The coronavirus pandemic is driving the “crush” of legislative action in Washington, DC.
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The coronavirus pandemic is driving the crush of legislative action, but so are the still-raw emotions from the U.S. Capitol siege. Read more
Hawaiian Telcom told customers that their operations team is working on the problem. Read more
Hawaii residents 70 and older eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations starting Monday; state receives Johnson & Johnson vaccine
The state has decided to open eligibility early for COVID-19 vaccinations to residents 70 and older on Monday because of a substantial increase in the number of shots arriving in the islands. Read more
The State Ethics Commission investigated the cases and filed its “resolutions of charges,” which are based on facts admitted to by the parties. Read more
Kishimoto declined to address criticism of her leadership by the teachers’ union, saying she is focused on reopening schools and responding would only be a distraction from that. Read more
The president said it was critical for public officials to follow the guidance of medical doctors and public health officials as the U.S. vaccination campaign progresses. Read more
A national panel of vaccine experts in Canada recommended that provinces extend the interval between the two doses of a COVID-19 shot to four months to quickly inoculate more people amid a shortage of doses in Canada. Read more
Honolulu police arrested a 24-year-old homeless man who shoved a 52-year-old employee down after he took items from a store in downtown Honolulu Tuesday, police said. Read more
The move comes five months after the national nonprofit filed a formal notice of intent to sue due to lack of progress. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court for Hawaii. Read more
In early 2020, Meghan and Harry announced they were quitting royal duties and moving to North America, citing what they said were the unbearable intrusions and racist attitudes of the British media. Read more
The threat appears to be connected to a far-right conspiracy theory, mainly promoted by supporters of QAnon, that Trump will rise again to power on March 4. Read more
The opening in the fence was about 30 miles east of the crash in the heart of California’s Imperial Valley, a major farming region now at the height of a harvest. Read more
Congressman Ronny Jackson harassed staff, got drunk as White House doctor according to Pentagon report
The searing report, which came after a nearly three-year investigation started by Glenn A. Fine, the acting inspector general for the Defense Department at the time, went further than previous news reports. Read more
The company led by Sheldon Adelson until his death this year will effectively cease U.S. operations. Read more
The bill is a powerful counterweight to voting rights restrictions advancing in Republican-controlled statehouses across the country in the wake of Donald Trump’s repeated false claims of a stolen 2020 election. Read more
Texas has another week before the mandates end, but what daily life will look like after that remains unsettled after Abbott made the state the largest in the U.S. to no longer require masks. Read more
Texas’ power grid manager was fired today amid growing calls for his ouster following February’s deadly blackouts that left millions of people without electricity and heat for days in subfreezing temperatures. Read more
After record turnout flipped Georgia blue for the first time in decades, Republicans who control the state Legislature are moving swiftly to implement a raft of new restrictions on voting access, mounting one of the biggest challenges to voting rights in a major battleground state following the 2020 election. Read more
After getting $500 per month for two years without rules on how to spend it, 125 people in California paid off debt, got full-time jobs and reported lower rates of anxiety and depression, according to a new study. Read more
The 37-year-old son of San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame receiver Kellen Winslow appeared via videoconference at the hearing in San Diego Superior Court in Vista, a city north of San Diego. 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