Associated Press/Anthont Quintano

An emergency preparedness report prepared in the aftermath of the Jan. 13 false missile alert recommends that the state spend millions to enhance its disaster-response capabilities, improve technology and infrastructure, and implement community preparedness training.

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Twitter/ @rveIvts

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency worker who triggered panic by sending a false ballistic missile alert to phones across the state on Jan. 13 believed the state was actually under attack, according to a preliminary investigation released today by the Federal Communications Commission.

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U.S. Navy/Latonja Martin

A groundbreaking missile defense test is expected soon on Kauai that has ramifications for the defense of Hawaii from North Korean ballistic missiles.

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Caleb Jones/Associated Press

Around 8 am local time on Jan. 13, Hawaiians received what will probably (hopefully) amount to the scare of their lifetimes. “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL” came through the emergency alert systems on cell phones all across the islands.

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A member of Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency inadvertently sent out a warning that a ballistic missile was streaking towards the islands after accidentally hitting a wrong button, an agency spokesman said.

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U.S. Navy/Latonja Martin

North Korea, China and ISIS were center stage — with some differences of opinion on coping with Kim Jong Un — at the annual Chamber of Commerce Hawaii military partnership conference Friday at the state Capitol.

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