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Rapper Kanye West tweets out that he’s running for president

KHON2 Local News - Sat, 07/04/2020 - 22:26
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Kanye West announced that he’s running for president, according to his post on Twitter. The rapper tweeted out on Saturday, July 4, “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States! #2020VISION” Elon Musk, […]
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Showers look to continue for holiday weekend

KHON2 Local News - Sat, 07/04/2020 - 21:38
HONOLULU (KHON2) Light to moderate east-southeasterly trades will continue through the holiday weekend. Showers will favor windward and mauka areas, although scattered showers will also affect leeward and interior areas at times. A more typical trade wind pattern will resume on Monday, with showers favoring windward and mauka areas along with the stray leeward spillover. […]
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Officials warn COVID-19 cases could spike due to Independence Day parties

KHON2 Local News - Sat, 07/04/2020 - 21:28
HONOLULU (KHON2) — There were 24 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, July 4. There were 19 on Oahu, two on the Big Island, two on Kauai, and one on Maui. Our statewide total now stands just one shy of one-thousand cases of which 224 are still active. Health officials said that the recent surge–combined with […]
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Hawaii’s Most Wanted: Keith Streeter

KHON2 Local News - Sat, 07/04/2020 - 20:42
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Honolulu Police are looking for Keith Streeter. On October 17, 2019, at about 7:30 a.m., the victim was involved in an argument with a female inside of her home in the Ewa Beach area. As the argument escalated, the male head-butted the victim’s forehead area causing her to sustain a major laceration. […]
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92 people rescued by Ocean Safety responders on the 4th of July

KHON2 Local News - Sat, 07/04/2020 - 20:05
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Beaches were crowded and many enjoyed themselves on the 4th of July, but Ocean Safety responders remained busy throughout the day. On the south shore of Oahu, 23 people were rescued. On the west shore, there were 12. On the north, there were five. Ocean Safety officials said that on the east […]
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WATCH LIVE: Fourth of July fireworks across the Las Vegas skies

KHON2 Local News - Sat, 07/04/2020 - 18:15
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Fireworks are expected to fill the skies across the Las Vegas valley Saturday night in celebration of the 4th of July. 8 News Now will be live streaming two of the largest fireworks shows right here, starting at 9 p.m.
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224 active cases in Hawaii as state sees 24 new cases of COVID-19

KHON2 Local News - Sat, 07/04/2020 - 15:05
The state Department of Health reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 on July 4, 2020 with 19 on Oahu, two on Big Island, two on Kauai, and one on Maui.
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Man, 55, found responsive in water by boat in Waikiki pronounced dead

KHON2 Local News - Sat, 07/04/2020 - 14:41
A man in his 50s is dead after being brought to shore by Ocean Safety.
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Rain could dampen the holiday across the islands

KHON2 Local News - Sat, 07/04/2020 - 01:40
HONOLULU (KHON2) Light to moderate east-southeast winds will continue through the holiday as a weak trough moves through. A modest increase in moisture associated with this trough combined with a weak upper disturbance will be enough to support the showery conditions continuing. Although most of the shower coverage will focus over windward and mountain locations, […]
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Some changes made to election processes amid COVID-19

KHON2 Local News - Sat, 07/04/2020 - 00:43
Chief Election Officer Scott Nago says some changes had to be made to this year's election due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Light winds lead to a warm Fourth of July

KHON2 Local News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 23:36
HONOLULU (KHON2) Light to moderate trade winds will prevail through the holiday weekend, then strengthen early next week. An area of increased moisture is expected to impact the islands through Saturday. Expect warm and muggy conditions, and an uptick in showers. The boost in the trades early next week, will bring with it a drier […]
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Kauai Firefighters extinguish Anahola brush fire

KHON2 Local News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 21:56
ANAHOLA, Hawaii (KHON2) — Firefighters on Kauai put out a brush that broke out in Anahola on Thursday afternoon, July 2. No injuries were reported and no homes were threatened despite the fire’s close proximity to a subdivision owned by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. At about 4:20 p.m., firefighters responded to the brush […]
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Honolulu doubles down on face-covering rules

KHON2 Local News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 21:32
Many locations already require a face covering before entering, but Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said even employees who do not interact with the public will now have to wear a mask or a face shield.
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1,000 American flags in Kailua back up after it was removed, vandalized

KHON2 Local News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 21:21
More than a thousand Amercian flags are back on display in Kailua after being removed and vandalized earlier this week.
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Inspectors and license penalties may be added to enforce COVID rules at bars

KHON2 Local News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 21:12
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Today marks just two weeks since bars on Oahu were allowed to reopen, and already many complaints have been raised about lax adherence to COVID guidelines. One lawmaker wants the liquor commission to get involved. Currently it’s up to the Honolulu Police Department to deal with violations of public health orders on […]
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4.3 magnitude earthquake hits Big Island Friday afternoon

KHON2 Local News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 18:52
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Another earthquake has hit the Big Island, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), on July 3, at 2:19 p.m. It was a 4.3 magnitude earthquake located beneath the Kilauea Volcano’s south flank, centered about 3.5 miles south of Puu Oo, about a mile north of last night’s 4.6 […]
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Portions of Ala Kinoiki on Kauai will be closed for road work

KHON2 Local News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 17:19
HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Department of Public Works announced that portions of Ala Kinoiki will be closed from July 6 to July 17 for road work from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays. The first phase of the project will be along Ala Kinoiki from Aina Place to Waila‘au Road from July 6 to […]
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Noise, traffic, helicopter activity during sixth annual Exercise Lightning Forge training event

KHON2 Local News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 16:48
The sixth annual Exercise Lightning Forge training event will be July 7 to July 21 on Oahu.
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Judge denies TRO to pause state’s travel quarantine mandate

KHON2 Local News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 15:58
A judge has denied a motion to grant a TRO that sought to put a pause on the state's travel quarantine mandate.
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Flotilla organizers and attendees warned to cancel or face arrest

KHON2 Local News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 15:03
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Several hundred people have RSVP’d for a flotilla event being publicized on social media for the 4th of July holiday at an East O‘ahu beach. The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) says not only is attendance at this gathering illegal, in light of 29 additional Hawai‘i COVID-19 cases today (25 on […]
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