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How is Hawaii preparing for a nuclear attack threat by North Korea? With a massive defence overhaul.

A North Korean missile can reportedly reach Hawaii in 20 minutes.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Hawaii's tiny state-funded preschool program added just 10 students last year.

At at a time when states are sending more funds to publicly-funded preschools, Hawaii added just 10 students to its program over the last year.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Records: Man confessed to stabbing wife in Makiki apartment.

Police records obtained by Hawaii News Now on Friday indicate a Makiki man told police investigators that he had stabbed his wife during an altercation on Tuesday night at their apartment on Young Street.

- Hawaii News Now - US

JAL eyes boost in Aussie and Hawaiian flights while reducing flights to France, South Korea.

Japan Airlines is looking to open new routes to Australia and Hawaii this fall, sources said. The move comes after the transport ministry ended supervision ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Submarine USS Buffalo arrives in Washington for decommissioning.

The Buffalo was commissioned on Nov. 5, 1983, and was in service for more than 33 years. In 2002, it became the first ship to undergo nuclear refueling in Hawaii. In 2005 its dry deck shelter was used to launch an underwater glider for gathering and storing information.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Number of visitors to Hawaii up 7.5 percent in April.

A surge in travelers from the U.S. mainland, Canada and Japan fueled a 7.5 percent increase in visitors to Hawaii last month compared to the same month last year.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Warrant issued for ex-Potty Boot Camp operator in Hawaii.

A woman who has been found guilty of third-degree assault of a 17-month-old boy has not shown up to serve her jail sentence and has skipped her trial for another assault charge.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Secrecy of OHA's $20M investment into Waimea Valley questioned.

Wracked by infighting in the boardroom and a criminal investigation into contract awards, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is facing new questions over the secrecy of some of its investments.

- Hawaii News Now - US

HPD's new stealth radar can catch speeders while cops are on the move.

Honolulu police officers have a new tool to clock speeding drivers, and you may not even know you're being monitored.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony to offer moment of reflection of lost loved ones.

As the sun sets Monday, thousands will line the calm shores of Ala Moana Beach Park’s Magic Island and place illuminated lanterns on the water, watching them drift away into the horizon.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Maui Mayor Arakawa says he plans to run for lieutenant governor.

Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa announced on Friday he will be running for lieutenant governor in the November 2018 election.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Hawaii's teeny state-funded preschool program added just 10 students last year

At at a time when states are sending more funds to publicly-funded preschools, Hawaii added just 10 students to its program over the last year.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Crackdown continues against trespassers, drug-growers in Kauai's Kalalau Valley

The Department of Land and Natural Resources continues to crack down on campers illegally occupying restricted areas of Kauai's Kalalau Valley.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Man confessed to stabbing wife in Makiki apartment, court records show

Police records obtained by Hawaii News Now on Friday indicate a Makiki man told police investigators that he had stabbed his wife during an altercation on Tuesday night at their apartment on Young Street.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Does the U.S. Court Ruling Against Trump's Travel Ban Also Apply to Refugees?

While the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld, in the most scathing possible terms, a preliminary injunction blocking President Trump's travel ban, the court barely referenced the order's 120-day suspension all refugee resettlement and made no ruling on it. That issue will be examined by the Ninth Circuit appeals court, ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Putting Your Brand First and Products Second

Jen Gotch, founder of Ban.do, sat down with Entrepreneur Network partner Jen Hacker in Hawaii to talk entrepreneurship and building her brand.

- Entrepreneur.com - US

America's best beaches: Florida, Hawaii sands top 'Dr. Beach' rankings

Siesta Beach in Sarasota, Fla., was named the USA's best beach by Dr. Beach.        

- USA TODAY - US

U.S. delivers ship to Vietnam coast guard

HANOI - The U.S. Coast Guard transferred a high-endurance cutter to its Vietnamese counterpart in Honolulu, the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi said on Friday, in the latest effort to deepen ties with its former foe.

- Reuters - US

List of Dr. Beach's top 10 beaches for 2017

Here is the 2017 list of top 10 beaches in the U.S., compiled by Florida International University professor Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach.1. Siesta Beach, Siesta Key, Florida2. Kapalua Bay Beach, Maui, Hawaii3....

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

'M Nightclub' fined thousands of dollars by Honolulu Liquor Commission

A former Honolulu nightclub is being fined for numerous violations that came to light after a violent clash between bouncers and customers last year.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Out of this world: UH students create Star Wars themed 3-D program

You could soon visit a galaxy far, far away without leaving Hawaii thanks to technology developed by some University of Hawaii engineering students.

- Hawaii News Now - US

4 Hawaii gymnasts qualify for National Trampoline Gymnastics Championships

Four Hawaii gymnasts pulled off outstanding performances at a recent gymnastics competition in Colorado, winning gold and setting personal bests.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Secrecy of OHA's $20M investment into Waimea Valley questioned

Wracked by infighting in the boardroom and a criminal investigation into contract awards, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is facing new questions over the secrecy of some of its investments.Since 2008, OHA has sunk in about $20 million into purchasing, renovating and operating Waimea Valley, a poi mill on Kauai and other ...

