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Mistaken identity lands man in Hawaii mental hospital

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials wrongly arrested a homeless man for a crime committed by someone else, locked him up in a state hospital for more than two years, forced him to take psychiatric drugs and then tried to cover up the mistake by quietly setting him free with just 50 cents to his name, the Hawaii Innocence Project said in a court document asking a judge to set the record straight.
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Hawaii Working On Plan To Limit Tourists In Oahu

Hawaii officials are worried that their state is becoming overrun with tourists, and they are taking steps to slow the trend. The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) approved a bold tourism management plan for Oahu last week with the specific goal of decreasing the number of visitors to the island. HTA...
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Hawaii reports 389 new COVID cases, one additional fatality

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii reported 389 new COVID infections Tuesday and one additional fatality, pushing the death toll from the virus in Hawaii to 538. There were also 20 residents diagnosed out-of-state. Over the last 14 days, Hawaii has logged 3,802 infections. The state does not provide details on how...
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Where Hawaii residents can get tested for COVID-19 for free

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Free COVID-19 testing is being offered for Hawaii residents across the state through federal, state and county partnerships, as cases continue to remain high. “Testing is a key mitigation measure, especially as we continue to see widespread community transmission,” said Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Char. “We encourage...

The Park at Ward Village – New Luxury Condos in Kakaako, Honolulu

Would you choose the light scheme, dark scheme, or a combination of both at the new luxury condo at The Park at Ward Village? That’s a decision that many buyers are starting to answer now that sales have begun for the latest Ward Village tower in Kakaako. The kitchens and bathrooms will look incredible no matter what that answer is. High-quality products will be installed throughout the residences and common areas will be filled with desired amenities: 2 pools, tennis & pickleball courts, an ocean-view fitness facility, and guest suites, clubrooms, and much, much more. The success and desirability of Honolulu’s Ward Village has now echoed throughout Hawaii, the US, and abroad. Many now agree that Kakaako is now the premier Honolulu neighborhood to live in.
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Hiring Now: These roles are open in Honolulu

Want to get yourself a job? Here are a selection of open positions in Honolulu: 1. Medical ICU (MICU) Travel Nurse RN - $3312 per week in HI; 2. Service Specialist (Server, Busser, & Runner) - Waikiki; 3. (Entry Level) Life Insurance Agent - Remote Schedule - (85,000k+); 4.
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Friends of Haiku Stairs

Honolulu (KHON2) – The Friends of Haʻikū Stairs organization is sharing the history of the Stairway to Heaven, and their hopes for the future. The steps along Oahu’s Ko’olau mountain range provided pedestrian access to former U.S. Navy communication facilities in the 40’s before hikers started making their way to the top.

Queens Health Systems accepting vaccinated visitors only

HONOLULU, Hawaii (KITV4)-- Queens Health Systems is currently only allowing fully vaccinated visitors to see patients starting Wednesday, August 4. There will be exceptions for newborn and end-of-life visits. Patients will also be allowed one visitor a day to help better protect both patients and staff.
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In First Six Months In Office, Honolulu Mayor’s Campaign Collected Over $600,000

In Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s first six months in office, donors gave his campaign $639,000, according to a campaign finance report filed on Monday. It’s a significant haul for the mayor, besting the amounts that two prospective gubernatorial candidates raised in the first half of the year. Lt. Gov. Josh Green and former mayor Kirk Caldwell raised $424,212 and $9,760, respectively, their reports show.
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Honolulu COVID-19 update: Open vaccine sites

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Honolulu: 1. 1450 Ala Moana Blvd #2004 (808) 949-4010; 2. 4211 Waialae Ave (808) 732-0781; 3. 1330 Pali Hwy (808) 536-5542; 4. 1620 N School St (808) 841-0724; 5. 2750 Woodlawn Dr (808) 988-2151; 6. 2470 S King St

Honolulu rail costs ‘unimaginable,’ retired transit official says

A retired Federal Transit Administration official who had evaluation responsibility for America’s rail projects — including the city’s troubled system — called Honolulu’s spiraling costs and $3 billion deficit “unimaginable” and “far beyond” anything he has seen across the country in 30 years with the FTA. Read more. Mahalo for...

Residents honor Kaneohe Beach Park’s place in Hawaiian history

Hundreds of years ago, Kaneohe Beach Park, also known as Naoneala‘a a Kaneohe, was the site of two major Hawaiian historic events: a peace- making ceremony and the marking of a new chief on Oahu. Read more. Mahalo for reading the Honolulu Star-Advertiser!. You're reading a premium story. Read the...

Gerard Puana pursues civil lawsuit

Two years after federal criminal conspiracy convictions of former Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha and his wife, the victim in the case is still pursuing damages from the city and several former law enforcement officers in civil court. Read more. Mahalo for reading the Honolulu Star-Advertiser!. You're reading a premium...