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Travis Rodrigues allegedly placed her lifeless body in a duffel bag and left her in a vehicle driven by an accomplice. Read more
Efforts to further curtail the spread of the virus in Hawaii hit a snag this week, as state health officials reported that a record-breaking winter storm on the mainland that left millions without power and resulted in at least 20 deaths had delayed some shipments of COVID-19 vaccines to the islands. Read more
State health officials reported no new coronavirus-related deaths as the statewide death toll remains at 426. Read more
Officials said Johntrell White, 29, of Simmesport, La., and Nadia Bailey, 28, of Baton Rouge, arrived without valid COVID-19 exemptions or pre-tests. Read more
Organizers today announced that Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii 2021, an annual tradition, will not take place at Ala Moana Beach Park on Memorial Day. Read more
Leaving Donald Trump and his impeachment in the rearview mirror, Joe Biden embarked on his first official trip as president to refocus Congress on coronavirus relief and cement public support for his $1.9 trillion aid package. Read more
With a flash of recognition, Bogi, a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois, wagged her tail upon seeing her former handler, and knew she was home for good. Read more
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources said the site, formerly home to Dragon Garden—Hawaii Bonsai Cultural Center, may take several weeks to clear out. Read more
A paralyzing winter storm wrought havoc with COVID-19 vaccination efforts around the country today, forcing the cancellation of appointments and delaying vaccine deliveries just as the federal government rolled out new mass vaccination sites aimed at reaching hard-hit communities. Read more
Price’s last day is Sunday. Read more
Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc.’s net income declined 23.8% in the fourth quarter as operations and maintenance expenses increased from its utility and subsidiary American Savings Bank set aside $11.3 million for potential loan losses. Read more
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Kauai County, effective from 6 p.m. today through Thursday afternoon as a front approaches from the northwest, bringing the threat of heavy rain and thunderstorms tonight. Read more
Anger over Texas’ power grid failing in the face of a record winter freeze mounted as millions of residents in the energy capital of the U.S. remained shivering with no assurances that their electricity and heat would return soon or stay on once it finally does. Read more
When Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that California would be entering its strictest lockdown yet in mid-December, some of his most well-to-do residents ran the other way—as far as they could—to places like sunny Belize. Others, who’d seen the writing on the wall well ahead of time, were long gone. Read more
The San Antonio Spurs are dealing with a coronavirus outbreak among four players, the NBA said, meaning the team will not play until the middle of next week at the earliest. Read more
The storm that overwhelmed power grids and immobilized the Southern Plains carried heavy snow and freezing rain into New England and the Deep South and left behind painfully low temperatures. Read more
President Joe Biden predicted today that most elementary schools will be open five days a week by the end of his first 100 days in office, but said it will be tougher for high schools to reopen at the same rate because of the risk of infection. Read more
She made it to her appointment, just 5 minutes late. Read more
A county board voted unanimously today to rename busy McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas after former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada. Read more
The Black owner of 14 McDonald’s franchises says the company has shown more favorable treatment to white owners and denied him the opportunity to buy restaurants in more affluent communities, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed today. Read more