- Hawaii News Now - US

US Coast Guard saves lives en-route to Honolulu

Just a day after taking part in a multi-national rescue drill over Auckland Harbour, the crew of a US Coast Guard C-130 Hercules has helped save six Tongan fishermen while en-route home to Honolulu.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Hawaii board hires new public schools superintendent

- Education Week - US

2 Hawaii beaches make Dr. Beach's top 10 list

The sand on Siesta Beach on Florida's Gulf Coast is as fine as powdered sugar, a pure, sparkling white and soft as a kitten's fur - all because it's comprised of 99 percent pure crushed quartz.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Former HPD officer sentenced for drug charges

A former Honolulu police officer was sentenced Wednesday to 60 days in prison for multiple drug charges.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Here's why the name of a new cat litter is being called 'offensive' to Hawaiians

It's not every day that cat litter gets people angry.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Thursday's Digital Shortcast

The king tides are rolling in, and elevated water levels could peak this afternoon at around 4:30 p.m. Plus, details on which of Hawaii's chief executives brought home the biggest paycheck last year.

- Hawaii News Now - US

State arrests 11 squatters, confiscates marijuana plants as part of enforcement efforts on Na Pali Coast

The Department of Land and Natural Resources continues to crack down on campers illegally occupying restricted areas of Kauai's Kalalau Valley.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Elderly man hospitalized after crashing into McDonald's

A 79-year-old man was taken to a hospital in serious condition Thursday after crashing his truck into a Honolulu McDonald's.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Harlem Globetrotters returning to Hawaii for 3 shows

The Harlem Globetrotters are headed back to Hawaii.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Honolulu debuts new emergency app as it plans to cut text alerts

With the start of hurricane season just days away the city of Honolulu is urging residents to be prepared. That includes signing up for electronic emergency alerts.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park entrance fees to increase

Beginning June 1, admission fees to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will go up to $25 per vehicle per car.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Suspect charged in connection with fatal stabbing of wife in Makiki

A 41-year-old Honolulu man was charged on Thursday after being arrested in connection with the stabbing death of his wife on Thursday, according to police.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Hawaii sues Ford, Nissan and Toyota over dangerous air bags

HONOLULU " Hawaii is suing auto manufacturers Ford, Nissan and Toyota over air bags that can spew shrapnel when they deploy.The complaint filed Wednesday says the manufacturers knew or should have known for more than a decade...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Passenger: airline was warned about disruptive man at gate

HONOLULU " A woman on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu says passengers complained to American Airlines employees before takeoff that they were afraid of the passenger whose disruptive behavior prompted bomb-threat procedures...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The Bill Gates-backed veggie burger that 'bleeds' is going into grocery store meat cases

Facebook/Beyond MeatBeyond Meat, a plant-based "meat"startup backed by Bill Gates, is taking its hallmark veggie burger to the mainstream with an expansion into Safeway. Bloomberg reports that the Beyond Burger, as the product is known, will arrive in the meat cases — rather than the frozen food aisle, where meat-lovers ...

- Business Insider - US

The 'small business owners of the year' share their best advice for entrepreneurs

Maui BrewingThis year's Small Business Assocation Small Business People of the Year are Garrett and Melanie Marrero, the cofounders of Maui Brewing Company, Hawaii's largest craft beer brewery. This year, Maui Brewing Company is on track to bring in $18-22 million in revenue and ship 53,000 barrels of beer . By the end ...

- Business Insider - US

HFD suspects arson in recent string of Hawaii Kai brush fires

Last week's fire in Kamilo Nui Valley, which burned about 20 acres, was the 12th in a year in the Hawaii Kai area

- Hawaii News Now - US

Best bars in Hololulu

Want to go for a drink in Hawaii? We've got you covered.

- Matador Network - US

Baltimore makes top 10 list for spending on dry cleaning

Baltimore spends more on dry cleaning than New York, Seattle and Honolulu. The city ranked seventh in a list of the top 12 metro areas for spending on dry cleaning and laundry service — not including laundromats, according to a survey by Press Cleaners, an online dry cleaning and laundry delivery...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Hawaii sues Ford, Nissan and Toyota for using dangerous Takata air bags

Hawaii is suing auto manufacturers Ford, Nissan and Toyota over air bags that can spew shrapnel when they deploy. The complaint filed Wednesday says the ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Hawaii sues Ford, Nissan and Toyota over dangerous air bags

Hawaii is suing auto manufacturers Ford, Nissan and Toyota over air bags that can spew shrapnel when they deploy. The complaint filed Wednesday says the manufacturers knew or should have … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Passenger: airline was warned about disruptive man at gate

Before a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu took off carrying a passenger whose inflight behavior prompted bomb-threat procedures and military fighter jets to escort the plane, passengers complained to … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Passenger: American Airlines was warned about disruptive man at gate, says he was 'scaring' others

Before a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu took off carrying a passenger whose inflight behavior prompted bomb-threat procedures and military fighter jets to escort the plane, passengers complained to American Airlines workers that the man was scaring them, a woman who was on the flight said...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Police identify suspect accused of fatally stabbing wife on Young Street

A 41-year-old Honolulu man was arrested late Tuesday night after allegedly stabbing his wife to death, according to police.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Victim in fatal Keaau crash was 71-year-old Hilo man

The man who died in a single-vehicle crash in the Keaau area Monday morning has been identified as a 71-year-old Hilo resident.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Hawaii sues 3 automakers over sales of cars with defective airbags

The state filed a lawsuit Wednesday against three automakers over their sales of vehicles with deadly airbag defects to Hawaii drivers.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Wednesday's Digital Shortcast

Forecasters with the Central Pacific Hurricane Center are predicting a busy hurricane season. And, the victim in a fatal Big Island car crash is identified as a 71-year-old Hilo man.

- Hawaii News Now - US

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