Tropical storm dumps rain on Hawaii while crossing state

HONOLULU (AP) — Heavy rain and winds from a tropical storm downed trees, knocked out power and prompted evacuations of several homes on Hawaii’s Maui island but spared the state widespread damage before continuing out to sea. Tropical Storm Olivia crossed the state on Wednesday, making landfall on Maui and Lanai islands along the way. Heavy rains continued through yesterday but Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa said he was hopeful the effects of the storm would be limited. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin.