Honolulu Zoo’s only male lion dies after contracting coronavirus.
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Zoo officials said they do not know the source of the virus. Read more
The House Investigative Committee has been holding hearings since Sept. 13 over state Auditor Les Kondo’s handling of two separate, critical audits of management of state lands by two separate agencies. Read more
Today’s new confirmed and probable infection count by island includes 92 new cases on Oahu, 14 on Maui, 34 on Hawaii island, 11 on Kauai and five Hawaii residents diagnosed outside the state. Read more
The forecast is partly based on NOAA’s conclusion that La Nina weather conditions are present and should continue through April. Read more
Dobson was reported as being swept off a rocky ledge in an area with tide pools on the eastern side of the cove, and then briefly seen 100 feet from shore shortly thereafter. Read more
Hawaii is tied atop the Big West women’s volleyball standings after a sweep of Cal Poly tonight. The Wahine beat the Mustangs 25-19, 25-19, 25-22 at SimpliFi Arena at the Stan Sheriff Center. Read more
In normal times, thousands of people from around the world descend on Hilo on the Big Island for the Merrie Monarch Festival. Read more
A NASA spacecraft named Lucy rocketed into the sky with diamonds this morning on a 12-year quest to explore eight asteroids. Read more
Texas and some other Republican-controlled states this year moved to regulate what can be taught about race-related ideas in public schools and colleges. Read more
The Hatch Act prevents federal employees from engaging in political work while performing their official duties. Read more
Virus experts are buzzing about the discovery. Some suspect that these SARS-CoV-2-like viruses may already be infecting people from time to time. Read more
VIDEO: Honolulu Emergency Medical Services Director Jim Ireland joins the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Spotlight Hawaii
Honolulu Emergency Medical Services Director Jim Ireland joined the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Spotlight Hawaii livestream show today and answered viewer questions. Read more
Kahleah Copper scored 20 of her 22 points in the first half and Chicago used a dominant defensive effort to reach a record rout of the Phoenix Mercury 86-50 tonight, moving the Sky one victory away from the franchise’s first WNBA title. Read more
Hong Kong authorities said that its customs and Chinese law enforcement agencies confiscated about 11,650 pounds of lobsters and arrested 13 people. Read more
The incident came as Russia and China conducted joint naval drills in the area, and follows other dangerously close encounters involving Russian and Western warships. Read more
Gonsalves-Pascual was electrocuted in the Hawaiian Shores subdivision in Pahoa after power lines fell on a parked vehicle she was in. Read more
Air Force Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost today became only the second woman to lead one of the Pentagon’s 11 so-called combatant commands, the multi-service organizations that spearhead U.S. military operations around the world. Read more
Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO of the SBC’s Executive Committee, announced his departure Thursday in a statement critical of recent decisions related to the third-party review that is getting underway. Read more
In the next three weeks, federal officials plan to discuss making smaller-dose versions available to the nation’s 28 million children between the ages of 5 and 11. Read more
President Joe Biden said today that although he expects his social safety net and climate spending package to shrink, “we’re going to come back and get the rest” after it’s passed, a seeming effort to assuage progressives worried their priorities may get cut in the negotiations. 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