Hawaii health officials report 95 new COVID-19 cases statewide with one new coronavirus-related death on Hawaii Island.
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Today’s new infection cases reported by the Health Department include 72 on Oahu, 18 on Maui, three on the Big Island, one on Kauai, and one Hawaii resident diagnosed outside of the state. Read more
About $3 million in federal CARES Act funds is being used for the new program. Read more
Maui firefighters are now responding to a much smaller brush fire near the Kula Ag Park. Read more
He predicted the general population would be getting immunized widely by late March or early April. Read more
Investigators used DNA and other evidence to link Anthony Quinn Warner to the mysterious explosion but said they have not determined a motive. Read more
The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8, struck at about 11:39 a.m. Hawaii time, about 95 miles west-northwest of Valdivia, Chile, at a depth of about six miles, Read more
The federal government will run out of money Tuesday if Trump refuses to sign the bill as he spends the holidays in Florida. Read more
The suspect has no known ties to the victims, O’Shea said. Read more
Lava continues to flow at Kilauea, but the lava lake at Halemaumau Crater is draining into one of the two vents that have been spouting lava. Read more
Last year, “Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker” exceeded $32 million on Christmas Day alone. Read more
The two races will determine which party controls the Senate — and likely how ambitious President-elect Joe Biden can be with his agenda. Read more
Niekro won 318 games over his 24-year career, which ended in 1987 at age 48 after he made one final start with the Braves. Read more
By 9:30 p.m., power was restored to a majority of customers on Oahu and in some spots on Hawaii island. Read more
An Olowalu brush fire in West Maui, fanned by winds 30 to 40 miles per hour, has grown to about 500 acres. Read more
Japan is barring entry of all nonresident foreign nationals as a precaution against a new and potentially more contagious coronavirus variant that has spread across Britain. Read more
With a defender dragging him down by his facemask, Ryan Fitzpatrick still managed to launch the pass that might have saved the Miami Dolphins’ season. Read more
European Union nations kicked off a coordinated effort Sunday to give COVID-19 vaccinations to the most vulnerable among the bloc’s nearly 450 million people, marking a moment of hope in the continent’s battle against the worst public health crisis in a century. Read more
Millions of people in the U.K. faced tough new coronavirus restrictions today, with Scotland and Northern Ireland demanding tighter measures to try to halt a new variant of the virus that is believed to spread more quickly. Read more
In the last three months, COVID-19 has delayed treatment for more than 30 patients, mostly orthopedic procedures, including joint replacements and spinal care. Read more
Germany and Hungary began administering their first coronavirus vaccine shots today only hours after receiving their first shipments, upsetting the European Union’s plans for a coordinated rollout on Sunday across the bloc’s 27 nations. Read more
The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll remains at 285 with no new deaths reported today. Read more