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State Supreme Court rules students have right to access Hawaiian Language Immersion programs

This week the State Supreme Court ruled that students have a constitutional right to reasonable access to Hawaiian Language Immersion programs. A Lana’i mother first brought the case to court saying that the only public school on the island did not offer Hawaiian Language Immersion for her two children. The Department of Education argued that history and language classes were …

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Little League World Series games suspended due to inclement weather, resumes Monday

Due to inclement weather with lightning near at the Little League® International Complex, as well as the importance to get all of the Little League Baseball® World Series participants to Bowman Field for the MLB Little League Classic, the Little League International Tournament Committee has made the decision to suspend play of Game 8 between the Mid-Atlantic Region vs. West Region on …

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MPD: Police sent to Mauna Kea accumulate $68,105 in overtime

Are Hawaii taxpayers slated to foot the bill when it comes to law enforcement presence on Mauna Kea? Police officers from Maui County and O’ahu were flown into Hawai’i Island between July 16th to the 23rd. Honolulu Police have not yet released how much was spent. But Maui Police says officers accumulated a total of $68,105 in overtime. During Thursday’s council …

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Some diabetic patients can’t afford the rising cost of insulin

Diabetes continues to be one of the world’s deadliest diseases, killing millions of people each year. This is due to the fact that insulin prices continue to go up and so does the price patients have to pay out of pocket to get their medication. “My co-pay was $300 and that’s a lot,” Emile Sloboda said. Sloboda has Type 1 …

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The Latest: 7.1M Earthquake Hits Southern California

UPDATE: USGS officials have revised the magnitude of tonight’s earthquake back up to 7.1. At 8:30 p.m. California time, 5:30 p.m. Hawaii time, an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 hit Southern California. The U.S. Geological Survey originally reported that the earthquake had a magnitude of 7.1. At this time there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. …

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Hurricane Barbara Gradually Weakening Over Open Waters

Hurricane Barbara is centered as of 5 a.m. HST (11 a.m. EDT) over the far eastern North Pacific Ocean about 1670 miles (2685 km) east of Hilo. Hawaii. It’s moving toward the northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h). There are no coastal watches or warning in effect. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher …

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Barbara has begun to weaken but still a powerful Category 4 Hurricane

Hurricane Barbara is centered over the far eastern North Pacific Ocean about 1255 miles (2020 km) west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California and about 1925 miles (3095 km) east of Hilo, Hawaii. It’s moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h). Maximum sustained winds are near 145 mph (230 km/h) with higher gusts – a category 4 …

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Barbara intensified rapidly to a Cat 4 Hurricane, could strengthen a little more

Hurricane Barbara is centered as of 8 a.m. PDT about 1080 miles (1740 km) southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. It’s moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h). Satellite data indicate that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 130 mph (215 km/h) with higher gusts – a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane …

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Upper level disturbance west of Kauai will bring unsettled weather to Maui County

Wednesday, the combination of a surface and upper-level disturbance west of Kauai will bring unsettled weather and some scattered rains to Maui. While the heaviest rain remains west of Maui over Oahu and Kauai, Maui could see some scattered rains and increased cloud cover.  Highs in the middle to upper 80s with light winds.  Trade winds begin to build in …

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