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State awards grants to employer groups for workforce development

The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations on Tuesday announced the award of six grants designed to strengthen local small businesses through training programs. The grants will be used as seed money to develop innovative education and training curricula in economic sectors identified by Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, the county workforce investment boards, employer organizations, industry and trade associations, and labor organizations.

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Prosecutor: Defendant planned deadly Guam rampage

HAGATNA, Guam — A man on trial for murder knew exactly what he was doing when he went on a deadly crash and stabbing rampage in Guam that killed three Japanese tourists and injured 11 others, a prosecutor said in his closing argument Wednesday.