KITV Island News

Some diabetic patients can’t afford the rising cost of insulin

Diabetes continues to be one of the world’s deadliest diseases, killing millions of people each year. This is due to the fact that insulin prices continue to go up and so does the price patients have to pay out of pocket to get their medication. “My co-pay was $300 and that’s a lot,” Emile Sloboda said. Sloboda has Type 1 …

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The Latest: 7.1M Earthquake Hits Southern California

UPDATE: USGS officials have revised the magnitude of tonight’s earthquake back up to 7.1. At 8:30 p.m. California time, 5:30 p.m. Hawaii time, an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 hit Southern California. The U.S. Geological Survey originally reported that the earthquake had a magnitude of 7.1. At this time there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. …

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Hurricane Barbara Gradually Weakening Over Open Waters

Hurricane Barbara is centered as of 5 a.m. HST (11 a.m. EDT) over the far eastern North Pacific Ocean about 1670 miles (2685 km) east of Hilo. Hawaii. It’s moving toward the northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h). There are no coastal watches or warning in effect. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher …

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Barbara has begun to weaken but still a powerful Category 4 Hurricane

Hurricane Barbara is centered over the far eastern North Pacific Ocean about 1255 miles (2020 km) west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California and about 1925 miles (3095 km) east of Hilo, Hawaii. It’s moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h). Maximum sustained winds are near 145 mph (230 km/h) with higher gusts – a category 4 …

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Barbara intensified rapidly to a Cat 4 Hurricane, could strengthen a little more

Hurricane Barbara is centered as of 8 a.m. PDT about 1080 miles (1740 km) southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. It’s moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h). Satellite data indicate that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 130 mph (215 km/h) with higher gusts – a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane …

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Upper level disturbance west of Kauai will bring unsettled weather to Maui County

Wednesday, the combination of a surface and upper-level disturbance west of Kauai will bring unsettled weather and some scattered rains to Maui. While the heaviest rain remains west of Maui over Oahu and Kauai, Maui could see some scattered rains and increased cloud cover.  Highs in the middle to upper 80s with light winds.  Trade winds begin to build in …

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Upper level trough expected to bring potential heavy showers

Wednesday, highs in the middle to upper 80s. An upper level trough will bring the potential for heavy showers with possible isolated thunderstorms especially on windward facing shores.  Some rains will make it to Central/West Maui as well. Thursday, expect a repeat performance with higher than normal rain chances. Friday, clouds and showers will favor windward areas as we return …

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Eller search team moves to find missing Maui man Noah Kekai Mina

Searchers fresh from finding Amanda Eller, are now looking for 35-year-old Noah Kekai Mina, who went missing Monday morning at around 8 a.m. while hiking in Iao Valley. His father, Vincent Mina, says he had gone up to meet his son, and couldn’t find him. He called the police later that morning. Vincent says Noah Kekai hikes in Iao Valley regularly and …

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