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Hawai‘i Before the Bombing

The bombing of Pearl Harbor was a turning point for Hawai‘i, but it was also the culmination of decades of militarization on O‘ahu. At the same time, ethnic Japanese constituted forty percent of Hawai‘i’s population, a fact not lost on Washington, as Japanese armies spread across China and the Pacific.
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Jury In S.C. Police Shooting Trial Says It Is Struggling To Reach Verdict

Updated at 6:40 p.m. ETThe jury in the murder trial of former North Charleston, S.C., police Officer Michael Slager told the judge on Friday afternoon that it's having trouble coming to a unanimous verdict.They will resume deliberating Monday.Slager is accused of murder for shooting Walter Scott multiple times as he ran away from the officer in 2015, after a routine traffic stop.The jury heard nearly a month of testimony in the case, including testimony from Slager. Friday was the third day...
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courtesy Herb Alpert, photo by Dewey Hicks

Legendary musician, artist and co-founder of A & M Records, Herb Alpert, returns with his wife and musical partner Lani Hall for a weekend of dates at the Blue Note in Waikiki December 15 - 18.  "Human Nature" is his latest album in a successful career that has spanned decades for the part-time resident of the Aloha State.

courtesy of Nik Lacchin

    

U.S. National Archives
U.S. National Archives

The bombing of Pearl Harbor was a turning point for Hawai‘i, but it was also the culmination of decades of militarization on O‘ahu.  At the same time, ethnic Japanese constituted forty percent of Hawai‘i’s population, a fact not lost on Washington, as Japanese armies spread across China and the Pacific.

Forest Starr and Kim Starr / Flickr
Forest Starr and Kim Starr / Flickr

Maui Electric Company is making adjustments to make up for power that will be lost with the closure of sugar cane production.

Hawai‘i Commercial and Sugar Company will no longer provide additional electricity that was generated at its Pu‘unēnē mill.  The partnership provided 4 megawatts of scheduled power and an additional 16 megawatts of immediate emergency power.  MECO spokeswoman Shayna Decker says the utility has been working with HC&S since the closure was announced in January.

Wikipedia Commons
Wikipedia Commons

Next Wednesday marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Memorial events are taking place all week, involving a number of organizations. We get more on that part of the story from Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier.

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Fridays at 10 PM on HPR-2. We're really not sure what Jon is doing in the basement on Friday nights. He has assured us not to worry. (We're worried) Take a journey down the yellow brick road of music from Abba to Zappa and most everything in between. A genre' busting music show that stretches the boundaries where ever possible and a chance to dust off the old nuggets and other songs that deserve our attention.
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The Conversation: Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Pushback Against Industrial Composting in Hilo; Preempting Discrimination and Harassment in Hawaii; Behind the Scenes of Big Wave Surfing
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