Veteran political strategist Bob Awana dies at age 74.
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Bob Awana, veteran political strategist and former Gov. Linda Lingle’s campaign manager, dies at age 74
Bob Awana started out in public service as administrative director to Honolulu Mayor Eileen Anderson, the first and only woman to serve as mayor of Honolulu. Read more
The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes 371 fatalities on Oahu, 53 on Hawaii island, 49 on Maui, one on Kauai and three Hawaii residents who died outside the state. Read more
Visiting UC San Diego upset national No. 1 and previously unbeaten Hawaii tonight in the semifinals of the Big West Men’s Volleyball Championship. Read more
The network said the series will feature a female lead as the “first female Special Agent in Charge of NCIS Pearl Harbor.” Read more
European regulators earlier this week made a similar decision, deciding the clot risk was small enough to allow the rollout of J&J’s shot. Read more
The DOH said the screening form for people who elect to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Use Authorization are being updated. Read more
Authorities arrested the service members when they tried to meet with the undercover agents. Read more
Police warn residents not to give out usernames and passwords to anyone, and to keep the information confidential. Read more
Police said the pedestrian got into an argument on Kilani Avenue with the SUV driver at about 1:45 p.m. Read more
The vice section executed a search warrant at the man’s house and recovered the cash along with 93.2 grams of methamphetamine and 3.2 grams of marijuana and cocaine residue. Read more
Volcano man, 37, found on Oahu, charged with first-degree assault in alleged beating of 75-year-old woman
Zachary Babosh fled Hawaii island after he allegedly assaulted a 75-year-old woman in the early morning hours of April 10 in the parking lot of a sports bar in the 300 block of Hualani Street in Hilo. Read more
On Maui, the California variant is now the predominant strain, according to health officials. Read more
VIDEO: AARP’s Kealii Lopez and Hilton Raethel of Healthcare Association of Hawaii join the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Spotlight Hawaii
AARP’s Kealii Lopez and Hilton Raethel of Healthcare Association of Hawaii joined Spotlight Hawaii today for a livestream video and took viewer questions. Read more
A 26-year-old woman and 30-year-old man were parked in the lot at the Waipio Shopping Center on Waipio Uka Street at about 5 a.m. when a white full-size pickup truck pulled up. Read more
The two locations are the Hilo Driver Licensing Office at the Hilo police station and the Kona Driver Licensing Office at the West Hawaii Civic Center. Read more
The effort to reinvent policing after the death of George Floyd in police custody is getting an assist through Medicaid. Read more
Corporate earnings have been mostly positive, but investors are weighing economic growth against threats from the pandemic and worries about changes in tax policy. Read more
The improved financial picture allowed First Hawaiian Inc., the holding company for the bank, to post net income of $57.7 million, or 44 cents a share. Read more
The federal government has approved two rounds of rental assistance, worth more than $46 billion total, that is slowly making its way to renters. 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
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