Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi optimistic about large events by end of the year.
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Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi said with COVID-19 case counts now trending downward, and vaccination rates edging upward, more pandemic-related restrictions could be lifted in coming months. Read more
Former Na Leo TV executive Stacy Higa took a plea deal, admitting guilt to federal programs embezzlement and federal programs bribery, and to using much of his ill-gotten gains for aesthetic dental care and a small portion for his failed 2020 Hawaii County mayoral campaign. Read more
Maui County will be easing pandemic related restrictions on gathering sizes and time limits on serving alcohol, starting this Saturday. Read more
The sea wall project demonstrates how not even the most precious ecological treasures can survive Japan’s construction obsession. Read more
State officials said one of two commercial wedding photographers that were issued cease-and-desist orders for taking photos in unauthorized areas on Kauai is now in compliance. Read more
A 59-year-old woman was electrocuted on Tuesday night after a fallen tree branch appeared to have downed an arcing power line onto the roof of car she was in, according to the Hawaii Police Department. Read more
First responders resumed their search at first light today for a man swept off of rocks into the ocean at Makapuu on Monday afternoon. Read more
The median sales price of a single-family home in Maui County dropped below $1 million last month as people priced out of the market have chosen to pause their home buying. Read more
Last month, the triathlon world descended upon St. George, Utah, for the first Ironman world championship event since 2019. Read more
The subpoena to Jeffrey Clark, revealed today, came amid signs of a rapidly escalating congressional inquiry. Read more
A county in southern Oregon says it is so overwhelmed by an increase in the number and size of illegal marijuana farms that it declared a state of emergency today, appealing to the governor and the Legislature’s leaders for help. Read more
After sending a record number of military aircraft to harass Taiwan over China’s National Day holiday, Beijing has toned down the saber rattling but tensions remain high, with the rhetoric and reasoning behind the exercises unchanged. Read more
Acting Prime Minister Erna Solberg called the attack “gruesome” and said it was too early to speculate on the man’s motive. Read more
The show has captivated global audiences since its September debut on its way to becoming Netflix’s biggest hit ever. Read more
A tropical storm in the Philippines has left dead at least 19 people, disaster response officials said Thursday. Read more
Beleaguered business owners and families separated by COVID-19 restrictions rejoiced today after the U.S. said it will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month, ending a 19-month freeze. Travel across Read more
The 33-year-old Texas woman drove alone four hours through the night to get to the Louisiana abortion clinic for a consultation. She initially planned to sleep in her car, but an advocacy group helped arrange a hotel room. Read more
U.S. climate envoy John Kerry is tempering expectations for a U.N. climate summit sometimes billed as make-or-break for the Earth’s future, conceding next month’s talks likely will end with nations still short of the target of cuts in coal and petroleum emissions that are needed to stave off increasingly devastating levels of global warming. Read more
Brittney Griner dunked while scoring 29 points, Diana Taurasi had eight of her 20 points in overtime and the Phoenix Mercury evened the WNBA Finals with a 91-86 win over the Chicago Sky on Wednesday night in Game 2. Read more
A fire in southern Taiwan that engulfed a building overnight has killed 25 people, according to local officials Thursday who said they expected the death toll to rise further. Read more
A Colombian police captain who oversaw a unit that worked closely with U.S. anti-narcotics agents has pleaded guilty to charges that he sought to betray the Drug Enforcement Administration to the same traffickers they were jointly fighting. Read more