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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii | Survivors gathering at Pearl Harbor for attack remembrance

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — About 20 survivors are expected to gather at Pearl Harbor on Friday to pay tribute to the thousands of men lost in the Japanese attack 77 years ago. The youngest of the veterans are in their mid-90s. The Navy and National Park Service will jointly host the remembrance ceremony at a … Continue reading PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii | Survivors gathering at Pearl Harbor for attack remembrance

HONOLULU | Police arrest MMA fighter for beating UFC fighter wife

HONOLULU— Honolulu police arrested a mixed martial arts fighter on charges of attempted murder after he allegedly punched his wife and fellow fighter in the head, face and ribs, fracturing her eye socket. Honolulu police arrested Arnold Berdon on Tuesday after he turned himself in. His wife, Rachael Ostovich Berdon, filed a request for a … Continue reading HONOLULU | Police arrest MMA fighter for beating UFC fighter wife

MILILANI, Hawaii | Hawaii Republicans are making efforts to boost their ranks

MILILANI, Hawaii  — Val Okimoto, a mother of two, may be the Republican Party’s best hope in Democrat-dominant Hawaii. The former special education teacher is spending long days knocking on doors in the suburban Honolulu town of Mililani, listening to voters fret about the high cost of living and their rising expenses. She believes they’re … Continue reading MILILANI, Hawaii | Hawaii Republicans are making efforts to boost their ranks

MILILANI, Hawaii | Diminished Hawaii Republicans aim to incrementally rebuild

MILILANI, Hawaii— Val Okimoto, a mother of two, may be the Republican Party’s best hope in Democrat-dominant Hawaii. The former special education teacher is spending long days knocking on doors in the suburban Honolulu town of Mililani, listening to voters fret about the high cost of living and their rising expenses. She believes they’re ready … Continue reading MILILANI, Hawaii | Diminished Hawaii Republicans aim to incrementally rebuild

HONOLULU | 7 researchers evacuated from Pacific atoll as storm nears

HONOLULU  — Seven researchers have been evacuated from a remote atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands as a powerful hurricane headed their way, officials said Wednesday. A research vessel picked up the seven from French Frigate Shoals, said Kate Toniolo, the acting superintendent of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. The atoll is about 500 miles … Continue reading HONOLULU | 7 researchers evacuated from Pacific atoll as storm nears

HONOLULU | Honolulu warns residents after storm swells dam water levels

HONOLULU— Honolulu officials said a dam holding 21 million gallons (80 million liters) of water was not in danger of collapsing Thursday, but still warned nearly 10,000 residents downstream that they might need to evacuate after a tropical storm caused water levels to rise in the reservoir. Water levels in the dam rose 4-to-5 feet … Continue reading HONOLULU | Honolulu warns residents after storm swells dam water levels

HONOLULU | Tropical Storm Olivia approaches Hawaii with wind, rain

HONOLULU — Hawaii officials on Monday urged residents and visitors to be prepared as a strong tropical storm approached the island state. Olivia was 415 miles (670 kilometers) east of Hilo and moving west at 9 mph (15 kph) at 2 p.m. local time. It had maximum sustained winds of 70 mph (115 kph) shortly … Continue reading HONOLULU | Tropical Storm Olivia approaches Hawaii with wind, rain

HONOLULU | ‘Don’t let your guard down,’ federal officials tell Hawaii

HONOLULU — Federal officials said Saturday that torrential rains are now the biggest threat to Hawaii after a once-powerful hurricane that threatened the island state was downgraded to a tropical storm, and they urged people to continue to take the storm seriously. “Today’s message to the citizens of Hawaii is don’t let your guard down,” … Continue reading HONOLULU | ‘Don’t let your guard down,’ federal officials tell Hawaii