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Sunrise 5 a.m. (Nov. 16, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 14:36


The deadline for the state to cure ballots is Wednesday. This means that if there's a problem with your ballot, you have until 4:30 p.m. to fix it. Election officials should have notified you by mail if there was an issue — such as a missing signature.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

First at 4 p.m. (Nov. 15, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 19:02


First a Four, here's a live look at Mar-A-Lago in Florida, where former President Donald Trump is expected to announce his third run for the White House.  Trump's expected campaign could impact the local republican party in different ways. He's either energizing the local GOP or he just made things more difficult. Mahealani Richardson joins us with the latest.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

HNN News Brief (Nov. 15, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 3:32


The DOT announced that it's taking action against six major airlines that failed to give timely reimbursements. Holiday air travel is forecasted to jump nearly 8%. Admission rates are about to go up at Disney World for the first time since 2019.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sunrise 5 a.m. (Nov. 15, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 15:44


On Tuesday at 4 p.m. Hawaii time, Former President Donald Trump is expected to announce another run for the White House. It comes as his party is grappling with some big losses by candidates he endorsed in this year's midterms. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

First at 4 p.m. (Nov. 14, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 14:54


A manhunt is underway following a string of brazen daytime robberies in and around Ala Moana Center, prompting experts to underscore vigilance as the holiday shopping season begins. Witnesses say the suspects appear to be teenagers and that they were armed with a machete. Police sources confirm the crimes happened back-to-back Sunday afternoon over the span of just a few hours.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

This is Now (Nov. 14, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 24:24


Police in Charlottesville, Virginia have made an arrest in last night's fatal shooting on the University of Virginia campus. Three Virginia football players were killed, and two others were wounded on a bus as they returned to campus after a field trip to Washington, D.C. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

HNN News Brief (Nov. 14, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 3:07


A 7-Eleven was held up in an armed robbery over the weekend. The DOH is seeing a rise in RSV cases. And: There's a casting call for a live-action "Lilo and Stitch" movie! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sunrise 5 a.m. (Nov. 14, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 14:37


Police released new information overnight about crimes under investigation. Honolulu police said they arrested a man accused of breaking into a woman's apartment and sexually assaulting her. In Kalihi, a 7-Eleven was held up in an armed robbery.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

First at 4 p.m. (Nov. 11, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 14:03


On this Veterans Day, some of our nation's heroes returned home to Honolulu after participating in the state's first-ever Honor Flight. About 27 Hawaii veterans who took part in the flight returned to the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, where they were met with a military welcome — complete with a band and cheering crowds.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

This is Now (Nov. 11, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 24:25


On this Veterans Day, some of our nation's heroes returned home to Honolulu after participating in the state's first-ever Honor Flight. About 27 Hawaii veterans who took part in the flight returned to the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, where they were met with a military welcome — complete with a band and cheering crowds.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

HNN News Brief (Nov. 11, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 3:10


A boat sank at Ala Wai Harbor overnight, triggering concern about fuel pollution. President Biden addressed the ongoing UN climate change conference. The state land board will now require permits for all lay nets in state waters, but residents won't have to pay.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sunrise 5 a.m. (Nov. 11, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 18:43


The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating after an 80-foot boat sank in the Ala Wai Boat Harbor on Thursday night. Officials said they responded to the incident around 9 p.m. The big concern is the potential for pollution. The Coast Guard says it is possible some 200 gallons of fuel may have spilled from the vessel, and at this time, it is unknown the amount of motor oil that could also be leaking.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

First at 4 p.m. (Nov. 10, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 17:00


A crash involving a motorcycle and vehicle has closed both directions of Kamehameha Highway in Wahiawa. Authorities say a man in his 30s was critically injured in the crash. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

This is Now (Nov. 10, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 24:27


Many communities in Florida are now dealing with flooding, especially along the coast, after Hurricane Nicole made landfall as a Category 1 storm. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

HNN News Brief (Nov. 10, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 3:16


Control of Congress remains unclear as several key national races remain in play. Hawaii remains a solid blue state, but Republicans were able to flip a few handful of seats in the state Legislature.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sunrise 5 a.m. (Nov. 10, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 16:51


There's an amended lawsuit against the U.S. government over health issues stemming from the fuel-tainted water. In the initial filing this past summer, there were about a dozen plaintiffs. But now, this new complaint adds more than 100 new plaintiffs who say they were affected by the contaminated water.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

This is Now (Nov. 9, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 24:26


A day after the general election, many ballots are still being processed statewide, potentially changing the outcomes of several close races.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

HNN News Brief (Nov. 9, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 3:13


Hawaii has a new governor-elect: Josh Green. Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi says he plans to seek reelection. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sunrise 5 a.m. (Nov. 9, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 17:00


