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No tsunami threat to Hawaii after 7.0 quake hits New Caledonia

A large earthquake has shaken the Loyalty Islands in New Caledonia, but there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. The quake occurred at around 12:44 PM and initially measured at a magnitude of 7.3, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A tsunami threat exists for parts of the Pacific located closer to the earthquake. …

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Good Eats: M Sushi

Since the late 1980’s sushi has long been a favorite amongst Americans. The bite-sized morsels of fresh seafood served with perfectly prepared rice have taken many shapes, sizes and forms. From raw to torched to completely unconventional; sushi is sure to satisfy. I stumbled upon a Wailuku sushi spot, not just because it’s BYOB, but because the sushi is made-to-order, …

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Snorkeler Dies after Returning to Shore

At 12:53 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, emergency responders in South Maui were called to the Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve for a snorkeler that was brought to shore and who was experiencing a medical emergency. At 1:04 p.m., ocean safety lifeguards arrived and found an unresponsive male on shore and began CPR on the victim. Paramedics and firefighters arrived …

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Iao Valley to reopen ahead of schedule November 22

‘Iao Valley State Monument will reopen on Wednesday, November 22 following completion of a second phase of slope stabilization to the stream areas in the park that were damaged by a massive flood event in September 2016. The park was originally expected to reopen by December 16, 2017. DLNR Division of State Parks officials will be assessing how the work …

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UPDATE: Police investigating body found near Kahului School

On Friday, November 17, 2017 at about 6:46 a.m., the lifeless body of an adult male was found unattended near the campus of Kahului Elementary School located at 410 S. Hina Ave. in Kahului, according to a press release by police. The principal of Kahului Elementary School also sent a letter notifying parents, guardians, faculty and staff that police were …

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DOH conducts TB testing at Lihikai Elementary School due to possible exposure

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) is notifying the parents of students and staff members of Lihikai Elementary School on Maui of possible exposure to tuberculosis (TB) at the school. An informational session for affected families and employees will be held next week. Precautionary TB testing will be offered to roughly 80 individuals who may have had exposure. “The …

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Hawaii DOH places seven hospital employees on off-duty status without pay

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) is placing seven Hawaii State Hospital employees on off-duty status without pay pending the investigation of the escape of a patient on Nov. 12. The hospital employees are being notified and will be relieved of their duties for 30 days as the internal investigation continues. As the investigation progresses, more employees may be …

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Hawaii State Hospital escapee Randall Saito caught

Honolulu police were notified that Hawaii State Hospital escapee Randall Saito was captured in California Wednesday. According to ABC affiliate KGO, sheriffs arrested Saito in San Joaquin County about 100 miles north of San Francisco. According to San Joaquin Sheriffs, the arrest was made as the result of a tip received from an alert taxi cab driver. Saito was arrested …

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Island Air files for Chapter 7 liquidation

Island Air shut down on Friday, putting 400 employees out of work after it failed to get an infusion of cash to keep it operating. 24-hour security is in place at the commuter terminal as well as Island Air’s facility off lagoon drive where the planes are stored. The recently leased planes sit grounded. Wells Fargo Bank, the lessor, tried …

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