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Monday, January 22, 2018
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ANAHEIM, Calif. – The University of Hawai'i men's basketball team fell short in defense of its 2016 Big West Tournament title following a 73-62 quarterfinal round loss to Long Beach State Thursday night at the Honda Center.
Ready, Set, Go. On the first day of the National Football League’s Free Agency period, La’ie’s Manti Te’o, an un-restricted free agent was scheduled to meet with the New Orleans Saints Thursday, sources close to the situation confirmed to KHON2 Sports Director Rob DeMello. Te’o, 26, a third round draft choice by the Chargers in 2013 spent his first four professional seasons in San Diego totaling 221 tackles and two interceptions in 38 games. The Notre Dame and Punahou graduate has been the Chargers defensive play-caller since late in his rookie season and in 2016 was a team captain. In the final year of his rookie contract, Te’o missed the final 13-games of the season in 2016 with a torn achilles. Prior to the injury he was off to a solid start to the season, having posted 10 tackles in the season against Kansas City. Te’o missed 13 games in his first three seasons because of various foot and ankle ailments, however, when healthy he was very productive with an average of 6-tackles..
South Korea's Constitutional Court will rule on President Park Geun-hye's impeachment Friday.
In "What's Trending?" today, Howard explains the latest on the relationship of President Trump and Russia leader Vladimir Putin. Russia is under U.S. economic sanctions after seizing Crimea from Ukraine, and backing rebels in Ukraine's eastern region. Congress doesn't want to ease those sanctions. The European allies don't want that, either. So there was concern when Mike Flynn, President Trump's national security advisor, had a series of phone calls with the Russian a...
I hesitate to call this stately home (MLS# 201625128) a fixer as it’s really charming just as it is with its layers of history. This is a home that has been loved and it is easy to see why. With some work it could be stunning. 2750 Manoa Road, Manoa The home is designed for entertaining. The large front parlor spans the width of the house with views out over Manoa Valley, and a fireplace on the end. This gracious room opens to the large dining room that in turn opens to the back patio and the gorgeous lush yard. There is a large updated kitchen to one side and a main floor master suite to the other. Easy to picture cocktails on the back patio, a buffet on the dining table, and the party in the front room. Upstairs is another living area with several adjoining bedrooms and a large lanai facing the valley. Lots of character in these rooms, including some wonderful old wallpaper. This one in particular, featured in one of the walk-in closets, caught my eye. In addition to the fun w..
John Cruz will be performing as part of the 3rd Annual Hongwanji Mission School Gala on Sat. March 18. Gala is a fundraiser for the school to provide support for the school’s Traditions Study Tour Program (Japan, East Coast, and Big Island), and for scholarships and grants...
Hawaii's tourism economy was built on hotels, then we got timeshares. And now, there is Airbnb. A newly released report from CBRE is looking at the increase in commercial activity and illegal hotels on AirBNB on Oahu. Kekoa McClellan from CBRE joined Howard Dicus to discuss the increasing number of illegal rentals that are popping up all over Hawaii and who is behind them. Copyright 2017. Hawaii News Now. All Rights Reserved.
U.S Pacific Command in Hawaii has deployed the "first elements" of a ballistic missile defense system to South Korea. The action comes after North Korea launched multiple missiles over the weekend, in a provocative move that drew immediate condemnation. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense...
In "What's Trending?" today, Howard explains the latest on the relationship of President Trump and Russia leader Vladimir Putin. Russia is under U.S. economic sanctions after seizing Crimea from Ukraine, and backing rebels in Ukraine's eastern region. Congress doesn't want to ease those sanctions. The European allies don't want that, either. So there was concern when Mike Flynn, President Trump's national security advisor, had a series of phone calls with the Russian a...
This is a private sector analysis, based on figures from last year, but the proportions are still similar. Almost half – wedges 1, 2, 3, and 4, the green ones – are employer plans: large group, small group, government, and the military's TriCare. The orange wedges, 5, 6, and 7 – are Medicare. The maroon...
Jessica Root of Waikoloa, Hawaii had been caring for her longtime boyfriend, now fiancé Erich Brockmoeller. He is a Marine infantry veteran. A veteran herself, Jessica (Air force veteran) provides physical and emotional support to Erich...
Photo courtesy of Sarah Anderson for Honoka’a Western Week. Honoka‘a Western Week is coming up May 21 to 29, and everyone is invited to celebrate Hāmākua’s paniolo heritage by dressing up western style and enjoying cowboy-themed activities every night. The festivities will kick off with the 2nd Annual Farm Festival at Hāmākua Harvest. They will continue through the week, wrapping up with Friday night’s Paniolo Parade and Block Party, and the 61st Annual Hawai‘i Saddle Club Scholarship Rodeo over the weekend. Organizers are currently recruiting volunteers to serve as saloon girls, cowboys, soup cooks and line dancers during the event. For more information or to apply, call Michelle Hartman at (808) 775-9777. The deadline to enter the Saloon Girl and Cowboys Got Talent contests is May 20. Schedule of Events: Friday, May 26: 4 p.m., Paniolo Parade down Māmāne Street with mounted and marching units, pā‘ū riders, gleaming vintage cars and more. Thursday, May 25: Historic Honoka‘a Town Ta..