State election officials said that 32,000 ballots on Oahu alone have yet to be processed Wednesday, potentially changing the outcome of some close races. Officials added the third printout of election results are likely hours away from being released. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

First at 4 p.m. (Nov. 8, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 17:13


It's Election Day in Hawaii. In-person voters encountered long lines at voter service centers but few major Election Day problems, though some reported waiting up to two hours to cast a ballot.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

This is Now (Nov. 8, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 24:18


A tumultuous election season that tugged again at America's searing political divides and raised questions about its commitment to a democratic future comes to a close Tuesday with top races around the country that will provide a key test of Joe Biden's presidency.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

HNN News Brief (Nov. 8, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 3:13


It is election day in Hawaii and across America. Tuesday is your last chance to cast your ballot on who should lead our state. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sunrise 5 a.m. (Nov. 8, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 17:06


As Tuesday marks the general election in Hawaii, there is still time to vote. You can register and vote at several voter service centers across the state or you can also submit ballots at official drop-boxes located across the state.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

First at 4 p.m. (Nov. 7, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 15:23


Candidates are making their final push for votes ahead of the general election. Some of the most powerful seats in the state are up for grabs. But the interest from the public has been lacking.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

This is Now (Nov. 7, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 24:20


An election year weighted by economic turmoil, elimination of federal abortion rights and broad concerns about the future of democracy concluded with a final full day of campaigning Monday by leaders of both parties urgently appealing to their supporters.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

HNN News Brief (Nov. 7, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 3:13


The NTSB has arrived on Oahu to investigate the motorized glider crash that killed two over the weekend. The Navy says the fuel has been removed from the pipelines connecting Red Hill to Pearl Harbor.  And don't forget to look up! The total lunar eclipse is happening tonight.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sunrise 5 a.m. (Nov. 7, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 16:16


With the general election just one day away, your vote will decide Hawaii's next governor, the next lieutenant governor, delegates in Washington D.C., the next set of lawmakers in the state legislature and so much more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

First at 4 p.m. (Nov. 4, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 14:12


Wet weather created treacherous conditions in Downtown Honolulu. The National Weather Service recorded 4.3 inches of rain over 36 hours.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

This is Now (Nov. 4, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 23:46


Former Honolulu police officers Derek Hahn and Bobby Nguyen will remain in federal prison after losing their appeals. The ninth circuit made the decision this week. The two claimed prosecutorial misconduct during the trial, but the higher court did not agree. Hahn is serving three and a half years while Nguyen is serving four and a half years in prison for the mailbox conspiracy. They helped stage the theft of former Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha's mailbox to frame a man for the crime. This story will be updated.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

HNN News Brief (Nov. 4, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 2:55


Traffic alert: HECO will shut down all lanes of the H-1 in Pearl City this weekend for utility work. With Election Day coming up, observers play a big role in election security. The Hawaii DOE has been awarded nearly $5 million for electric school buses.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sunrise 5 a.m. (Nov. 4, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 16:34


A fire completely destroyed a structure in Waianae overnight. Firefighters received a call for a fire at Kuwale Road around 2:20 a.m. Friday. Flames from the blaze lit up the night sky and could be seen from nearby.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

First at 4 p.m. (Nov. 3, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 18:05


The same union Political Action Committee that spent millions of dollars on advertising in the primary election has shifted its attention to Maui. "Be Change Now" is targeting three council races on the Valley Isle, where slow-growth and development interests often clash.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

This is Now (Nov. 3, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 24:32


The U.S. and South Korea jointly warned North Korea on Thursday that use of any kind of nuclear weapon against Seoul or other regional allies would result in the end of Kim Jong Un's regime, as Pyongyang continued to rattle the peninsula with escalating missile tests. North Korea has launched more than two dozen missiles over the last two days in response to U.S.-South Korean military exercises that began Monday. The launches have sent South Koreans scrambling for shelter and further frayed the nerves of a population already mourning the loss of more than 150 people at a horrific Halloween crowd crush. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and South Korean Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup, after meeting Thursday at the Pentagon, released a joint statement saying they “strongly condemned” North Korea's escalating military flexing, including ballistic missile test launches, multiple rocket launches and coastal artillery. In response to the launches, the U.S. extended the “Vigilant Storm” military exercise, which was scheduled to run through Friday, Nov. 4. Late Thursday the Pentagon announced the extension would now run through Saturday, depending on the security environment.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

HNN News Brief (Nov. 3, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 3:09


Police are investigating several fatal crashes on Oahu and Maui. The Hilton Hawaiian Village wants to build a new 36-story tower. The timeline to get the first passengers on the Honolulu rail line is being pushed back.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sunrise 5 a.m. (Nov. 3, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 15:57


The number of people seeking concealed gun carry permits on Oahu is growing. But there's still no clear timeline on when they'll start being issued.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

