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The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases on the Big Island soared from 2.7 on July 4 to 138 today. Read more
The Detroit Lions waived former University of Hawaii star linebacker and 2019 second-round pick Jahlani Tavai today as NFL teams reduced their roster to 53 players. Read more
Thirteen alleged card purchasers were also charged, including a man who has been accused of paying to be entered in the database. Read more
After the state’s latest executive order expires on Oct. 4, residents would not be able to renew a driver’s license that has been expired one year. Read more
Hawaii County police are looking for a 57-year-old Hilo woman and a 60-year-old Kona man in connection with a missing person investigation. Read more
Hundreds of thousands of Louisianans sweltered in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida on Tuesday with no electricity, no tap water, precious little gasoline and no clear idea of when things might improve. Read more
Pierce’s unexplained absence was the only latest twist in his outsized role in defending those accused of participating in the Capitol attack. Read more
Four of the men were executed in Virginia’s electric chair on Feb. 2, 1951. Three days later, the remaining three were also electrocuted. Read more
The protected bike lanes run in both the mauka and makai directions — with one lane in each direction — on Ward between King Street and Ala Moana Boulevard. Read more
About 65% of Latter-day Saints who responded to a recent survey said they were vaccine acceptors, meaning they’ve gotten at least one dose or plan to soon. Read more
Medicare is still expected to exhaust its reserves in 2026, the same date as estimated last year. Read more
With all of the changes around college sports this year — players making money off their fame, new policies on transferring and an eased-up approach to the coronavirus pandemic — perhaps it seemed impossible to squeeze more tweaks into 2021. Read more
Newton’s release came hours before NFL teams reduce rosters to 53 players and brings an abrupt end to his stay in New England. Read more
“I was not going to extend this forever war,” Biden said in an address from the White House State Dining Room. “And I was not going to extend a forever exit.” Read more
Mike Richards is out as executive producer of “Jeopardy!”, days after he exited as the quiz show’s newly appointed host because of past misogynistic and disparaging comments. Read more
Officials said the 8- to 10-foot shark was observed aggressively chasing turtles at the beach park about five feet from shore. Read more
Police said bystanders at the beach tried to help him to no avail. Read more
Sam Grewe made a choice when he was 13 to have his right leg amputated after he was diagnosed with an aggressive bone cancer. Read more
Chinese and U.S. officials plan to talk this week about reducing pollution by the world’s two largest economies — an area of potential cooperation between two governments whose relations are strained on other issues. Read more
The public is advised to stay out of runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer, manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals and associated flood debris. Read more
There was a time when Black farms prospered. Just two generations out of slavery, by 1910 Black farmers had amassed more than 16 million acres of land and made up about 14 percent of farmers. The fruit of their labors fed much of America. Read more