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Senate Democrats announced they’ve reached a budget agreement envisioning spending an enormous $3.5 trillion over the coming decade, paving the way for their drive to pour federal resources into climate change, health care and family-service programs sought by President Joe Biden. Read more
U.S. Rep. Ed Case said the $706 billion total defense measure, passed in a 33-23 vote, advances a “strong national defense presence in Hawaii and the Indo-Pacific.” Read more
Of the delta cases, health officials said there are 10 that contain the spike K417N mutation, also known as the “delta plus” variant in India. Read more
The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes 404 fatalities on Oahu, 57 on Maui, 55 on Hawaii island, two on Kauai and three Hawaii residents who died outside the state. Read more
White European settlers who first learned of the sport when they arrived to the island both vilified and capitalized on the sport. Read more
Confirmed infections climbed to an average of about 23,600 a day on Monday, up from 11,300 on June 23, according to Johns Hopkins University data. Read more
Police have opened a possible drowning investigation. Read more
The Japanese media quickly reported it and there was backlash on social media. Read more
An Iranian intelligence officer and three alleged members of an Iranian intelligence network have been charged in Manhattan with plotting to lure a U.S. resident and human rights activist from New York to Iran, authorities said. Read more
Biden will attend the July 23 opening ceremony on her first solo trip abroad as first lady. Read more
Shohei Ohtani shined as he turned the All-Star Game into his Sho-case. Read more
A neighbor in Michael Clark’s apartment building called police on May 30 to report that Clark had punched his female roommate in the face. Read more
The update came a day after caretaker Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte apologized for the June 26 lockdown relaxation and called it “an error of judgment.” Read more
Educators across the country are eagerly making plans to spend their share of the roughly $129 billion allocated to aid schools under the Biden administration’s stimulus legislation. Read more
Health officials say the situation will not only complicate travel and frustrate fragile economies but also undermine vaccine confidence by appearing to label some shots substandard. Read more
And for a second day, a pugnacious Musk sparred with Randall Baron, the plaintiffs’ attorney who has been grilling him about his role in orchestrating the SolarCity deal. “Your questions,” the billionaire CEO complained from the witness stand, “are so deceptive.” Read more
The agency threatened fines of another around $1 million per day if Google doesn’t come up with proposals within two months on how it will compensate publishers and news agencies for their content. Read more
Biden launched a broadside against his predecessor, Donald Trump, who baselessly alleged misconduct in the 2020 election after his defeat. Read more
In its monthly budget report, the Treasury Department said today that the deficit for the budget year that ends in September is running 9.1% below last year’s pace. Read more
The University of Hawaii Foundation said it has received another $1.1 million this fiscal year for the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head, with a ‘significant’ amount helping to provide funding to hire an executive director. Read more
Since HPH first launched its mobile COVID-19 Vax Square on May 6, it has administered more than 10,000 vaccine doses. Read more