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  • Faith-based pregnancy clinics: Hawaii law forces them to promote abortion

    09/24/2017 8:56:19 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Friday, September 22, 2017 | Rick Daysog
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Pro-life pregnancy centers went to court Friday to try to overturn a new law that they argue requires them to publicly post abortion referrals. During a hearing before U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, attorneys for Calvary Chapel Pearl Harbor and the Aloha Pregnancy Care and Counseling Center argued that the law violates their right to free speech and religion because it forces them to post signs that interfere with their faith. "It compels even non-medical pregnancy centers to recite what amounts to a government-scripted advertisement for abortion," said Kevin Connelly, Calvary's attorney. "It forces a church, Calvary...
  • Who Helped Snowden Steal State Secrets? (Read all)

    06/29/2013 8:08:28 AM PDT · by yoe · 57 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 29, 2013 | Edward Jay Epstein
    In March 2013, when Edward Snowden sought a job with Booz Allen Hamilton at a National Security Agency facility in Hawaii, he signed the requisite classified-information agreements and would have been made well aware of the law regarding communications intelligence. Section 798 of the United States Code makes it a federal crime if a person "knowingly and willfully communicates, furnishes, transmits, or otherwise makes available to an unauthorized person, or publishes, or uses in any manner prejudicial to the safety or interest of the United States" any classified information concerning communication intelligence. [snip] Before taking the job in Hawaii, Mr....
  • Salvage ship to assist in Black Hawk recovery off Hawaii

    09/08/2017 1:26:16 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 3 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Sept 8 , 2017 | WILLIAM COLE
    A 240-foot salvage ship is on its way to aid in the recovery of a crashed Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter and its missing crew west of Kaena Point, a spokesman for the 25th Infantry Division said. The Military Sealift Command-chartered MV HOS Dominator, a submarine support ship, is expected to arrive in the coming days, Lt. Col. Curt Kellogg said Thursday. The ship’s involvement represents a transition from seafloor sonar mapping and camera observation by the Navy using an unmanned underwater vehicle and remotely operated vehicle to actual salvage and recovery. All five crew members from the Hawaii-based Black...
  • Wary of robots taking jobs, Hawaii toys with guaranteed pay

    09/05/2017 4:27:06 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/4/2017 | Staff
    HONOLULU — Driverless trucks. Factory robots. Delivery drones. Virtual personal assistants. As technological innovations increasingly edge into the workplace, many people fear that robots and machines are destined to take jobs that human beings have held for decades--a trend that is already happening in stores and factories around the country. For many affected workers, retraining might be out of reach —unavailable, unaffordable or inadequate. What then? Enter the idea of a universal basic income, the notion that everyone should be able to receive a stream of income to live on, regardless of their employment or economic status. It isn't an...
  • Crime in Hawaii last year lowest since record-keeping began

    08/31/2017 11:22:27 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 18 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | Aug 31 , 2017 | HNN staff
    The total number of crimes reported across Hawaii in 2016 was the lowest since statewide data collection began more than 40 years ago, according to an annual report released Thursday. Some 45,805 crimes were reported statewide last year, a rate of 3,206 offenses per 100,000 residents. That's more than 6 percent below the 2015 report, and 27 percent lower than the crime rate reported in 2007. “The record low crime statistics in 2016 highlight the outstanding work of law enforcement throughout the State and in all four counties," said Doug Chin, Hawaii's attorney general, in a statement that accompanied the...
  • US successfully tests shooting down ballistic missile off the coast of Hawaii

    08/30/2017 12:25:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    MSN ^ | 08/30/2017 | Daniella Diaz
    The United States conducted a successful missile defense test that intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile off the coast of Hawaii early Wednesday morning, according to a statement from the US Missile Defense Agency. The Standard Missile-6, built by major US defense contracter Raytheon, intercepted the missile target at sea in its final seconds of flight after being fired from the USS John Paul Jones. The test comes amid heightened tensions between North Korea and the US. Earlier this week, an intermediate-range missile, identified by the North Koreans as a Hwasong-12, was fired over Japan. A US official, however, told CNN...
  • ‘Boo Hoo You Japs’: Hawaii Lawmaker Publishes Letter From Racist Trump Supporter [HUFFPO BS ALERT]

