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Feds fly unaccompanied immigrant minors to Hawaii on taxpayer dime

Honolulu as Seen from Diamond Head (photo by Teri Tico)

BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN - HONOLULU — Although 2,500 miles from the continental United States, Hawaii has joined the list of states temporarily housing unaccompanied minors from Central America who have illegally crossed into America through the Southwest border. Who's paying the freight? You, the taxpayer. Some 60,000 Central American youths fleeing drug cartels, human traffickers and […]

July 30th, 2014 | Posted in Today in Hawaii | Read More »

Kahala Shell Closes Its Doors After 34 Years

Bill Green at Kahala Shell (Photo courtesy of Ron Martin)

BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN - Kahala Shell is undoubtedly of the most frequented businesses in east Oahu, but 34 years after Bill Green founded the elite car repair business and gas station, Kahala Shell will be closing its doors for good. As of July 31, Kahala Shell will no longer perform its popular 15-minute oil changes, […]

July 30th, 2014 | Posted in Business,Today in Hawaii | Read More »

Absentee ballot fraud incident has Kauai police, elections officials on alert

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard takes advantage of early voting in 2012. Those voting by mail should receive their ballot within 7 days of requesting one

BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN - KAUAI — Kauai resident Brent Woods ordered an absentee ballot for Hawaii’s Aug. 9 primary election, but never received the ballot. So when he got a call from the Kauai County Clerk's office telling him they couldn't process his ballot because he returned it filled out, but unsigned, he was surprised. Woods […]

July 29th, 2014 | Posted in Today in Hawaii | Read More »

Nature of Space Exploration Enters New Age

moon landing

By Elizabeth Lee  - LOS ANGELES — Forty-five years ago this month, the first humans walked on the moon. It was during an era of the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. World politics have changed since then and so has the nature of space exploration. More than four decades ago, […]

July 29th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

UN Sanctions Operator of N. Korean Ship Caught Smuggling Arms

President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, June 17, 2013.

The United States accused Russia of violating a historic nuclear test ban treaty by testing a ground-launched cruise missile. U.S officials said President Barack Obama informed Russian President Vladimir Putin in a letter Monday of the United States' determination that Russia broke the 1987 treaty. The move was first reported Monday evening by The New […]

July 29th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

US: Russia Violated Nuclear Treaty

President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, June 17, 2013

The United States accused Russia of violating a historic nuclear test ban treaty by testing a ground-launched cruise missile. U.S officials said President Barack Obama informed Russian President Vladimir Putin in a letter Monday of the United States' determination that Russia broke the 1987 treaty. The move was first reported Monday evening by The New […]

July 29th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

US Loses Track of Arms Given to Afghan Security Forces

FILE - An Afghan army soldier adjusts his weapon sling during a practice session at a training facility in the outskirts of Kabul.

VOA News- A new U.S. government report says the military has not effectively kept track of the light weapons it supplied to Afghanistan’s army and police. According to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, an independent watchdog group, the failure creates a danger that small arms such as machine guns will fall into the […]

July 28th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

Donors Pay to Test Seawater for Traces of Fukushima Radiation

FILE - The sun sets down at the Point Vicente Park on the Pacific Ocean in Palos Verdes, Calif. U.S. Enviromental Protection Agency rank the ocean among the most hazardous places in the country.

By Tom Banse - SEATTLE, WA — It has been more than three years since the Fukushima nuclear plant accident resulted in a spill of millions of gallons of radioactive cooling water into the Pacific. Oceanographers projected it could take until this year for highly diluted traces of that spill to cross the ocean and […]

July 28th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

Report: US Surveillance Programs Threaten Press Freedom

The National Security Administration (NSA) campus is seen in Fort Meade, Md., June 6, 2013.

Reuters - WASHINGTON — U.S. surveillance programs are making it more difficult for government officials to speak to the press anonymously, two rights groups said on Monday.Large-scale surveillance, on top of the Obama administration's crackdown on national security leaks, threatens the freedom of the press and the right to legal counsel, Human Rights Watch and […]

July 28th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

House Passes Bill To Overhaul US International Broadcasting

FILE - House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce.

By Cindy Saine - CAPITOL HILL —The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would overhaul U.S. international broadcasting, including this agency, the Voice of America, four other government-financed broadcasters and the Broadcasting Board of Governors that oversees all of them. Supporters of the bipartisan bill say the United States needs to fight […]

July 28th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

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