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Hawaiian Airlines plane on HNL reef runway
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In an advisory for its upcoming return to commercial service, Hawaiian Airlines’ local office says the airline will begin regular service between Honolulu and Pago Pago on Sept. 13th and Sept. 27th. In preparation for the resumption of air service, the Honolulu-based...
Poke nachos from Poke On Da Run
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Local poke and seafood shops are finding themselves in short supply of ahi, leading to a spike in prices for consumers. Some shops are having to turn away customers as retailers opt to either not sell ahi products due to the high prices, or close up shop completely....
COVID vaccine viles and needle
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A legal ruling in Texas is opening the door to mandatory vaccinations in Hawaii, according to Hawaii’s attorney general. A federal judge allowed a Houston hospital to fire workers who refused to be vaccinated. The attorney general said that means the state can also...
Frank William Funes
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 39-year-old Pahoa man has been charged with attempted murder and burglary in connection with a domestic abuse case on July 8. The incident happened in Hawaiian Beaches. Police said Frank William Funes allegedly stabbed a woman and fled the scene. He was also charged...
Faasa Charles Faasa
Honolulu, HAWAII — Prosecutors have charged a 36-year-old man with attempted murder after he allegedly shot his ex-­girlfriend’s boyfriend in the hand at a shopping center parking lot in Nanakuli. Faasa Charles Faasa was charged with one count of first-degree attempted murder, two counts of second...
Waikiki Beach with sun bathers and swimmers
Honolulu, HAWAII — The state is set to hit a new benchmark on Thursday, allowing people vaccinated on the mainland to fly in without testing or quarantining. It’s the latest stage of the state’s Safe Travels Program as Hawaii continues to see a flood of tourists from the continent. Those vaccinated...
Tourists on Waikiki Beach
Honolulu, Hawaii — Hawaii will lift quarantine and pre-travel testing requirements for domestic travelers from the mainland who can show proof of receiving a COVID-19 vaccination early next month, Gov. David Ige said Thursday. The governor also announced he would ease restrictions on social...
crime scene
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu police arrested a man early Saturday for second-degree murder in connection with a deadly shooting in Kalihi. Authorities arrested 37-year-old Eddieson Reyes for allegedly shooting and killing 19-year-old Triston Billimon before midnight. Police said the shooting...
Parakeet eating a mango
Kauai, HAWAII — Thousands of wild rose-ringed parakeets with bright green feathers and brilliant red beaks obliterate hotel parking lots and vehicles daily with their poop. And they are a bane to farmers and backyard growers, decimating corn crops and fruit trees to satisfy a taste for citrus,...
Rep. Ed Case
Washington, D.C. — Hawaii Rep. Ed Case called on the U.S. government Tuesday to prioritize relations with Pacific Island nations and help them battle illegal fishing, climate change and other problems.  The Boosting Long-term U.S. Engagement in the Pacific Act, or BLUE Pacific Act, would increase...

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