Vice President Kamala Harris will join her husband in Honolulu after official trips to Asia.
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Vice President Kamala Harris will reunite in Hawaii with second gentleman Doug Emhoff on Thursday following separate trips overseas for official White House functions. Read more
The cruise line did not test vaccinated passengers before they embarked for the cruise. Read more
The 220-212 vote was a first step toward drafting Biden’s $3.5 billion rebuilding plan this fall. Read more
A 60-year-old Georgia man visiting Maui may be facing federal charges for picking up a sea turtle by its shell and lifting it out of the water at a beach in Kaanapali. Read more
About 550 citizen soldiers and airmen that are part of a coronavirus joint task force are on federal mobilization orders that were set to end in September. Read more
Scientists that recently returned to Oahu from a 20-day research expedition to Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument now have some valuable images and data — and a new sense of hope. Read more
A surfer rescued this afternoon a 29-year-old man who was knocked off a ledge by a wave at China Walls in Hawaii Kai. Read more
Strong winds helped spread a 15-acre Waianae Valley wildland fire, making it tough initially for Honolulu firefighters to control. Read more
Hawaii County police are looking for two suspects who stole a jackhammer wearing full-face Japanese kabuki-type masks. Read more
Kaiser Permanente announced today it will offer a free shuttle from Nanakuli to its new West Oahu Medical Office in Kapolei, starting Sept. 8 to better service patients on the leeward coast, including kupuna. Read more
The United States will provide an additional 1 million coronavirus vaccine doses to Vietnam, Vice President Kamala Harris announced Wednesday, offering additional aid to a country currently grappling with a fresh coronavirus surge and stubbornly low vaccination rates. Read more
Employers that require vaccines are on solid legal ground. Read more
The outdoor mask mandate is part of a growing list of statewide mandates implemented in Oregon in an attempt to slow the rapid spread of COVID-19. Read more
House Democrats passed legislation today that would strengthen a landmark civil rights-era voting law weakened by the Supreme Court over the past decade, a step party leaders tout as progress in their quest to fight back against voting restrictions advanced in Republican-led states. Read more
“Swimming at beaches with pollution in the water may make you ill.” Read more
There is no out-of-pocket cost to receive the vaccines, and insurance is not required. Read more
Cyclist Paige Greco of Australia claimed the first gold medal of the Tokyo Paralympic Games, winning the 3,000-meter pursuit on Wednesday on the velodrome track. Wang Xiaomei of China was second and bronze went to Denise Schindler. Read more
The county with jurisdiction over the Las Vegas Strip has joined a legal fight to try to collect what attorneys maintain could be be hundreds of millions of dollars in unpaid hotel room taxes owed by more than 20 online travel companies. Read more
The Paralympics began today in the same empty National Stadium — during the same pandemic — as the opening and closing ceremonies of the recently completed Tokyo Olympics. Read more
City officials announced today that the portal for Honolulu’s Rental and Utility Relief Program will be temporarily paused after receiving 5,000 new applications. Read more
It means Pfizer’s shot for people 16 and older has now undergone the same rigorous testing and regulatory review as dozens of other long-established vaccines. Read more
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