workers

The Hawaii Foodbank is stepping in to provide food for families affected by the partial government shutdown as it enters its fifth week. Read More
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‘Silent march’ held at airport to support federal workers

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Dozens of government workers and union supporters gathered Thursday morning at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport for a silent march to protest the partial government shutdown. Read More
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Officials investigating video of man standing on whale carcass

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State and federal law enforcement officials are investigating a video of a man standing on top of the sperm whale carcass off of Oahu’s south shore. Read More
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‘Silent march’ protest supports government workers at Honolulu airport

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Dozens of government workers and union supporters gathered Thursday morning at Honolulu airport, wielding signs, for a silent march protesting the partial government shutdown. Read More

Ocean cleanup device heading to Hilo

An ambitious ocean cleanup device dreamed up by a Dutch entrepreneur is scheduled to land in Hilo Harbor today for repairs. Read More

Movie filming to detour Nimitz traffic Friday night

State transportation officials advised motorists that the westbound lanes of Nimitz Highway between Peltier Avenue and Camp Caitlin Road will be closed 7 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Saturday for a film production. Read More

L&L offering 1,000 free meals to federal workers

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue will offer free meals to federal workers and their families affected by the government shutdown at its location near Honolulu airport on Sunday. Read More

Waikiki man is sentenced to 30 years in his mother’s death

In a quiet voice before a silent courtroom, Yu Wei Gong, a Waikiki man who killed his mother in 2016 and then cut up her body and put the pieces in a freezer, said he was ashamed and sorry for what he did, before the judge handed him his sentence in state Circuit Court on Monday afternoon. Read More

Projects would boost utility’s solar-storage capacity

Hawaiian Electric said last week it submitted contracts for seven “solar-plus-storage” projects to the Public Utilities Commission for review. Read More

B-2 bombers in Hawaii to support mission

Pacific Air Forces announced today that three B-2 Spirit stealth bombers and more than 200 Airmen from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, arrived Thursday at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Read More

State warns public to stay away from Sand Island whale carcass

State officials advised the public to stay out of the waters at the Sand Island State Recreation Area due to the presence of sperm whale carcass which may attract sharks. Read More

Hanauma Bay reopens after testing shows lower bacteria levels in water

The state Health Department had found that levels of enterococci at Hanauma Bay had reached 137 per 100 milliliters, exceeding the threshold level of 130 per 100 milliliters. Read More

High bacteria levels posted at Oahu beaches

Advisories on high bacteria levels at two beaches near Queen’s Surf in Waikiki remained in effect Thursday, a day after being posted by the state Health Department. Read More

Man injured falling down Koko Crater Stairs

A 30-year-old man suffered serious injuries after falling down numerous steps at the Koko Crater trail this afternoon, according to Emergency Medical Services. Read More

Chinatown New Year’s street festival and parade to return

The parade will go on in Chinatown. At least, that’s what the Chinatown Merchants Association is planning on. Read More

State fines Maui Land & Pineapple $230K for wastewater violations

The state Health Department has ordered Maui Land & Pineapple Company to pay a penalty of $230,000 for 15 wastewater effluent violations at waste stabilization ponds on the Valley Isle. Read More

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