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Small Business Saturday gains traction

Nov 18 2017 - 12:06am || Comments

When the biggest shopping season of the year begins next week, Hilo businesses hope to attract holiday shoppers on Small Business Saturday.

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    TOKYO — Haruyuki Sano traveled 1 ½ hours for a taste of the same cheeseburger U.S. President Donald Trump ate with Japan’s prime minister during his visit last week.

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    Hawaii police officers are getting raises, the last large bargaining group to have salaries settled for this year as the county begins crafting a new budget for the next fiscal year that begins July 1, 2018.

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    KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii County is cutting security at Old Kona Airport Park, which was intended to ensure homeless didn’t re-establish illegal campsites there after police ushered them out in August.

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    KAILUA-KONA — A deep well in Ocean View is offline, the county Department of Water Supply said Thursday.

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    A 39-year-old Waikoloa man pleaded not guilty Thursday to three counts of second-degree sexual assault.

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    The chief executive officer of one of Hawaii Island’s first medical marijuana dispensary companies has died.

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    HONOLULU — A Hawaii psychiatric patient who acknowledges killing a woman nearly four decades ago said Thursday he escaped from his hospital and flew to California to prove he could live responsibly in the community.

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    An 86-year-old Hilo woman has died after she was hit by a vehicle Sept. 21 in Hilo.

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    Aircraft rescue firefighting unit personnel retrieve “injured passengers,” played by West Hawaii Explorations Academy students, Thursday during a triannual Aircraft Disaster Exercise at the Kona airport. The airfield disaster simulation is a certification requirement by the Federal Aviation Administration, and tests airfield disaster preparedness and response.

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    Ex-band director’s lawyer says client denies claims

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    WASHINGTON — Eight years ago, Hobby Lobby president Steve Green found a new way to express his Christian faith. His family’s $4 billion arts and craft chain was already known for closing stores on Sundays, waging a Supreme Court fight over birth control and donating tens of millions of dollars to religious groups.

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    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A newly discovered object from another star system that’s passing through ours is shaped like a giant pink fire extinguisher.

  • | Posted: Nov 17 2017 - 12:05am

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A newly discovered object from another star system that’s passing through ours is shaped like a giant pink fire extinguisher.

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    WASHINGTON — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken apologized Thursday and faced a likely Senate ethics investigation after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour. Fellow Democrats as well as Republican colleagues called for an investigation.

  • | Posted: Nov 16 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump dodged questions about the turmoil in the Alabama Senate race on Wednesday, declining to join national Republicans who called for Roy Moore to abandon the race amid allegations of sexual impropriety with teenage girls. Far from surrendering, Moore’s camp challenged the credibility of one of the accusers.