Tourism groups push U.S. to eliminate travel restrictions for those vaccinated against COVID-19.
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They want people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 to be exempt from testing requirements before entering the United States. Read more
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The victim suffered minor injuries from the incident, which is still under investigation. Read more
The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment today. Read more
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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell says the U.S. public needs to understand the risks behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, even as the central bank itself is studying the potential costs and benefits of a digital dollar. Read more
Matthew Gonser of Honolulu Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency, and Hawaii Energy Deputy Director Caroline Carl joined Spotlight Hawaii today for a livestream and took viewer questions. 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
The fire, near Coral Sea Rd. and Long Island St., burned approximately 24 acres. Read more
A very small study using objective measures — weight measurements from Bluetooth-connected smart scales — suggests that adults under shelter-in-place orders gained more than half a pound every 10 days. Read more
The Lakers announced that Baylor died in Los Angeles with his wife, Elaine, and daughter Krystal by his side. Read more
At 5:08 p.m. today, radar indicated heavy rain over the Kohala area of Hawaii island. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Read more
First responders rescued a 20-year old male, who may have taken an 80-foot fall off of Mokoli’i island, also known as Chinamans Hat. Read more