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Hawaii

Anthony Hisatake
Honolulu, HAWAII — American Samoa has sealed off its borders since March, leaving hundreds of its residents stranded in Hawaii and elsewhere in the United States. Now some of those who were stuck have died. There are roughly 600 American Samoans stranded in the US. At last official word,...
A film crew working on the streets of Honolulu
Honolulu, HAWAII — Casting directors in Hawaii are looking for an actress to star in an upcoming Disney film. Katie Doyle Casting is seeking a Hawaii resident for the role, though no previous acting experience is required. The character’s name is Lola, a Filipino or Filipino-American woman between...
Mark David Chapman
Honolulu, HAWAII — Hours before his death, on Dec. 8, 1980, John Lennon looked his killer in the eyes and saw a pudgy, seemingly unremarkable man who’d shyly asked for an autograph. Lennon had obliged. Hours later, the former Beatle would be dead — fatally shot as he returned to his luxury...
Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green
Honolulu, HAWAII — As the first COVID-19 vaccine inches closer to federal approval, Hawaii health officials continue to make preparations for shipments expected to arrive as early as next month. If the federal government approves a vaccine for emergency use, Hawaii could start vaccinating some...
Graph of Hawaii’s COVID-19 cases by race depicted over time.
Honolulu, HAWAII — Pacific Islanders, excluding Native Hawaiians, are more than twice as likely to be killed or hospitalized by the coronavirus in Hawaii than other racial and ethnic groups after adjusting for age and gender, according to newly released data from the state Health Department. The...
A State Senate worker in O'ahu, Jacob Aki
Honolulu, HAWAII — State and County workers in Hawai'i say there is renewed hope around the Covid response and possible self-determination, following the election of a new US president. While being physically removed from some of the direct impacts of the Donald Trump administration, there is a...
Brigitte Moala and her 85-year-old father, Noaese Taeatafa with family
Honolulu, HAWAII — Hawaii News Now (HNN) has interviewed some of the hundreds of American Samoans stranded in Hawaii and also have spoken with Epifania Rapozo, just before she and her two children were able to depart the territory after paying their own way on Monday's medical flight. The Hawaii...
Hawaii Attorney General Clare Connors
Honolulu, HAWAII — Over the weekend, Hawaii law enforcement officers recovered five minors, ages 16 to 17 years, from sex trafficking, the state attorney general announced Monday. A task force made up of the FBI, AG’s office, the Honolulu Police Department and other federal, state and county...
James Ferreira and Jay Pagay
Honolulu, HAWAII — Authorities have arrested eight Hawaii residents suspected in an illegal drug ring. Federal prosecutors say the suspects are tied to a Mexican meth ring that smuggled drugs to the islands. Those arrested included 51-year-old James Ferreira, known as “Uncle,” and 54-year-old...
Willie Talamoa, rear center with shaved head, next to Kinohi Aki, rear left
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu football coach Willie Talamoa bought his players cleats, drove them to practice and often stayed late to talk with those having trouble in school. For Talamoa, his actions weren’t just about football. They were about helping the young people in the hardscrabble neighborhood...

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