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Stimulus checks, unemployment benefits and more: Here’s how the pandemic will affect filing your taxes
The pandemic has made everything a bit trickier — tax filing season is no exception.
Police locate body of missing hiker on Ma’ili Pillbox trail
CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department have located the body of a missing hiker who was last seen entering the Maile Pillbox trail.
Hawaii arrivals can skip quarantine using coronavirus screening app
Travelers heading to Hawaii will soon be able to skip the mandatory 10-day quarantine by providing a negative COVID-19 test result using a free app.
More people switching to truck driving as driver demand grows during pandemic
The pandemic has not stopped the demand for delivery drivers. A professional driving instructor said, he has never had a waitlist for his classes until now.
Missing Kauai fisherman found dead underneath Ahukini Landing
A 63-year Līhuʽe man was found dead directly below the pier at Ahukini Landing on Wednesday, Feb. 10, after Kauai police received a missing person call around 11 a.m.
‘Farfarout’ UH discovers new planetoid making it most distant object ever observed in solar system
A research team at the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy (IfA), have confirmed the discovery of a planetoid that is almost four times farther from the Sun than Pluto, making it the most distant object ever observed in our solar system.
BWS repairing 16″ water main in Makakilo
Board of Water Supply (BWS) crews are working to repair a damaged 16″ water main in the vicinity of 92-605 Makakilo Dr. on Wednesday, Feb. 10.
Health banners along Kalakaua Boulevard advocate coronavirus safety
Banners went up along Kalakaua Boulevard on Wednesday, Feb. 10, to remind tourists and residents about the “three W’s” of COVID safety — wear your mask, watch your distance and wash your hands.
Pearlridge Center adds new retailers to expand local businesses
Pearlridge Center has added more than a dozen new retailers to expand the presence of local businesses.
Sen. Schatz: Hawaii to receive more than $1M to fight coronavirus in Pacific Islander communities
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz announced on Wednesday, Feb. 10, that Hawaii will be receiving over $1 million to assist with the COVID-19 pandemic response among Pacific Islanders.
MFD extinguishes structure fire in Wailuku
Maui Fire Department (MFD) crews responded to a structure fire on Ono Street in Wailuku around 3:56 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10.
Asian American organizations in Bay Area demand action against violence
Members of Asian-American organizations in the Bay Area have joined together to call for an end to violence targeting their community after a series of attacks.
US Attorney for Hawaii asked to resign by Biden administration
US Attorney for Hawaii Kenji Price has announced his resignation from office, following a request made by the Biden administration.
Hawaii woman charged in connection to Michael Miske case
A Hawaii woman is facing a federal charge of using a chemical weapon in connection to the Michael Miske case, prosecutors said on Wednesday, Feb. 10.
Republican senators react after House impeachment managers present evidence in trial
Senators, serving as jurors, in the second impeachment trial of former President Donald J. Trump reacted Wednesday night to evidence presented by House impeachment managers earlier in the day.
Puna man charged with multiple drug offenses
Hawaii Island police arrested and charged Jordan Kaneshiro, of Puna, in connection to several drug offenses after executing a narcotics search warrant at an address in the Ainaloa subdivision of Pahoa on Monday, Feb. 8.
Are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine a sign it’s working?
According to Dr. Richard Kennedy, a professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic and the co-director of the Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group, the answer is yes — side effects mean your immune response is kicking in. But the initial symptoms you feel are only half the story.
African American author pays tribute to personal experiences through award winning poetry
HONOLULU (KHON2) – Kathryn Waddell Takara grew up in the midst of racial segregation in the South. [Hawaii’s Breaking News–Download the FREE KHON2 app for iOS or Android] Takara explains that at her high school she was the only African American person in the building besides the kitchen help. “I was always kind of on the outside looking […]
More Oahu residents opt for self-service kiosks to register their vehicles
More Oahu residents are discovering the convenience of being able to register their vehicles at the supermarket during the ongoing coronavirus situation.
