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Man, woman in SUV that struck Chinatown machete suspect wanted for attempted murder

HONOLULU (KITV4) -- Honolulu police say they are looking for two more suspects in connection with the chaotic machete incident in Chinatown from Monday night. Police arrested the suspect who was wielding the machete, but now HPD says it is looking for a man and woman who were inside an SUV that struck the suspect. The pair are wanted on complaints of second-degree murder, police said.
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Suspect surrenders to police after barricade situation in Makiki

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A man surrendered himself to police Wednesday morning after barricading himself in a Makiki apartment. Police responded to the apartment on Emerson Street about 9 a.m. A witness reported he may have been armed with knives. The suspect was arrested about 10:15 a.m. for a protective order...

PODCAST: From Kauai to Hollywood, Siena Agudong takes aloha wherever she goes

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Whether Siena Agudong is on camera or off, she never forgets her roots. “I was born and raised here and my family is here,” the Kauai native said. “I’ll always have Hawaii. I’ll never forget that, so just carrying with me the values and … just aloha, you know, you carry that to set and I don’t want to forget that everyone around me is family.”

Gov. David Ige, mayors detail plans for $78M drug company opioid settlement

Gov. David Ige on Tuesday outlined plans for how the state will spend $78 million it's receiving from a multistate settlement reached with pharmaceutical industry companies over their role in the opioid addiction crisis. Ige said drug overdose deaths have exceeded traffic fatalities in Hawaiʻi this year. Drug overdoses, including...

The Neighborhood’s Heartbeat

The largest landowner in the state, Kamehameha Schools actively uses about 1,000 acres of its total 365,000 acres for commercial purposes, including retail, hospitality and residential. With the understanding that every community is unique, Kamehameha Schools strives to bring economic stability while providing vibrant commercial centers, such as Salt at Our Kaka‘ako.

You Don’t Need 4 Wheels to Go Electric

On Wednesday and Friday evenings, members of Hawaii Float Sessions gather across from BikeFactory Hawaii in Kaka‘ako for a scenic ride to Waikīkī on their Onewheels: self-balancing single-wheel electric skateboards. “Onewheels changed my life,” says Jay Gatchalian, co-founder of the group. “It saved me so much money...

These local advocates are working to ensure voting is accessible for everyone

Over the last year, the Hawaiʻi Disability Rights Center has helped 145 people fill out voter registration forms. “Our advocates carry these voter registration things with them, you know, everywhere,” Lou Erteschik, executive director of the center, said earlier this week. The center’s role during elections is to...

DOH announces new COVID-19 vaccine available in Hawaii

HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Hawaii Department of Health announced on Wednesday that there will be scheduling opportunities for Novavax COVID-19 vaccines to be distributed in Hawaii. According to DOH, Novavax is a two-dose primary series for individuals ages 18 and up. DOH said the Centers for Disease Control and...

UH researchers find 58% of pathogenic diseases made worse by climate change

A team of researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa found that 58% of pathogenic diseases are aggravated by climate change. Pathogenic diseases include COVID-19, hepatitis, pneumonia and malaria. Researchers found that the impacts of climate change — such as heat waves and drought — influence the...

Experts hope to reach new segments of community with Novavax COVID jab

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - There’s a new vaccine available for COVID. The state Health Department announced Novavax will soon be available in the islands. Like the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for Covid, Novavax is administered in two doses. It is available for individuals 18 and up, with the second dose to be administered three to eight weeks after the first.
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UH News Image of the Week: Station ALOHA

This week’s Image of the Week is from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Woods Hole – Hawaiʻi Ocean Time Series site (WHOTS). Hawaiʻi Institute for Marine Biology Visiting Researcher Program Coordinator Kelsey Maloney shared this image: “Tully Rohrer waiting for the deployment of the WHOTS-18 mooring at Station ALOHA. WHOTS is the Woods Hole – Hawaiʻi Ocean Time-series (HOT) site. This is a joint project between the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology’s HOT program and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute upper ocean processes team. We have been doing this project for 18 years, and it’s still going strong with our commitment to understanding the ocean around us.”