Hawaii health officials report 12 more coronavirus-related deaths, 330 additional infections statewide.
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Today’s new confirmed and probable infection count by island includes 216 new cases on Oahu, 43 on Maui, 38 on Hawaii island, 29 on Kauai, two on Molokai and two Hawaii residents diagnosed outside the state. Read more
Requests for COVID-19 test kits for Oahu residents on pause due to overwhelming response, will resume Thursday
The Hawaii Department of Health today said the “Say Yes! COVID Test” at-home testing challenge is currently on pause due to high demand. Read more
The U.S. moved a step closer today to offering booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to senior citizens and others at high risk from the virus as the Food and Drug Administration signed off on the targeted use of extra shots. Read more
UH began the fall semester this year offering unvaccinated students the option of undergoing a mandatory, weekly COVID-19 test to be on any of its 10 campuses. That option, however, will no longer be available starting Jan. 3, officials said. Read more
VIDEO: Dr. Libby Char, director at Hawaii Department of Health, joins the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Spotlight Hawaii
Dr. Libby Char, director at Hawaii Department of Health, joined Spotlight Hawaii today for a livestream video and took viewer questions. Read more
In 1972, Harrington joined the cast of “Hawaii Five-0” as detective Ben Kokua, replacing Gilbert “Zulu” Kauhi (Kono) as the Polynesian member of the Five-0 team. Read more
A contract postal unit in Manoa that was set to shut down at the end of the month will remain open after the U.S. Postal Service reached an agreement with the postal unit operator, the USPS announced today. Read more
Even with a single pre-flight test for unvaccinated travelers, experts say infected passengers can easily slip through the cracks. Read more
It’s unclear how long Tagovailoa will be sidelined. Read more
A 61-year-old woman was critically injured after a city bus hit her in Liliha this morning. Read more
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has yet to submit a court-ordered management plan for air tours over its public land. Read more
With a personal push, President Joe Biden pressed fellow Democrats to hasten work on his big “build back better” agenda, telling them to come up with a final framework and their best topline budget figure as the party labors to bridge its divisions in Congress ahead of crucial voting deadlines. Read more
A 69-year-old cyclist is in critical condition with a head injury after apparently losing control of his bicycle and falling into oncoming traffic in the Maili area. Read more
Three hours after being freed from a giant migrant camp under an international bridge, Mackenson Veillard stood outside a gas station and took stock of his sudden good fortune as he and his pregnant wife waited for a Greyhound bus to take them to a cousin in San Antonio. Read more
California today became the first state to bar mega-retailers from firing warehouse workers for missing quotas that interfere with bathroom and rest breaks under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom that grew from Amazon’s drive to speed goods to consumers more quickly. Read more
The Rev. Jesse Jackson was released today from a Chicago facility a month after he was hospitalized for a breakthrough COVID-19 infection and intensive physical therapy for Parkinson’s disease. 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
Scott Peterson, who spent more than 15 years on Death Row in the 2002 murders of his pregnant wife and unborn son, will be sentenced to life in prison this fall, a judge said Wednesday. Read more
Trump’s lawsuit accuses Mary Trump of breaching a settlement agreement by disclosing tax records she received in a dispute over family patriarch Fred Trump’s estate. Read more
A 24-year veteran of the Honolulu Police Department who faced termination over his decision to decline the COVID-19 vaccine without applying for a religious or medical exemption chose to continue serving his community and get inoculated. Read more
Last Friday, inspectors discovered a severe roach infestation at the restaurant. Read more