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Two Police Officers Confirmed Dead in Hawaii Shooting

Tragedy erupted in paradise Sunday as two police officers were killed in an incident in which a woman was stabbed and multiple people remain missing after a fire destroyed seven homes near Honolulu’s Diamond Head landmark. Police said the incident began with the attempted eviction of  Jaroslav “Jerry” Hanel, 69, who is suspected of killing…

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3 People Detained After Bringing Mortar Round to Pearl Harbor Gate

A mortar round was found in a vehicle at a gate to the sprawling Pearl Harbor military base, shutting down the base for hours and leading three people to be taken into custody, military officials said Wednesday. It’s not clear what the trio planned to do or where they wanted to go when they were…

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Bombshell EBT Investigation: Cash Withdrawals in Vegas, Resorts in Hawaii

I kind of wonder what Jason Greenslate is up to these days. Greenslate, in case you forgot, was the young gentleman known as “Lobster Boy.” He was the surfer who infamously bought sushi and lobster with his EBT card when he was profiled as part of a Fox News special on food stamps in the…

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Honolulu Files Suit Against Energy Producers for Climate Change Damages

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The mayor of Honolulu is adding his city to a list of governments suing major energy producers such as Exxon Mobil and BP for damages related to climate change even though courts have proven reluctant to wade into such matters and translating those damages into hard dollar amounts is nearly impossible.

“We have sent to the Honolulu City Council a resolution for their approval to file a lawsuit against big oil companies that have contributed a lot to our climate crisis,” Mayor Kirk Caldwell said at a press conference earlier this week.

Detractors of these suits have argued the legal actions are less about restorative justice as they are damaging the reputation of the energy companies, a strategy that was outlined in a 2016 memo between climate change activists, political activists, and even attorneys who would later file suit on behalf of governments.

The Manufacturers Accountability Project (MAP), a leading advocate for the energy companies, said climate change is a “shared global challenge” that won’t be solved by litigation.

“Climate tort suits like this have been around for fifteen years,” Phil Goldberg, special councel for MAP, said in a released statement. “They are counterproductive and destined to fail. The U.S. Supreme Court and several federal courts have already dismissed climate tort suits as being baseless. We look forward to reviewing the complaint when it’s available, but nobody should look at this as any real solution.”

Knowing how to assess damages in the form of a dollar amount remains a murky issue, according to a University of Hawaii urban planning professor who addressed a pro-lawsuit symposium in May of this year.

“I’m going to try and give some insight into what do we know about our local damages, and frankly my presentation is a little bit short because we actually don’t know that much,” said Makena Coffman, a professor at the university’s Department of Urban Planning and Regional Planning.

“We’ve gotten to a point where the science is incredibly good, we have a really good documentation of the local impacts from the physical perspective, but from the cost side, we’re just starting to understand,” the professor added later. “We only have little slivers here and there.”

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Watch ‘Groundbreaking’ Footage of Humpback Whales Using Bubble Nets To Catch Prey

It turns out that humpback whales use nets to catch their prey, too. They’re just made of different material than the ones fishermen use. New footage of the giant aquatic mammals shows them using a technique called bubble-net feeding in order to catch prey, according to Fox News. While the technique was known, the footage…

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Hawaii Family’s Meticulous Efforts Pay Off as Prized Avocado Grows to World Record Weight

A Hawaii family has won a place with the Guinness World Records for the world’s heaviest avocado. The Pokini family from the island of Maui received the Guinness certificate this week for the avocado weighing 5.6 pounds, The Maui News reported Thursday. The average avocado weighs about 6 ounces, according to Guinness officials. The Pokini…

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These Are 2019’s Best Foodie Cities in the United States According to WalletHub

Those among us who love fine dining, or even not-so-fine dining, (or really dining of any kind, anywhere, at any time) have been given a title in recent years: foodie. The term captures the essence of those who simply love eating — the diners who are always looking for new flavors, combinations, restaurants and possibly…

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Sen. Hirono Thinks the Public Is Too Dumb To Understand the Mueller Report Without Dem Help

Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono says that a new impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump would help Americans visualize the Mueller report’s findings. Or lack thereof, as we all know by now, the special counsel investigation — headed up by Robert Mueller — found zip, zilch, nada. No dice. With more petty calls for impeachment with…

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Jussie Smollett Jets to Hawaii After Refusing to Repay $130,000 to Chicago for Hate Hoax

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett looked carefree while vacationing with family in Hawaii Wednesday after rebuffing demands from Chicago officials to repay the investigation costs into his alleged hate hoax. 

2020 Dems in Michael Scott Quotes is the Best Video You’ll See All Day

Anybody who has ever watched the hit comedy TV show “The Office” knows that the boss, Michael Scott, played by actor Steve Carell, is a quirky character with loads of odd idiosyncrasies and habits. As it turns out, many of Scott’s traits can be viewed as parallels to many of the Democrats who currently make…

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