Honolulu City Council wants to create a Job Corps program to diversify the local economy.
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A measure to create a Job Corps program between the city and the University of Hawaii to address unemployment created through the COVID-19 pandemic advanced today through a City Council committee. Read more
The U.S. government has collected more than half of a $8.1 million court judgement awarded six years ago to 54 Thai farmworkers abused while working on a Maui pineapple plantation. Read more
The New York attorney general’s office is now conducting a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump’s business empire. Read more
The FAA says it is taking a zero-tolerance stance against unruly passengers. Read more
A 39-year-old man remains in critical condition after he sustained life-threatening injuries when another man allegedly set him on fire in downtown Honolulu while he was sleeping, according to court documents. Read more
The robbery occurred at the Longs Drugs store parking lot on South King Street at about 7:30 a.m. Read more
City mill has donated $10,000 to Palama Settlement to help with the large-scale preservation and digitization of media documenting the social service agency’s history. Read more
In March, U.S. job openings rose 8% to a record 8.1 million, but overall hiring rose less than 4%, according to government data. Read more
His bail was set at $20,000. Read more
For many Americans, trust is in short supply after a year of a long pandemic and the conflicts that have come with it. Read more
Only about 1-2% of the Japanese population is fully vaccinated, and opposition to the Olympics is running at 60-80% in numerous polls. Read more
The resurgence hasn’t come close to the carnage wrought in India and parts of Europe, but it is a keen reminder that the virus remains resilient. Read more
Passing the legislation has become a personal priority for Schumer, who early on found himself in a lonely position as one of the earliest and most vocal China hawks in the Democratic Party. Read more
McCarthy’s opposition and McConnell’s hesitancy will almost certainly mean fewer Republicans will support the commission in both chambers. Read more
State officials believe the dredging platform’s anchor and cable was dragged over several coral colonies at the channel and that debris was deposited on top of them during the job. Read more
Members of Congress are demanding answers from the company, which was awarded a $628 million contract last year to manufacture COVID-19 vaccines but has yet to produce a single dose deemed usable by federal regulators. Read more
Family and friends of players, coaches allowed to attend this weekend’s University of Hawaii baseball home games
This will be the first UH sporting event of the 2020-21 academic year open to spectators outside the so-called bubble. Read more
For decades, these nameless children have been among the anonymous victims of hate captured in rare footage that showed the Nazis shipping off people in cattle cars to be murdered. Read more
The university had announced last July that the 11 sports would be cut after the current school year because of a budget deficit in the athletic department. Read more
Long’s death was ruled a homicide, and authorities later released composite sketches of at least three men they believed were involved in her death. Read more
With bone-dry understatement, Grodin could steal entire scenes with just a look. His commitment, whether acting across De Niro or Miss Piggy, was unsurpassed. Read more