Kauai police chief Todd Raybuck allegedly violates bias policy by “mocking” Asians.
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Todd Raybuck became the Kauai police chief in 2019, following his retirement after nearly 27 years from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Read more
The magnitude 9.0 quake that struck on March 11, 2011, was one of the biggest temblors on record and set off a massive tsunami that swept far inland, destroying towns and causing meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Read more
A specialized response team has freed a young, humpback whale from some gear entangled in its mouth and flipper off the coast of Lahaina, Maui. Read more
HFD suspended its search at 4:14 p.m. today for a person reportedly swept away in the Waihona Stream in Pearl City Tuesday. Read more
The House gave final congressional approval to the sweeping package by a near party line 220-211 vote precisely seven weeks after Biden entered the White House. Read more
The former first lady also talks about how the pandemic helped her and her husband reclaim “stolen moments” with Malia, 22, and Sasha, 19, who both returned home from college to quarantine with their parents at the family homes. Read more
To better prepare for future disasters, it will be important for scientists to understand how weather was interacting with a warming climate to cause so much rain to fall in such a short period. Read more
According to police, a male suspect brandished a handgun and pointed it at a 24-year-old man on Kalauokalani Way sometime between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Read more
More than 150,000 people are homeless statewide. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday during his State of the State address that he plans to commit $2 billion this year to create more housing for those without shelter. Read more
The approved legislation, which needs to return to the Senate, would permit recreational use of marijuana, but establish a system of licenses required for the entire chain of production, distribution, transformation and sales. Read more
Hawaiian Electric said it has restored power to nearly 20,000 customers in Kahala, Kapahulu, Palolo, Waikiki, Manoa and Moiliili after a lightning storm caused a widespread outage in the area. Read more
As rules that had been in place for months were relaxed across Texas on Wednesday, Plexiglas barriers came down, tables were added onto the floors of restaurants, and signs requiring masks were removed from the front doors of businesses. Read more
Support for the effort is much broader than just Trump’s hard-right base, and objections from GOP policymakers are so quiet they can be easy to miss. Read more
The spiky fruit became a politically charged symbol after China banned the import of Taiwan’s pineapples on March 1, citing pests. Read more
The move came after Idaho Lottery officials sought a change in state law because Powerball is expanding to include Australia in 2021 and Britain in 2022. Read more
The world is watching violent events unfold in Myanmar for many reasons, but perhaps one above all: because it can. 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 U.S. coronavirus cases remain at a low not seen since October, a more contagious variant first reported in the United Kingdom has likely grown to account for more than 20% of new U.S. cases as of this week, according to an analysis of data from Helix, a lab testing company. Read more
The 90-year-old investor was once the world’s richest man, but he has fallen back to No. 5 in Forbes magazine’s current list of the world’s richest people. Read more
Democrats said their “American Rescue Plan” would help the country defeat the virus and nurse the economy back to health. Read more
Renee Tulonghari, an educational assistant, was among the Department of Education staff able to get a COVID-19 vaccination through word of mouth as co-workers and friends shared links and phone numbers to register. Read more