The State of Hawaii Department of Health will soon expand coronavirus immunizations to residents age 70-plus.
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An estimated 281,315 COVID vaccinations have been administered, according to preliminary DOH data released today. Read more
The latest deaths were an Oahu man in his 80s and another Maui man in his 60s, both of whom had underlying health conditions and were hospitalized with COVID-19. Read more
With COVID-19 case numbers on the decline and vaccinations rising among Oahu’s most vulnerable populations, Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi said Thursday he is ready to “reward” residents for their actions in curtailing the spread of the novel coronavirus on Oahu. Read more
The six new people arrested this week are indicted alongside three others who were charged last month with plotting to undo President Joe Biden’s victory. Read more
Thousands of other visitors apparently managed to observe the rules of Hawaii’s Safe Travels program. The state reported 11,988 airline arrivals Thursday, including 7,337 vacationers. Read more
A ball python and iguana were found in residential areas on Oahu earlier this week, the state Department of Agriculture reported. Read more
Kauai County officials said Kuhio Highway in the vicinity of Hanalei Bridge is closed, and that ponding, low visibility and other hazardous driving conditions are expected. Read more
A 41-year-old female reported to police that she had been strangled by her 23-year-old ex-boyfriend, and held against her will at her home. Read more
Dr. Jennifer Lo said she and her husband made “the difficult decision” to temporarily relocate to Hawaii for personal reasons, including to take care of two sets of aging parents. Read more
For months, the state now concedes, the official death tally of residents in nursing homes and long-term care facilities was greatly underreported. Read more
Chief engineer Adam Steltzner called the picture “iconic,” putting it right up there with photos of Apollo 11’s Buzz Aldrin on the moon, Saturn as seen by Voyager 1, and the Hubble Space Telescope’s “pillars of creation” shot. Read more
At its height, about 4 million Texans were without power this week as temperatures plummeted to the teens and single digits. About 165,000 remained without electricity on Friday, though millions were still without running water. Read more
VIDEO: Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Director Anne Perreira-Eustaquio joins the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Spotlight Hawaii
Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Director Anne Perreira-Eustaquio joined Spotlight Hawaii today for a livestream video and took viewer questions. 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
The move brings an impending end to one of the most followed celebrity unions of the 21st century — the marriage of a reality TV superstar and a hip-hop and fashion phenomenon with four kids, a vast fortune to split and even more fame. Read more
Attendees said they wanted to express concerns to county and state officials about the continued economic impact of restrictions on tourism. Read more
“I got out there and sat down on the toilet and immediately something bit my butt right as I sat down.” Read more
Each network actively appeals to Trump’s base conservative audience. Read more
U.S. officials are recognizing that an agency created two years ago to protect America’s networks and infrastructure lacks the money, tools and authority to counter such sophisticated threats. Read more
Uber Eats says it has more than 10,000 delivery-only restaurants on its platform, up from 3,000 in 2019. More than half of that growth has come from national chains, the company said. Grubhub and DoorDash won’t say how many delivery-only brands are on their platforms. Read more
A 40-year-old man charged in connection with a Feb. 3 jewelry store robbery in Kakaako has been linked to a November home invasion robbery in Kahala, police say. Read more