A Canadian federal judge who asked a woman in a rape trial why she couldn't keep her knees together resigned Thursday after a disciplinary council recommended he be removed from the bench.
"This is the chance. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," said the speaker, roving the stage with a wireless mic, gesturing at both the audience in front of him and the PowerPoint presentation behind him. Ted Talk? Late-night infomercial? Nope — it was House Speaker Paul Ryan, making a hard pitch for his health care plan after a week of loud conservative criticism. After listening to conservative groups like the Club For Growth blast the bill as a "warmed-over substitute for government-run health care," Ryan went on offense, saying this is just the first step of an ongoing overhaul of the health system. The bill, drafted by Ryan and other House Republican leaders, cleared a key hurdle Thursday, passing two House committees after marathon markup sessions. But many members from the Tea Party wing are upset that it keeps too much of the Affordable Care Act in place, and effectively replaces the law's signature tax with a heavy surcharge assessed to people who forgo health insur..
Art Biennials are big business, as you can tell by the proliferation of bi and triennials around the globe over the last twenty years. Cities launch these high profile art extravaganzas to attract tourists, sales, and cultural cache. The Honolulu Biennial has just opened in nine venues around town, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on how to make the most of it.
In "What's Trending?" today, Howard explains the latest on the relationship of President Trump and Russia leader Vladimir Putin. Russia is under U.S. economic sanctions after seizing Crimea from Ukraine, and backing rebels in Ukraine's eastern region. Congress doesn't want to ease those sanctions. The European allies don't want that, either. So there was concern when Mike Flynn, President Trump's national security advisor, had a series of phone calls with the Russian a...
Parents in Lyndhurst, Ohio, had a scare -- and then a big laugh -- when their 4-year-old was blown away on a windy Wednesday.
The Pentagon is sending about 400 Marines to Syria to help local fighters wrest control of Raqqa, which ISIS considers its capital. The Pentagon says the new troops will fire artillery rounds at ISIS fighters in support of the local forces, as well as provide security for the Marine artillerymen, as NPR's Phil Ewing reports. These 400 troops will bring the number of U.S. forces on the ground in Syria to about 900, Phil says. "The military is trying to copy as much as it can from the playbook it's using in Iraq, where American troops aren't supposed to be in direct combat, but instead help local forces with indirect fire, airstrikes, training and weapons," he adds. The aggressive new strategy marks a shift for the Pentagon, which has "mostly shied away from using conventional forces in Syria," as The Washington Post reports . The Syrian Defense Forces — the U.S.-supported coalition led by Kurds that also includes Arab and Turkmen fighters — have been working to isolate Ra..
My father and I have a cheese habit. To feed this passion, and maybe save us some cash at the cheese counter, we decided it was time we learned to make the stuff ourselves. Our first goal: mozzarella. On a below-freezing January morning we arrived at Flint Hill Farm in eastern Pennsylvania, ready for a crash course in cheese. The instructor and farm owner, Kathy Fields, met us in the dairy shop. She took on this 26-acre farm in 1997 and a few years later began turning it into an educational center. Walking with the confidence of a woman who knows her way around a horse drawn plow, she led us to the cheese kitchen, a small shed-like room built into one side of a barn, and presented us with a pot of glistening, yellow-hued milk. Fields's Jersey cows, Apple and Honey, each produce four to five gallons per day. The milk is rich — about one third cream. And Fields and her customers like it that way. "I couldn't drink low fat milk if I tried," she said. "I'd gag on it." At Fie..
Gray reef sharks, Palmyra Atoll. Photo courtesy of Kydd Pollock/Nature Conservancy. An eight-year shark study conducted 1,000 miles south of Hawai‘i has established the baseline for what is considered a healthy shark population, and its smaller than previously thought. The large-scale research project, led by The Nature Conservancy and the University of California at Santa Barbara, was conducted at Palmyra Atoll, an isolated national wildlife refuge. Some 1,300 reef sharks were tagged by researchers at Palmyra between 2006 and 2014 to estimate their population size. Of that number, 350 sharks were recaptured making it the largest reef shark tag recapture program in the world. As a result, researchers now have a better understanding of what a healthy shark population looks like in the wild. The data also helps them understand the relationship between healthy shark populations and healthy coral reefs, of which little is known. Scientists aboard a research boat implant a tracking trans..