    08/24/2017 4:19:48 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 61 replies
    HONOLULU ― State Rep. Beth Fukumoto (D-Hawaii) received a letter in the mail after watching the violence unfold at the white supremacy rally in Virginia and seeing President Donald Trump’s mixed reaction to it. “Dear B####,” began the note, mailed last week to the lawmaker’s Honolulu office. “Your poor grand parents got put into a camp in the USA? Boo hoo hoo ― you Japs murdered thousands of servicemen at Pearl Harbor ― did you forget that detail?”
  • Third soldier identified in Army helicopter crash off Kaena Point

    08/18/2017 1:48:14 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 5 replies
    Hono Star Ad ^ | Aug 18 , 2017 | Rosemarie Bernardo
    The search continues today for the crew of the 25th Combat Aviation Bridge who were reported missing off of Kaena Point at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night during a night-training flight.
  • 5 missing after Army helicopter goes down off Hawaii

    08/16/2017 12:43:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 16, 2017 | by Audrey Mcavoy, AP
    HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard and military crews are searching the ocean off Hawaii for five people aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a training exercise, authorities said Wednesday. Officials at Wheeler Army Airfield near Honolulu reported losing communications around 10 p.m. Tuesday with the crew of a UH-60 Black Hawk, the Coast Guard said in a news release. Responding teams spotted a debris field about 2 miles (3 kilometers) west of Kaena Point, Oahu.
  • North Korea threatens strike on Guam

    08/09/2017 6:39:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 7:55 AM ET, Wed August 9, 2017 | By Zachary Cohen and Euan McKirdy
    North Korea's military is "examining the operational plan" to strike areas around the US territory of Guam with medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic missiles, state-run news agency KCNA said early Wednesday local time. Specifically, the statement mentioned a potential strike on Andersen Air Force Base designed "to send a serious warning signal to the US." The base is one of two on the Pacific island, which are the closest bases on US soil to North Korea, and represent the westernmost tip of the country's military might. The North Korea comments were published after US President Donald Trump warned Pyongyang that if it...
  • Flake extends his attacks on Trump and the GOP — all the way back to the dawn of birtherism

    08/07/2017 10:18:39 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 263 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 6, 2017 | Avi Selk
    But Sunday, as he promoted his book on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Flake took his assault on Trumpism back years further — all the way to the pre-dawn of Trump’s political rise, to “when the birtherism thing was going on,” as Flake put it to host Chuck Todd. “Some people did stand up, but not enough,” the senator said. “That was particularly ugly.” “Did you do enough?” Todd asked. Flake smiled. “On that, I think I did.” Flake was a congressman in 2011, when Trump flirted with a presidential run against President Barack Obama. The current president did so “spouting...
  • State lawmaker wants Trump to meet with North Korea's leader in Hawaii

    08/04/2017 12:23:08 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 27 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Thursday, August 3, 2017 | HNN Staff
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - State Rep. Gene Ward is no stranger to unconventional ideas. He recently suggested bunkers under Diamond Head for storage be converted into bomb shelters. And he once proposed "urine-free zones" in key gathering places to cut down on public urination and defecation. Now Ward is suggesting a meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. And he wants it to take place in Hawaii. In a news release, Ward said he sent a letter to the president requesting the meeting.
  • Condo prices in Oahu hit all-time high

    08/04/2017 12:19:37 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Thursday, August 3, 2017 | Cheyanne Mumphrey
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - It's not surprising that Oahu's condos are expensive, but prices are now at an all-time high, a new report says. According to the report by real estate firm Locations, the median price for a unit in July was $425,000 compared to the $419,500 in April. Once condo units were on the market, they went quick, lasting an average of 15 days before being sold, according to the report.
  • US admiral stands ready to obey a Trump nuclear strike order

