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Rosemarie Bernardo

Rosemarie Bernardo served as a reporter/writer at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. She worked as a journalist at the Star-Advertiser and Honolulu Star-Bulletin for more than 20 years covering a wide range of topics including breaking news, features and human interest stories.


Bernardo was part of a team that covered historic events that included President Barack Obama's inauguration in Washington, D.C. in 2009 and the Kilauea volcano eruption on Hawaii island in 2018.
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                                A view of Alaska from the Hokule‘a.
Hokule‘a launches its Alaska heritage sail

Donned in beanies and insulated jackets, crew members aboard the traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule‘a have departed Juneau, Alaska, to begin its first leg of their Alaska Heritage Sail. Read more

                                Ikaika Anderson
Ex-Council member Anderson charged in abuse case

Former Honolulu City Council member Ikaika Anderson has been charged in connection with an alleged domestic abuse case involving his 34-year-old girlfriend in Windward Oahu. Read more

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                                <strong>Randy Perreira: </strong>
                                <em>The HGEA director has concerns about the consolidation </em>
Big Isle fire dispatchers move due to low staffing

A staffing shortage of fire and Emergency Medical Serv­ices dispatchers at the Hawaii County Fire Department has prompted its dispatch center to relocate to the Hawaii Police Department’s dispatch center in Hilo. Read more

                                Paul Cameron
Man indicted in Mililani chemical attack

An Oahu grand jury returned an indictment against a 21-year-old man who is accused of throwing acid on his ex-girlfriend in Mililani, resulting in severe chemical burns to her face and body. Read more


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                                Jacob Borge made his initial appearance Thursday via video call from the courthouse cellblock in the district courtroom of Judge Kristine Yoo.
Maili mass shooting suspect appears in court

A 23-year-old man charged in connection with a mass shooting in Maili where two people were killed and three others were wounded made his initial appearance at Honolulu District Court on Thursday. Read more

                                A scorched trailer sits at the base camp for a Disney live-action remake of “Lilo & Stitch.” HPD has opened a first-degree arson investigation.
Arson suspected in Disney film trailer blaze

Honolulu police have opened a first-degree arson investigation in connection with a trailer fire Sunday at the base camp for a Disney film production on Oahu’s North Shore. Read more

                                Aerial view of Kakaako Waterfront Park, Kakaako, Kewalo Basin, Point Panic.
Shark attack victim still in hospital

A 58-year-old man bitten on the right leg by an 8-foot tiger shark while surfing Sunday in waters off Kewalo Basin remains hospitalized with severe injuries. Read more

                                Pictured is the state-owned Kewalo Basin small boat harbor.
Shark warning signs removed from Kewalo Basin

Ocean Safety personnel on jet skis will continue to warn surfers of the situation for the rest of the day, said spokeswoman Shayne Enright of the Honolulu Emergency Medical Services. Read more

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