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If you have clicked on these links and given out personal information, your unemployment insurance account may have been compromised. Read more
The Department of Planning and Permitting is taking steps to reckon with the conditions within the department that led to federal charges against five former and current employees for accepting bribes to perform city services. Read more
A half-dozen new businesses are set to open at The Shops at West Loch Station, a newly renovated retail center in Central Oahu. Read more
Oregon health officials say federal officials are investigating the death of a woman in her 50s who developed a blood clot and low platelets within two weeks of receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against COVID-19. Read more
Hawaiian Electric used Earth Day as an opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to help build more resilient communities and decarbonize energy systems across its five-island service territory, as well as highlight its progress toward the state’s goal of 100% renewable energy by 2045. Read more
Graphic body camera footage shows Deputy Andrew Hall shooting Tyrell Wilson, 33, within seconds of asking him to drop a knife was released the same day prosecutors charged Hall with manslaughter and assault in the fatal shooting of an unarmed Filipino man more than two years ago. Read more
Papahanaumokuakea, the largest, contiguous, fully protected conservation area under the U.S. flag, encompasses 582,578 square miles. Read more
The names of the six women killed in Georgia are listed in the bill, which passed the Senate on a 94-1 vote. Read more
Approval came by a 216-208 vote along strict party lines. Read more
How well the vaccines work against emerging variants will also determine if, when and how often additional shots might be needed. Read more
Police said the husband located her, broke the window and threw a Molotov cocktail-type device inside. He then fled the scene. Read more
In Columbus, Ohio, it took five hours. In North Carolina, it requires a court order. In New York City, police can wait up to a month — sometimes longer. Read more
Moments after former officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder in George Floyd’s death, copies of the original Minneapolis police statement began recirculating on social media. It attributed Floyd’s death to “medical distress” and made no mention that the Black man had been pinned to the ground at the neck by Chauvin, or that he’d cried out that he couldn’t breathe. Read more
Stanford University also announced a mandate today requiring all of its 19,000 students to be vaccinated when classes start in the fall. Read more
Even if the CDC’s advisory committee decides Friday that the benefits of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine outweigh its risks, the company will still face manufacturing hurdles at a Baltimore plant that regulators have refused to certify. Read more
Store security saw Kapika-Overturf and Kamahele exiting a vehicle in the parking lot, which officers later determined had been reported stolen on March 29 from another retail establishment on Makaala Street. Read more
Texas used a powerful all-around performance to post a surprising three-set sweep of top-seeded and previously unbeaten Wisconsin in the NCAA women’s volleyball semifinals tonight. Read more
Ortiz-Magro was previously arrested on suspicion of domestic violence in 2019. Last year, he pleaded no contest to domestic battery and resisting arrest. He remains on probation from that case. Read more
The man accused of killing 10 people at a crowded Colorado supermarket last month armed himself with 10 high-capacity ammunition magazines, devices banned in the state after previous mass shootings, a prosecutor said today. Read more
Authorities said oxygen in the submarine would run out by early Saturday. Read more
UC San Diego beat Cal State Northridge tonight to advance to a semifinal match Friday against top-seeded and host Hawaii in the Big West Men’s Volleyball Championship tournament. Read more