    07/27/2017 4:36:40 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Thursday, July 27, 2017 | AP
    <p>Canberra, Australia -- The U.S. Pacific Fleet commander said Thursday he would launch a nuclear strike against China next week if President Donald Trump ordered it, and warned against the military ever shifting its allegiance from its commander in chief.</p>
  • Hawaii seeks to prepare residents for threat of nuclear missile strike from North Korea

    07/21/2017 7:37:42 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    hawaiinewsnow.com ^ | 07/21/2017
    The state's emergency management agency said the threat to the islands from the rogue nation is "currently assessed to be low." But officials added ongoing North Korean missile tests — and growing public concern — have prompted officials to work on preparedness and disaster management plans. Vern Miyagi, administrator of the emergency management agency... said, the public should see the preparation and education much like the work being done to prepare the public for hurricane and tsunami... Earlier this month, North Korea tested an ICBM missile, drawing condemnation from the US and other countries. Experts say an ICBM like the...
  • High court allows extended family under travel ban exemption

    07/19/2017 2:37:15 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 38 replies
    Hono Star Ad ^ | July 19 ,2017 | Star-Ad staff
    The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to President Donald Trump on his embattled travel ban today, rejecting his bid to bar entry by some people with family members already in the country. The 6-3 order by the justices — who last month let the president start restricting entry by people from six mostly Muslim countries — means the government must accept people with grandparents, cousins and other relatives in the (snip) Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch dissented from today’s action, saying they would have blocked Watson’s entire ruling.
  • New Hawaii Law Forces Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers to Tell Women About Abortion

    07/16/2017 5:25:08 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 36 replies
    CBN ^ | Sunday, July 16, 2017 | CBN News
    Under a law signed on Wednesday, pro-life pregnancy centers in Hawaii will be forced to tell patients about free abortions provided by the state. And if they don't, they could face fines up to $1,000 dollars for a repeated offense. There are currently five pro-life centers in the state. "This clinic does not provide abortion services or abortion referrals. Only ultrasounds performed by qualified healthcare professionals and read by licensed clinicians should be considered medically accurate," reads the mandatory notification the centers will have to provide patients with. "Hawaii has public programs that provide immediate free or low-cost access to...
  • Hawaii: Huge fire in 36-story building results in fatalities

    07/15/2017 7:55:36 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 19 replies
    Jerusalem Online ^ | 15 July 2017 | Daniel Gilenson
    Approximately 100 firefighters battled a huge fire in a 36-story building in Hawaii’s capital. At least 3 fatalities and 16 injuries were reported. Firefighters have been battling a fire that broke out yesterday (Friday) in a 36-story building in Honolulu, Hawaii. The city’s mayor has confirmed the death of at least 3 victims and stated that dozens more are trapped in their home. The building wasn’t properly equipped with fire extinguishers.
  • Trump will ask Supreme Court to block judge's order on travel ban

    07/14/2017 11:51:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 14, 2017 | Jordan Fabian
    The Trump administration said Friday it will ask the Supreme Court to block a federal judge’s ruling limiting the scope of President Trump’s travel ban. “The Supreme Court has had to correct this lower court once, and we will now reluctantly return directly to the Supreme Court to again vindicate the rule of law and the executive branch's duty to protect the nation,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. The decision came one day after a Hawaii-based judge dealt Trump a defeat by ordering the government to expand the number of people who are exempt from the...
  • Hawaii Judge Orders Loosening of Trump Travel Ban

    07/13/2017 9:22:21 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 57 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 14, 2017 12:08 a.m. ET | Brent Kendall
    Ruling applies nationwide and means grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles and cousins are no longer subject to the ban WASHINGTON—A Hawaii judge late Thursday ordered a nationwide loosening of President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on U.S. entry for some travelers from six Muslim-majority countries, ruling the administration’s strict approach contradicted a recent Supreme Court ruling.