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North Korean Missile Threat

Man Who Had Heart Attack After Hawaii Missile Alert Sues Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Man Who Had Heart Attack After Hawaii Missile Alert Sues

Assuming the threat was real, he said he called loved ones before suffering cardiac arrest.

Hawaii False Missile Alert: New Problems Found In Federal Warning System Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii False Missile Alert: New Problems Found In Federal Warning System

A recent inspector general report highlights shortcomings in FEMA’s oversight of the emergency warning system.

Schatz Introduces Bill To Shore Up Local Emergency Alert Systems Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Schatz Introduces Bill To Shore Up Local Emergency Alert Systems

The bill would require alerts to run repeatedly on TV and radio, and potentially also run on streaming services such as Netflix.

Workers At Agency That Sent False Alert Were Seen Sleeping Screen shot

Workers At Agency That Sent False Alert Were Seen Sleeping

Emails released by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency also indicate concerns were voiced about how to cancel an alert.

Senate Votes To Give Missile Alert Authority To Feds

Senate Votes To Give Missile Alert Authority To Feds

Legislation being pushed by Hawaii’s federal delegation would take the task of warning about incoming missiles away from the state.

What The North Korean Summit Means For Missile Defense In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What The North Korean Summit Means For Missile Defense In Hawaii

Elected officials and experts say despite the easing of tensions there is still a need for improved defense capabilities in Hawaii.

Botched Hawaii Missile Alert Prompts Advice On Drills Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Botched Hawaii Missile Alert Prompts Advice On Drills

Avoid using the phrase, “This is not a drill,” the Federal Communications Commission says.

Was The ‘Button Pusher’ A Problem Employee? State Won’t Release Details AP

Was The ‘Button Pusher’ A Problem Employee? State Won’t Release Details

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency said the worker who sent out a false missile alert had a record of incompetency, but he disputes that.

Hawaii Picks New Leader For Agency That Sent False Missile Alert AP

Hawaii Picks New Leader For Agency That Sent False Missile Alert

Thomas Travis has commanded a submarine squadron and was deputy commander of an aircraft carrier strike group.

Hawaii Releases Redacted Recording Of Missile Alert Drill Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Releases Redacted Recording Of Missile Alert Drill

“Exercise, exercise, exercise” and “this is not a drill” can be heard on the 24-second recording.

Report: Hawaii’s Emergency Warning Agency Needs An Overhaul Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Report: Hawaii’s Emergency Warning Agency Needs An Overhaul

Hawaii needs to spend millions of dollars to effectively warn the public about looming disasters, including a missile strike, a new report says.

Hawaii Emergency Worker Gets Threats After Misleading Photo AP

Hawaii Emergency Worker Gets Threats After Misleading Photo

An old photo of the HEMA employee circulated after the false missile alert, leading some to conclude he was at fault.

North Korean Missile Threat