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So far this week the state had received only 9,750 Pfizer doses and 500 of the Moderna vaccine, and health officials said it is unclear whether further shipments will be delayed. Read more
A total of 39 patients with the virus were in Hawaii hospitals as of this morning, with 12 in intensive care units and 8 on ventilators. Read more
Ke Kai Ola, The Marine Mammal Center’s monk seal hospital in Kailua-Kona, has a new patient in its charge. Read more
Some Army units are seeing as few as one-third agree to the vaccine. Read more
The “NCIS” franchise is a cornerstone of CBS and the original version starring Mark Harmon remains one of the most-watched on television in its 18th season, according to Variety. Read more
Veterinarians were able to remove the arrow, and the cat is expected to recover. Read more
Law noted that Trump lost several states where Republicans face must-win Senate elections in next year’s quest to break up Democrats’ control of Congress, including in Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Read more
In 2020 America under President Donald Trump, the two Pentagon leaders feared that any candidates other than white men for jobs mostly held by white men might run into turmoil once their nominations got to the White House. Read more
VIDEO: Former UH Warrior and CFL great Chad Owens hosts Star-Advertiser sports show ‘The CO2 RUN DWN’
“The CO2 RUN DWN” runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 1 p.m. and feature insights, interviews and commentary from the former CFL most valuable player and UH all-time career yardage leader. Read more
As a member of the Senate Transportation Committee, Schatz also said he intends to help the city’s troubled rail project but wants to give Mayor Rick Blangiardi and the interim head of the project time to develop a new plan. Read more
The South Padre Island Convention Center started pitching in Monday when its neighbor, Sea Turtle Inc., could no longer handle the number of sea turtles being dropped off, and their mostly outdoor operation had lost power. Read more
As DPR director, Thielen will oversee more than 800 employees and a multi-million dollar budget for maintaining and improving the facilities of 304 designated park and garden locations on nearly 5,000 acres of land across O’ahu. Read more
Judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit have appointed Salina M. Kanai as the next federal public defender for the District of Hawaii. Read more
Police said a 22-year-old man was shot in the back, two other men aged 21 and 53 were hit in the legs and a 36-year-old woman and 70-year-old man were each struck in the thigh. A 17-year-old girl was grazed on the right arm. Read more
As utility crews raced to restore power to nearly 3.4 million customers in Texas and other parts of the U.S. while another blast of ice and snow threatened to cause more chaos in places that aren’t used to such weather, “Mattress Mack” said Houston has been good to his business — and he’s doing his part to help. Read more
One year later, players and managers say they have a better understanding of what it takes to play baseball through a pandemic. Read more
Steven Mnuchin has joined the likes of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Bono, Henry Kissinger and Barack Obama, offering himself for speaking engagements for tens of thousands of dollars in fees. Read more
The most recent seizures occurred today when Homeland Security agents intercepted hundreds of thousands of counterfeit 3M masks in an East Coast warehouse that were set to be distributed, officials said. Read more
Herd immunity doesn’t make any one person immune, and outbreaks can still flare up. It means that a virus is no longer easily jumping from person to person. Read more
Fracturing trade, investment and other economic ties between the United States and China would have significant costs for the American economy and for industry, and could ultimately lead to the United States being less competitive, according to a new report. Read more
Limbaugh told his listeners a year ago that he was receiving treatment for advanced lung cancer. Read more