In addition to the new coronavirus-related death, Hawaii health officials report 64 new COVID-19 infections statewide.
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Health officials said today that of the state’s total infection count, 683 cases were considered to be active. Read more
Hawaii senior Rado Parapunov put down 20 kills and the No. 1 Rainbow Warriors completed a three-match sweep of a series with No. 3 UC Santa Barbara with a 25-22, 25-19, 26-24 victory today in Santa Barbara, Calif. Read more
Forecasters say that expect gusty winds will focus showers over windward and mauka areas of Kauai and Oahu through the first half of next week. Read more
The Maui Fire Department recovered at about 4 p.m. today the body of a man about a quarter mile off Hamoa Beach outside Hana, Maui. Read more
The crew of the merchant vessel Hoegh Brasilia helped to rescue on Friday five mariners, missing since Tuesday, near Houk Island, Chuuk. Read more
A fire that broke out early this morning at a Nanakuli house appears to have been deliberately set, and a neighbor was treated for smoke inhalation. Read more
When Ann Camden learned last month that her 17-year-old daughter got exposed to the coronavirus at school and was being sent home, she packed her belongings, jumped in the car and made the two-hour drive to the coast to stay with her recently vaccinated parents. Read more
New York’s two U.S. senators, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and most of the other 29 members of New York’s congressional delegation have called for his resignation. In the state legislature, more than 120 lawmakers have called on the Democrat to quit. Read more
Officers found a crowbar, hammers, bear spray and firearms after they corralled a group of about 100 protesters, Portland police said today. Read more
Trevor Noah took a careful approach hosting “The Daily Show” from his New York apartment during the pandemic, but he said traveling across the country to host the Grammys was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. Read more
Police in Moscow detained about 200 people participating in a forum of independent members of municipal councils today, an action that came amid a multi-pronged crackdown on dissent by Russian authorities. Read more
Sri Lanka today announced plans to ban the wearing of burqas and said it would close more than 1,000 Islamic schools known as madrassas, citing national security. Read more
Hawaii health officials say vaccine prevented serious illness for at least 3 people who contracted coronavirus
None of the three individuals who received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine and later tested positive became severely ill or transmitted the virus to others, the Department of Health said in an email. Read more
UH freshman outside hitter Chaz Galloway put away all eight of his attempts and senior middle blocker Patrick Gasman finished with eight kills in nine swings in the Warriors’ 25-18, 25-21, 25-20 win over the Gauchos. Read more
After a second day of searching, there has been no sign of a distressed swimmer in Hana who went missing Thursday, the Maui County Department of Fire and Public Safety reported today Read more
There will be a scheduled outage in Hanalei Saturday starting at 9 a.m. so crews can complete repair work, the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative said. Read more
Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald today appointed Jeffrey W. Ng to fill a judicial position in the District Family Court of the Third Circuit. Read more
It is estimated that 85% of Americans will be eligible for the payments and the goal is to have millions of the payments disbursed in the next few weeks. Read more
Harrison had defended Kirkconnell against what he called the “woke police” on social media during the interview. He later apologized for his comments, saying in a statement: “By excusing historical racism, I defended it.” Read more
Here’s what happened to students abroad, and what it might mean for kids in the United States. Read more
Of all the confirmed Hawaii infection cases, 1,922 have required hospitalizations, with eight new hospitalizations reported today by state health officials. Read more