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Suspicious letter closes part of HPD headquarters

HONOLULU (AP) - A suspicious letter closed a basement level of the Honolulu Police Department headquarters.

A police spokeswoman said Friday afternoon employees were not evacuated from the building. She didn't have details about the letter or why it was considered suspicious.

She says a hazardous materials crew from the Honolulu Fire Department was investigating.  The 'all clear' was given a short time later, according to fire officials.

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Local artist Rachel Mark displays work in Chinatown

Local artist Rachel Mark displays work in Chinatown

Solo show featuring Rachel Mark AKA REMMZITA

Opening: Saturday July 20th @7-10 p.m. at Manifest (*stays open until 2 a.m.)

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USS Reuben James decommissioned

USS Reuben James decommissioned

Hawai`i’s last guided-missile frigate was decommissioned today after nearly 30 years of service.

Over a hundred of its crew members bid a fond farewell to the USS Reuben James today at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

“To be honest, it feels a little depressing,” crew member William Shammas said. “One of the first things I’m seeing in my naval career is the farewell of my first ship. I’ll never be able to point and say, ‘see that, that is the best ship in the Navy.’”

The ship’s head man is Capt. Dan Valascho. He joined the crew in 2009 and became the commanding officer in 2011.

American Red Cross – Hawaii State Chapter receives $15,000 from the Island Insurance Foundation

American Red Cross – Hawaii State Chapter receives $15,000 from the Island Insurance Foundation

The Island Insurance Foundation donated $15,000 to the American Red Cross Hawaii State Chapter in support of the organization’s programs and services which include: Disaster Relief, Safety Training, Military (Service to the Armed Forces), International Services, Red Cross First Aid Stations and Community Events and presentations.

“We are very grateful to Island Insurance for their compassion and support. Their generosity will help us save lives and give hope to those in need throughout the State. We cannot thank them enough for their wonderful contribution to the cause of humanity,” said Coralie Matayoshi, CEO of the American Red Cross, Hawaii State Chapter.

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New boat brings boost for Harbor Police

New boat brings boost for Harbor Police

A new boat gave a boost to State Harbor Police today.

Kia`iawa which means "harbor guardian," will replace Moku Maka`i, after 15 years of its service, as its new patrol boat in both the Honolulu and Kalaeloa Harbors. The new vessel will provides better radar and GPS capabilities - and a closed-cabin to protect crews from inclement weather. Kia`iawa was dedicated today at a ceremony in waters off Honolulu Harbor.

“Our staff is very happy with the boat,” Harbor Police Sgt. Neal Miyasato said. “They’re able to do a lot more now compared to our old patrol boat. There’s a quicker response time because of the design and our engines on the vessel.”

The patrol boat for Harbor Police plays a crucial role in keeping out suspicious activity from the harbors.

NFL and Pro Bowl Veterans Convene to Discuss "Pro Bowl Hawaii: 4th and Long?" on July 23 at Hukilau

NFL and Pro Bowl Veterans Convene to Discuss "Pro Bowl Hawaii: 4th and Long?" on July 23 at Hukilau

The Downtown Athletic Club Hawaii (DACH) will convene a lunchtime panel of Pro Bowl veteran insiders to discuss the future of the Pro Bowl in Hawaii and what needs to be done to ensure the big game remains in the Islands. The public is invited to attend this panel discussion on Tuesday, July 23, with doors opening at 11:30 a.m. and the program starting at noon at Hukilau Restaurant Honolulu in the Executive Centre, located at 1088 Bishop Street, in downtown Honolulu.  The $20 admission includes a buffet lunch; to RSVP, call 523-3460 (Hukilau reservations). 

Legislature Appropriates $700,000 for Library eBooks and Other Materials

Legislature Appropriates $700,000 for Library eBooks and Other Materials

With the support of the Governor and the Hawaii State Legislature, $700,000 was provided to the Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) to significantly expand its collections of eBooks and other new library materials.  

“We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Legislature and Governor for providing this much needed funding to enhance our eBooks collection as well as our other library collections,” said State Librarian Richard Burns.  “Our eBook collection is extremely popular and well-used, and eBook circulation is growing at a faster rate than any other materials collection.  Accordingly, we plan to devote fully half of these funds to eBook purchases, which we estimate will increase our total eBook collection by approximately 25%.  This funding will help us meet the high demand for eBooks and other library materials.”