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KHNL: Forecast: Maui County, Big Island could see flood conditions


Sticky and wet weather today and through the rest of the work week.Winds are light easterlies at 5-15 mph. Showers are falling along the Koolau and over many windward and mauk

Source: KHNL: Forecast: Maui County, Big Island could see flood conditions (m.hawaiinewsnow.com/hawaiinewsnow/db_330510/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=Wyz1fw2G).

Accessed on 13 September 2016, 21:45 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Humid, wet weather is expected to last at least through Friday as light winds bring heavy showers to windward sections of the state.  A Flood Watch remains in effect for east Maui from Kahului to Hana.  A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for both Maui and Hawaii Counties through Wednesday afternoon.


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KHNL: Mayor in theft case accused of misusing funds for alcohol


HILO, Hawaii (AP) – The deputy attorney general prosecuting Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi on theft charges has accused the mayor of using his government-issued credit card to buy “exorbitant

Source: KHNL: Mayor in theft case accused of misusing funds for alcohol (m.hawaiinewsnow.com/hawaiinewsnow/db_330570/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=PB4Bdsws).

Accessed on 12 September 2016, 15:30 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Another wrinkle in the pCard case involving Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi.

According to “Hawaii News Now”, Deputy Attorney General Kevin Takata has filed court papers saying “a majority of the 15 card receipts presented to jurors of Kenoi’s personal purchases were related to alcohol.” Takata also said the pCard purchases “weren’t reimbursed until media requests seeking copies of the mayor’s card were filed.”

In March 2016, a Hawaii grand jury indicted Mayor Billy Kenoi on charges of theft, tampering with public records, and making a false statement under oath.

On Friday, Kenoi’s attorneys will ask a judge to dismiss all charges agains the mayor.


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KHNL: The Latest: 9/11 anniversary observed at US Open


NEW YORK (AP) – The Latest on commemorations marking the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks (all times local): 5:20 p.m. A moment of silence

Source: KHNL: The Latest: 9/11 anniversary observed at US Open (m.hawaiinewsnow.com/hawaiinewsnow/db_331263/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=Zzs22z5H).

Accessed on 11 September 2016, 23:50 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Here’s the complete list of 9/11 commemorative services that were held today.  This is the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attack against the World Trade Center in New York City and in other places around the country.  Over 3,000 people perished in the attack.  The attack opened a new and terrifying chapter in our war against terror.  Other European nations, such as France, the UK, and Germany have experienced similar incidents since 11 September 2001.  I fear this struggle will continue indefinitely, with untold consequences for our security, privacy, and peace of mind.

Tom Acquaviva, who lost his son, Paul, in the 9/11 attack said it best:  “It doesn’t get easier…the grief never goes away…you don’t move forward…it always stays with you.”

Humans seem to have a unique preference for destroying themselves.  As the late cartoonist Walt Kelley so aptly put it:  “We have met the enemy and he is us.”


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KHNL: Lava lake visible atop Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano


By The Associated Press The U.S. Geological Survey says a lake of lava has come into view atop Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, and a burst of seismic activity has shaken the sum

Source: KHNL: Lava lake visible atop Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano (m.hawaiinewsnow.com/hawaiinewsnow/db_331263/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=0ZfpO5rT).

Accessed on 11 September 2016, 23:40 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

According to the USGS, the is the first time the lava lake has been visible since May 2015.  At least one earthquake and a few “smaller event” have occurred while the lava lake was rising.

Meanwhile, the ocean entry of lava flow 61G continues to draw thousands of visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.


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KHNL: Rainbow Warriors rally past UT Martin for first win of 2016


HONOLULU – In a roller coaster of a game the University of Hawai’i pulled off a thrilling 41-36 win over  UT Martin Saturday night in the home opener at Hawaiian Tel FCU Field at Aloha S

Source: KHNL: Rainbow Warriors rally past UT Martin for first win of 2016 (m.hawaiinewsnow.com/hawaiinewsnow/db_350547/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=E4EECReJ).

Accessed on 11 September 2016, 16:10 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Behind the four touchdown passes of Ikaika Woosley, the UH-Manoa Rainbow football team swept past the Skyhawks of UT Martin, 41-36, Saturday night at Aloha Stadium.  The win was the first victory for UH-Manoa coach Nick Rolovich, following two losses on the road.

After a disappointing first half, UH scored three unanswered touchdowns in the 2nd half of the game to even out a 10 point deficit.  A final touchdown in the 4th quarter gave UH a narrow win.

The Rainbows will face Arizona on its home turf on Saturday, 24 September 2016.


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KHNL: Forecast: Trades to hold this weekend, but expect high temps


Source: KHNL: Forecast: Trades to hold this weekend, but expect high temps (http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/32802219/forecast-trades-to-hold-this-weekend-but-expect-higher-temperatures).

Accessed on 20 August 2016, 05:07 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

The National Weather Service says breezy and warmer conditions will prevail through the weekend.  Expect Saturday temperatures to reach 90 degrees F.  Along with the humid conditions, expect greater amounts of haze and vog.  Monday will usher in more clouds with the possibility of heavy showers in the Kailua-Kona area.  Tradewinds should return by Tuesday.


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Lava from Hawaii volcano cascades into sea in vivid display – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL


Source: Lava from Hawaii volcano cascades into sea in vivid display – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL (http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/32785498/lava-from-hawaii-volcano-cascades-into-sea-in-vivid-display).

Accessed on 18 August 2016, 16:30 hrs, UTC.

Reporter: Caleb Jones (Associated Press, Honolulu).

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Comment:

Thousands of people have come to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to see, hear, and even smell lava flow 61G as it meets the Pacific Ocean near Kalapana.

Associated Press reporter Caleb Jones says reaching the lava flow “requires a boat, a helicopter, or strong legs”–the hike is an arduous 10-mile trek on a gravel emergency road surrounded by lava and rough terrain.

According the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials, visitor counts are running around 6,000 per day, including those on tour boats who want to see the lava entry away from shore.  To date, lava flow 61G has created approximately 8 acres of new land.


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