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Omicron Spreading Quickly


State health director urges caution as virus cases rise rapidly throughout the state.

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Accessed on 25 December 2021, 1250 UTC.

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Police: Missing teens found

Police report that two east Hawaii runaways have been located in good health. Fifteen-year-old Elijah Fontes was located in Hilo on Dec. 10, and 17-year-old Shayla-Rae Pomroy was located in Hilo on Wednesday.

Variant casts shadow over the recovery of economy

Just as Americans and Europeans were eagerly awaiting their most normal holiday season in a couple of years, the omicron variant has unleashed a fresh round of fear and uncertainty — for travelers, shoppers, party-goers and their economies as a whole.

Forecasters: Expect a wet Christmas

East Hawaii residents should expect the wet weather that’s drenched the windward side of the island for much of the month to continue through Christmas weekend.

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