Hawaii reports 3 more coronavirus-related deaths, 707 new infections.
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Today’s new confirmed and probable infection count by island includes 622 new cases on Oahu, 22 on Hawaii island, 32 on Maui, 22 on Kauai, and nine Hawaii residents diagnosed outside the state. Read more
Jason Mariteragi threw for 115 yards and had a hand in all three Kahuku touchdowns to lead the Red Raiders to a 21-0 win over Campbell in the first game of tonight’s Open Division semifinals in the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships. Read more
The destroyed overlook was named in honor of Betty Nagamine Bliss, a McKinley High School teacher who helped established the refuge in the 1970s and advocated for the endangered waterbirds that called it home. Read more
Residents in upcountry Maui are being asked to boil their tap water out of an abundance of caution due to possible contamination with E. coli bacteria. Read more
Authorities will continue their search Sunday for an opihi picker who fell into rough waters today at Kaiwi Point north of Kailua-Kona. Read more
A powerful typhoon left at least 31 people dead, knocked down power and communications in entire provinces and wrought widespread destruction mostly in the central Philippines, officials said today. A governor said her island has been “leveled to the ground.” Read more
The Senate confirmed more than 30 ambassadors and other Biden administration nominees early Saturday, including former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as ambassador to Japan. Read more
Campbell’s Chardonnay Curran, Kaiser’s Kaile Halvorsen picked in National Women’s Soccer League draft
Campbell alumna Chardonnay Curran, who recently finished her fifth-year senior season at Oregon, was drafted by Kansas City Current in the second round at No. 17 overall. Read more
The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 62-year-old man who was reported missing since Tuesday in waters off Maui. Read more
The closure was scheduled to end Saturday, but DOT said “additional equipment requirements identified after the repair work was started will require the closure to be extended.” Read more
The Honolulu Fire Department airlifted a 40-year-old woman out of the Lulumahu Falls Trail area after she became stranded during a solo hike Friday. Read more
Nations across Europe are moving to reimpose tougher measures to stem a new wave of COVID-19 infections spurred by the highly transmissible omicron variant, triggering calls for protests from Paris to Barcelona. Read more
The omicron variant of the coronavirus has been detected in 89 countries, and COVID-19 cases involving the variant are doubling every 1.5 to 3 days in places with community transmission and not just infections acquired abroad, the World Health Organization said today. Read more
Police arrested Brae Sales on suspicion of second-degree murder in the death of Keith Zalonka. Read more
President Joe Biden today commemorated the 49th anniversary of the car crash that killed his first wife and infant daughter, visiting their graves at the Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church. Read more
ice President Kamala Harris got into a testy exchange with media host Charlamagne Tha God Friday, defending President Joe Biden from questions over roadblocks to passage of his social spending package. Read more
There’s a reason Wisconsin’s Dana Rettke was named the college women’s volleyball National Player of the Year on Friday. Read more
San Francisco’s former public works director agreed to plead guilty on Friday to accepting bribes and kickbacks to settle a federal corruption case that has ensnared several City Hall officials and insiders. Read more
A federal appeals court panel has allowed President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for larger private employers to move ahead. Read more
Russian military transport planes today delivered a shipment of humanitarian supplies to Afghanistan and flew back 200 Russians, Afghan students and others, the defense ministry said. Read more
Brody Bantolina rushed for 168 yards and scored on a 64-yard pass from backup quarterback Kualau Manuel as top seed ‘Iolani ousted Aiea, 21-0, tonight in the Division I semifinals of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships. Read more