Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnel says he voted for acquittal because the Senate had “no jurisdiction over a former President.”
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell excoriated Donald Trump today for being “morally responsible” for the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, but said he voted to acquit him at the impeachment trial because he believes the Senate had no jurisdiction over a former president. Read more
State health officials reported no new coronavirus-related deaths as the statewide death toll remains at 425. Read more
Seven Republicans voted today to convict former President Donald Trump in his Senate trial, easily the largest number of lawmakers to ever vote to find a president of their own party guilty at impeachment proceedings. Read more
A winter storm blanketed the Pacific Northwest with ice and snow today, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power and disrupting travel across the region. Read more
Herrera Beutler, who was one of 10 GOP House members who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump, is urging people with knowledge of conversations Trump had during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to come forward. Read more
The former FBI agent serving a 40-year prison sentence for alerting Boston mobster Whitey Bulger that he could be implicated in a murder is seeking to be released from prison on medical grounds. Read more
Hundreds of meatpacking workers have been vaccinated against the coronavirus but the union that represents them says several hundred thousand more have not, despite the risks they continue to face at work. Read more
VIDEO: U.S. Senate votes to acquit former President Donald Trump in 2nd impeachment trial; 2 Hawaii Senators cast guilty votes
The verdict, on a vote of 57-43, is all but certain to influence not only the former president’s political future but that of the senators sworn to deliver impartial justice as jurors. Seven Republicans joined all Democrats to convict, but it was far from the two-third threshold required. Read more
There were no irregularities reported at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, which experienced meltdowns following a massive 9.0 magnitude quake and tsunami 10 years ago. 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
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
Final daily entry Wednesdays through Sundays is at 2 p.m. and the preserve closes at 4:30 p.m. Read more
Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell scheduled a status conference on the case for April. 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
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
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