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Hawaii at 9:30 a.m.
OF HAWAII INTEREST
PAPUA NEW GUINEA-EARTHQUAKE
CANBERRA, Australia_ A powerful earthquake stuck Papua New Guinea late Tuesday evening, triggering a tsunami alert for coastal areas up to 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) away. There was no tsunami threat to Hawaii or Guam. SENT: 275 words.
ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock’s entry into the 2020 Democratic presidential contest on Tuesday widens the primary field to more than two dozen candidates. SENT: 2,000 words, photos.
WITH: ELECTION 2020-BULLOCK
TAXES- HONOLULU RAIL
HONOLULU_ The mayor of Honolulu has proposed a trio of tax increases to cover costs of a forthcoming rail line, a report said. SENT: 235 words.
_WWII BATTLESHIP-COMMEMORATIVE STAMP_ The U.S. Postal Service will issue a stamp honoring the famous World War II battleship the USS Missouri that was the site of Japan’s unconditional surrender on Sept. 2, 1945, in Tokyo Bay.
_HAWAII-UNIVERSITY TUITION_ The University of Hawaii president has proposed freezing undergraduate tuition and lowering costs for some graduate students.
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