Medical experts warn of pandemic-related rise in liver disease
Health experts are warning of one unintended possible consequence of the pandemic, a rise in liver disease.
91% of Hawaii residents willing to get vaccinated
A new survey by the State Department of Health shows that 91% of Hawaii residents are now willing to get vaccinated. That’s a significant increase from the 50% willing in a previous poll. Brooks Baehr, Dept. Of Health Spokesperson, joined Wake Up 2day and Take2 to discuss the results and vaccination efforts across the State.
More Hawaii residents now open to COVID-19 vaccine, says state health department
Have you thought about getting the COVID-19 vaccine? According to the state Department of Health, the majority or 91% of respondents in a recent statewide survey said they have plans to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Coronavirus: DOH reports 56 new cases, with 5 additional fatalities
The Hawaii Department of Health reported 56 new COVID-19 cases on Feb. 10. There are 42 new coronavirus cases on Oahu, nine on Maui, two on the Big Island and three out of state. That brings the state total to 26,584.
Want to sue a nursing home over COVID-19? Your state may not allow it
According to the COVID Tracking Project, the virus has killed roughly 162,000 nursing home residents and workers — more than 1 in 3 U.S. virus deaths.
NASCAR drivers prepping for Daytona 500 with Concord-made simulators
DAYTONA, FL. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – The Ford Performance Technical Center in Concord holds two simulators with a lifelike cockpit in front of a wrap-around screen, powered by computers to provide a realistic racing experience. “It’s far more realistic than even just an iRacing or video game, I mean you guys saw the motion and […]
Trump trial gets go-ahead after emotional, graphic first day
House prosecutors on Tuesday wrenched senators and the nation back to the deadly attack on Congress as they opened Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial with graphic video of the insurrection and Trump’s own calls for a rally crowd to march to the iconic building and “fight like hell” against his reelection defeat.
‘Each person has their story’: Britney Spears appears to respond to new documentary
“Each person has their story and their take on other people’s stories,” performer Britney Spears said Tuesday in what may be a response to the recent New York Times documentary about her life and conservatorship.
Applications for HECO’s utility bill assistance program now closed due to high demand
After just two days, Hawaii Electric Company (HECO) and Aloha United Way (AUW) announced they will be closing the Hawaii Utility Bill Assistance Program (HUBAP) to new applicants due to a high demand.
A local company gives back to those getting vaccinated
Those who get vaccinated at Pier 2 starting on Monday, Feb. 8, will receive some refreshments thanks to a local company.
Another catalytic converter theft strikes two cars in Kalihi
Police have arrested two men in their 30s who are suspected of stealing catalytic converters from two cars in the Kalihi area.
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Third stimulus checks: Where we stand on $1,400 payments and who would be eligible
While much of the focus in Washington has shifted to the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, many Americans are waiting for word on the status of President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package that includes $1,400 stimulus checks.
Feb. 10: A new bill would ban fireworks across the state
A new bill would ban fireworks across the state, only allowing them if they’re used for cultural purposes. Details on the KHON 2GO podcast.
Moderate trade winds will spread across the state
Moderate trade winds will spread across the region with high pressure north of the islands moving to the east today. Cool, dry air will continue, with just a few passing showers mainly over the windward and mauka areas. The weekend could see an uptick in showers along with another bout of light southeast winds ahead of a cold front approaching from the northwest. This front is expected to stall we
US partnering with Texas to build 3 new vaccination sites
The U.S. government is partnering with the state of Texas to build three new mass vaccination sites, the White House’s COVID-19 response team announced Wednesday.
Part of Kalanianaole Hwy in Waimanalo closed due to water main break
Board of Water Supply crews have closed part of Kalanianaole Hwy. in Waimanalo to fix a 30-inch water main near Sea Life Park. Lanes in the area are being contra-flowed.
No tsunami threat to Hawaii after 7.7 magnitude earthquake near Loyalty Islands
There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake occurred off of the Loyalty Islands on Wednesday, Feb. 10.