The State House of Representatives approves resolutions to develop new Mauna Kea management governance.
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The state House of Representatives has approved a resolution to form a working group that will develop a new management structure for Mauna Kea. Read more
Republicans signaled they would be unified against the bill, and Democrats were ready to push it through on their own, using a fast-track process to blow past the opposition. Read more
Visitor arrivals to Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park fell some 57% percent in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on statewide tourism. Read more
Japan’s government will extend a state of emergency in the Tokyo region for another two weeks because its medical systems are still strained by COVID-19 patients, the minister in charge of virus response said. Read more
Creighton University has suspended basketball coach Greg McDermott indefinitely for using racially insensitive language while addressing the team after a game last weekend. Read more
A shipment of more than a quarter million AstraZeneca vaccines destined for Australia has been blocked from leaving the European Union, in the first use of an export control system instituted by the bloc to make sure big pharma companies would respect their contracts. Read more
While the quakes triggered warning systems and caused traffic jams and some chaos in New Zealand as people scrambled to get to higher ground, they did not appear to pose a widespread threat to lives or major infrastructure. Read more
Top aides to Gov. Andrew Cuomo altered a state Health Department report to obscure the true number of people killed by COVID-19 in the state’s nursing homes, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times reported late today. Read more
Police arrested the driver on suspicion of first-degree negligent homicide, operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant and driving without a license. Read more
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is probably the biggest star on the planet today. He has been Hollywood’s highest-paid actor since 2018. Last year alone, his roles earned him $87.5 million. Read more
Bryan Riser, a 13-year veteran of the force, was taken into custody this morning and taken to the Dallas County Jail for processing. Read more
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger won wide praise last fall for firmly rejecting then-President Donald Trump’s false claims of voter fraud. But now that those claims have spawned an effort to tighten voting laws — one that could affect their political fortunes — the two Republicans are taking a softer approach. Read more
Children’s publishers and literary estates are trying to walk a delicate line by preserving an author’s legacy, while recognizing and rejecting aspects of a writer’s work that are out of step with current social and cultural values. Read more
“I thought it would be a priority when you’re 88 years old and that someone would inform me.” Read more
Rates remain near historic lows as the economy strains toward recovery in the pandemic’s wake. Read more
Sheneen McClain is not always hopeful but thinks it’s possible the death of her son Elijah McClain could create change. Read more
China became the only major country to grow last year, eking out a 2.3% expansion after the then-unprecedented step of shutting down most of its economy to fight the coronavirus. Read more
Democrats were hoping for Senate approval of the package before next week, in time for the House to sign off and get the measure to Biden quickly. Read more
There are around 20,000 Asian migrant workers legally working on South Korean farms, mostly from Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Nepal. Read more
The state Department of Health has ruled that travel is not essential to the “functioning of society” and has said most hotel workers must wait a little longer to get vaccinated. Read more
The full-scale prototype of Elon Musk’s envisioned Mars ship soared more than 6 miles after lifting off from the southern tip of Texas on Wednesday. Read more