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Honolulu Police Chief Pleads For Passage Of Gun Measures In Wake Of Diamond Head Shooting

Honolulu's first responders are asking state lawmakers to pass a package of gun control bills that they say could prevent incidents like January's Diamond Head shooting that left two police officers dead.

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National and World Headlines

Diagnosis Of Coronavirus Patient In California Was Delayed For Days

The first suspected U.S. case of a patient getting the new coronavirus through "community spread" – with no history of travel to affected areas or exposure to someone known to have the COVID-19 illness — was left undiagnosed for days because a request for testing wasn't initially granted, according to officials at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif. The patient in Northern California is now the 60th confirmed case of the new coronavirus in the United States. The Centers for Disease...

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Hawaiian Airlines has become the latest carrier to suspend service to South Korea. Increased travel restrictions are part of what has become a rapidly changing picture of daily life in parts of the country.

Maui Fire Department

A brush fire continues to burn on Kahoʻolawe, but it could be a blessing in disguise for those restoring native plants on the island.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is telling Americans that they should be prepared for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community.

But what does preparedness look like in practice? The short answer: Don't panic — but do prepare.

Hawaiian Airlines

Updated: 2/26/20, 12:35 p.m.

Hawaiian Airlines announced Wednesday that it is suspending its flights to South Korea starting March 2 and extending to April 30 in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in that country.

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The coronavirus has led to travel complications in many parts of the world — especially in the Asia Pacific.  Some countries are banning or restricting visitors from places ranging from China to South Korea. And in at least one location, there’s an angry reaction.


HPR-Produced Talk Shows

Japan Olympics and Global Economy; Electric Vehicle Bills; Hawaii Keeps Fluoride Out Of Drinking Water; Taxes - And Who's Paying Them; Sex Trafficking And Homelessness

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Learn about the opportunities in the field of data science and machine learning. On this edition of Bytemarks Café, a discussion about the collaboration between the University of Hawaiʻi, Chaminade and Stanford University to advance careers for women at the Women in Data Science Conference

Hong Kong economy reeling from coronavirus; Elemental Excelerator wants startups solving climate change; Former House Speaker eyes Honolulu City Council seat; Society of Professional Journalists seeks more members

HPR Features

Hawaiian Word of the Day: February 26th

Feb 26, 2020

ʻAle is a wave out at sea, not to be confused with nalu, a wave or surf nearing land. A better English equivalent might be a billow.

HPR-Produced Music Shows

To help you decide on your favorite composers for our listener poll, I'm playing music by one composer per hour on Classical Pacific until voting ends on March 8th.

If you want to participate, go to and scroll down to the bottom of the page. On the right is a box that tells you to vote for your favorite composers. Click on it and follow the directions! We'll share the top eight choices during the April membership drive.

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About the show:
HPR Music Director Gene Schiller's signature program begins each weekday morning with Morning Cafe, a refreshing blend of music, usually built around a special theme. 

Guest DJ in the house for this session of Bridging the Gap... out own Courtney Thomas from HPR's Membership Department, curating a selection of her favorite music.

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