About 200 Trump supporters gathered at the State Capitol to condemn the violence at the U.S. Capitol.
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|Trump supporters gather at the state Capitol; most condemn pro-Trump mob in DC
About 200 supporters of President Donald Trump gathered at Hawai‘i’s Capitol building on Wednesday but kept their demonstration peaceful. Hawaii News Now.
Gov. David Ige called the violence in Washington “a sad day in American history,” while the state Republican and Democratic parties issued a joint statement calling for calm. Civil Beat. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now.
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Tommy Waters, the newly installed Honolulu City Council chair, said Calvin Say will be in charge of the influential budget committee, while Brandan Elefante will chair the committee on zoning and planning. Civil Beat.
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|UH responds to review of Mauna Kea management
A statement from the university concluded with a promise to use the results of the assessment to continue to improve its stewardship of the mountain. Tribune-Herald.
Life Care Center begins vaccinations
Activists clear tents at Wailoa, leave garden
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|Some residents plea for Maui County COVID-19 task force
Maui County’s 81% rise in cases since late December sparked a protest outside Mayor Mike Victorino’s press conference Wednesday. The group called on him to accept more help in the form of a COVID-19 task force. KHON2.
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