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UH Prof Garners Buzz for Hello Kitty View

civilbeat.com — The University of Hawaii at Manoa is tooting out the news about anthropologist Christine Yano's revelation regarding Hello Kitty. She told the Los Angeles Times this week that the Japanese pop figure is not really a cat. According to UH, the "news" has gone viral (#HelloKittyisNotaCat) and drawn comments from the likes of Katy Perry and Josh Grobin.

FEMA Says No Disaster Declaration for Tropical Storm Iselle

civilbeat.com — The Hawaii Tribune-Herald has this story on the federal government rejecting Hawaii's plea for storm relief: The State's request for a major disaster declaration due to Tropical Storm Iselle was denied today by Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator W. Craig Fugate, according to a statement by Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, formerly state Civil Defense.
Aug 28, 2014

RT @CivilBeat: FEMA rejects Hawaii disaster declaration for Tropical Storm Iselle bit.ly/1pncFMi pic.twitter.com/BFGV44CQpc

Aug 28, 2014

RT @CivilBeat: FEMA rejects Hawaii disaster declaration for Tropical Storm Iselle bit.ly/1pncFMi pic.twitter.com/BFGV44CQpc