Hawaii health authorities report 1st coronavirus-related death of child with underlying conditions.
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The Hawaii Department of Health today reported the state’s first pediatric COVID-19 death — a child under the age of 11 years old. Read more
Prosecutors charged an 18-year-old man in connection with Saturday’s robbery near a makeshift memorial in McCully. Read more
A rally to support local law enforcement agencies is being planned in early May in the downtown area. Read more
Hawaii is poised to become the 49th state to recognize Juneteenth after the House and Senate today passed legislation designating June 19 as a day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. Read more
In the small Nebraska town of Oxford, the school district dropped its mask mandate last month in what was a fairly straight-forward decision: Cases were down dramatically, and it didn’t bother local officials that their move flouted Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. Read more
Police were considering impounding the sports car because Pusey had far exceeded the 100 kph (62 mph) speed limit when a truck crashed into the officers, Porche and two police cars in an emergency stopping lane. Read more
President Joe Biden is putting the finishing touches on his first address to a joint session of Congress, a prime-time speech on Wednesday night on the eve of his 100th day in office. Biden will use the speech before lawmakers and a broader viewing audience to talk about what he’s accomplished in the opening months of his presidency, and lay out his other domestic and foreign policy priorities. Read more
Hawaii island police have identified a man shot and killed at his Puna residence on Monday as Jay Allen Freeman, a 59-year-old man from Volcano. Read more
A 49-year-old man drowned off of China Walls this afternoon, the Honolulu Emergency Medical Services reported. Read more
As Western states prepare for this year’s wildfire season, the world’s largest firefighting plane has been grounded and could be converted to help fight against another crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
The rise and collapse of the tabloid’s false accusations about the vice president illustrated the speed at which political misinformation can be weaponized in the modern media environment. Read more
The airline, which operates under the publicly traded holding company Hawaiian Holdings Inc., reported a first-quarter loss of $60.7 million, or $1.25 a share. Read more
The change comes as more than half of U.S. adults have gotten at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine, and more than a third have been fully vaccinated. Read more
A judge hearing a challenge to voter privacy policies during the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate’s recount of 2.1 million 2020 election ballots in the county that includes metro Phoenix said today he is not convinced voter secrecy is being upheld. Read more
President Joe Biden will call for free preschool for all three- and four-year-old children, a $200 billion investment to be rolled out as part of his sweeping American Families Plan being unveiled Wednesday in an address to Congress. Read more
Parapunov helped the top-ranked Rainbow Warriors (15-1) go undefeated in the regular season and earn the No. 1 seed in next week’s NCAA championship tournament. Read more
For most of her life, U.S. Rep. Doris Matsui didn’t talk much publicly about growing up in a Japanese American family that was relocated to an internment camp during World War II. Read more
European lawmakers have approved the final ratification of the post-Brexit trade deal between the European Union and the United Kingdom, nearly five years after Britain decided to leave the bloc. Read more
Los Angeles police fatally shot a man suspected of going on a violent rampage in the city’s downtown, shooting several people — killing two of them, including a newlywed — seemingly at random before leading police on an hours-long chase. Read more
The investigation into Lewiston Republican Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger’s conduct began in March when a 19-year-old legislative intern told a supervisor that the 38-year-old lawmaker raped her at his apartment after the two had dinner at a restaurant. Read more
R&B artist Trey Songz will not face charges in an alleged altercation with police officers at the AFC championship game in Kansas City, prosecutors announced. Read more