Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi says Honolulu will remain in Tier 2 for the current COVID-19 pandemic.
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Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi announced the approval of the order today, which makes no changes to the current tier system framework. Read more
By island, Oahu has 738 active cases, Maui has 224, the Big Island has 66, Kauai has three, Lanai has two, and Molokai has one, according to the state’s latest tally. Read more
Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell scheduled a status conference on the case for April. Read more
Final daily entry Wednesdays through Sundays is at 2 p.m. and the preserve closes at 4:30 p.m. Read more
Honolulu police have arrested and charged a 40-year-old man in connection with separate burglary and robbery cases in the Kakaako area and in Kahala. Read more
Officials said the extension should bring immediate relief to an estimated 30,000 Oahu residents with expired or soon-to-expire driver’s licenses, state IDs, and permits. Read more
The victim sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center, where he was last reported in critical condition. Read more
The Honolulu Police Department is looking for an 18-month-old girl who has been missing for about two weeks and was last seen with her father, who is also missing. Read more
Police learned that James Wiles had recently been evicted from the home, and that he had threatened to burn it down if he was ever kicked out. Read more
They played dozens of out-of-context clips showing Democrats, some of them senators now serving as jurors, also telling supporters to “fight,” aiming to establish a parallel with Trump’s overheated rhetoric. Read more
A new northwest swell has triggered a high-surf warning for the north- and west-facing shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu and Molokai and north-facing shores of Maui through this afternoon, with a second swell right on its heels, according to the National Weather Service. Read more
In early December, Alex Branch’s car broke down. A 23-year-old former arcade employee in southern Virginia, Branch had been receiving unemployment benefits since he was laid off in March, and figured he would have no problem paying for the repairs. But when he checked his bank account, he was troubled to find that the payments had stopped. Read more
Spiraling allegations of misconduct have rocked the well-funded super PAC over the last 48 hours, raising existential questions about the organization’s future while undercutting its message at a bad time. Read more
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement today that Ducklo had been suspended without pay with the approval of White House chief of staff Ron Klain. Read more
The Rainbow Warriors will play Hawaii Pacific and Hawaii Hilo in addition to a full Big West schedule. Read more
When officers arrived at the Wailuku residence, they found a 41-year-old woman with stab wounds throughout her body and the victim’s husband, Ricardo “Rico” Tavares, with multiple self-inflicted stab wounds. Read more
The agency cannot force schools to reopen, and officials were careful to say they are not calling for a mandate that all U.S. schools be reopened. Read more
VIDEO: Honolulu Councilwoman Andria Tupola and Chad Owens join the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Spotlight Hawaii
Honolulu Councilwoman Andria Tupola and Chad Owens on the Safe Sports 808 initiative join Spotlight Hawaii, a series from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that shines a spotlight on issues affecting our islands, today for a livestream video and took viewer questions. Read more
Police are stepping up their patrols and volunteers are increasing their street presence after several violent attacks on older Asians stoked fear in the San Francisco Bay Area’s Chinatowns and subdued the celebratory mood leading up to Lunar New Year. Read more
Catalytic converters can be sawed off from the belly of a car in minutes and fetch several hundred dollars at a scrapyard, which then sells it to recyclers who extract the metals. Read more
President Donald Trump was sicker with COVID-19 in October than publicly acknowledged at the time, with extremely depressed blood oxygen levels at one point and a lung problem associated with pneumonia caused by the coronavirus, according to four people familiar with his condition. Read more