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A Hawaii resident who traveled on the Grand Princess cruise ship in February and returned to Oahu has tested positive for COVID-19 and is “doing fine.” Read more
A sellout crowd helped rally the top-ranked Hawaii men’s volleyball team in a reverse-sweep thriller over No. 2 BYU tonight, 20-25, 22-25, 25-22, 25-23, 19-17. Read more
The Honolulu Police Department announced that funeral services for Officer Kaulike Kalama, who was killed Jan. 19 in the Hibiscus Drive shooting, will be held today at Kamehameha Schools Kapalama. Read more
The spread of COVID-19 beyond Asia has diminished near-term global travel demand, the company’s CEO says. Read more
The Hawaii baseball team pounded out a season-high 15 hits in a 13-5 rout of Oregon tonight at Les Murakami Stadium. Read more
A high pressure system north of the state is generating the strong tradewinds. Read more
Honolulu officials announced today enhanced cleaning procedures for TheBus in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Read more
Another 25 black-footed albatross chicks have been transported from Midway Atoll to the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge on Oahu’s North Shore. Read more
Prosecutors charged Thursday a 34-year-old man who robbed a 55-year-old man in Waimanalo last month. Read more
The State Adjutant General has named Luke Meyers as the new Hawaii Emergency Management Agency administrator. Read more
A criminal arson investigation is ongoing into the surfboard rack that burned down in Waikiki. Read more
A man was arrested this morning after returning to his cab at the park. Read more
In Hawaii last week, the Grand Princess stopped at ports on Kauai, Oahu, Maui and the Big Island. Read more
The highway will be closed from 11 p.m. Sunday to 4 a.m. Monday between Auloa Road and Nuuanu Pali Drive. Read more
Austin city officials have canceled the South by Southwest arts and technology festival. Read more
As militaries increasingly adapt lasers to warfare, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper “raised concern” with China’s minister of national defense over the Asian power’s recent targeting of a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon with a weapons-grade laser while the maritime patrol aircraft flew in international airspace 380 miles west of Guam, the Pentagon said today. Read more
Damien Memorial School’s athletes will play to empty stands in the school gym under a policy announced today by the school’s president as a precaution against coronavirus. Read more
Oahu’s housing market remained relatively strong in February, a month where record low mortgage rates continued to drive the market despite the looming uncertainty of the new coronavirus. Read more
Of the 14 deaths across the nation as of today, at least nine have been linked to the Seattle-area nursing home, along with at least a dozen other infections. Read more
The attack occurred at Ewa Beach Community Park at about 1:10 p.m. Read more
A judge today reduced bail to $1 million for the mother of two missing children after her lawyer contended at her first hearing in Idaho that the amount had been set too high because of media attention. Read mo
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