Hawaii reports 1 more COVID-19 death on Maui.
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Of all the confirmed Hawaii infection cases, 2,222 have required hospitalizations, with 21 new hospitalizations reported today. Read more
Officials warn that singers and performing artists are in “high-risk environments” when they are indoors with poor air ventilation, lack of physical distancing, and inconsistent mask-wearing. Read more
Wayne Keaulana Spatz faced potential fines of at least $6.25 million based on penalties allowed under state law. Read more
Public Utilities Commission agrees to modify conditions for Hawaiian Electric’s battery storage project
The PUC said its decision and the conditions were not intended to be punitive or derogatory to Hawaiian Electric. Read more
An Israeli air raid in Gaza City killed at least 10 Palestinians, mostly children, early today in the deadliest single strike since the battle with Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers erupted earlier this week. Both sides pressed for an advantage as cease-fire efforts gathered strength. Read more
Joel Greenberg is expected to plead guilty to six federal charges — including sex trafficking of a child — during a court appearance in Orlando on Monday. Read more
Maj. Christopher Warnagiris, 40, of Woodbridge, Virginia, is the first active-duty service member to be charged in the insurrection, the Department of Justice said. Read more
The Department of Health is conducting contact tracing and voluntary testing was occurring this morning for all employees who work at the TSD building. Read more
President Janice Kalanihuia said that the hospital learned on Tuesday one of the contractors who had been on Molokai the previous week tested positive for COVID-19 on Maui. Read more
The Honolulu Zoo Society is resuming twilight tours on Saturday evenings beginning May 22. Read more
Maui Economic Opportunity’s Lanai Shopping Shuttle to Maui resumed Tuesday after a hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
Former Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa joined Spotlight Hawaii today for a livestream video and took viewer questions. Read more
Few vaccinated people become infected with the virus, and transmission seems rarer still; and the vaccines appear to be effective against all known variants of the coronavirus. Read more
Despite the flurry of reported attacks, the overall trend in subway violence is less clear. Read more
China landed a spacecraft on Mars for the first time on Saturday, a technically challenging feat more difficult than a moon landing, in the latest step forward for its ambitious goals in space. Read more
Moonves was ousted in 2018 after a company investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct spanning three decades found Moonves violated company policy and did not cooperate with the investigation. Read more
An international arrest warrant had been issued for Qinxuan Pan on murder and larceny charges in connection with the killing of Kevin Jiang on a New Haven street on Feb. 6. Read more
The three additions are Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, where the Olympic marathon will be held, and Hiroshima and Okayama in western Japan. Read more
Her combativeness toward colleagues has only grown after an unprecedented rebuke where the House stripped her of committee assignments, effectively ending her ability to shape legislation. 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
Customers won’t be asked but rather held to an “honor system” regarding their vaccination status, Walmart said. Read more