C-17 aircrews based in Hawaii help with Kabul evacuation.
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Air Force units stationed in Hawaii are supporting what the White House today called “one of the largest airlifts in world history,” with U.S. military and coalition flights out of Kabul airport in Afghanistan relocating approximately 88,000 people since the end of July. Read more
Top state health official and doctor on Maui promote controversial COVID-19 treatments that FDA warns are dangerous and even lethal
When Canadian Merlyn Travis landed in Hawaii early last year, he planned to retire, “bliss out in nature” and work on his novel that centers on Starbucks’ use of the siren as its logo to explore ideas of nature, mysticism, corporatism and culture. The mermaid, in Greek mythology, would lure sailors to rocky shorelines where they would meet a watery death. Read more
While Honolulu and Hawaii counties are already in the midst of a surge in daily new coronavirus cases, Maui County is next, according to a forecast by the Hawaii Pandemic Applied Modeling Work Group. Read more
Battleship Missouri Memorial in-person ceremony marking end of World War II canceled, to be livestreamed online
The Battleship Missouri Memorial today announced the cancellation of its in-person ceremony marking the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II on Sept. 2. Read more
The Department of Land and Natural Resources is warning mariners and others to stay clear Thursday of the Sampan Channel area of Kaneohe Bay while the U.S. Navy detonates one of two unexploded ordnance from about 13 feet of water. Read more
An 84-year-old man is in critical condition after collapsing near the shoreline in Waikiki this afternoon. Read more
A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. Read more
The vaccination rates are significantly higher than Hawaii’s overall population, in which 76% of adults are fully vaccinated. Read more
European nations offered stark warnings Thursday about the waning days of a massive airlift to bring people out of Afghanistan after the Taliban seized control of the country, with a British official saying an “imminent attack” could target Kabul’s international airport. Read more
Last week, Mike Richards lost his gig as the new host of “Jeopardy!,” faced a rebuke from the Anti-Defamation League, heard an outpouring of dismay from the show’s demoralized staff and was forced to apologize after it was revealed he made sexist and crude jokes on a podcast several years ago in which he mocked women’s appearances, unemployed workers and the size of Jewish noses. Read more
A cafe in Scotland’s capital where author J.K. Rowling wrote some of the Harry Potter books has been damaged in a fire. Read more
CEO Ed Bastian said that all employees who have been hospitalized for the virus in recent weeks were not fully vaccinated. Read more
Mexico welcomed a group of 124 Afghan media workers and their families today after the group fled their country because of the Taliban takeover. Read more
VIDEO: Hawaii Department of Health Director Libby Char joins the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Spotlight Hawaii
Hawaii Department of Health Director Libby Char joined Spotlight Hawaii today for a livestream video and took viewer questions. Read more
At least six families from a San Diego suburb with a large refugee population are among those stuck in Afghanistan after going back to the country over summer break to visit grandparents and other relatives. Read more
The masked men entered the game room in the 700 block of Sheridan Street at about 7:20 p.m. brandishing handguns and demanded money. Read more
Angels players Kurt Suzuki and Kean Wong, both from Hawaii, took advantage of an unexpected rain delay to visit the Honolulu team. Read more
From ube cakes to mochi muffins, bakeries that sweetly encapsulate growing up Asian and American have been popping up more in recent years. Read more
FBI agents today searched offices at Detroit City Hall and the homes of two City Council members, just a few weeks after another councilman was charged in an alleged bribery scheme. 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