Honolulu firefighters contain three wildland fires at Sand Island Parkway.
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The Honolulu Fire Department received a call at 2:25 p.m. about a wildland fire at 1440 Sand Island Parkway. Read more
VIDEO: Gov. Ige extends coronavirus restrictions another 2 months, provides no metrics for reopening
The governor cited the state’s continued high case counts and strains on the health care system as the rationale for maintaining the restrictions. Read more
The number of currently hospitalized patients with COVID-19 fell below 200 today, according to Lt. Gov. Josh Green. Read more
Forecasters say two disturbances in the Central and Eastern Pacific both have a 40% chance of growing into tropical depressions over the next five days. Read more
Alaska Air Group has told its 22,000 employees they will be required to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Read more
The number of traffic-related fatalities in Hawaii continues to climb, with 66 in roughly the first nine months of this year, five more than the same time last year. Read more
A young Hawaiian monk seal prematurely weaned from her mother has returned to Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument after care at a specialized hospital in Kailua-Kona. Read more
Pat Robertson, who turned a tiny Virginia television station into a global religious broadcasting network, is stepping down after a half-century running the “700 Club” on daily TV, the Christian Broadcasting Network announced. Read more
A decline in COVID-19 cases across the United States over the past several weeks has given overwhelmed hospitals some relief, but administrators are bracing for yet another possible surge as cold weather drives people indoors. Read more
A Texas judge has found Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones liable for damages in three defamation lawsuits brought by the parents of two children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre over his claims that the shooting was a hoax. Read more
Chaminade will still play in the Maui Invitational next month even if it is moved to Las Vegas as was reported today by CBS Sports. Read more
VIDEO: Hilo Medical Center and Maui Health Systems CEOs join the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Spotlight Hawaii
Maui Health Systems CEO Mike Rembis and Hilo Medical Center CEO Dan Brinkman joined the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Spotlight Hawaii livestream show today to answer viewer questions. Read more
The state will require the COVID-19 vaccine for students in kindergarten through sixth grade only after the federal government has given final approval for anyone 5 to 11. Read more
A helicopter and a single-engine plane collided in midair Friday and the two people aboard the copter died. 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
People who are healing and some still struggling gathered today to remember those who died and were injured during the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history four years ago on the Las Vegas Strip. Read more
If approved, the drug would be the first pill shown to treat COVID-19, a potentially major step forward in global efforts to control the pandemic. Read more
The state’s attorney general, as well as Republican and Democratic lawmakers, are looking into the episode. Read more
New York health officials have revoked the medical license of a doctor with the cult-like group NXIVM who branded 17 women with the initials of the group’s leader, Keith Raniere. Read more
Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street today, a day after closing out September with their first monthly loss since January. Read more
Kavanaugh has no symptoms and has been fully vaccinated since January, the high court said. Read more