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Ruth’s Chris has closed its Lahaina restaurant

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 19:51
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Another restaurant is gone amid the current pandemic. Well-known steakhouse Ruth’s Chris has closed its Lahaina restaurant. The company, Ruth’s Hospitality Group, confirmed the closure. “Ruth’s Hospitality Group is constantly evaluating its portfolio of restaurants in an effort to support its future business and long term growth. With that, after careful consideration, […]
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UH unveils new safety guidelines for fall semester

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 19:48
HONOLULU (KHON2) — University of Hawaii President David Lassner announced its new interim COVID-19 guidelines as they prepare for the fall semester. Each of the 10 campuses will follow the general safety guidelines but are developing their own operational plans. With the upcoming semester just eight weeks away, and cases of COVID-19 increasing every day, […]
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HFD: Whitmore Village wildland fire 80 percent contained

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 19:46
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Firefighters are working to put out a wildland fire in Whitmore Village on Wednesday, July 1. At about 12:20 p.m. the Honolulu Fire Department responded to the fire with 14 units staffed with 49 personnel. When they arrived, they worked to put out the fire by ground and by air with water […]
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Blue Note Hawaii to reopen with concerts by Hapa and Beat-Lele

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 19:42
HONOLULU (KHON) — Blue Note Hawaii announced its reopening with a pair of concerts: Hapa from July 10-12, and Beat-Lele from July 17-19. Additional acts will be announced in the coming days. Information can be found at www.BlueNoteHawaii.com, and new COVID-19 policies can be found here. For both the Hapa and Beat-Lele shows, premium tickets […]
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Electric car owners will have to say goodbye to free parking on city lots, meters

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 19:06
HONOLULU (KHON2) — In 2012, a State law allowed electric vehicles to park for free at State and county parking lots and meters. But that’s no longer the case. Effective July 1, 2020, electric vehicle owners must now pay posted parking fees at all City public parking facilities and any metered area. This comes after […]
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Trolley driver in a 2018 deadly Kakaako pedestrian crash changes plea to no contest

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:43
HONOLULU (KHON2) — The trolley driver involved in a deadly pedestrian crash in Kakaako back in November 2018 changed his plea to no contest on Wednesday morning, July 1. Fifty-four-year-old David Kmetz was charged with first-degree negligent homicide. Prosecutors say that in 2019, Kmetz was driving while under the influence when he struck and killed […]
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City to fix streets in downtown, Chinatown area

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:28
HONOLULU (KHON2) — The City will begin fixing the streets in downtown and Chinatown areas. Road Builders Corporation has been contracted by the City and County of Honolulu to perform the Rehabilitation of Localized Streets, Phase 12D project. The contract duration time will be 270 calendar days. Crews expect to start on Monday, July 13. […]
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WATCH: UH President discusses COVID-19 guidelines for the Fall semester

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:00
HONOLULU (KHON) — On Wednesday, University of Hawaii President David Lassner announced interim COVID-19 guidelines for all 10 UH campuses for the upcoming semester. Watch the news conference in the video above.
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WATCH: Mayor Caldwell discusses street rehabilitation projects for Downtown Honolulu and Chinatown

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:46
HONOLULU (KHON) — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell held a news conference Wednesday morning to discuss road improvement projects for Downtown Honolulu and Chinatown. This comes after yesterday’s announcement of projects to revitalize Chinatown. Watch the news conference in the video above.
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Veterinarians offer tips to keep pets safe during Fourth of July weekend

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 15:23
HONOLULU (KHON2) – Fireworks can be fun for humans on the Fourth of July, but they’re not always fun for our four-legged friends. Doctor Alan Obara from the Kalihi Pet Clinic has some tips to keep our pets safe and happy this holiday weekend. “The biggest thing is never leave your pet unattended,” said Dr. […]
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9 new cases of COVID-19 bring state total to 926

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 14:58
HONOLULU (KHON) — The Department of Health reported 9 new cases of COVID-19 on July 1 for the state: 7 from Honolulu County, 2 from Maui County, and one Hawaii resident diagnosed outside of Hawaii. This number includes a previously reported case that was “pending.” The state total is now 926. Of the 926 total […]
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Dry conditions continue, with locally breezy trade winds

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 14:51
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Locally breezy trade winds today will diminish Thursday, with light to moderate trade winds prevailing through the holiday weekend. The trade winds will become a little more showery from Friday into Saturday as an area of increased moisture moves across the islands. While most showers will focus over windward areas, leeward areas […]
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Hawaiian Airlines welcomes back North America travel in August

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 14:33
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Hawaiian Airlines announced it will resume a reduced schedule between Hawaiʻi and most of its U.S. mainland gateway cities on Aug. 1, when the state of Hawai‘i begins welcoming travelers who choose to participate in a pre-travel COVID-19 testing program being developed. Hawaiian will also increase neighbor island flights to offer guests more seamless […]
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Mandatory inter-island travel and health form now online

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 14:28
HONOLULU (KHON2) — The State of Hawai‘i mandatory inter-island travel and health form can now be submitted online within 24 hours of flight departure. This upgrade adds efficiency to the passenger verification process, helps save travelers time and allows information to enter the database in real-time. The form includes health and contact information needed to […]
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Norpac Fisheries Export recalls Shrimp Poke due to possible health risk

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 14:14
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Norpac Fisheries Export is recalling all fresh shrimp poke distributed in the Hawaiian Islands between May 11, 2020 and June 25, 2020 because it has potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. It’s an n organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others […]
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US Customs and Border Protection seize 21 pounds of cocaine in Honolulu

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 13:55
HONOLULU (KHON) — In a press release, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that over $250,000 worth of cocaine has been seized in Honolulu. It was transiting from Juarez, Mexico to Australia. “The shipment, labeled “aluminum machinery tools”, contained three aluminum blocks, shrink-wrapped and palletized, each weighing approximately 165 pounds,” the press release stated. […]
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Kailua-Kona man charged in Kaʻū traffic fatality

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 13:04
On June 21, 2020 at 4:36 a.m., police responded to a single vehicle crash at the intersection of Coral Parkway & Ginger Blossom Lane in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates. Police determined that a gold 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser heading west (Makai) had failed to stop at the intersection. The vehicle then drove through the intersection […]
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Nexstar Media and Hawaiian Telcom announce agreement to continue providing KHON, KHII, Hawaii’s CW

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:04
Nexstar Media and Hawaiian Telcom are pleased to have reached an agreement to continue providing KHON2, KHII, and Hawaii’s CW to Hawaiian Telcom subscribers across the state, and to enable the September 1st launch of Nexstar’s cable network, WGN America, on Hawaiian Telcom’s platform
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Max Holloway motivated to return UFC championship to Hawaii as he calls for the start of the ‘Hair Era’ at UFC 251

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 11:29
In just eleven days nearly nine thousand miles away from the Aloha State, Waianae’s Max Holloway (21-5) returns to the octagon on a mission to reclaim the UFC featherweight championship. Next Saturday in Abu Dhabi, the once longtime king of the 145-pound division will run it back against Alexander Volkanovski (21-1) in the co-main event […]
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Board of Water Supply transfers Ha‘ikū Stairs to the city

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 11:05
HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Board of Water Supply has transferred ownership of Ha‘ikū Stairs and all the land around it to the City and County of Honolulu. The transfer is official as of today, July 1, 2020. The City will now be responsible to maintain security until an operator is chosen. Manager Ernest Lau stated, […]
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