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Hawaii missile scare

Stories related to the Jan. 13, 2018, false alert warning Hawaii of an incoming missile.

 

Feds may take lead on future missile alerts

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz’s attempt to give the federal government responsibility for alerting the public of a missile threat was passed by the U.S. Senate as part of a $750 billion National Defense Authorization Act for 2020 that focuses on evolving threats from China, Russia, North Korea and Iran. Read more

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Hanabusa challenges Ige on missile alert records

Hawaii officials have repeatedly pointed to a low-level state employee and a breakdown in his agency’s leadership as the main cause for a January missile alert that left hundreds of thousands of islanders thinking they might die in a nuclear blast. But efforts to find out more about what other top officials did that day have been stymied at the highest levels of state government. Read more

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