First at 4 p.m. (Nov. 2, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 13:56


In an hours-long session Wednesday, the Hawaii County Council heard from supporters and opponents of proposed legislation that could have a dramatic impact on state firearm laws. Councilmembers were debating Bill 220, which would restrict the possession of firearms in “sensitive places,” including schools, daycare centers, and hospitals. Part of the issue is navigating constitutional rights and setting a precedent over a law that would be the first of its kind in the state.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

This is Now (Nov. 2, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 24:31


See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

This is Now (Nov. 1, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 24:30


The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced their Class of 2023 on Tuesday morning, inducting three more athletes into their storied fraternity. The 2023 class is headlined by Punahou and Notre Dame standout Manti Te'o of Hawaiian and Samoan ancestry, Larry Warford of Samoan ancestry and Harry Montague-Field of Hawaiian Ancestry — the inductees were selected from a field of over 100 nominees and eight finalists by the selection committee.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Repairing Earth (Episode 9): They found a plant once believed extinct

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 27:26


Once thought to have been extinct in the wild, a rare native plant has been rediscovered in the remote forests of Hawaii Island. It reappeared in a volcanic crater over 50 years later in an area where it was thought to have been gone forever. Now, it's all hands on deck to ensure this plant is protected and continues to thrive.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

HNN News Brief (Nov. 2, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 3:11


The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates yet again. U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz says the Navy's timeline to defuel Red Hill is not fast enough. And Starbucks has unveiled its new holiday cup designs! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sunrise 5 a.m. (Nov. 2, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 15:46


Under a closure plan submitted to the state Tuesday, the Navy is proposing to empty the Red Hill fuel facility but keep the underground tanks in place ― potentially for “beneficial reuse.” Military officials stressed the tanks would not be used again for fuel or other contaminants. Rather, they said, “beneficial reuse” might include storage or for hydroelectric uses.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

First at 4 p.m. (Nov. 1, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 14:33


Under a closure plan submitted to the state Tuesday, the Navy is proposing to empty the Red Hill fuel facility but keep the underground tanks in place ― potentially for “beneficial reuse.”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

HNN News Brief (Nov. 1, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 3:13


Today is the deadline for the military to submit its plan to the DOH to close the Red Hill facility. We are exactly one week away from the general election. A magnitude 3.9 earthquake struck Waimea overnight.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sunrise 5 a.m. (Nov. 1, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 15:54


About a year after petroleum was found in the Navy's water supply, the military will submit its plan to close the Red Hill facility to the Hawaii State Department of Health. Tuesday is the deadline for the Navy to turn it in. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

First at 4 p.m. (Oct. 31, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 15:30


More than 100 people have died in one of the most destructive storms to lash the Philippines this year with dozens more feared missing after villagers fled in the wrong direction and got buried in a boulder-laden mudslide. Almost two million others were swamped by floods in several provinces, officials said Monday. At least 53 of 105 people who died — mostly in flash floods and landslides — were from Maguindanao province in a Muslim autonomous region, which was swamped by unusually heavy rains set off by Tropical Storm Nalgae.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

This is Now (Oct. 31, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 23:36


 South Korean police investigated on Monday what caused a crowd surge that killed more than 150 people including 26 foreigners during Halloween festivities in Seoul in the country's worst disaster in years, as President Yoon Suk Yeol and tens of thousands of others paid respects to the dead at special mourning sites.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

HNN News Brief (Oct. 31, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 3:14


Today is the first Halloween in two years without COVID restrictions. Honolulu Freight Service just announced that it has purchased the former Love's Bakery headquarters. Starting today, Rainbow Drive-In is changing its hours due to staffing shortages. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sunrise 5 a.m. (Oct. 31, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 15:08


South Korean police are investigating what caused a crowd surge that killed more than 150 people including 26 foreigners during Halloween festivities in Seoul in the country's worst disaster in years, as President Yoon Suk Yeol and tens of thousands of others paid respects to the dead at special mourning sites.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

DIGITAL SPECIAL: After fleeing the fighting in Ukraine, they're trying to build new lives in Hawaii

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2022 29:33


Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February, millions have fled the war-torn country. Many now call neighboring countries their home; still others crossed the Atlantic to the US. And about 125 sought safe haven in Hawaii, building a new life in paradise as they wait to return home.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

First at 4 p.m. (Oct. 28, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2022 15:31


This week, Hawaii County announced its multi-year plans to repair Waipio Valley's one roadway and residents now have a clearer picture on repair work that's set to begin in the coming months. Officials know the work is inconvenient, but necessary. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

This is Now (Oct. 28, 2022)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 24:32


The husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was attacked and severely beaten with a hammer by an assailant who broke into the couple's San Francisco home early Friday searching for the Democratic leader and shouting: “Where is Nancy, where is Nancy?”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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