The 19-year-old Kailua-Kona woman died Friday night in car crash near Captain Cook, South Kona.
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Hawaii Department of Health officials said today that of the state’s total infection count, 826 cases were considered to be active. Read more
For decades, oceangoers and residents of West Oahu have pressed the city and state to take Farrington Highway off the sands of historic Makaha Beach and move it inland, as had been recommended in a 1998 Honolulu master plan and a 1985 study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Read more
The number of people allowed at weddings in Tier 3 of the city’s reopening plan might increase to 25 from the current 10. Read more
Maui County is flirting with imposing its own rules on a state affordable-housing program in an effort that aims to boost, but might depress, lower-priced home production. Read more
The state Legislature is advancing two bills that would allow some 17-year-olds to vote by next year’s primary election. Read more
Asian Americans — comprising Japanese, Chinese, Koreans, Filipinos and more — make up the largest ethnic group in the state. Diverse as Hawaii is, it still has a history of anti-Asian incidents, such as the Japanese internment camps on Oahu during Word War II. Read more
There were 82 homes on Oahu affected by the recent storm, according to a report released Friday by the city’s Department of Emergency Management. Read more
Hawaii’s Keala Kennelly has won the first Red Bull Magnitude, a first women-only big-wave contest held in Hawaii, in a remote, digital format. Read more
The state Department of Transportation was to open a single access lane to the public on Kuhio Highway at Kauai’s north shore beginning today. Read more
Lt. Gov. Josh Green is urging the Department of Health to extend COVID-19 vaccinations to residents 16 and older by May 1. Read more
The sun is the source of all life and almost all energy on Earth, and we live within its extended atmosphere, protected only somewhat against its variable and harmful output of streams of high-energy particles and radiation by a weak magnetic field and our own thin atmosphere. Read more
Of all the confirmed Hawaii infection cases, 1,947 have required hospitalizations, with four new hospitalizations reported today by state health officials. Read more
A push to change the name of McKinley High School and remove its towering bronze statue of President William McKinley ran aground Thursday at the Legislature after passionate testimony on both sides. Read more
Oahu’s wedding industry rallied Thursday at Honolulu Hale to urge Mayor Rick Blangiardi to reopen weddings under the city’s new Tier 3 structured-events mandate. Read more
The new $12.449 billion price tag to build the city’s troubled rail project all the way to Ala Moana Center is based on more “conservative” budgeting expectations that include “every foreseen unknowables,” the board of directors of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation was told Thursday. Read more
When the five board members of the tiny Hauula-based Lahui Foundation went door to door after last week’s flooding, they sent teams out to see firsthand what flood victims suffered and learned what kind of |assistance they needed in this second week of cleanup. Read more
Honolulu police took a man into custody Thursday after he barricaded himself for five hours in an apartment at a residential building in Waikiki. Read more
A circuit judge scheduled a jury trial for a 40-year-old man who was charged with murder in the death of his 18-month-old daughter, Kytana Ancog. Read more
Martha Smith enjoyed a career at Hawaii Pacific Health that lasted more than 30 years, and most recently served as the health care system’s executive vice president of Oahu operations and chief executive officer of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Pali Momi Medical Center and Straub Medical Center. Read more
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has honored Dr. Marcus Iwane as the 2021 recipient of the national David Lawrence Community Service Award. Read more
Kokua Line is getting numerous questions from Pandemic Unemployment Assistance claimants who are being asked for more information to verify their eligibility. As we reported Thursday (808ne.ws/ 318kline), the U.S. Continued Assistance Act signed into law last year imposes new documentation rules on claimants in the federally funded program for the self-employed and others not eligible for standard unemployment insurance. Read more