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Hawaii News Now

Welcome to the podcast home of Hawaii's source for breaking news. Hawaii News Now (KGMB/KHNL) is the state's leader for breaking news, weather alerts, traffic updates and sports headlines, plus the latest headlines on the issues that impact you and your families the most — including the global coronavirus pandemic.

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Sunrise 5 a.m. Newscast (May 7, 2021)

An investigation is underway after the Navy said it contained a fuel leak at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility overnight.

11mins

7 May 2021

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First at 4 p.m. (May 6, 2021)

The admitted killer who escaped Hawaii State Hospital in 2017 and jumped a Hawaiian Airlines flight to California, triggering a nationwide manhunt, was sentenced Thursday to five years behind bars under a plea deal that also gives him credit for time served.

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7 May 2021

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This is Now (May 6, 2021)

Hawaii reported 128 new COVID cases on Thursday, pushing the total number of infections in Hawaii since the pandemic began to 32,922.Meanwhile, there was one new fatality on Oahu. Hawaii’s death toll from the virus stands at 486.Of the new cases, 99 were on Oahu, 10 were on Maui, 10 on Hawaii Island and four on Kauai. There were also five residents diagnosed out-of-state.In the last 14 days, there have been 1,218 new infections in Hawaii.Everyone 16 and up in Hawaii is eligible for a free COVID-19 vaccine.So far, the state said has administered 1,266,849 vaccine doses. Some 40% of all residents are fully vaccinated while 51% have gotten at least one dose.

24mins

6 May 2021

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Sunrise 5 a.m. Newscast (May 6, 2021)

The state is now bringing vaccine clinics to public high schools, a key step toward fully reopening campuses.

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6 May 2021

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First at 4 p.m. (May 5, 2021)

The state is partnering with health care organizations in the islands to kick off a series of vaccination clinics for teens and their families at Hawaii high schools.

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6 May 2021

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This is Now (May 5, 2021)

Hawaii reported 64 new COVID infections Wednesday along with one new fatality.The total number of cases since the pandemic began now stands at 32,794. Hawaii’s death toll is 485.The new cases were broken down as 38 from Oahu, eight on Maui and out of state, six on Kauai and two on Hawaii Island. Two previous cases were also removed from Oahu’s count.In the last 14 days, there have been 1,191 new infections in Hawaii.At last check, the state said it has administered 1,260,073 vaccine doses so far.

24mins

5 May 2021

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Sunrise 5 a.m. Newscast (May 5, 2021)

Some of Hawaii's struggling restaurants are getting some much needed help thanks to a federal grant program.

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5 May 2021

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First at 4 p.m. (May 4, 2021)

Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami says he plans to roll the county back into Tier 3 of its reopening plan amid a rise in COVID-19 cases. Kawakami added that he’s looking at “fine tuning” the tiers to encourage people to use outdoor spaces instead of indoors.

12mins

5 May 2021

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This is Now (May 4, 2021)

Hawaii reported 80 new COVID infections Tuesday and no additional fatalities, pushing the total number of cases in the islands to 32,732.The death toll from the virus in Hawaii stands at 484.Of the new cases, 60 were on Oahu, 11 on Maui, two on Hawaii Island and one on Kauai. There were also six residents diagnosed out-of-state.In the last 14 days, there have been 1,204 new infections in Hawaii.At last check, the state said it has administered 1,260,073 vaccine doses so far.

24mins

4 May 2021

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HNN Off-Air: John Pascual, Beekeeping Rapper

An aspiring rap artist on the Big Island makes an unforgettable debut, but it's not just his rhymes that are generating buzz. We talk to John Pascual, a rapper and beekeeper who covered himself in thousands of bees to film his first music video.

8mins

4 May 2021

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