The state of Hawaii Department of Health will begin rapid COVID-19 testing at UH West Hawaii on Friday.
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The state Health Department is teaming up with the University of Hawaii to offer 200 free COVID-19 rapid tests at UH West Oahu in Kapolei on Prince Kuhio Day this Friday. Read more
West Oahu, lean on upscale restaurants, will have a new option Friday when Sugarcane by Chai’s soft opens at Ka Makana Ali‘i. Read more
The department shut down operations at the call center at the Hawai‘i Convention Center ballroom today after the staff member tested positive on Wednesday. Read more
Honolulu police issue 93 citations, make 6 arrests for trespassing in just over a week at Haiku Stairs
Between March 14 and Tuesday, the Honolulu Police Department has issued 93 citations and six arrests for trespassing on state property in an operation focused on illegal hikers at Haiku Stairs, also known as Stairway to Heaven. Read more
A sharp-eyed Instacart worker is getting credit for helping officers to stop the man wearing body armor and carrying a half-dozen guns from roaming through a Publix grocery store Wednesday, police said. Read more
A 65-year-old Kauai man was arrested on two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor with the purpose of distributing child pornography, the U.S. Attorney, District of Hawaii, announced today. Read more
The Hawaii Tourism Authority reported today that there were 90,776 visitors in Hawaii on any given day in February 2021, compared to 250,052 visitors per day in February 2020. Read more
The U.S. will take steps to more quickly move hundreds of migrant children and teens out of cramped detention facilities along the Southwest border, President Joe Biden said. Read more
It’s believed to be a record amount for such a lawsuit. Read more
Democrats and voting rights groups said the bill would disproportionately disenfranchise voters of color. Read more
North Korea on Friday confirmed it had tested a new guided missile, as President Joe Biden warned of consequences if Pyongyang escalates tensions amid stalled nuclear negotiations. Read more
Caesars names 60 insurers it says are rejecting its claims to recoup losses under about $3.4 billion in insurance policies it had for catastrophic business losses. Read more
Sea Life Park announced today that it will now be opening three days a week, starting on Prince Kuhio day on Friday. Read more
President Joe Biden at his first news conference left the door open to backing fundamental changes in Senate procedure to muscle key parts of his agenda like immigration and voting rights past Republican opposition “if there’s complete lockdown and chaos.” Read more
Wrapping up the most tumultuous Senate start in recent memory, new Majority Leader Chuck Schumer took stock of accomplishments including the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue while vowing action ahead on voting rights, hate crimes and mounting Democratic priorities hitting stiff opposition from Republicans. Read more
No serious injuries were immediately reported. Read more
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has tweeted his way into trouble with another federal agency, this time the National Labor Relations Board. Read more
The U.S. Cyber Command conducted more than two dozen operations aimed at thwarting interference in last November’s presidential election, the general who leads the Pentagon’s cyber force said. Read more
In his first formal news conference since taking office, President Joe Biden offered an early glimpse of the man who inhabits the Oval Office and how he is approaching the presidency so far. Read more
University of Hawaii guard Biwali Bayles has decided to remain in Australia and pursue a pro basketball career. Read more
Honolulu Zoo Director Linda Santos said that for the past few days, veterinarians, curators and keeper staff had been monitoring Pua’s condition because of her decrease in appetite. Read more